Tag Archives: Toronto International Film Festival

TIFF Review – Valley of Shadows

After his friend shows him the carcasses of sheep killed in the night, six year old Aslak (Adam Ekeli) goes in search of the monster that butchered them. Believing that the woods near his house hold the answers he seeks, Aslak ventures off alone, and although closure comes, it is perhaps not quite the kind that Aslak went in search of. Continue reading

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TIFF Review – What Will People Say

Nisha (Maria Mozhdah) is a young Pakistani woman, living in Oslo with her strict and traditional family. Although she follows the rules and appears to be an obedient and dutiful daughter at home, outside the confines of the house, Nisha behaves more like a western girl, hanging out with boys, experimenting and exploring the world around her. When her father catches her with a boy in her room, Nisha is taken to Pakistan against her will, in order to learn what it truly means to be Pakistani, and what her parents expect from her.
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TIFF Review – The Fixer

Radu Patru (Tudor Istodor) is a Romanian man working as a general problem solver – or Fixer – and translator in a French publication. When a scandal involving people trafficking and underage sex workers hits both France and Romania, Radu is challenged with getting an interview with one of the underage girls caught up in the scandal. The trouble is that since Anca (Diana Spatarescu) is under 18, and her family don’t seem very bothered about where their daughter was for a month, this job is a lot harder than it seems. Continue reading

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TIFF Review – Jesus

Set in Santiago, Chile, Jesus is the story of the title character (Nicolás Durán), an 18 year old kid who seems to be drifting through life; hanging out with his friends and occasionally performing in boyband competitions. Jesus’ father Hector (Alejandro Goic) is determined for his son to go to college and stop wasting his life, but when Jesus and his friends make a terrible choice one evening, everything changes. Continue reading

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TIFF Review – Clair Obscur

Chenaz (Funda Eryigit) is a successful woman whose work as a psychiatrist brings her into contact with the young and troubled Elmas (Ecem Uzun), an 18 year old woman who is referred to Chenaz after her husband and mother in law die in mysterious circumstances. Although it initially seems that these two women could not be more different, they have more in common than it first appears. Continue reading

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TIFF Review – In the Blood

Medical student Simon (Kristoffer Bech) lives with three friends in a suburb of Copenhagen. Although he is an excellent student, Simon spends most of his nights getting as high as possible, and almost deliberately sabotaging his relationships. When his three friends decide to sell their apartment, this causes a rift between them, and Simon struggles to see the problems in his behaviour. Continue reading

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