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TIFF Cinematheque | Summer 2015

TIFF Cinematheque is a world-renowned screening programme devoted to the presentation, understanding and appreciation of Canadian and international cinema through carefully curated programming. It features acclaimed director's retrospectives, national and regional spotlights, experimental and avant-garde cinema, exclusive engagements of classic films, including many new and rare archival prints. We're committed to championing the history and culture of cinema by unearthing buried areas of film history and by giving visibility to new directions in cinema.

actors Roberto Benigni and Nicoletta Braschi

Roberto Benigni & Nicoletta Braschi: A Beautiful Life

June 4 – 9

As a complement to our special event In Conversation With... Roberto Benigni & Nicoletta Braschi on Friday, June 5, we are thrilled to welcome the first couple of Italian cinema to introduce several screenings in this select retrospective of their greatest work both together and apart.

a black and white still from the film Isabel

Canadian Open Vault: Summer 2015

June 7

We salute the late writer-director Paul Almond with this memorial screening of his astonishing 1968 debut Isabel, starring Geneviève Bujold.

a still from Water and Power

The Free Screen: Summer 2015

June 7  August 25

The new season of our free showcase of experimental film and video art kicks off with a screening of Pat O'Neill's masterpiece Water and Power.

a still from My Father's Rivers

You Can't Go Home Again: The Films of Luo Li

June 11 – 14

With four feature films over the past six years, Luo Li has established himself as one of the most important and exciting young independent filmmakers in both Canada and China.

a still from SSHTOORRTY

WYSIWYG: The Films of Michael Snow

June 16 – September 25

We are thrilled to present this complete retrospective of the film works of Canadian avant-garde great Michael Snow, screening in monthly installments throughout 2015.

a shot from Singing in the Rain

Dreaming in Technicolor

June 19 – August 13

From sweeping epics to musical spectaculars to eye-popping melodramas, our centenary salute to Technicolor showcases some of the most dazzling uses of the legendary colour-film technology in the history of cinema.

a still from The Ladykillers

For Queen and Comedy: Classics from Ealing Studios

June 21 – August 1

Featuring several recent digital restorations, this essential retrospective pays tribute to the classic comedies made by England’s Ealing Studios, including Kind Hearts and Coronets, The Man in the White Suit and The Ladykillers.

a still from Rehearsals

Twilight Made Manifest: The Films of Phil Solomon

June 25 – 28

Phil Solomon's remarkable body of work is marked by a mastery of imagery that straddles the film/digital divide.

a still from The Bicycle Thieves

More Than Life Itself: Rediscovering the Films of Vittorio De Sica

June 26 – September 6

As part of our Summer in Italy we present the first Toronto retrospective in twenty years dedicated to the great Italian maestro, featuring rare and restored prints of such classics as Bicycle ThievesMarriage Italian StyleUmberto D. and Two Women.

a still from Voyage in Italy

Summer in Italy

June 27 – September 5

We continue a TIFF Cinematheque tradition with this deluxe series of Italian cinema classics, featuring several restorations of key films by such masters as Federico Fellini, Luchino Visconti and Roberto Rossellini.

a still from Atarjuanat: The Fast Runner

Canadian Open Vault: The All-Time Top Ten

July 1 – August 29

This season’s special edition of Canadian Open Vault presents free screenings of the top ten Canadian films of all time as selected by TIFF’s fourth national poll, including introductions from special guests such as Guy Maddin, Bruce LaBruce and more.


a still from Notorious

Notorious: Celebrating the Ingrid Bergman Centenary

August 22 – September 6

In honour of the hundredth anniversary of Ingrid Bergman’s birth, we spotlight some of the legendary actress’ greatest performances in Hollywood films, including CasablancaThe Bells of St. Mary’s and three Hitchcock classics.