Reel Talk: Contemporary World Cinema provides a global snapshot of the best cinema from around the world, with a focus on non-English-language, art-house films that may not see wide release.
Part of the fun is the surprise: titles are not announced ahead of time, and all screenings are previews of films not yet released. Each event offers thought-provoking post-film discussion led by a critic or subject expert, and you are welcome to enjoy complimentary coffee, tea, and pastries before each screening.
This season's hosts are TIFF’s long-time International Programmers Jane Schoettle (Australia, New Zealand, Israel and American independent cinema), and Diana Sanchez (Latin America).
To give you an idea of what to expect: last season's lineup included The Workshop (France), My Pure Land (UK), Pop Aye (Singapore/Thailand), Summer 1993 (Spain), The Charmer (Denmark), A Quiet Heart (Israel), and Butterflies (Turkey).
The 2018-2019 season of Reel Talk: Contemporary World Cinema takes place on the following Sundays at 10:30am:
Subscription renewals available as of May 2.
Subscriptions on sale to TIFF Members on May 16, and to the public on May 23.
Admittance restricted to persons 18 years of age or older unless otherwise stated. Proof of age by government-issued identification will be required prior to admission for persons who appear to be under the age of 21. Regardless of age, each attendee must have a ticket.
Tiered pricing for subscriptions is as follows:
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*Please note: seats marked orange in Row F are reserved for patrons with accessibility needs.
Jane Schoettle is an International Programmer for the Toronto International Film Festival, and is responsible for programming films from Australia, New Zealand, Israel and Germany, as well as American independent cinema. Since joining TIFF in 2002, she has built a reputation for her keen eye and ability to discover new talent. Her programmed films have won the Cadillac People's Choice Award for three years in a row: Hotel Rwanda in 2004, Tsotsi in 2005, and Bella in 2006. She is the founder and former Director of the TIFF Kids International Film Festival, and the creator of TIFF's Reel Comfort and Special Delivery initiatives. For three years, Schoettle also programmed TIFF's subscription series Reel Talk, to which she returns as a programmer for the 2016/17 season.
Diana Sanchez is an International Programmer for the Toronto International Film Festival, responsible for introducing audiences to the best in Latin American cinema. She currently serves as Artistic Director for the International Film Festival of Panama as well as Programming Director of the Los Angeles Latino Film Festival, and programs Houston Latin Wave with the PROA Foundation in Argentina and the Museum of Fine Arts Houston. Previously, Sanchez served as a programme consultant for the Miami International Film Festival where she co-created the Encuentros programme, an initiative that helps fund films in post-production. She has also been a jury member for the script development fund at the Colombian Ministry of Culture and participated as part of the jury for the Ecuadorian Ministry of Culture. Sanchez holds a master’s degree in Cinema Studies from the University of Toronto.