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Podcast

TIFF Long Take - Ep. 91: How Bodied director Joseph Kahn made this year’s most subversive film

The filmmaker’s look at battle-rap culture is being praised as one of 2018’s best satires

Nov 14, 2018
Short Read

The Great War on Film

100 years after the Armistice, we look back at the cinematic depictions of the 20th century’s first modern war

Nov 7, 2018
Feature

Everyone an Island: Ingmar Bergman’s Second Trilogy

Following his acclaimed “Trilogy of Faith,” the Swedish auteur pushed his dark vision even further in three subtly connected films

Nov 7, 2018
Podcast

TIFF Long Take - Ep. 90: How Sam Esmail took Homecoming from hit podcast to hit TV show

Are podcasts primed to become the next major generator of Hollywood source material?

Nov 6, 2018
Feature

A Man’s World? Bergman, Tarkovsky, and The Sacrifice

The mutual admiration between the two filmmakers did not preclude their very different perspectives on gender

Nov 1, 2018
Short Read

Harriet Andersson: Bergman’s Aphrodite

The director’s first superstar was a master at suggesting the deep feeling lying beneath her coquettish characters’ coyness and frivolity

Nov 1, 2018
Short Read

Bibi Andersson: From Princess to Persona

Bergman’s idealized innocent explored darker territory in the director’s self-reflexive masterpiece

Nov 1, 2018
Short Read

Eva Dahlbeck: Bergman’s “Battleship Femininity”

The star of Smiles of a Summer Night unleashed the comic savvy of the Swedish master of seriousness

Oct 31, 2018
Short Read

Ingrid Thulin: Bergman’s Dark Magus

The strikingly androgynous actor probed some of the furthest extremes of the director's dark universe

Oct 31, 2018
Podcast

TIFF Long Take - Ep. 89: Why it's finally time to take horror seriously

Academy Awards, critical adoration, and hip distributors have brought the genre to a whole new audience

Oct 30, 2018
Feature

Branding Bergman — Part Two: The Janus Years and Beyond

How the famed US art-house distributor transformed Ingmar Bergman from a maker of Swedish skin flicks into a synonym for Quality Cinema

Oct 26, 2018
Feature

The Invention of Joan Crawford

How the silent-era “jazz baby” remade herself as the quintessential Golden Age star

Oct 25, 2018
Podcast

TIFF Long Take - Ep. 88: How Dee Rees went from film school to Oscar nominee in a decade

The director of Mudbound tells us how a Dr. Scholl's commercial shoot changed her life

Oct 23, 2018
Feature

Branding Bergman — Part One: “Bad Girls” and “Naked Nights”

How the Swedish master was sold to North American audiences

Oct 23, 2018
Short Read

The A–Z of Ingmar Bergman

The Swedish master’s oeuvre doesn’t just begin and end with “Angst”

Oct 22, 2018
Podcast

TIFF Long Take - Ep. 87: How David Gelb revolutionized food documentary

The creator of Chef’s Table explains how he developed his signature style

Oct 17, 2018
Short Read

Liv and Ingmar: Face to Face

Tracing the artistic and spiritual kinship of legendary actor Liv Ullmann and master filmmaker Ingmar Bergman

Oct 17, 2018
Podcast

TIFF Long Take - Ep. 86: How to build a career in an emerging film market

Ada Solomon, executive producer of 2016’s award-winning Toni Erdmann, tells us how she’s made a name for herself in Romania’s artistically rich, but relatively young, film industry

Oct 11, 2018
Feature

The Cinema According to Idrissa Ouédraogo

Aboubakar Sanogo on the legacy of one of the greatest of all African filmmakers

Oct 10, 2018
Feature

Concrete Islands: Brian M. Cassidy and Melanie Shatzky’s Interchange

A stunningly formalist new doc explores the blasted late-capitalist wasteland outside Montreal

Oct 9, 2018
Short Read

Black Star’s Rhythm of Love

Denzel, Dee Rees, and Isaac Julien are just some of the spotlighted artists in Volume Two of our celebration of Black excellence onscreen

Oct 9, 2018
Feature

This is Happening: Olivier Assayas on Cold Water

The French auteur remembers a moment of revelation from the shooting of his breakthrough film

Oct 6, 2018
Feature

Stalker’s Curse

From video games to Atomic Blonde, Tarkovsky’s sci-fi masterpiece haunts contemporary culture

Oct 4, 2018
Podcast

TIFF Long Take - Ep. 85: What are the biggest challenges facing African cinema?

Steven Markovitz, the producer of Rafiki, talks about how we can get more African films on the world stage

Oct 2, 2018
Feature

Andrei Tarkovsky: The Poet of Apocalypse

Discovering the mystical world of the greatest postwar Russian filmmaker

Oct 1, 2018
Short Read

Ten Questions about Joan Crawford

(And no answers)

Sep 29, 2018
Podcast

TIFF Long Take - Ep. 84: Facebook enters the world of prestige TV with Sorry for Your Loss

Kit Steinkellner takes us through her experience making Facebook Watch’s flagship series

Sep 25, 2018
Podcast

TIFF Long Take - Ep. 83: Looking Back on TIFF ’18

The Black List’s Franklin Leonard walks us through what this year’s Festival says about the industry at large

Sep 19, 2018
News

On the TIFF '18 Red Carpet

Missed a premiere or two? We've got you.

Sep 16, 2018
News

Announcing the TIFF '18 Award Winners

And the awards go to...

Sep 16, 2018
Podcast

TIFF Long Take - Ep. 80: Piers Handling on TIFF’s Past and Future

The Festival’s Director reflects on his 24 years at the helm

Sep 15, 2018
Feature

Your Backstage Pass to TIFF '18

The Roy Thomson Hall green room in black and white

Sep 15, 2018
Feature

Salut Piers

Memories of TIFF’s Handling years

Sep 15, 2018
News

TIFF x Huawei Portrait Studio

Who will show up for their official portrait? There are 300+ films and only 11 days, so only time will tell...

Sep 14, 2018
Podcast

TIFF Long Take - Ep. 82: How Steven Yeun went from The Walking Dead to Burning

One of the film industry’s rising stars speaks about how Korean cinema is giving him the richest roles of his career

Sep 12, 2018
Interview

Seven road trips that will refuel your TIFF ’18

Are we there yet?

Sep 10, 2018
Interview

The Eye of the Storm: Shayne Laverdière, Xavier Dolan's photographer

Behind the scenes of The Death and Life of John F. Donovan with the Montrealer's permanent all-access pass

Sep 10, 2018
Interview

What I'm Watching at TIFF '18: Chaz Ebert

Pro tips on how to watch five films a day

Sep 7, 2018
Video

Every single trailer (so far) for TIFF '18

Gotta watch 'em all

Sep 6, 2018
Interview

What I'm Watching at TIFF '18: Kazik Radwanski (MDFF)

The man behind MDFF Selects picks five films for Festival

Sep 6, 2018
Short Read

For the glory, and for the fun: It's TIFF Bingo!

Do you feel lucky, punk?

Sep 6, 2018
Interview

What I'm Watching at TIFF '18: cléo

The film journal edits it down to five choices

Sep 5, 2018
Podcast

TIFF Long Take - Ep. 81: Icebox takes us inside the world of child migrants

The film’s director, Daniel Sawka, and activist Karine Jean-Pierre discuss using film to challenge Trump’s immigration policies

Sep 4, 2018
Interview

What I'm Watching at TIFF '18: TIFF Long Take

Rob and Geoff's Excellent Adventure

Sep 4, 2018
Interview

Meet Elena López Riera, the director of Those Who Desire (Los que desean)

How a "carnal" pigeon competition inspired her latest short

Sep 4, 2018
Interview

Meet Adina Pintilie, the director of Touch Me Not

She just won the Golden Bear in Berlin. What have you done this year?

Sep 3, 2018
Interview

What I'm Watching at TIFF '18: April Reign

Featuring a short TED Talk on why you need to see Green Book

Sep 3, 2018
Interview

What I'm Watching at TIFF '18: Tre'vell Anderson

"Amandla is the future — and the now — of Hollywood"

Sep 2, 2018
Interview

Meet Nino Zhvania, the director of PARADE (AGLUMI)

The lesson of her story: don’t fall asleep in film class

Sep 2, 2018
Interview

Meet Helen Haig-Brown, the co-director of Edge of the Knife

How do you make a movie in an endangered language that only 24 people on the planet understand?

Sep 1, 2018
Interview

What I'm Watching at TIFF '18: Colin Geddes

Tips from a 30-year Festival veteran

Sep 1, 2018
Interview

What I'm Watching at TIFF '18: Yolanda Machado

The critic (and Little Monster) plots her first trip to TIFF

Aug 31, 2018
Interview

Meet Sandhya Suri, the director of The Field

Shooting your film at the golden hour yields perfect shots and steep learning curves

Aug 31, 2018
Interview

What I'm Watching at TIFF '18: Boosie Fade

This pair of DJs (and film fans) let TIFF host the party

Aug 30, 2018
Interview

Meet Astra Taylor, the director of What is Democracy?

A Festival-bound film produced from the back seat of Neutral Milk Hotel’s tour van

Aug 30, 2018
Interview

Meet Emma Tammi, the director of The Wind

The filmmaker’s horror turn has her hooked on fiction

Aug 29, 2018
Interview

What I'm Watching at TIFF '18: David Ehrlich

"My body is ready."

Aug 29, 2018
Interview

What I'm Watching at TIFF '18: Alicia Malone

Witnessing people pass out at Midnight Madness since 2011

Aug 28, 2018
Interview

Meet Carmel Winters, the director of Float Like A Butterfly

“No one else can be you as well as you can.”

Aug 28, 2018
Interview

What I'm Watching at TIFF '18: Franklin Leonard

The Black List founder battles the space-time continuum at TIFF '18

Aug 27, 2018
News

Women in the Director's Chair at TIFF '18

The future is female-identifying

Aug 27, 2018
Interview

Meet Alejandra Márquez Abella, the director of The Good Girls (Las niñas bien)

The Mexican filmmaker's "long walk" with TIFF continues with her second feature

Aug 27, 2018
Short Read

We Love TIFFR

Like chocolate and peanut butter, TIFFR and TIFF are finally together.

Aug 25, 2018
Interview

Meet Imogen Thomas, the director of Emu Runner

A feature film debut that’s 15 years in the making

Aug 24, 2018
Interview

Meet Pella Kågerman, the co-director of ANIARA

A film of modest means with a surplus of ingenuity, featuring shopping malls — in space!

Aug 23, 2018
Podcast

TIFF Long Take - Ep. 79: Are we in a golden age of documentary film?

TIFF’s Documentary Programmer Thom Powers tries to explain the genre’s recent boom

Aug 22, 2018
Interview

Meet Wanuri Kahiu, the director of Rafiki

The Afrobubblegum filmmaker flies to Toronto for Rafiki, which was banned in her home country of Kenya

Aug 22, 2018
News

The final films heading to TIFF '18

Last, but not least: Discovery, plus a whole lot more

Aug 21, 2018
News

Taika Waititi, Tantoo Cardinal, and Jiang Wen lead the way at the TIFF '18 Industry Conference

Let's get down to business

Aug 16, 2018
Feature, Short Read

Nico, 1988 Playlist: All That Was Her Own

Susanna Nicchiarelli's anti-biopic captures the art-rock legend in her final year, but is also an ideal entry point to an astounding two decades of work

Aug 16, 2018
News

115 new films added to the TIFF '18 lineup

From Masters and Wavelengths, to Galas and Special Presentations

Aug 14, 2018
Podcast

TIFF Long Take - Ep. 78: What does a festival award mean to a young filmmaker?

Desiree Akhavan talks about her long and difficult journey to making The Miseducation of Cameron Post

Aug 14, 2018
Short Read

The Films of Nadav Lapid

The most internationally acclaimed Israeli filmmaker in recent memory presents his celebrated films at TIFF Cinematheque

Aug 14, 2018
News

Michael Myers vs. Predator: This is your Midnight Madness lineup at TIFF '18

10 films to keep you up at night

Aug 9, 2018
News

TIFF ‘18 Docs: 27 stories we couldn’t make up if we tried

The year’s best in non-fiction

Aug 9, 2018
News

Short Cuts at TIFF '18: The world in short form

Good things come in small packages

Aug 9, 2018
News

13 filmmakers compete for the TIFF '18 Toronto Platform Prize

12 films, 1 prize

Aug 8, 2018
Interview

“A Perversion of a Fairy Tale”: Nathan Silver on Thirst Street

The American indie auteur heads to France for this twisted tale of amour fou

Aug 8, 2018
Podcast

TIFF Long Take - Ep. 77: What the Disney–Fox merger means for audiences and the industry

Here’s everything you need to know about one of the largest deals in entertainment history

Aug 7, 2018
News

Everything Canadian at TIFF '18

You oughta know

Aug 1, 2018
Short Read

Secret Songs and Lunatic Cries: The Mad Modernism of Yasuzo Masumura

The renegade of Golden Age Japanese cinema blazed the trail for the eruptions of the Japanese New Wave

Aug 1, 2018
Podcast

TIFF Long Take - Ep. 76: Is artificial intelligence good for the future of film?

The CEO of ScriptBook thinks that AI will soon be influencing which films get the green light

Jul 31, 2018
Feature

How 1977’s Demon Seed predicted 2018’s high-tech misogyny

The Julie Christie fantasy is a black mirror of our sci-fi reality

Jul 31, 2018
Short Read

Like a River: Hideko Takamine

Though she claimed she had “no special characteristic,” the veteran star was one of the defining figures of classic Japanese cinema

Jul 31, 2018
Short Read

Sympathy for Mr. Sadness: In Praise of Mikio Naruse

The fourth master of classic Japanese cinema had a longer road to renown

Jul 30, 2018
Short Read

The Smile of Setsuko Hara

Japan’s “Eternal Virgin” contained multitudes beneath her serene surface

Jul 26, 2018
Short Read

Kinuyo Tanaka: Fragility and Resilience

Perhaps the greatest actress in classic Japanese cinema, Mizoguchi’s muse was also one of the country’s only female directors

Jul 25, 2018
Feature

The Five Most Influential Films of the 1990s Teen Horror Cycle

Do you like scary movies?

Jul 25, 2018
Podcast

TIFF Long Take - Ep. 75: A Guide to Festival 2018

TIFF’s Director of Programming walks us through some of the films to look forward to this September

Jul 24, 2018
News

Toronto International Film Festival reveals first Gala and Special Presentation titles for 2018

TIFF's first 47 films for its 43rd year

Jul 24, 2018
Short Read

The Odd Obsessions of Kon Ichikawa

The prolific director’s thematically daring and stylistically innovative films formed a link between classic and New Wave Japanese cinema

Jul 23, 2018
Feature

Toshiro & Me: A Japanese Diasporan's Love Affair

Prize-winning novelist Kerri Sakamoto on her ongoing infatuation with “jungle Asian” Toshiro Mifune

Jul 21, 2018
Feature

Days of Glory: Luchino Visconti’s Cinema of Contradictions

The Italian maestro’s politics (and sexuality) set him at odds with his cherished aristocratic heritage

Jul 20, 2018
Short Read

Fearful Symmetry: Nicolas Roeg & Donald Cammell

The notorious Mick Jagger vehicle Performance launched its two directors on diverging yet uncannily mirrored paths

Jul 18, 2018
Feature

The Mask of Monica Vitti

Durga Chew-Bose on the haunting visage of Antonioni's muse

Jul 18, 2018
Podcast

TIFF Long Take - Ep. 74: Boots Riley on the long road to making Sorry to Bother You

The screenwriter and director behind one of this year’s most original films tells how he went from veteran rapper to freshman filmmaker

Jul 17, 2018
Feature

Nagisa Oshima’s True-Crime Tales

The Japanese New Wave figurehead found inspiration for his “beefsteak” cinema in scandal-sheet sensationalism

Jul 16, 2018
Feature

For Indian audiences, Sridevi will never die

TIFF's tribute to the tragically departed Indian superstar begins this weekend

Jul 14, 2018
Short Read

Sex and Death in Japan: The Kino-Fist Cinema of Nagisa Oshima

The Japanese New Wave rebel made movies to “burn the throat”

Jul 13, 2018
Short Read

Kenji Mizoguchi’s “Art of Paradox”

The revered filmmaker found beauty and transcendence through often ferocious depictions of chaos and cruelty

Jul 11, 2018
Podcast

TIFF Long Take - Ep. 73: Debra Granik on how to direct a breakout role

The director of Winter’s Bone and Leave No Trace breaks down her remarkable talent for spotting — and directing — the “next big thing”

Jul 10, 2018
Short Read

William Friedkin: A Man Possessed

The Exorcist director’s passionate perfectionism changed the Hollywood game and sent him Cruising towards controversy

Jul 10, 2018
Short Read

Viola Desmond Becomes the First Canadian Woman to Grace the $10 Bill

It happened at the movies

Jul 6, 2018
Short Read

Discovering the Poetry of Yasujiro Ozu, or I Also Wrote, But…

Previously untranslated verses from the director’s diaries reveal new facets of the Japanese master’s complex, many-sided character

Jul 5, 2018
Short Read

The Many Faces of Yasujiro Ozu

Long viewed as the “transcendental” master of domestic dramas, the Japanese giant was equally adept at crime films, film noirs, social critiques and vulgar comedies

Jul 5, 2018
Short Read

“The Emperor and the Wolf”: Akira Kurosawa and Toshiro Mifune

The volatile relationship between the imperious director and his wild-man star produced a dazzling run of masterpieces

Jul 4, 2018
Podcast

TIFF Long Take - Ep. 72: How Ben Foster became one of his generation's greatest chameleons

One of the business’ most versatile performers walks us through his wide range of characters

Jul 3, 2018
Interview

#MeTootsie

Can we still enjoy the Dustin Hoffman hit in a time when proven predators are being outed?

Jun 29, 2018
Short Read

The Furious Five of the Japanese New Wave

An introduction to the insurgent generation of filmmakers who challenged the traditions of Japanese cinema

Jun 28, 2018
Podcast

TIFF Long Take - Ep. 71: Is the Future of TV not on TV?

Ghost BFF creator and star Vanessa Matsui tells us why so many creators are choosing web series

Jun 26, 2018
Short Read

The “Big Five” of Japanese Cinema

An introduction to the directors who shaped the image of their nation’s cinema in the West

Jun 26, 2018
Short Read

Playlist: A Blow-Up rave-up

Herbie Hancock, The Yardbirds, and the mod sounds of Antonioni's swing through London

Jun 22, 2018
Feature

The Age of Innocence shows the other Scorsese

Finding power in the silence of heartbreak

Jun 21, 2018
Short Read

TIFF Celebrates National Indigenous Peoples Day 2018

Hear from a collection of Indigenous filmmakers, musicians, and artists about the stories they tell

Jun 21, 2018
Feature

The Hidden History of the Jurassic Park Logo

The blockbuster franchise's iconic T. Rex emblem has some troubling genes in its DNA

Jun 20, 2018
Podcast

TIFF Long Take - Ep. 70: How to Breathe New Life Into a Classic Genre

Indonesian director Mouly Surya's Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts reimagines the spaghetti western

Jun 19, 2018
Interview

Molly Haskell on Lauren Bacall and “the Hawksian Woman”

The pioneering film critic and feminist explains why she still loves the heroines of director Howard Hawks

Jun 15, 2018
Short Read

Winter’s Child: Olivier Assayas on Gérard Blain

The French filmmaker remembers his friend and former star, “one of the great and under-recognized filmmakers of his time”

Jun 14, 2018

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