IN HER PLACE, directed by Albert Shin. Canada/South Korea.
Number 5 of 16 films on The Mission List.
A Seoul couple move in with a rural family to await the birth of their surrogate child. Precise, observant and unsettling filmmaking. Albert Shin is a filmmaker to watch.


Get more information on In Her Place here at the TIFF website.


Here’s where you can see In Her Place:
Sat, Sep 6, 2:00pm TIFF Bell Lightbox Cinema 2
Tue, Sep 9, 3:30pm Scotiabank Theatre Scotiabank 4



The Mission List: 16 films to see at the Toronto International Film Festival
All 16 titles on the Mission List are world premiere feature-length films. All are currently without distribution in Canada or the US. I’ve chosen no more than two films per country, and all films, in my view, fulfill TIFF’s mission:
Transform the way people see the world through film.

IN HER PLACE, directed by Albert Shin. Canada/South Korea.

Number 5 of 16 films on The Mission List.

A Seoul couple move in with a rural family to await the birth of their surrogate child. Precise, observant and unsettling filmmaking. Albert Shin is a filmmaker to watch.

Get more information on In Her Place here at the TIFF website.

Here’s where you can see In Her Place:

Sat, Sep 6, 2:00pm TIFF Bell Lightbox Cinema 2

Tue, Sep 9, 3:30pm Scotiabank Theatre Scotiabank 4

The Mission List: 16 films to see at the Toronto International Film Festival

All 16 titles on the Mission List are world premiere feature-length films. All are currently without distribution in Canada or the US. I’ve chosen no more than two films per country, and all films, in my view, fulfill TIFF’s mission:

Transform the way people see the world through film.

Some lucky #TIFF14 staffers start the day with a screening. Then: their usual brilliance.

Some lucky #TIFF14 staffers start the day with a screening. Then: their usual brilliance.

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I AM NOT LORENA, directed by Isidora Marras. Chile/Argentina.
Number 4 of 16 films on The Mission List.

A woman finds her identity challenged so often by faceless bureaucrats that she begins to challenge it herself. Kafka in contemporary Chile.

Get more information on I Am Not Lorena here at the TIFF website.
Here’s where you can see I Am Not Lorena:
Fri, Sep 5, 6:30pm Scotiabank Theatre Scotiabank 9
Sun, Sep 7, 5:00pm Scotiabank Theatre Scotiabank 8
Sat, Sep 13, 12:45pm Scotiabank Theatre Scotiabank 4 

The Mission List: 16 films to see at the Toronto International Film Festival
All 16 titles on the Mission List are world premiere feature-length films. All are currently without distribution in Canada or the US. I’ve chosen no more than two films per country, and all films, in my view, fulfill TIFF’s mission:
Transform the way people see the world through film.

I AM NOT LORENA, directed by Isidora Marras. Chile/Argentina.

Number 4 of 16 films on The Mission List.

A woman finds her identity challenged so often by faceless bureaucrats that she begins to challenge it herself. Kafka in contemporary Chile.

Get more information on I Am Not Lorena here at the TIFF website.

Here’s where you can see I Am Not Lorena:

Fri, Sep 5, 6:30pm Scotiabank Theatre Scotiabank 9

Sun, Sep 7, 5:00pm Scotiabank Theatre Scotiabank 8

Sat, Sep 13, 12:45pm Scotiabank Theatre Scotiabank 4 

The Mission List: 16 films to see at the Toronto International Film Festival

All 16 titles on the Mission List are world premiere feature-length films. All are currently without distribution in Canada or the US. I’ve chosen no more than two films per country, and all films, in my view, fulfill TIFF’s mission:

Transform the way people see the world through film.

EDEN, directed by Mia Hansen-Love. France.
Number 3 of 16 films on The Mission List.
Fall into the electronic dance scene that rose up in Paris in the ’90s. Hansen-Love recounts the story in telling moments and seductive beats.

Get more information on Eden here at the TIFF website.
Here’s where you can see Eden:
Fri, Sep 5, 5:45pm Ryerson Theatre 
Sat, Sep 6, 12:15pm The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema 
Sun, Sep 14, 9:30pm TIFF Bell Lightbox Cinema 1 

The Mission List: 16 films to see at the Toronto International Film Festival
All 16 titles on the Mission List are world premiere feature-length films. All are currently without distribution in Canada or the US. I’ve chosen no more than two films per country, and all films, in my view, fulfill TIFF’s mission:
Transform the way people see the world through film.

EDEN, directed by Mia Hansen-Love. France.

Number 3 of 16 films on The Mission List.

Fall into the electronic dance scene that rose up in Paris in the ’90s. Hansen-Love recounts the story in telling moments and seductive beats.

Get more information on Eden here at the TIFF website.

Here’s where you can see Eden:

Fri, Sep 5, 5:45pm Ryerson Theatre 

Sat, Sep 6, 12:15pm The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema 

Sun, Sep 14, 9:30pm TIFF Bell Lightbox Cinema 1 

The Mission List: 16 films to see at the Toronto International Film Festival

All 16 titles on the Mission List are world premiere feature-length films. All are currently without distribution in Canada or the US. I’ve chosen no more than two films per country, and all films, in my view, fulfill TIFF’s mission:

Transform the way people see the world through film.

BREAKUP BUDDIES, directed by Ning Hao. China
Number 2 of 16 films on The Mission List.
Road movie, comedy, snapshot of young, urban China. This is what the world’s fastest growing pop culture looks like right now.

Get more information on Breakup Buddies here at the TIFF website.
Here’s where you can see Breakup Buddies:
Sun, Sep 7, 9:30pm Princess of Wales
Mon, Sep 8, 1:30pm TIFF Bell Lightbox Cinema 2
Sun, Sep 14, 9:15pm Scotiabank Theatre Scotiabank 2 

The Mission List: 16 films to see at the Toronto International Film Festival
All 16 titles on the Mission List are world premiere feature-length films. All are currently without distribution in Canada or the US. I’ve chosen no more than two films per country, and all films, in my view, fulfill TIFF’s mission:
Transform the way people see the world through film.

BREAKUP BUDDIES, directed by Ning Hao. China

Number 2 of 16 films on The Mission List.

Road movie, comedy, snapshot of young, urban China. This is what the world’s fastest growing pop culture looks like right now.

Get more information on Breakup Buddies here at the TIFF website.

Here’s where you can see Breakup Buddies:

Sun, Sep 7, 9:30pm Princess of Wales

Mon, Sep 8, 1:30pm TIFF Bell Lightbox Cinema 2

Sun, Sep 14, 9:15pm Scotiabank Theatre Scotiabank 2 

The Mission List: 16 films to see at the Toronto International Film Festival

All 16 titles on the Mission List are world premiere feature-length films. All are currently without distribution in Canada or the US. I’ve chosen no more than two films per country, and all films, in my view, fulfill TIFF’s mission:

Transform the way people see the world through film.

1001 GRAMS, directed by Bent Hamer. Norway/Germany/France 
Number 1 of 16 films on The Mission List.
Even the lightest touch on a perfect kilogram weight will change it. Here’s a film that shows how the same holds true for people.
Get more information on 1001 Grams here at the TIFF website. 
Les Films du Losange is selling the film. 


Here’s where you can see 1001 GRAMS:
Sun, Sep 7, 6:30pm,  TIFF Bell Lightbox Cinema 1
Tue, Sep 9, 2:45pm,  Scotiabank Theatre Scotiabank 2
Sun, Sep 14, 7:00pm,  TIFF Bell Lightbox Cinema 1

The Mission List: 16 films to see at the Toronto International Film Festival 
All 16 titles on the Mission List are world premiere feature-length films. All are currently without distribution in Canada or the US. I’ve chosen no more than two films per country, and all films, in my view, fulfill TIFF’s mission: 
Transform the way people see the world through film.

1001 GRAMS, directed by Bent Hamer. Norway/Germany/France 

Number 1 of 16 films on The Mission List.

Even the lightest touch on a perfect kilogram weight will change it. Here’s a film that shows how the same holds true for people.

Get more information on 1001 Grams here at the TIFF website.

Les Films du Losange is selling the film.

Here’s where you can see 1001 GRAMS:

Sun, Sep 76:30pm TIFF Bell Lightbox Cinema 1

Tue, Sep 92:45pm Scotiabank Theatre Scotiabank 2

Sun, Sep 147:00pm TIFF Bell Lightbox Cinema 1

The Mission List: 16 films to see at the Toronto International Film Festival

All 16 titles on the Mission List are world premiere feature-length films. All are currently without distribution in Canada or the US. I’ve chosen no more than two films per country, and all films, in my view, fulfill TIFF’s mission:

Transform the way people see the world through film.

Jennifer Aniston, Gemma Arterton, Isaach De Bankolé, Jason Bateman, Juliette Binoche, Daniel Brühl, Rose Byrne, Steve Carell, Priyanka Chopra, Patricia Clarkson, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Kevin Costner, Benedict Cumberbatch, John Cusack, Rosario Dawson, Benicio del Toro, Michael Douglas, Robert Downey Jr., Robert Duvall, Vera Farmiga, Tina Fey, Jane Fonda, Morgan Freeman, Sarah Gadon, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Gael Garcia Bernal, Andrew Garfield, Richard Gere, Greta Gerwig, Jake Gyllenhaal, Salma Hayek, Dustin Hoffman, Nina Hoss, Holly Hunter, Emmanuel Jal, Felicity Jones, Reda Kateb, Diane Keaton, Anna Kendrick, Kevin Kline, Keira Knightley, Melissa Leo, Justin Long, Anthony Mackie, Tobey Maguire, Brit Marling, Gugu M’Batha Raw, Julianne Moore Chloë Grace Moretz, Viggo Mortensen, Bill Murray, Bill Nighy, Jack O’Connell, Al Pacino, Robert Pattinson, Simon Pegg, Rosamund Pike, Christopher Plummer, Bill Pullman, Tahar Rahim, Vanessa Redgrave, Eddie Redmayne, Ryan Reynolds, Sam Rockwell, Mark Ruffalo, Rene Russo, Adam Sandler, Alexey Serebryakov, Amanda Seyfried, Michael Shannon, Tye Sheridan, J.K. Simmons, Timothy Spall, Octavia Spencer, Hailee Steinfeld, Ben Stiller, Corey Stoll, Omar Sy, Channing Tatum, Miles Teller, John Travolta, Denzel Washington, Kristen Wiig, Kate Winslet, Reese Witherspoon, Jung Woo-wung, Sam Worthington. #TIFF14

Jennifer Aniston, Gemma Arterton, Isaach De Bankolé, Jason Bateman, Juliette Binoche, Daniel Brühl, Rose Byrne, Steve Carell, Priyanka Chopra, Patricia Clarkson, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Kevin Costner, Benedict Cumberbatch, John Cusack, Rosario Dawson, Benicio del Toro, Michael Douglas, Robert Downey Jr., Robert Duvall, Vera Farmiga, Tina Fey, Jane Fonda, Morgan Freeman, Sarah Gadon, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Gael Garcia Bernal, Andrew Garfield, Richard Gere, Greta Gerwig, Jake Gyllenhaal, Salma Hayek, Dustin Hoffman, Nina Hoss, Holly Hunter, Emmanuel Jal, Felicity Jones, Reda Kateb, Diane Keaton, Anna Kendrick, Kevin Kline, Keira Knightley, Melissa Leo, Justin Long, Anthony Mackie, Tobey Maguire, Brit Marling, Gugu M’Batha Raw, Julianne Moore Chloë Grace Moretz, Viggo Mortensen, Bill Murray, Bill Nighy, Jack O’Connell, Al Pacino, Robert Pattinson, Simon Pegg, Rosamund Pike, Christopher Plummer, Bill Pullman, Tahar Rahim, Vanessa Redgrave, Eddie Redmayne, Ryan Reynolds, Sam Rockwell, Mark Ruffalo, Rene Russo, Adam Sandler, Alexey Serebryakov, Amanda Seyfried, Michael Shannon, Tye Sheridan, J.K. Simmons, Timothy Spall, Octavia Spencer, Hailee Steinfeld, Ben Stiller, Corey Stoll, Omar Sy, Channing Tatum, Miles Teller, John Travolta, Denzel Washington, Kristen Wiig, Kate Winslet, Reese Witherspoon, Jung Woo-wung, Sam Worthington. #TIFF14

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Lisandro Alonso, Kiki Álvarez, Roy Andersson, Olivier Assayas, Ramin Bahrani, Jaume Balagueró, Sophie Barthes, Noah Baumbach, Anahí Berneri, Paul Bettany, Susanne Bier, Baran bo Odar, Shonali Bose, Peter Ho-Sun Chan, Damien Chazelle, Isabel Coixet, Saverio Costanzo, David Cronenberg, Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne, Mijke de Jong, Yann Demange, Lav Diaz, David Dobkin, Fabrice Du Welz, Ronit Elkabetz, Shlomi Elkabetz, Philippe Falardeau, Lixin Fan, Sepideh Farsi, Pascale Ferran, Anne Fontaine, Maya Forbes, James Franco, Toa Fraser, Antoine Fuqua, Dan Gilroy, François Girard, Richard Glatzer, David Gordon Green, Sturla Gunnarsson, Bent Hamer, Mia Hansen-Løve, Ning Hao, Hal Hartley, Ethan Hawke, Jalmari Helander, Ryuichi Hiroki, Diep Hoang Nguyen, Margaret Honda, Israel Horovitz, Cristián Jiménez, Boo Ji-Young, July Jung, Omung Kumar, Richard LaGravenese, Joel Lamangan, Andrew Lau, Mélanie Laurent, Mike Leigh, Jean-Baptiste Leonetti, Barry Levinson, Shawn Levy, Richard Loncraine, Andrew Loo, Julie Lopes Curval, Zhang Lu, Frieda Luk, Mikael Marcimain, James Marsh, Thomas McCarthy, Bennett Miller, Jyoti Mistry, Michael Moore, Oren Moverman, Ruba Nadda, Olivier Nakache, Tetsuya Nakashima, Andrew Niccol, Jonathan Nossiter, Alanis Obomsawin, David Oelhoffen, Joshua Oppenheimer, Ruben Östlund, Christian Petzold, Yim Pil-sung, Matías Piñeiro, Shira Piven, Gabe Polsky, Gina Prince-Bythewood, Alan Rickman, Chris Rock, Benny Safdie, Joshua Safdie, Marjane Satrapi, Lone Scherfig, Céline Sciamma, Martin Scorsese, Lynn Shelton, Kevin Smith, Sion Sono, Jon Stewart, Peter Strickland, Shim Sung-Bo, Damian Szifron, Isao Takahata, Julie Taymor, Eric Toledano, Shinya Tsukamoto, André Turpin, Morten Tyldum, Matthew Warchus, Roger Waters, Wash Westmoreland, Adam Wingard, Michael Winterbottom, Frederick Wiseman, Wang Xiaoshuai, Zhang Yimou, Jeffrey Zablotny, Krzysztof Zanussi, Andrey Zvyaginstev, Edward Zwick and more. Thanks for the light and the shadow. #TIFF14

Lisandro Alonso, Kiki Álvarez, Roy Andersson, Olivier Assayas, Ramin Bahrani, Jaume Balagueró, Sophie Barthes, Noah Baumbach, Anahí Berneri, Paul Bettany, Susanne Bier, Baran bo Odar, Shonali Bose, Peter Ho-Sun Chan, Damien Chazelle, Isabel Coixet, Saverio Costanzo, David Cronenberg, Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne, Mijke de Jong, Yann Demange, Lav Diaz, David Dobkin, Fabrice Du Welz, Ronit Elkabetz, Shlomi Elkabetz, Philippe Falardeau, Lixin Fan, Sepideh Farsi, Pascale Ferran, Anne Fontaine, Maya Forbes, James Franco, Toa Fraser, Antoine Fuqua, Dan Gilroy, François Girard, Richard Glatzer, David Gordon Green, Sturla Gunnarsson, Bent Hamer, Mia Hansen-Løve, Ning Hao, Hal Hartley, Ethan Hawke, Jalmari Helander, Ryuichi Hiroki, Diep Hoang Nguyen, Margaret Honda, Israel Horovitz, Cristián Jiménez, Boo Ji-Young, July Jung, Omung Kumar, Richard LaGravenese, Joel Lamangan, Andrew Lau, Mélanie Laurent, Mike Leigh, Jean-Baptiste Leonetti, Barry Levinson, Shawn Levy, Richard Loncraine, Andrew Loo, Julie Lopes Curval, Zhang Lu, Frieda Luk, Mikael Marcimain, James Marsh, Thomas McCarthy, Bennett Miller, Jyoti Mistry, Michael Moore, Oren Moverman, Ruba Nadda, Olivier Nakache, Tetsuya Nakashima, Andrew Niccol, Jonathan Nossiter, Alanis Obomsawin, David Oelhoffen, Joshua Oppenheimer, Ruben Östlund, Christian Petzold, Yim Pil-sung, Matías Piñeiro, Shira Piven, Gabe Polsky, Gina Prince-Bythewood, Alan Rickman, Chris Rock, Benny Safdie, Joshua Safdie, Marjane Satrapi, Lone Scherfig, Céline Sciamma, Martin Scorsese, Lynn Shelton, Kevin Smith, Sion Sono, Jon Stewart, Peter Strickland, Shim Sung-Bo, Damian Szifron, Isao Takahata, Julie Taymor, Eric Toledano, Shinya Tsukamoto, André Turpin, Morten Tyldum, Matthew Warchus, Roger Waters, Wash Westmoreland, Adam Wingard, Michael Winterbottom, Frederick Wiseman, Wang Xiaoshuai, Zhang Yimou, Jeffrey Zablotny, Krzysztof Zanussi, Andrey Zvyaginstev, Edward Zwick and more. Thanks for the light and the shadow. #TIFF14

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This is still the most amazing thing we do. Thanks to the team that published this. #TIFF14

This is still the most amazing thing we do. Thanks to the team that published this. #TIFF14

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