TIFF19 Schedule


Thursday, September 05

9:45 AM 11:02 AM


The latest from outrageously offbeat filmmaker-musician Quentin Dupieux (Rubber) follows a troubled man’s (Jean Dujardin) disengagement with reality as his relationship with a strange deerskin jacket deepens.

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Press & Industry
3:15 PM 5:04 PM

The Lighthouse

Shot on 35mm black-and-white film, this psychological thriller from Robert Eggers (The Witch) follows the slow descent into madness of two lighthouse keepers (Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson) on a remote New England island at the turn of the 19th century.

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Press & Industry
9:30 PM 11:15 PM

Dogs Don't Wear Pants

A guilt-stricken widower discovers that a demanding dominatrix might be able to give him the therapy he needs, in audacious Finnish filmmaker J-P Valkeapää’s affecting and absurd dramedy.

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Press & Industry

Friday, September 06

9:00 PM 11:10 PM

Sound of Metal

Darius Marder establishes a strong cinematic voice with his debut feature, about a heavy-metal drummer (Riz Ahmed) who starts to lose his hearing and consequently begins to re-evaluate his place in the world.

Winter Garden Theatre

Saturday, September 07

9:00 AM 10:34 AM

The Platform

In a future dystopia, prisoners housed in vertically stacked cells watch hungrily as food descends from above — feeding the upper tiers, but leaving those below ravenous and radicalized — in Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia's profound parable about the socio-political potency of genre cinema.

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Press & Industry
11:00 AM 12:31 PM


A bold new voice in Malayalam cinema, Lijo Jose Pellissery (Ee. Ma. Yau.) presents a portrait of a remote village in his hometown where a buffalo escapes and causes a frenzy of ecstatic violence.

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Press & Industry
2:00 PM 3:55 PM

La Belle Époque

In this high-concept comedy from Nicolas Bedos (Mr. & Mrs. Adelman), a luddite cartoonist suffering an existential crisis hires a VR company to recreate a happier time in his marriage, as he tries to reconcile the golden-hued past with an inescapable digital present.

Elgin Theatre
9:45 PM 11:57 PM


Teresa (Bárbara Colen) comes home to her matriarchal village in a near-future Brazil to find that its citizens have been sold as prey to bloodthirsty foreign hunters, in Kleber Mendonça Filho and Juliano Dornelles' politically charged genre hybrid.

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Sunday, September 08

9:15 AM 11:13 AM

Dolemite Is My Name

Eddie Murphy leads this hugely entertaining period piece from Craig Brewer (Hustle & Flow) with his hilarious and finely honed turn as comedian Rudy Ray Moore, who became a legend in midlife with his outlandish 1970s Blaxploitation character Dolemite.

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Press & Industry
4:30 PM 6:11 PM


New Orleans paramedics Steve (Anthony Mackie) and Dennis (Jamie Dornan) stumble upon a bizarre plot involving a series of drug-related deaths, in Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead's (Spring, The Endless) stylish and genre-bending new film.

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Press & Industry

Monday, September 09

9:00 AM 10:48 AM

Jojo Rabbit

Taika Waititi directs a riotous cast — including Sam Rockwell, Scarlett Johansson, Rebel Wilson, Thomasin McKenzie, and newcomer Roman Griffin Davis — in this daring, touching, and comedic satire about a young German boy who discovers a Jewish girl hiding in his home and consults with his imaginary best friend, Adolf Hitler (Waititi).

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Press & Industry

Tuesday, September 10

9:00 AM 10:35 AM

Guns Akimbo

A nerdy video game developer (Daniel Radcliffe) becomes the next contestant in an illegal live-streamed death match, in this hilariously dark, viciously violent, and chillingly prescient sci-fi thriller.

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Press & Industry
12:00 PM 2:02 PM


Todd Phillips' standalone origin story of an iconic arch-nemesis stars Joaquin Phoenix as Arthur Fleck, a man disregarded by society. Joker is not only a gritty character study, but also a broader cautionary tale.

Scotiabank 1
Press & Industry
4:15 PM 5:59 PM

The Obituary of Tunde Johnson

A gay African American teenager is forced to relive, over and over again, the day he is shot and killed at the hands of the police, in Ali LeRoi’s incisive and urgent feature debut.

Scotiabank 4
10:00 PM 11:23 PM

Saint Maud

This psychological horror film from first-time director Rose Glass follows a pious nurse who becomes dangerously obsessed with saving the soul of her dying patient.

Scotiabank 4

Wednesday, September 11

9:00 AM 11:16 AM

Marriage Story

Academy Award nominee Noah Baumbach's incisive and compassionate portrait of a marriage breaking up, and a family staying together, stars Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver, and co-stars Laura Dern, Alan Alda, and Ray Liotta.

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Press & Industry
12:00 PM 1:46 PM


After a terrible accident fractures her family and her marriage, a woman sets out on a risky quest to reset her life, in this incendiary drama about art, desire, and family from Chilean director Pablo Larraín (Jackie, Neruda).

Scotiabank 4
Press & Industry
3:00 PM 4:28 PM

The Vigil

A man providing overnight watch to a deceased member of his former Orthodox Jewish community finds himself opposite a malevolent entity, in writer-director Keith Thomas’ electrifying feature debut.

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Press & Industry

Thursday, September 12

9:15 AM 10:51 AM

The Laundromat

Meryl Streep, Gary Oldman, and Antonio Banderas star in Steven Soderbergh's guided tour through the corrupt and secret world of financial crime that was exposed by the infamous Panama Papers leak.

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Press & Industry
2:00 PM 3:56 PM

The Personal History of David Copperfield

Director Armando Iannucci (The Death of Stalin) brings his sardonic wit — and a stellar cast that includes Dev Patel, Tilda Swinton, Hugh Laurie, Gwendoline Christie, Peter Capaldi, and Ben Whishaw — to Charles Dickens' classic autobiographical novel.

Scotiabank 13
Press & Industry
5:30 PM 7:34 PM

True History of the Kelly Gang

A fictionalized re-telling of the life and crimes of infamous 19th-century Australian outlaw Ned Kelly, based on Peter Carey’s Booker Prize–winning novel. Starring Russell Crowe and Nicholas Hoult.

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Press & Industry
9:00 PM 10:59 PM


In this exhilarating actioner from writer-director Joko Anwar (Folklore), Indonesia’s preeminent comic book superhero (and his alter ego Sancaka) enter the cinematic universe to battle the wicked Pengkor and his diabolical squad of orphan assassins.

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Friday, September 13

10:00 AM 11:35 AM

Honey Boy

Actor and screenwriter Shia LaBeouf mines his own life in this confessional collaboration with director Alma Har'el, about the stormy childhood and early adult years of an actor struggling to reconcile with his abusive father (played by LaBeouf himself).

Elgin Theatre
2:30 PM 4:34 PM

Lucy in the Sky

After returning to earth, an obsessive astronaut (Natalie Portman) begins to question her place in the universe — including her relationships with her gentle husband (Dan Stevens) and her alluring crewmate (Jon Hamm) — in the debut feature from accomplished television showrunner Noah Hawley (Fargo, Legion).

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Press & Industry
11:59 PM 1:47 AM

First Love

A doomed boxer and a haunted drug addict find themselves inadvertently caught in the crosshairs of two warring gangs, in the latest from Midnight Madness provocateur Takashi Miike (Ichi the Killer, Audition).

Ryerson Theatre

Saturday, September 14

1:00 PM 3:14 PM

Uncut Gems

From acclaimed filmmakers Josh and Benny Safdie comes an electrifying crime thriller about Howard Ratner (Adam Sandler), a charismatic New York City jeweler always on the lookout for the next big score. When he makes a series of high-stakes bets that could lead to the windfall of a lifetime, Howard must perform a precarious high-wire act, balancing business, family, and encroaching adversaries on all sides, in his relentless pursuit of the ultimate win.

Ryerson Theatre

Sunday, September 15

9:45 AM 11:15 AM

The Vast of Night

In the twilight of the 1950s, two youths seek the source of a mysterious frequency that has descended upon a town in New Mexico, in Andrew Patterson's pitch-perfect sci-fi thriller.

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