TIFF 2015 Line-Up

Features (40min. and up) are in bold.
Shorts are in italics.
★ - I have seen this film and recommend it (6.0 and higher)
✖ - I have seen this film and recommend you don't (3.9 and lower).
● - I have seen this film. It's aight.
○ - I am seriously considering making an attempt to see this film.
☀︎ - I made this film.
🔥 - This film can go to hell.
📺 - This film is a TV show.
⌛️ - This film is over 150 minutes long.
🍁 - This film is predominantly Canadian in my opinion.
FS - This film is available for me to watch on Festival Scope.
® - This film has a Canadian distributor.
® - This film has a US distributor.
16mm, 35mm, 70mm - It'll be screened from a film print.
images - Triple D.

Colour coding:
NYFF - Main Selection only, sans Opening, Closing, and Centerpiece films, i.e. biopics.
SUNDANCE - Gather up the fragments that remain, that nothing be lost.
BERLINALE - Sordid Realism.
CANNES - Festival of Splendour.
LOCARNO - Akermania.
VENICE - Something Orizzonti.
NOTABLES - Films by filmmakers whose new work I actively anticipate, perhaps ill-advisedly. Also, films with good notices from the other major festivals (Rotterdam, BAFICI, SxSW, Tribeca, etc.).

(Colours trump each other hierarchically, so e.g. a film that played both Berlin and Cannes will be red, unless e.g. it ends up in the NYFF Main Slate in which case it will become purple.)

Contemporary World Cinema (60; last year: 58)
An (Naomi Kawase)
The Apostate (Federico Veiroj) ○
As I Open My Eyes (Leyla Bouzid)
Baba Joon (Yuval Delshad)
Box (Florin Șerban)
Campo Grande (Sandra Kogut)
Chevalier (Athina Rachel Tsangari) ®
A Copy of My Mind (Joko Anwar)
Cuckold (Charlie Vundla)
Embrace of the Serpent (Ciro Guerra) ®
The Endless River (Oliver Hermanus)
The Fear (La Peur) Damien Odoul)
Frenzy (Emin Alper)
Girls Lost (Alexandra-Therese Keining)
Granny’s Dancing on the Table (Hanna Sköld)
A Heavy Heart ((Herbert) Thomas Stuber)
How Heavy This Hammer (Kazik Radwanski) 🍁 ●
Homesick (Anne Sewitsky)
Hong Kong Trilogy: Preschooled Preoccupied Preposterous (Christopher Doyle) ○
Honor Thy Father (Erik Matti)
I Promise You Anarchy (Julio Hernández Cordón)
In the Room (Eric Khoo)
Invisible (Lawrence Fajardo)
Incident Light (Ariel Rotter) ○
Ivy (Tolga Karaçelik) FS
Jack (Elisabeth Scharang)
Journey to the Shore (Kiyoshi Kurosawa)
The Kind Words (Shemi Zarhin)
Koza (Ivan Ostrochovský) FS
Lamb (Yared Zeleke)
Last Cab to Darwin (Jeremy Sims)
Let Them Come (Salem Brahimi)
Magallanes (Salvador del Solar)
Mekko (Sterlin Harjo)
A Month of Sundays (Matthew Saville)
Much Loved (Nabil Ayouch)
Murmur of the Hearts (Sylvia Chang)
My Internship in Canada (Philippe Falardeau) ® 🍁
One Breath (Christian Zübert)
One Floor Below (Radu Muntean) ®
Our Loved Ones (Anne Émond) ® 🍁 ○
Parisienne (Danielle Arbid) ○
Paths of the Soul (Zhang Yang)
The People vs. Fritz Bauer (Lars Kraume)
Price of Love (Hermon Hailay)
Rams (Grímur Hákonarson) ® ®
Schneider vs. Bax (Alex van Warmerdam)
Song of Songs (Eva Neymann)
Sparrows (Rúnar Rúnarsson)
Starve Your Dog (Hicham Lasri)
The Steps (Andrew Currie) ®
Story of Judas (Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche)
Stranger (Yermek Tursunov)
Thank You for Bombing (Barbara Eder)
The Treasure (Corneliu Porumboiu)
3000 Nights (Mai Masri)
Truman (Cesc Gay)
25 April (Leanne Pooley)
The Waiting Room (Igor Drljaca) 🍁
The Whispering Star (Sion Sono) ○

Special Presentations (56; last year: 71)
About Ray (Gaby Dellal) ® ®
Angry Indian Goddesses (Pan Nalin)
Anomalisa (Charlie Kaufman & Duke Johnson)
Beasts of No Nation (Cary Fukunaga) ® ®
Being Charlie (Rob Reiner)
Black Mass (Scott Cooper) ® ®
Born to be Blue (Robert Budreau) ® 🍁
Body (Małgorzata Szumowska)
Brooklyn (John Crowley) ® ®
The Club (Pablo Larraín) ®
Colonia (Florian Gallenberger)
The Danish Girl (Tom Hooper) ® ®
The Daughter (Simon Stone) ®
Desierto (Jonás Cuarón) ○
Dheepan (Jacques Audiard) ® ®
Equals (Drake Doremus)
Families (Jean-Paul Rappeneau) ○
The Family Fang (Jason Bateman)
45 Years (Andrew Haigh) ® ®
Guilty (Meghna Gulzar)
I Saw the Light (Marc Abraham) ® ®
I Smile Back (Adam Salky) ® ®
The Idol (Hany Abu-Assad)
Into the Forest (Patricia Rozema) ® 🍁
The Lady in the Van (Nicholas Hytner) ® ®
Len and Company (Tim Godsall)
The Lobster (Yorgos Lanthimos) ® ®
London Fields (Matthew Cullen) ®
Louder than Bombs (Joachim Trier) ® ®
ma ma (Julio Medem) ®
Maggie’s Plan (Rebecca Miller)
The Meddler (Lorene Scafaria) ®
Mountains May Depart (Jia Zhangke) ® ®
Mr. Six (Guan Hu)
Mustang (Deniz Gamze Ergüven) ® ®
My Mother (Nanni Moretti) ® ®
Office (Johnnie To) images
Our Brand Is Crisis (David Gordon Green) ® ®
Parched (Leena Yadav)
Room (Lenny Abrahamson) ® ®
Sicario (Denis Villeneuve) ® ® 🍁 ●
Son of Saul (László Nemes) ® ® 35mm
Spotlight (Tom McCarthy) ® ®
Summertime (Catherine Corsini)
Sunset Song (Terence Davies)
A Tale of Love and Darkness (Natalie Portman)
A Tale of Three Cities (Mabel Cheung)
Trumbo (Jay Roach) ® ®
Truth (James Vanderbilt) ® ®
Un plus une (Claude Lelouch)
Victoria (Sebastian Schipper) ® ®
Ville-Marie (Guy Édoin) ® 🍁
The Wave (Roar Uthaug) ®
Where to Invade Next (Michael Moore)
The Witch (Robert Eggers) ® ®
Youth (Paolo Sorrentino) ®

TIFF Docs (31 30; last year: 21)
Al Purdy Was Here (Brian D. Johnson) ® 🍁
Amazing Grace (Sydney Pollack)
Being AP (Anthony Wonke)
Bolshoi Babylon (Nick Read) ®
Dark Horse (Louise Osmond) ® ®
A Flickering Truth (Pietra Brettkelly)
Guantanamo’s Child: Omar Khadr (Patrick Reed & Michelle Shephard) ® 🍁
He Named Me Malala (Davis Guggenheim) ®
Heart of a Dog (Laurie Anderson)
Hitchcock/Truffaut (Kent Jones) ®
Horizon (Bergur Bernburg & Fridrik Thor Fridriksson)
In Jackson Heights (Frederick Wiseman) ® ⌛️ ○
It All Started At The End (Luis Ospina) ⌛️ ○
Janis: Little Girl Blue (Amy Berg)
Je Suis Charlie (Emmanuel & Daniel Leconte)
A Journey of a Thousand Miles: Peacekeepers (Geeta Gandbhir & Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy)
Miss Sharon Jones! (Barbara Kopple)
The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble (Morgan Neville)
Nasser (Jihan El-Tahri)
Ninth Floor (Mina Shum) ® ® 🍁
Our Last Tango (German Kral)
P.S. Jerusalem (Danae Elon) ®
The Reflektor Tapes (Kahlil Joseph) ® ®
Return of the Atom (Mika Taanila & Jussi Eerola)
Sherpa (Jennifer Peedom) ® ®
This Changes Everything (Avi Lewis) ® 🍁
Thru You Princess (Ido Haar)
Welcome to F.L. (Geneviève Dulude-De Celles) ® 🍁
Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom (Evgeny Afineevsky) ® ®
Women He’s Undressed (Gillian Armstrong)
A Young Patriot (Du Haibin) FS

Discovery (30; last year: 39)
The Ardennes (Robin Pront)
Beast (Tom & Sam McKeith)
Black (Adil El Arbi & Bilall Fallah)
Born to Dance (Tammy Davis)
Closet Monster (Stephen Dunn) ® 🍁
Dégradé (Arab & Tarzan Nasser) ®
Downriver (Grant Scicluna)
Eva Nová (Marko Škop)
Fire Song (Adam Garnet Jones) 🍁
Five Nights in Maine (Maris Curran)
From Afar (Lorenzo Vigas)
The Here After (Magnus von Horn)
Ixcanul (Jayro Bustamante) ® ®
James White (Josh Mond) ® ®
Keeper (Guillaume Senez)
Les Cowboys (Thomas Bidegain) ®
Meghmallar (Zahidur Rahim Anjan)
Mountain (Yaelle Kayam)
My Name is Emily (Simon Fitzmaurice)
The Paradise Suite (Joost van Ginkel)
A Patch of Fog (Michael Lennox)
The Rainbow Kid (Kire Paputts) 🍁
River (Jamie M. Dagg) ® 🍁
Semana Santa (Alejandra Márquez Abella)
Sleeping Giant (Andrew Cividino) 🍁 ●
Spear (Stephen Page)
Very Big Shot (Mir-Jean Bou Chaaya)
The Wait (Piero Messina)
We Monsters (Sebastian Ko)
Wedding Doll (Nitzan Gilady))

Wavelengths (26; last year: 24, including shorts programs and installations)
Afternoon (Tsai Ming-liang)
Arabian Nights: Volume 1, The Restless One (Miguel Gomes) ® ®
Arabian Nights: Volume 2, The Desolate One (Miguel Gomes) ® ®
Arabian Nights: Volume 3, The Enchanted One (Miguel Gomes) ® ®
88:88 (Isiah Medina) 🍁 ★
  – preceded by May We Sleep Soundly (Denis Côté) 🍁 ○
Eva Doesn’t Sleep (Pablo Agüero) ○
The Event (Sergei Loznitsa)
The Forbidden Room (Guy Maddin & Evan Johnson) ® ® 🍁 ★
Invention (Mark Lewis) ® ® 🍁 ●
Lost and Beautiful (Pietro Marcello)
Minotaur (Nicolás Pereda)
  – preceded by Night Without Distance (Lois Patiño) ○
No Home Movie (Chantal Akerman)
The Other Side (Roberto Minervini)
Santa Teresa & Other Stories (Nelson De Los Santos Arias) ●
  – preceded by Paradox of Praxis 5 (Francis Alÿs) ○
Sector IX B (Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc) ○
  – preceded by False Start (Yto Barrada) ○
The Sky Trembles and the Earth Is Afraid and the Two Eyes Are Not Brothers (Ben Rivers) FS 35mm

Wavelengths 1: Fire in the Brain
  – 3D Movie (1975, Paul Sharits) images 16mm
  – Fugue (Kerstin Schrödinger) 🍁 16mm
  – Prima Materia (Charlotte Pryce) 16mm
  – The Fire in My Brain That Separates Us (Benjamin Ramírez Pérez) ○
  – Something Horizontal (Blake Williams) images ☀︎
  – The Exquisite Corpus (Peter Tscherkassky) 35mm

Wavelengths 2: YOLO
  – A Distant Episode (Ben Rivers) 16mm
  – An Old Dog’s Diary (Shai Heredia & Shumona Goel) ○
  – The Reminder (Behrouz Rae) ○
  – Solo for Rich Man (Beatrice Gibson) ○
  – YOLO (Ben Russell) ○
  – Analysis of Emotions and Vexations (Wojciech Bąkowski) ○
  – Bunte Kuh (Ryan Ferko, Parastoo Anoushahpour, & Faraz Anoushahpour) 🍁 ★

Wavelengths 3: Light Space Modulator
  – Navigator (Björn Kämmerer) 35mm
  – Théodolitique (David K. Ross) 🍁 ○
  – Office Space Modulation (Terrarea [aka Janis Demkiw, Emily Hogg, & Olia Mishchenko]) 🍁 ○
  – Palms (Mary Helena Clark) ○
  – Occidente (Ana Vaz) ○
  – Terrestrial (Calum Walter) ○
  – Tarlabaşı (Cynthia Madansky) ○

Wavelengths 4: Psychic Driving
  – Actua 1 (1968, Philippe Garrel) 35mm
  – Time for Outrage! (Friedl vom Gröller) 16mm
  – Untitled (Behrouz Rae) ○
  – Many Thousands Gone (Ephraim Asili) ○
  – Neither God nor Santa Maria (Samuel M. Delgado & Helena Girón) ○
  – Psychic Driving (William E. Jones) ○
  – UNcirCling (John Creson & Adam Rosen) 🍁 ○
  – Engram of Returning (Daïchi Saïto) 🍁 35mm

Wavelengths Installations [Formerly “Future Projections”]
  – Bring Me the Head of Tim Horton (Guy Maddin, Evan Johnson, & Galen Johnson) 🍁 – TIFF Bell Lightbox, September 10 to 20
  – Fallen Objects (Shambhavi Kaul) – Scrap Metal Gallery, September 10 to 20
  – Fireworks (Archives) (Apichatpong Weerasethakul) – AGO, September 10 to 27
  – The Forbidden Room – A Living Poster (Galen Johnson) 🍁 – TIFF Bell Lightbox, September 10 to 20
  – La Giubba (Tony Romano & Corin Sworn) 🍁 – Clint Roenisch Gallery, September 10 to 20
  – Stories are Meaning-Making Machines (Annie MacDonell & Maïder Fortuné) 🍁 – TIFF Bell Lightbox, live performance

Gala Presentations (20; last year: 20)
Beeba Boys (Deepa Mehta) ® 🍁
Demolition (Jean-Marc Vallée) ® ® 🍁 ○
Disorder (Alice Winocour) ® ®
The Dressmaker (Jocelyn Moorhouse)
Eye in the Sky (Gavin Hood) ®
Forsaken (Jon Cassar) ® 🍁
Freeheld (Peter Sollett) ® ®
Hyena Road (Paul Gross) ® 🍁
Legend (Brian Helgeland) ® ®
Lolo (Julie Delpy)
Man Down (Dito Montiel)
The Man Who Knew Infinity (Matthew Brown)
The Martian (Ridley Scott) ® images
Miss You Already (Catherine Hardwicke) ® ®
Mississippi Grind (Ryan Fleck) ® ®
Mr. Right (Paco Cabezas) ®
The Program (Stephen Frears)
Remember (Atom Egoyan) ® ® 🍁 ○
Septembers of Shiraz (Wayne Blair)
Stonewall (Roland Emmerich) ®

Vanguard (15; last year: 12)
Collective Invention (Kwon Oh-kwang)
Demon (Marcin Wrona)
Der Nachtmahr (AKIZ)
Endorphine (André Turpin) ® 🍁
Evolution (Lucile Hadžihalilović) ®
February (Osgood Perkins)
Hellions (Bruce McDonald) ® ® 🍁
Lace Crater (Harrison Atkins)
Love (Gaspar Noé) ® ® images
Men & Chicken (Anders Thomas Jensen)
The Missing Girl (A.D. Calvo)
My Big Night (Álex de la Iglesia)
No Men Beyond This Point (Mark Sawers) 🍁
Veteran (Ryoo Seung-wan)
Zoom (Pedro Morelli) 🍁

Masters (13; last year: 14)
The Assassin (Hou Hsiao-hsien) ® ®
Bleak Street (Arturo Ripstein)
Blood of My Blood (Marco Bellocchio)
Cemetery of Splendour (Apichatpong Weerasethakul) ® ®
11 Minutes (Jerzy Skolimowski)
Every Thing Will Be Fine (Wim Wenders) ® ® images
Francofonia (Alexander Sokurov) ®
In the Shadow of Women (Philippe Garrel) ® ®
Our Little Sister (Hirokazu Kore-eda) ® ®
The Pearl Button (Patricio Guzmán) ® ®
Rabin, The Last Day (Amos Gitaï) ⌛️ ○
Right Now, Wrong Then (Hong Sang-soo)
Taxi (Jafar Panahi) ® ®

Platform (12; last year: N/A)
Bang Gang (A Modern Love Story) (Eva Husson) ○
The Clan (Pablo Trapero) ® ®
French Blood (Diastème)
Full Contact (David Verbeek)
High-Rise (Ben Wheatley)
Hurt (Alan Zweig) 🍁
Land of Mine (Martin Zandvliet)
Looking for Grace (Sue Brooks)
Neon Bull (Gabriel Mascaro)
The Promised Land (He Ping)
Sky (Fabienne Berthaud) ○
The White Knights (Joachim Lafosse) ○

Midnight Madness (10; last year: 10)
Baskin (Can Evrenol)
The Devil’s Candy (Sean Byrne)
The Final Girls (Todd Strauss-Schulson) ® ®
The Girl in the Photographs (Nick Simon)
Green Room (Jeremy Saulnier) ®
  – preceded by The Chickening (Davy Force & Nick denBoer) 🍁
Hardcore (Ilya Naishuller)
The Mind’s Eye (Joe Begos)
Southbound (Roxanne Benjamin, David Bruckner, Patrick Horvath, & Radio Silence)
SPL 2: A Time for Consequences (Soi Cheang) ® ®
Yakuza Apocalypse (Takashi Miike)

TIFF Cinematheque (9; last year: 8)
Adieu Philippine (1962, Jacques Rozier) 35mm
Harlan County, U.S.A. (1976, Barbara Kopple) ○
Heat (1995, Michael Mann) ○
The Mask (1961, Julian Roffman) images 🍁 ○
The Memory of Justice (1976, Marcel Ophüls) ⌛️ ○
River of Grass (1994, Kelly Reichardt) ●
Rocco and His Brothers (1960, Luchino Visconti) ⌛️ ○
The Round-Up (1966, Miklós Jancsó) ●
Titicut Follies (1967, Frederick Wiseman) 35mm

City to City: London (8; last year: 8)
Couple in a Hole (Tom Geens)
The Hard Stop (George Amponsah)
Kill Your Friends (Owen Harris) ® ®
Kilo Two Bravo (Paul Katis) ® ®
London Road (Rufus Norris) ®
Northern Soul (Elaine Constantine) ®
The Ones Below (David Farr)
Urban Hymn (Michael Caton-Jones)

Primetime (6; last year: N/A)
Casual (Zander Lehmann & Jason Reitman) 🍁 📺
CROMO (Lucía & Nicolás Puenzo) 📺
Heroes Reborn (Tim Kring) 📺
Keith Richards: Under the Influence (Morgan Neville)
The Returned (Fabrice Gobert) 📺
Trapped (Baltasar Kormákur) 📺

TIFF Kids (4; last year: 4)
The Boy and the Beast (Mamoru Hosoda) ○
My Skinny Sister (Sanna Lenken)
Phantom Boy (Alain Gagnol & Jean-Loup Felicioli)
The Iron Giant: Signature Edition (1999, Brad Bird) ★

In Conversation With… [Formerly known as “Mavericks”] (4; last year: 9)
In Conversation With… Julianne Moore
In Conversation With… Salma Hayek
In Conversation With… Sarah Silverman
In Conversation With… Matthew Weiner

Short Cuts [Both “Canada” and “International”]
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