TIFF 2016 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.
📺 - This is a TV show.
⌛️ - This film is over 150 minutes long.
🍁 - This film is predominantly Canadian AFAICT.
® - 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.
SUNDANCE - Certain Movies.
BERLINALE - Films to Come.
CANNES - Ma' goodness.
LOCARNO - Ma' tías.
VENICE - Ma' lick.
NOTABLES - Bonello. Also, films by other filmmakers whose new work I actively anticipate (perhaps ill-advisedly) or that got good notices from another major festival (e.g. Rotterdam, BAFICI, SxSW, Tribeca, etc.).

(Colours trump whatever is below them, so e.g. a film that played both Cannes and Locarno will be gold, unless e.g. it ends up in the NYFF Main Slate in which case it will become purple.)

Special Presentations (69; last year: 56)
The Age of Shadows (Kim Jee woon)
All I See is You (Marc Forster)
American Honey (Andrea Arnold) ⌛️ ® ®
American Pastoral (Ewan McGregor) ® ®
Asura: The City of Madness (Kim Sung-soo)
Barakah Meets Barakah (Mahmoud Sabbagh)
Barry (Vikram Gandhi) ®
Below Her Mouth (April Mullen) 🍁 ®
The Birth of a Nation (Nate Parker) ® ®
Birth of the Dragon (George Nolfi)
Bleed for This (Ben Younger) ®
The Bleeder (Philippe Falardeau) 🍁 ®
Blue Jay (Alex Lehmann)
Brain on Fire (Gerard Barrett) ® ®
Brimstone (Martin Koolhoven)
BrOTHERHOOD (Noel Clarke)
Burn Your Maps (Jordan Roberts) ®
Carrie Pilby (Susan Johnson)
Catfight (Onur Tukel) ○
Christine (Antonio Campos) ® ®
City of Tiny Lights (Pete Travis)
The Commune (Thomas Vinterberg)
A Death in the Gunj (Konkona Sensharma)
Denial (Mick Jackson) ® ®
The Duelist (Alexey Mizgirev) ®
Elle (Paul Verhoeven) ® ®
The Exception (David Leveaux)
Foreign Body (Raja Amari)
Frantz (François Ozon)
The Handmaiden (Park Chan-wook) ® ®
Harmonium (Kôji Fukada) ® ®
I Am Not Madame Bovary (Feng Xiaogang)
I, Daniel Blake (Ken Loach) ® ®
In Dubious Battle (James Franco)
It’s Only the End of the World (Xavier Dolan) 🍁 ® ® 35mm
The Journey (Nick Hamm)
King of the Dancehall (Nick Cannon)
La La Land (Damien Chazelle) ® ®
Leehom Wang’s Open Fire Concert Film (Homeboy Music, Inc.)
The Limehouse Golem (Juan Carlos Medina)
Lion (Garth Davis) ® ®
The Long Excuse (Miwa Nishikawa)
Manchester by the Sea (Kenneth Lonergan) ® ®
Mascots (Christopher Guest) ®
Maudie (Aisling Walsh) ®
Mean Dreams (Nathan Morlando) 🍁 ®
Neruda (Pablo Larraín) ® ®
Nocturnal Animals (Tom Ford) ® ®
The Oath (Baltasar Kormákur)
150 Milligrams (Emmanuelle Bercot) ®
Orphan (Arnaud des Pallières)
Paris Can Wait (Eleanor Coppola)
Paterson (Jim Jarmusch) ® ®
Rage (Sang-il Lee)
(re)ASSIGNMENT (Walter Hill) ○
The Salesman (Asghar Farhadi) ®
Salt and Fire (Werner Herzog)
Sing (Garth Jennings) ® ®
Souvenir (Bavo Defurne)
Things to Come (Mia Hansen-Løve) ® ®
Toni Erdmann (Maren Ade) ⌛️ ® ®
Trespass Against Us (Adam Smith) ® ®
Two Lovers and a Bear (Kim Nguyen) 🍁 ®
Una (Benedict Andrews)
Unless (Alan Gilsenan) ®
Voyage of Time: Life’s Journey (Terrence Malick)
Wakefield (Robin Swicord)
The Wasted Times (Cheng Er)
Weirdos (Bruce McDonald) 🍁 ®
Window Horses (The Poetic Persian Epiphany of Rosie Ming) (Ann Marie Fleming) 🍁 ®

TIFF Docs (37; last year: 30)
Abacus: Small Enough to Jail (Steve James)
All Governments Lie: Truth, Deception, and The Spirit of I.F. Stone (Fred Peabody) 🍁 ®
Amanda Knox (Brian McGinn & Rod Blackhurst) ® ®
The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman’s Portrait Photography (Errol Morris)
Beauties of the Night (María José Cuevas)
Bezness as Usual (Alex Pitstra)
Black Code (Nicholas de Pencier) 🍁 ®
Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary (John Scheinfeld)
The Cinema Travellers (Shirley Abraham & Amit Madheshiya)
Citizen Jane: Battle for the City (Matt Tyrnauer)
Forever Pure (Maya Zinshtein)
Gaza Surf Club (Philip Gnadt & Mickey Yamine)
Giants of Africa (Hubert Davis) 🍁
Gimme Danger (Jim Jarmusch) ® ®
Girl Unbound (Erin Heidenreich)
Gringo: The Dangerous Life of John McAfee (Nanette Burstein)
I Am Not Your Negro (Raoul Peck)
I Called Him Morgan (Kasper Collin) ®
In Exile (Tin Win Naing)
India in a Day (Richie Mehta)
An Insignificant Man (Khushboo Ranka & Vinay Shukla)
Into the Inferno (Werner Herzog & Clive Oppenheimer) ® ®
The Ivory Game (Kief Davidson & Richard Ladkani) ®
Karl Marx City (Petra Epperlein & Michael Tucker)
Mali Blues (Lutz Gregor)
Mostly Sunny (Dilip Mehta) 🍁 ®
Off Frame AKA Revolution Until Victory (Mohanad Yaqubi)
Politics, Instructions Manual (Fernando León de Aranoa)
The River of My Dreams (Brigitte Berman) 🍁
Rodnye (Close Relations) (Vitaly Mansky)
The 6th Beatle (Tony Guma & John Rose)
The Skyjacker’s Tale (Jamie Kastner) 🍁 ®
The Stairs (Hugh Gibson) 🍁
The Terry Kath Experience (Michelle Sinclair)
The Turning Point (Fisher Stevens)
The War Show (Andreas Dalsgaard & Obaidah Zytoon)
Water and Sugar: Carlo Di Palma, the Colours of Life (Fariborz Kamkari)

Contemporary World Cinema (35; last year: 60)
After Love (Joachim Lafosse) ®
The Animal’s Wife (Víctor Gaviria)
Apprentice (Boo Junfeng) ® ®
Aquarius (Kleber Mendonça Filho) ® ®
Ayiti Mon Amour (Guetty Felin)
Boundaries (Chloé Robichaud) 🍁 ®
Brooks, Meadows and Lovely Faces (Yousry Nasrallah)
Clair Obscur (Yeşim Ustaoğlu)
Death in Sarajevo (Danis Tanović)
A Decent Woman (Lukas Valenta Rinner)
Ember (Zeki Demirkubuz) ○
The Fixer (Adrian Sitaru)
Handsome Devil (John Butler)
Heaven Will Wait (Marie-Castille Mention-Schaar)
In Between (Maysaloun Hamoud)
Indivisible (Edoardo de Angelis)
Marie Curie, The Courage of Knowledge (Marie Noëlle)
Mister Universo (Tizza Covi & Rainer Frimmel)
Past Life (Avi Nesher)
The Patriarch (Lee Tamahori)
Pyromaniac (Erik Skjoldbjærg)
The Rehearsal (Alison Maclean) ®
The Road to Mandalay (Midi Z)
Santa & Andres (Carlos Lechuga)
Soul on a String (Zhang Yang)
Tamara and the Ladybug (Lucía Carreras)
Tramps (Adam Leon) ○
Vaya Akin (Omotoso)
We Are Never Alone (Petr Vaclav)
The Wedding Ring (Rahmatou Keïta)
White Sun (Deepak Rauniyar)
The Women’s Balcony (Emil Ben Shimon)
X Quinientos (Juan Andrés Arango) 🍁 ®
Zaćma: Blindness (Ryszard Bugajski) ®
Zoology (Ivan I. Tverdovsky)

Discovery (35; last year: 30)
ARQ (Tony Elliott) 🍁 ® ®
Blessed Benefit (Mahmoud al Massad)
Boys in the Trees (Nicholas Verso)
Divines (Houda Benyamina)
The Empty Box (Claudia Sainte-Luce)
The Fury of a Patient Man (Raúl Arévalo)
The Giant (Johannes Nyholm)
Godless (Ralitza Petrova)
Guilty Men (Iván D. Gaona)
The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki (Juho Kuosmanen)
Heartstone (Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson)
Hello Destroyer (Kevan Funk) 🍁
Hunting Flies (Izer Aliu)
In the Blood (Rasmus Heisterberg)
In the Radiant City (Rachel Lambert)
Jean of the Joneses (Stella Meghie) 🍁 ®
Jeffrey (Yanillys Perez)
Jesús (Fernando Guzzoni)
Joe Cinque’s Consolation (Sotiris Dounoukos)
Kati Kati (Mbithi Masya)
Katie Says Goodbye (Wayne Roberts) ○
Flemish Heaven (Peter Monsaert)
The Levelling (Hope Dickson Leach)
Little Wing (Selma Vilhunen)
Mad World (Wong Chun)
Marija (Michael Koch)
Noces (Stephan Streker)
Old Stone (Johnny Ma) 🍁 ® ®
Park (Sofia Exarchou)
Prank (Vincent Biron) 🍁 ® ®
The Red Turtle (Michäel Dudok de Wit)
Sámi Blood (Amanda Kernell)
Sand Storm (Elite Zexer)
Werewolf (Ashley McKenzie) 🍁 ®
Wùlu (Daouda Coulibaly)

Masters (24; last year: 13)
After the Storm (Hirokazu Kore-eda) ®
Afterimage (Andrzej Wajda)
Anatomy of Violence (Deepa Mehta) 🍁
The Bait (Buddhadeb Dasgupta)
The Beautiful Days of Aranjuez (Wim Wenders) images
Certain Women (Kelly Reichardt) ® ®
Fire at Sea (Gianfranco Rosi) ® ®
Graduation (Christian Mungiu) ® ®
Hissein Habré, A Chadian Tragedy (Mahamat-Saleh Haroun) ® ®
J: Beyond Flamenco (Carlos Saura)
Julieta (Pedro Almodóvar) ® ®
Land of the Gods (Goran Paskaljević)
Ma’ Rosa (Brillante Mendoza)
The Net (Kim Ki-duk)
Never Ever (Benoît Jacquot)
Once Again (Adoor Gopalakrishnan)
Personal Shopper (Olivier Assayas) ® ®
A Quiet Passion (Terence Davies) ®
Safari (Ulrich Seidl)
Sieranevada (Cristi Puiu) ⌛️ ®
Sweet Dreams (Marco Bellocchio)
The Unknown Girl (Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne) ® ®
We Can’t Make the Same Mistake Twice (Alanis Obomsawin) 🍁 ⌛️ ® ®
Yourself and Yours (Hong Sang-soo)

Wavelengths (22; last year: 26, including shorts programs and installations)
Austerlitz (Sergei Loznitsa)
By the Time it Gets Dark (Anocha Suwichakornpong)
The Death of Louis XIV (Albert Serra) ® ®
The Dreamed Ones (Ruth Beckermann)
The Dreamed Path (Angela Schanelec)
General Report II. The New Abduction of Europe (Pere Portabella) ○
Hermia & Helena (Matías Piñeiro)
The Human Surge (Eduardo Williams)
I Had Nowhere to Go (Douglas Gordon)
Kékszakállú (Gastón Solnicki)
Mimosas (Oliver Laxe) ® ®
The Ornithologist (João Pedro Rodrigues)
Ta’ang (Wang Bing)
The Woman Who Left (Lav Diaz) ⌛️ ●

Wavelengths 1: The Fire Within
  – Silueta Sangrienta (Ana Mendieta)
  – Há Terra! (Ana Vaz) ●
  – Venus Delta (Antoinette Zwirchmayr) 16mm
  – 025 Sunset Red (Laida Lertxundi) 16mm
  – Untitled, 1925 (Madi Piller) 🍁
  – Children of Lir (Katherin McInnis)
  – Burning mountains that spew flame (Helena Girón & Samuel M. Delgado)
  – Anima, Silueta de Cohetes (Firework Piece) (Ana Mendieta)

Wavelengths 2: Incantati
  – Incantati (Danièle Huillet & Jean-Marie Straub)
  – Cilaos (Camilo Restrepo)
  – An Aviation Field (Joana Pimenta)
  – Strange Vision of Seeing Things (Ryan Ferko) 🍁
  – Ears, Nose and Throat (Kevin Jerome Everson)
  – Ten Mornings Ten Evenings and One Horizon (Tomonari Nishikawa) 16mm
  – Luna e Santur (Joshua Gen Solondz) 35mm

Wavelengths 3: Post-performance
  – Untitled (Björn Kämmerer) 35mm
  – What’s New (Nina Könnemann)
  – Foyer (Ismaïl Bahri)
  – 350 MYA (Terra Long) 🍁 16mm
  – I’ll Remember You as You Were, Not as What You’ll Become (Sky Hopinka)
  – Dark Adaptation (Chris Gehman) 🍁
  – The Watershow Extravaganza (Sophie Michael) 16mm

Wavelengths 4: Indefinite
  – Flowers of the Sky (Janie Geiser)
  – Ayhan and me (belit sağ)
  – AS WITHOUT SO WITHIN (Manuela De Laborde) 16mm
  – Indefinite Pitch (James N. Kienitz Wilkins) ●

Wavelengths Installations
  – Ana Mendieta: Siluetas (Ana Mendieta) – CONTACT Gallery ○
  – Nightlife (Cyprien Gaillard) – Lightbox Cinema 2 images
  – Rudzienko (Sharon Lockhart) – Gallery TPW ○
  – Singularity (Albert Serra) – 99 Sudbury ○

Gala Presentations (20; last year: 20)
Arrival (Denis Villeneuve) 🍁 ® ®
Deepwater Horizon (Peter Berg) ® ®
The Edge of Seventeen (Kelly Fremon) ® ®
The Headhunter’s Calling (Mark Williams) 🍁
The Journey is the Destination (Bronwen Hughes)
JT + The Tennessee Kids (Jonathan Demme)
LBJ (Rob Reiner)
Loving (Jeff Nichols) ® ®
The Magnificent Seven (Antoine Fuqua) ® ®
A Monster Calls (J.A. Bayona) ® ®
Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer (Joseph Cedar) ® ®
Planetarium (Rebecca Zlotowski)
The Promise (Terry George)
Queen of Katwe (Mira Nair) ® ®
The Rolling Stones Olé Olé Olé!: A Trip Across Latin America (Paul Dugdale)
The Secret Scripture (Jim Sheridan)
Snowden (Oliver Stone) ® ®
Strange Weather (Katherine Dieckmann)
Their Finest (Lone Scherfig)
A United Kingdom (Amma Asante)

Vanguard (13; last year: 15)
The Bad Batch (Ana Lily Amirpour) ®
Blind Sun (Joyce A. Nashawati)
Buster’s Mal Heart (Sarah Adina Smith)
Colossal (Nacho Vigalondo) ○
Godspeed (Chung Mong-Hong)
I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House (Osgood Perkins) ® ®
Interchange (Dain Iskandar Said)
Message from the King (Fabrice Du Welz) ®
My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea (Dash Shaw)
Nelly (Anne Émond) 🍁 ®
Prevenge (Alice Lowe)
The Untamed (Amat Escalante)
WITHOUT NAME (Lorcan Finnegan)

Platform (12; last year: 12)
Daguerrotype (Kiyoshi Kurosawa)
Goldstone (Ivan Sen)
Heal the Living (Katell Quillévéré)
Hema Hema: Sing Me a Song While I Wait (Khyentse Norbu)
Home (Fien Troch)
Jackie (Pablo Larraín)
Lady Macbeth (William Oldroyd)
Layla M. (Mijke de Jong)
Maliglutit (Searchers) (Zacharias Kunuk) 🍁 ®
Moonlight (Barry Jenkins) ®
Nocturama (Bertrand Bonello)
Those Who Make Revolution Halfway Only Dig Their Own Graves (Mathieu Denis & Simon Lavoie) 🍁 ⌛️ ®

TIFF Cinematheque (11; last year: 9)
The Battle of Algiers (1966, Gillo Pontecorvo) ★
A Cool Sound from Hell (1959, Sidney J. Furie) 🍁 ○
Daughters of the Dust (1991, Julie Dash) ○
General Report on Certain Matters of Interest for a Public Screening (1977, Pere Portabella) ⌛️ ○
The Horse Thief (1986, Tian Zhuangzhuang) 35mm
Irma Vep (1996, Olivier Assayas) ★
Lumière! (Auguste & Louis Lumière) ○
One-Eyed Jacks (1961, Marlon Brando) ○
One Sings, the Other Doesn’t (1977, Agnès Varda) ○
Pan’s Labyrinth (2006, Guillermo del Toro) ●
Something Wild (1986, Jonathan Demme) 35mm

Midnight Madness (10; last year: 10)
The Autopsy of Jane Doe (André Øvredal) ®
The Belko Experiment (Greg McLean)
Blair Witch (Adam Wingard) ® ®
Dog Eat Dog (Paul Schrader) ® ®
Free Fire (Ben Wheatley) ® ®
The Girl with All the Gifts (Colm McCarthy) ® ®
Headshot (Kimo Stamboel & Timo Tjahjanto)
Rats (Morgan Spurlock) ®
Raw (Julia Ducournau) ®
Sadako vs. Kayako (Kôji Shiraishi) ® ®

City to City: Lagos (last year: 8)
The Arbitration (Niyi Akinmolayan)
Green White Green (Abba Makama)
Just Not Married (Uduak-Obong Patrick)
93 Days (Steve Gukas)
Okafor’s Law (Omoni Oboli)
76 (Izu Ojukwu)
Taxi Driver (Daniel Emeke Oriahi)
The Wedding Party (Kemi Adetiba)

Primetime (5; last year: 6)
Black Mirror [episodes: San Junipero and Nosedive] (Owen Harris & Joe Wright) 📺
nirvanna the band the show [three episodes] (Matt Johnson) 🍁 📺 ® ®
Transparent [episodes: 1, 2 and 3] (Jill Soloway & Silas Howard) 📺
Tuko Macho [two episodes] (Jim Chuchu) 📺
Wasteland [complete miniseries] (Ivan Zachariáš & Alice Nellis) 📺

TIFF Kids (4; last year: 4)
The Day My Father Became a Bush (Nicole van Kilsdonk)
The Eagle Huntress (Otto Bell)
Miss Impossible (Emilie Deleuze)
My Life as a Courgette (Claude Barras)

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