5 Can’t Miss Films From The Toronto International Film Festival

5 Can’t Miss Films From The Toronto International Film Festival
Dakota Fanning attending the 'Brimstone' Premiere on the Lido in Venice, Italy as part of the 73rd Mostra, Venice International Film Festival on September 03, 2016. Brimstone is also being shown at the Toronto International Film Festival. (Photo by Aurore Marechal/Sipa USA via AP Images)

The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) has been bringing brilliant films to the city since 1976, and 2016 is no exception. With more than 800 screenings over 11 days, TIFF’s jam-packed schedule has something for everyone. The Festival comes to a close this weekend, but there are still plenty of amazing films to catch during the last few days of excitement.

Mister Universo – Thursday Sept 15 @ Scotiabank Theatre, 3:30pm

Mister Universo. (Photo Courtesy of TIFF)
Mister Universo. (Photo Courtesy of TIFF)

After two successful screenings earlier in the Festival, Italy’s Tizza Covi and Rainer Frimmel’s Mister Universo is back again for a third time at the Scotiabank Theatre. The film’s portrayal of relations between a lion tamer and a former Mister Universe have kept audiences on the edge of their seats – don’t miss out on this final screening.


The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman’s Portrait Photography – Friday Sept 16 @ TIFF Bell Lightbox, 8:30pm

The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman's Portrait Photography. (Photo Courtesy of TIFF)
The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman’s Portrait Photography. (Photo Courtesy of TIFF)

Acclaimed documentarian Errol Morris turns his lens on the life of long-time friend and famed photographer Elsa Dorfman. Dorfman’s large-format instant Polaroid photography captured everything from ’70s beat poets to Bob Dylan, and her story is just as interesting as her subjects. Catch the final screening of Morris’s masterpiece at TIFF Bell Lightbox this Friday.


Brimstone – Saturday Sept 17 @ Visa Screening Room, Elgin Theatre, 9:00pm

Brimstone. (Photo Courtesy of TIFF)
Brimstone. (Photo Courtesy of TIFF)

Martin Koolhoven’s star-studded Brimstone casts Dakota Fanning, Guy Pearce, and Game of Thrones’ Kit Harington and Carice van Houten in this gritty revenge western about a young woman who must escape her frontier community after being targeted by a diabolical preacher. Festivalgoers have one more chance to see this buzzworthy thriller on Saturday night.


Zoology – Sunday Sept 18 @ Scotiabank Theatre, 2:45pm

Zoology. (Photo Courtesy of TIFF)
Zoology. (Photo Courtesy of TIFF)

Ever wondered what would happen if you suddenly woke up with a tail? Ivan I. Tverdovsky explores that burning question in this story of a middle-aged zoo worker who grows a tail and turns her life around. The film won Best Actress and Critic’s Prize at the Kinotavr Open Russian Film Festival (amongst a host of other awards) earlier this year, and it’s sure to be a big draw this year at TIFF.


Ayiti Mon Amour – Sunday Sept 18 @ Scotiabank Theatre, 9:30pm

Ayiti Mon Amour. (Photo Courtesy of TIFF)
Ayiti Mon Amour. (Photo Courtesy of TIFF)

TIFF hosts the international premiere of Guetty Felin’s Ayiti Mon Amour, which aims to reignite hope and remove victimhood in the wake of the Haiti earthquake. Don’t miss this inspiring tale of a boy discovering his superpower on the last day of TIFF.


Join filmmakers and movie lovers from around the world at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival happening now through Sunday September 18, 2016.