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‘The Painted Bird’ Holocaust Drama Prompts Mass Walkout at Toronto

Vaclav Marhoul's grim and violent adaptation of Jerzy Kosinski's novel 'The Painted Bird' lived up to its controversial billing at TIFF 2019, after a notorious Venice bow, by prompting a mass walkout at Bell Lightbox on Wednesday night.

Toronto: Tom Hanks Praises Kids TV Icon Fred Rogers’ “Sincerity”

Tom Hanks, who plays kids TV host Mister Rogers in 'A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood,' on Sunday praised the children's TV host's sincerity and anti-consumerist bent.

Toronto: Nicolas Cage Tells Spotlight Initiative Awards Art Is “Healthiest Medicine”

Oscar winner Nicolas Cage on Saturday night told the Creative Coalition's Spotlight Initiative Gala Awards dinner that art has a healing power.

Toronto: Where Hollywood Can Escape the Festival Frenzy With Meditation

Just a short walk from Bell Lightbox, a local spot offers an oasis of mindfulness during the stress of screenings.

Cannes Programmer Urges French Exhibitors to Talk to Netflix

Cannes Directors' Fortnight programmer Paolo Moretti on Friday told a Toronto Film Festival panel that French filmmakers need to find common ground with Netflix and other emerging streaming players.

Toronto: Thompson Hotel Redesign Signals the End of an Era

The Thompson Hotel, a favorite of TIFF insiders thanks to a particularly notorious rooftop lounge, is shutting down as part of a hotel face-lift after this year’s fest.

Oscars: Nominees Shine a Spotlight on Innovative Filmmaking

The 2019 Academy Awards are honoring Hollywood’s and the world’s most inventive and inspired filmmakers, who are pushing the boundaries of art, technology and representation. From the family drama of Alfonso Cuaròn’s Roma to the animated adventures of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, these groundbreaking films are as diverse as their creators. Wakanda Forever With its […]

Kenyan Director Wanuri Kahiu Is Fun, Fierce, Frivolous and Timely

Kenyan director Wanuri Kahiu explores love and joy in the queer-themed 'Rafiki.' The creative mind behind Afrobubblegum, she is creating fun, fierce and frivolous representations of Africa.

Emotion Transcends Borders in Bai Xue’s ‘The Crossing’

No matter where we live, we often dream of escape. Bai Xue’s debut film tells the story of a girl who already inhabits two worlds but risks everything to travel somewhere else.

TIFF Wavelengths Programmer Andrea Picard Is Challenging Viewers to Look Beyond the Multiplex and Discover the Wider World of Avant-Garde Cinema

Some of the strongest voices at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival are female. Discover these incredible women who are transforming the way we view cinema and the world itself. “There’s a desire to be challenged,” says Andréa Picard, curator of Wavelengths, TIFF’s year-round avant-garde screening program. A true cinephile, she has built a career […]

Gender Parity Is Center Stage at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival

There are efforts underway to make gender parity a reality. Two such initiatives intersected over the first weekend of the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival.

Toronto: Uber Taking Too Long? Try the City’s High-Tech Bike Share

Cycling is one of the best ways to get around Toronto during the festival.