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TIFF 2021

‘Quickening’: Film Review | TIFF 2021

In Haya Waseem's debut feature film, a young Pakistani Canadian woman wrestles with her identity.

‘Drunken Birds’ (‘Les oiseaux ivres’): Film Review | TIFF 2021

The second feature from Serbian Canadian director Ivan Grbovic centers on a drug cartel worker who migrates from Mexico to Canada in search of new beginnings and the love of his life.

‘Wildhood’: Film Review | TIFF 2021

A two-spirit Indigenous teenager tries to find his mother, and himself, in this delicate coming-of-age story.

‘Hold Your Fire’: Film Review | TIFF 2021

Stefan Forbes' documentary relates the details of a 1973 Brooklyn robbery that led to the NYPD's landmark use of hostage negotiation.

‘Neptune Frost’: Film Review | TIFF 2021

Saul Williams and Anisia Uzeyman's Afro-futurist science fiction musical centers on two misfits in Rwanda, a miner and an intersex hacker, who find each other through technology and dreams.

‘Snakehead’: Film Review | TIFF 2021

Shuya Chang stars alongside Sung Kang and Jade Wu as a conflicted human trafficker in documentary filmmaker Evan Jackson Leong's first narrative feature.

‘Zalava’: Film Review | TIFF 2021

The devil literally cannot be contained in Arsalan Amiri's debut feature.

Keira Knightley and Lily-Rose Depp in ‘Silent Night’: Film Review | TIFF 2021

What would you do at the end of the world? It’s a question that’s been the subject of so many books and films it borders on cliché. Yet, the diversity of answers it reveals and what they say…

‘Montana Story’: Film Review | TIFF 2021

Haley Lu Richardson and Owen Teague play estranged siblings struggling to reconnect at the ranch where their father lays dying in Scott McGehee and David Siegel's domestic Western.

‘The Devil’s Drivers’: Film Review | TIFF 2021

Two Bedouin cousins pursue a risky livelihood smuggling laborers across the Palestinian border to work illegally in Israel in Mohammed Abugeth and Daniel Carsenty's world premiere documentary.

‘Beba’: Film Review | TIFF 2021

In her debut documentary, Rebeca Huntt excavates her family's past in order to understand her present.

Afghan Director Sahraa Karimi at TIFF: “Do Not Let Afghan Cinema Die”

“I am trying to start a new life, a new journey but I am very sad, of course,” said Sahraa Karimi during a virtual conversation out of the Toronto International Film Festival.  “Anytime I am…