25 Must See Films at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) 2017

Happy End

Director: Michael Haneke
Country: France, Austria, Germany; Language: French, English
Cast: Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Mathieu Kassovitz, Fantine Harduin, Franz Rogowski, Laura Verlinden, Toby Jones.

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Isabelle Huppert and Jean-Louis Trintignant star in Michael Haneke’s semi-sequel to 2012’s Amour, about the dysfunctional lives of a bourgeois European family.

Beats per Minute

Director: Robin Campillo
Country: France, Language: French
Cast: Nahuel Pérez Biscayart, Arnaud Valois, Adèle Haenel, Antoine Reinartz, Félix Maritaud.

Writer-director Robin Campillo (Les Revenants, Eastern Boys) offers a harrowing yet inspiring look back at the activism of French ACT UP protestors during the height of the AIDS crisis in the early 1990s.

The Square

Director: Ruben Ostlund
Country: Sweden, Language: Swedish, English
Cast: Claes Bang, Elisabeth Moss, Dominic West, Terry Notary, Christopher Læssø.

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Swedish provocateur Ruben Östlund (Force Majeure) took home the Palme d’Or at Cannes for this no-holds-barred satire of the postmodern art world, about a self-important curator whose attempts to mount an ambitious exhibition go hilariously awry.

The Florida Project

Director: Sean Baker
Country: USA, Language: English
Cast: Willem Dafoe, Brooklynn Prince, Bria Vinaite, Valeria Cotto.

The latest from Sean Baker (Tangerine) juxtaposes the carefree summer of a spirited kid with the harsh realities dogging the grown-ups in her orbit.


Director: Wim Wenders
Country: France, Germany, Spain; Language: English
Cast: James McAvoy, Alicia Vikander, Celyn Jones.

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The new film from the great Wim Wenders (Pina) is a globe-trotting romance about a water engineer (James McAvoy) and a deep-sea researcher (Oscar winner Alicia Vikander) striving to reconnect although separated by oceans, continents, and civil war.

The Killing of a Sacred Deer

Director: Yorgos Lanthimos
Country: Ireland, United Kingdom; Language: English
Cast: Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Barry Keoghan, Raffey Cassidy, Sunny Suljic, Alicia Silverstone, Bill Camp.

The strange relationship between a cardiac surgeon and a 16-year-old boy portends a terrifying sacrifice, in this eagerly awaited supernatural thriller from Yorgos Lanthimos (The Lobster) starring Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, and Alicia Silverstone.

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