Monday, December 16, 2019

TIFF celebrates 2019 Top Ten Canadian films



Story by Allan Tong / Photos by Sally Warburton
 
Last week, TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) announced its annual Top Ten Canadian features and shorts at a public panel held at the Samsung Store in the Eaton Centre, breaking away from the Lightbox in past eyars. After a private reception, co-CEO Cameron Bailey (far left, above) moderated a public panel in the store with directors (from left to right) Sophie Deraspe (Antigone), Calvin Thomas and Yonah Lewis (both White Lie). Per tradition, the Lightbox will screen all the films into January.

Features

And the Birds Rained Down (Il pleuvait des oiseaux)
Dir: Louise Archambault | Quebec

Anne at 13,000
Dir: Kazik Radwanski | Ontario

Antigone
Dir: Sophie Deraspe | Quebec

Black Conflux
Dir: Nicole Dorsey | Newfoundland/Quebec

The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open
Dir: Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers & Kathleen Hepburn | British Columbia

Matthias & Maxime
Dir: Xavier Dolan | Quebec

Murmur
Dir: Heather Young | Nova Scotia

One Day in the Life of Noah Piugattuk
Dir: Zacharias Kunuk | Nunavut

The Twentieth Century
Dir: Matthew Rankin | Quebec

White Lie
Dir: Calvin Thomas, Yonah Lewis | Ontario


Shorts

Acadiana
Dir: Guillaume Fournier, Samuel Matteau, Yannick Nolin | Quebec

Cityscape
Dir: Michael Snow | Ontario

Delphine
Dir: Chloé Robichaud | Quebec

Docking
Dir: Trevor Anderson | Alberta

I Am in the World as Free and Slender as a Deer on a Plain
Dir: Sofia Banzhaf | Ontario

Jarvik
Dir: Emilie Mannering | Quebec

No Crying At The Dinner Table
Dir: Carol Nguyen | Ontario

The Physics of Sorrow (Physique de la tristesse)
Dir: Theodore Ushev | Quebec

Please Speak Continuously And Describe Your Experiences As They Come To You
Dir: Brandon Cronenberg | Ontario

Throat Singing in Kangirsuk (Katatjatuuk Kangirsumi)
Dir: Eva Kaukai, Manon Chamberland | Quebec