FilmTIFF Top Reviews

TIFF Top Reviews

TIFF Top Reviews

Ottawa Life's Keith Whittier was at last week's Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) screenings at the National Gallery. Here are his top picks of the mini-fest showcasing the best in new Canadian cinema. 

Old Stone

Synopsis: A psychological thriller about a taxi driver battling bureaucracy and legal manipulation in China.

Stars: Gang Chen, Nai An

Director: Johnny Ma


Synopsis: A film inspired by the life and work of Nelly Arcan. The portrait of a fragmented woman, lost between irreconcilable identities: writer, lover, call girl and star.

Stars: Mylene Mackay, Marie-Claude Guerin

Director: Anne Emond

Those Who Make Revolution Halfway Only Dig Their Own Graves

Synopsis: A group of young people in Québec resolve to form a revolutionary cell together in the aftermath of student protests.

Stars: Charlotte Aubin, Laurent Belanger, Emmanuelle Lussier Martinez, Gabrielle Tremblay

Directors: Mathieu Denis, Simon Lavoie

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