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