This week is the opening of the Toronto International Film Festival. Not all of us are lucky enough to be there, but let’s take a look at what the NFB has playing:
The Memories of Angels (La Mémoire des anges) by Luc Bourdon
A portrait of Montreal through film footage shot in the ’50s and ’60s.
Heaven on Earth by Deepa Mehta
Based on the true story of a Toronto residing Punjabi woman who is a victim of domestic violence.
Examined Life by Astra Taylor
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In this Winnipeg-produced documentary, world-famous philosphers take their knowledge to the streets.
Hungu by Nicolas Brault
This animated short film is inspired by African art and music and tells the story of a mother’s soul resurrected by music.
Rosa, Rosa by Félix Dufour-Laperrière
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An animated interweaving of individual and collective fates via a love story simply told by the couple themselves.
Baghdad Twist by Joe Balass
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A visual memoir of one family’s life in Iraq before escaping to a new home in Canada in the fall of 1970.