Toronto International Film Festival Spotlight

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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

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
Even if you can't make it to Toronto this year, you can still keep on top of what's playing.

We have seven films playing at TIFF this year and you can see clips and trailers for six of them here. Three of the films are world premieres and they are already garnering a lot of attention.

Blogs and mainstream media alike are buzzing about <em>The Memories of Angels</em>, the poetic mashup of '50s film footage of Montreal.

And, hot on the heels of her Academy Award nomination, Deepa Mehta returns with <em>Heaven on Earth</em>, an alternative drama about identity, immigration, and domestic violence.

In <em>Examined Life</em>, filmmaker Astra Taylor interviews world-famous philosophers on the street where they reconcile abstract ideas with everyday life.

Two animated short films, <em>Hungu</em> and <em>Rosa Rosa</em> will have their Toronto premieres at TIFF.

Enjoy the films and see you on the red carpet!

An animated interweaving of individual and collective fates via a love story simply told by the couple themselves.

Baghdad Twist by Joe Balass
Even if you can't make it to Toronto this year, you can still keep on top of what's playing.

We have seven films playing at TIFF this year and you can see clips and trailers for six of them here. Three of the films are world premieres and they are already garnering a lot of attention.

Blogs and mainstream media alike are buzzing about <em>The Memories of Angels</em>, the poetic mashup of '50s film footage of Montreal.

And, hot on the heels of her Academy Award nomination, Deepa Mehta returns with <em>Heaven on Earth</em>, an alternative drama about identity, immigration, and domestic violence.

In <em>Examined Life</em>, filmmaker Astra Taylor interviews world-famous philosophers on the street where they reconcile abstract ideas with everyday life.

Two animated short films, <em>Hungu</em> and <em>Rosa Rosa</em> will have their Toronto premieres at TIFF.

Enjoy the films and see you on the red carpet!

A visual memoir of one family’s life in Iraq before escaping to a new home in Canada in the fall of 1970.

Watch another clip from the film here.