EUROPE! SHOWCASE – World Premieres at TIFF
will present seven European World Premieres introduced by TIFF programmers followed by brief Q&As with each filmmaker
Nobody Has to Know – Belgium, United Kingdom, France
by Bouli Lanners
After a stroke and no memories from his past, Phil encounters Millie who inhabits a desert part of Isle of Lewis. She will shortly entrust him with his deepest secret: they were in love.
As in Heaven Denmark
by Tea Lindeburg
On a farm in the late 1800s, an intense waiting begins when a mother goes into a complicated labour, and 14-year-old Lise must prepare herself for a night that may change her life forever.
Arthur Rambo – France
by Laurent Cantet
I am sharp and wise. I know poetry and politics. I was raised from a social underworld to an exposed position as a provocative Parisian author. I published a novel but I also write in 140 signs on social media. And when I do, I hit my target. That’s why they all me want out!
You Are Not My Mother – Ireland
by Kate Dolan
A week before Halloween, Char’s mother Angela goes missing. When she returns her behaviour becomes increasingly strange and Char starts to think something more sinister has taken hold of her.
The Middle Man – Norway
by Bent Hamber
Strange deaths and a relaxed loser as the town’s beacon of bad news. A bizarre and absurd look upon Trump’s USA today. Dark but humorous, with a touch of love and a dash of hope.
Silent Land – Poland
by Aga Woszczyńska
A perfect couple rents a holiday home on a sunny Italian island. The reality does not live up to their expectations when they find out that the pool in the house is broken. Ignorant of the fact that the island faces a water shortage, they ask for someone to fix it. The constant presence of a stranger invades the couple’s idea of safety and starts a chain of events, which makes them act instinctively and irrationally, heading to the darkest place in their relationship.
The Daughter – Spain
by Manuel Martín Cuenca
A pregnant 15-year-old who escaped from a juvenile center is given a place to hide by her tutor and his wife if she gives up her child when it’s born.