MORE TIFF 2021 FILMs

ATTICA

In the fall of 1971, tensions between inmates and guards at the Attica Correctional Facility are

at an all-time high. On the morning of September 9, it all comes to a head when inmates erupt

into one of the largest U.S. prison riots ever witnessed.

Section: TIFF Docs

Directed by: Stanley Nelson

Co-Directed by: Traci Curry

Produced by: Stanley Nelson, Traci Curry

Runtime: 120 minutes

Festival Screenings:

Thursday, September 9, 8:30pm EDT (TIFF Bell Lightbox)

Thursday, September 9, 9:00pm EDT, Digital Premiere Screening (Digital TIFF Bell Lightbox – Canada Only)

Friday, September 10, 9:00am EDT, (Scotiabank Theatre Toronto)

Thursday, September 16, 1:00pm EDT, Digital Second Screening (Digital TIFF Bell Lightbox – Canada Only)

CHARLOTTE

Charlotte is an animated drama that tells the true story of Charlotte Salomon, a young German-Jewish painter who comes of age in Berlin on the eve of the Second World War. Fiercely imaginative and deeply gifted, she dreams of becoming an artist. Her first love applauds her talent, which emboldens her resolve. But the world around her is changing quickly and dangerously, limiting her options and derailing her dream. When anti-Semitic policies inspire violent mobs, she leaves Berlin for the safety of the South of France. There she begins to paint again, and finds new love. But her work is interrupted, this time by a family tragedy that reveals an even darker secret. Believing that only an extraordinary act will save her, she embarks on the monumental adventure of painting her life story. 

Section: Special Presentations

Director: Eric Warin and Tahir Rana 

Writers: Erik Rutherford and David Besmozgis

Producer: Julia Rosenberg

Cast: Keira Knightley, Brenda Bleythyn, Jim Broadbent, Sam Claflin, Helen McCory, Sophie Okonedo, & Mark Strong

Festival Screenings:

Monday, September 13, 6:00pm EDT (Visa Screening Room at the Princess of Wales Theatre)

Monday, September 13, 9:00pm EDT, Digital Premiere Screening (Digital TIFF Bell Lightbox Screening – Canada Only) 

Monday, September 13, 9:00pm EDT (Galaxy Cinemas Moose Jaw)

Friday September 17, 11:00am EDT, (TIFF Bell Lightbox)

Friday, September 17, 3:00pm EDT, Digital Second Screening (digital TIFF Bell Lightbox – Canada Only)

THE ELECTRICAL LIFE OF LOUIS WAIN

An eccentric artist (Benedict Cumberbatch) introduces Victorian London to the delights of cats, in Will Sharpe’s enlightening biopic.

Section: Gala Presentations

Director: Will Sharpe

Writer: Will Sharpe, Stephen Simons

Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Claire Foy, Andrea Riseborough, Toby Jones

Festival Screenings:

Saturday, September 11, 8:30pm EDT (Visa Skyline Drive-In at Ontario Place)

Saturday, September 11, 9:30pm EDT (Roy Thomson Hall)

Sunday, September 12, 1:00pm EDT (Digital TIFF Bell Lightbox – Canada Only)

Monday, September 13, 6:00pm EDT (Cineplex Cinemas Summerside)

Friday, September 17, 7:00pm EDT (Digital TIFF Bell Lightbox – Canada Only)

A decorated Marine goes on a rescue mission to save his two young sons from an unhuman threat. As their journey takes them in increasingly dangerous directions, the boys will need to leave their childhoods behind. Directed by Michael Pearce, ENCOUNTER stars Riz Ahmed, Octavia Spencer and Rory Cochrane and is produced by Derrin Schlesinger, Piers Vellacott and Dimitri Doganis.

Section: Special Presentations

Director: Michael Pearce 

Cast: Riz Ahmed, Octavia Spencer, Rory Cochrane

Festival Screenings:

Friday, September 10, 8:45pm EDT (Visa Screening Room at the Princess of Wales Theatre)

Saturday, September 11, 7:00pm EDT, Digital Premiere Screening (Digital TIFF Bell Lightbox – Canada Only)

Saturday, September 11, 9:00pm EDT, Ontario Place West Island Open Air Cinema

Tuesday, September 14, 7:00pm EDT, Digital Second Screening (Digital TIFF Bell Lightbox – Canada Only)

I’M YOUR MAN

Alma (Eggert) is a scientist coerced into participating in an extraordinary study in order to obtain research funds for her work. For three weeks, she has to live with a humanoid robot tailored to her character and needs, whose artificial intelligence is designed to be the perfect life partner for her. Enter Tom (Stevens), a machine in human form in a class of its own, created solely to make her happy. The film is a humorous tale about the questions of love, longing and what makes a human being human.

Section: Special Presentations

Directed by: Maria Schrader 

Written by: Maria Schrader, Jan Schomburg, Emma Braslavsky

Cast: Maren Eggert, Dan Stevens, Sandra Hüller, Hans Löw, Wolfgang Hübsch, Annika Meier, Falilou Seck, Jürgen Tarrach, Henriette Richter-Röhl, Monika Oschek

Festival Screenings:

Monday, September 13, 7:00pm EDT (Cineplex Cinemas Markham and VIP)

Monday, September 13, 7:30pm EDT (Scotiabank Theatre Toronto)

Tuesday, September 14, 5:00pm EDT, Digital Premiere Screening (Digital TIFF Bell Lightbox – Canada Only)

Tuesday, September 14, 9:00pm EDT (RBC Lakeside Drive-In at Ontario Place)

Saturday, September 18, 3:00pm EDT, Digital Second Screening (Digital TIFF Bell Lightbox – Canada Only)

LAST NIGHT IN SOHO

Edgar Wright’s psychological thriller about a young girl, passionate in fashion design, who is mysteriously able to enter the 1960s where she encounters her idol, a dazzling wannabe singer. But 1960s London is not what it appears, and time seems to fall apart with shady consequences…

Section: Gala Presentations

Director: Edgar Wright

Writers: Edgar Wright and Krysty Wilson-Cairns

Cast: Anya Taylor-Joy, Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie, Matt Smith, Terence Stamp, Diana Rigg, Rita Tushingham, Michael Ajao, Synnøve Karlsen

Festival Screenings:

Friday, September 10, 9:00pm EDT (Roy Thomson Hall)

Thursday, September 16, 6:00pm EDT (Visa Screening Room at the Princess of Wales Theatre)

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