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Five Films You Can’t Miss At The Toronto Film Festival

September 2018Words by Mr Ed Cripps

Mr Liam Neeson and Ms Viola Davis in Widows. All photographs courtesy of TIFF

After a scorching summer, the crisp autumn of film festival season resumes. Toronto (which kicks off today) and Venice (already up and running) are early barometers of the cinema most likely to define the year ahead: Mr Damien Chazelle’s First Man (starring Mr Ryan Gosling as Mr Neil Armstrong) and Mr Bradley Cooper’s A Star Is Born are confirmed for both. Toronto also offers new films from indie royalty Ms Nicole Holofcener, Mr Pawel Pawlikowski, Mr Alfonso Cuarón, Mr Jacques Audiard, Mr Hirokazu Kore-eda (the Palme d’Or-winning Shoplifters) and Mr Asghar Farhadi (psychological thriller Everybody Knows, starring Ms Penélope Cruz and Mr Javier Bardem). Among the films to premiere at Toronto, however, here are five of the finest.

BEAUTIFUL BOY

Clockwise from top left: Mr Steve Carell, Mr Timothée Chalamet, Mr Christian Convery, Ms Oakley Bull and Ms Maura Tierney in Beautiful Boy