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3 #TFLfilms flying to Toronto next September!

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3 #TFLfilms flying to Toronto next September!

August 7, 2022

The awesome film festival machine never stops. After some time at the Lido in the North-East of Italy, it's time to head norther and reach Toronto for the 47th edition of the prestigious Canadian festival taking place in 2022 between 8th and 18th September. Cutting to the chase, which #TFLfilms will have a world premiere over there?

We are proud to have three films in the DISCOVERY section, which includes: "Directors to watch. The future of world cinema".

A GAZA WEEKEND by Basil Khalil (Interchange 2010)
A bumbling Englishman and an uptight Israeli are desperate to get into the Gaza strip — “the safest place in the world” — when a virus breaks out, in this hilariously irreverent satire from British-Palestinian writer-director Basil Khalil.

DAUGHTER OF RAGE by Laura Baumeister (TFL Audience Design Fund 2021 supported by Creative Europe - MEDIA sub-programme support to International Co-production Funds)
In this heart-rending yet eerily poetic debut from Laura Baumeister — the first feature narrative directed by a Nicaraguan female filmmaker — the bond between an 11-year-old girl and her mother is tested when they are suddenly separated while eking out a precarious existence near the country’s biggest landfill.

RUNNER by Marian Mathias (FeatureLab 2019 - TFL Co-Production Award € 50,000 supported by Creative Europe - MEDIA sub-programme support to International Co-production Funds.)
Marian Mathias’ feature debut tells the story of a young woman facing an uncertain future following her father’s death.


Also in the section, All The people I’ll Never Be, by the TFL alumnus Davy Chou premiered last May in Cannes.

Speaking of the TFL alumni, the TFL Extended participant of 2019 Carolina Markowicz will join the PLATFORM section with her Charcoal. While the WAVELENGTHS section features the #TFLfilm UNREST by 
Cyril Schäublin also premiered in Cannes last Spring.

Finally, the CONTEMPORARY WORLD CINEMA section will host the North-American premiere of the #TFLfilm AUTOBIOGRAPHY by Makbul Mubarak of Valeria is getting married directed by the TFL alumna Michal Vinik; both films were previously in Venice. 


In the picture: a still from RUNNER by Marian Mathias.