The 40th edition of the Toronto International Film Festival kicks off today.
TIFF is second only to Cannes festival in France in terms of prestige and oscar-buzz.
There aren’t as many martial arts films here as in years past, but there’s still quite a good variety to choose from.
Here are four films that should turn some heads at the festival.
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STARRING: TONY JAA, WU JING
THU – SEPT. 17TH 11:59PM RYERSON
FRI SEPT. 18TH 3:30 PM BLOOR HOT DOCS CINEMA
SUN SEPT. 20TH SCOTIABANK THEATRE SCOTIABANK 2
Tony Jaa (Ong-Bak) plays a prison guard who needs to find a bone marrow donor for his sick daughter.If you loved the Ong-Bak series, you’ll likely enjoy SPL 2. It makes its international premier at TIFF and clocks in at 120 minutes. Directed by Soi Cheang.
STARRING: GAEL GARCIA BERNAL, JEFFREY DEAN MORGAN, ALONDRA HIDALGO
SUN SEPT. 13TH 6:30PM ELGIN/WINTER GARDEN THEATRES VISA SCREENING ROOM
MON SEPT.14TH 2:00PM ELGIN/WINTER GARDEN THEATRES VIA SCREENING ROOM
SAT SEPT. 19TH 9:00PM RYERSON
A thriller of a film that takes place near the Mexican-American border. It’s expected to make a big splash at TIFF.
STARRING: RALPH INESON, KATE DICKIE, ANYA TAYLOR-JOY, LUCAS DAWSON, HARVEY SCRIMSHAW,
FRI SEPT. 18TH – RYERSON
SAT SEPT. 19TH BLOOR HOT DOCS CINEMA
It’s been so long since we’ve had a great horror flick. The Witch is making a lot of noise as that film.
STARRING: ANTON YELCHIN, ALIA SHAWKAT, CALLUM TURNER, JOE COLE, PATRICK STEWART, MACON BLAIR, IMOGEN POOTS
THURS SEPT. 10TH 11:59PM RYERSON THEATRE
FRI SEPT. 12TH 2:15PM BLOOR HOT DOCS CINEMA
This one comes across as a bit bizarre. The trailer has a Nick Diaz vibe, you just can’t look away. It’s preceded by The Chickening.
Enjoy the films. The festival winds down September 20th.