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TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL


Hi-Ho Mistahey!

In 2010, a national movement for fairness in education for First Nations children, in safe and suitable schools, was born in the Cree community of Attawapiskat. This was Shannen’s Dream.

With Hi-Ho Mistahey!, director Alanis Obomsawin brings together the voices of those who have taken the dream across Canada and all the way to the United Nations in Geneva.

The children’s voices were finally heard in February 2012. Construction of a new school for Attawapiskat could finally begin.

Doc | 100 min | HD
Alanis Obomsawin
NFB

Public screenings:

September 7 | 4:30 PM| Cinema 1 (TIFF Bell Lightbox)
September 9 | 2:00 PM | Jackman Hall (AGO)
September 14 | 6:00 PM | Jackman Hall (AGO)

Industry screenings:

September 5 | 2:00 PM | Scotiabank 7 (Scotiabank Theatre)
September 12 | 9:30 PM | Scotiabank 11 (Scotiabank Theatre)

Triptych

Triptych is a contemporary urban saga that tells the story of Michelle, a schizophrenic bookseller, Marie, a singer and actress, and Thomas, a German neurologist. These three lives become the primary focus of personal identity and emotion, with their many manifestations, variations, and implications, through each character’s inner development and burning desire for self-expression.

Feature Film | 94 min | HD
Robert Lepage, Pedro Pires
NFB

Public screenings:

September 6 | 9:00 PM | Cinema 2 (TIFF Bell Lightbox)
September 9 | 3:45 PM | Scotiabank 11 (Scotiabank Theatre)

Industry screening:

September 5 | 1:00 PM | Scotiabank 8 (Scotiabank Theatre)

The End of Pinky

The End of Pinky revolves around three fallen angels seeking companionship and humanity in the shadows of Montreal’s red-light district. In the film’s mythic, magically realized world, coolly handsome thief Johnny is drawn to Mia’s fragile beauty. Both have a soft spot for Johnny’s sweet and hapless best friend, Pinky, who is also Johnny’s partner in crime. But when one of Pinky’s endearing quirks sets off a tragicomic chain of events, Johnny plots revenge. The film’s hand-drawn pencil and pastel animation, rendered in stereoscopic 3D, conjures a seedy world whose sepia-toned palette evokes cheap whiskey and nicotine stains.

Animation | 8 min | HD
Claire Blanchet
NFB

Public screenings:

September 11 | 9:15 PM | Cinema 2 (TIFF Bell Lightbox)
September 12 | 2:30 PM | Cinema 4 (TIFF Bell Lightbox)

Industry screening:

September 12 | 8:45 AM | Cinema 4 (TIFF Bell Lightbox)


Gloria Victoria

Gloria Victoria unfolds on the still-smouldering rubble of the 20th century, propelled by the “invasion” theme from Shostakovich’s Leningrad Symphony (No. 7). The music sweeps over imagery of combat fronts and massacres, leading us from Dresden to Guernica, from the Spanish Civil War to “Star Wars.” It is at once a symphony that serves the war machine and art that mourns the dead while voicing its outrage.

The third film in a trilogy on the relationship between art and power, this is the work of an exceptionally gifted filmmaker. Theodore Ushev has orchestrated a thundering nightmare in the name of peace.

FIPRESCI Prize – International Animation Film Festival, Annecy, 2013

Animation | 7 min | HD
Theodore Ushev
NFB

Public screenings:

September 7 | 9:45 PM | Cinema 2 (TIFF Bell Lightbox)
September 8 | 10:45 AM | Cinema 4 (TIFF Bell Lightbox)

Industry screening:

September 8 | 9:00 AM | Cinema 4 (TIFF Bell Lightbox)

Impromptu

Impromptu reminds us of the redemptive power of food, wine, music and love, as seen through the eyes of a modern man. While preparing yet another gourmet dinner for his young family, Chuck receives a giddy call from his wife, who tells him she has invited a group of her colleagues over to celebrate a work victory. As the evening progresses and the festivities slowly but surely begin to spiral out of control, a kind of order magically settles on the proceedings. When dinner is served, Chuck has a quiet epiphany about embracing the chaos of life’s rich pageant.

Animation | 10 min | HD
Bruce Alcock
Global Mechanic Media Inc. | NFB

Public screenings:

September 11 | 9:15 PM | Cinema 2 (TIFF Bell Lightbox)
September 12 | 2:30 PM | Cinema 4 (TIFF Bell Lightbox)

Industry screening:

September 12 | 8:45 AM | Cinema 4 (TIFF Bell Lightbox)

Subconscious Password

In the middle of a crowded bar, Charles is feeling increasingly desperate. The cause of his misery is his old friend... you know... what’s-his-name...

Directed by Chris Landreth, the filmmaker behind the Oscar®-winning short Ryan, Subconscious Password uses a common social gaffe—forgetting somebody’s name—as the starting point for a mind-bending romp through the unconscious. Inspired by the classic American TV game show Password, the film features a wealth of animated celebrity guests who try (and try, and try) to prompt Charles to remember the name. Finally, he realizes he will simply have to surrender himself to his predicament.

Annecy Cristal for Best Short Film – International Animation Film Festival, Annecy, 2013

Honorary Mention – Prix ARS Electronica, Linz, 2013

Animation | 11 min | HD
Chris Landreth
NFB

Public screenings:

September 7 | 9:45 PM | Cinema 2 (TIFF Bell Lightbox)

September 8 | 10:45 AM | Cinema 4 (TIFF Bell Lightbox)

Industry screening:

September 8 | 9:00 AM | Cinema 4 (TIFF Bell Lightbox)


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