TIFF13 Schedule


Thursday, September 05

6:00 PM 7:41 PM

A Story of Children and Film

Director Mark Cousins follows his epic documentary The Story of Film with this globe-spanning rumination on children in the cinema, surveying such classics as The 400 Blows, E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial, Fanny and Alexander, Los Olvidados, and The White Balloon .

TIFF Bell Lightbox 2
9:00 PM 11:02 PM

Exit Marrakech

On vacation in the Moroccan capital to visit his estranged theatre-director father, 17-year-old Ben finds himself fascinated by the bustling, colourful city — and by a beautiful young woman who hails from a far different world than his own.

TIFF Bell Lightbox 1
11:59 PM 1:29 AM

All Cheerleaders Die

A high-school outsider’s plot to avenge herself on the captain of the football team turns bloody when some phantasmagorical hijinks get tossed into the mix, in this refreshingly smart horror comedy from directors Lucky McKee (May, The Woods) and Chris Sivertson (I Know Who Killed Me).

Ryerson Theatre

Friday, September 06

3:30 PM 4:53 PM

What is Cinema?

Featuring interviews with the likes of Hitchcock, Kurosawa, Robert Bresson and David Lynch, What is Cinema? is documentarian Chuck Workman’s engrossing visual essay about mastery of cinematic form. Our world premiere will be followed by a live conversation with Workman.

TIFF Bell Lightbox 2
6:15 PM 7:44 PM


The estranged daughter of a famous, recently deceased Quebecois filmmaker undertakes a mission to mount a retrospective of her father’s work, in this slyly funny family drama from director Terry Miles.

Scotiabank 4
8:15 PM 9:54 PM


In this quirky comic thriller from writer-director Noh Young-seok (Daytime Drinking), a screenwriter retreats to a secluded cabin in the woods only to be rudely interrupted by some uninvited guests.

Scotiabank 11
10:00 PM 11:51 PM

Love is the Perfect Crime

Mathieu Amalric plays a befuddled, womanizing professor whose complicated life takes a turn for the worse following the disappearance of a student, in Jean-Marie and Arnaud Larrieu’s wickedly fun comic thriller.

Princess of Wales

Saturday, September 07

9:30 AM 11:08 AM

Palo Alto

Based on James Franco’s first book of short stories, Gia Coppola’s auspicious directorial debut features a knock-out cast (including Franco, Emma Roberts, and Zoe Levin) and immerses us in the tangled lives of teenagers living in the eponymous Californian city.

The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema
11:30 AM 1:43 PM

12 Years a Slave

Director Steve McQueen follows the acclaimed Hunger and Shame with this shocking, based-on-fact story of a 19th-century freeman kidnapped and sold into slavery in the Deep South. The enormously talented Chiwetel Ejiofor leads an extraordinary cast that includes Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, Paul Giamatti, Alfre Woodard and Benedict Cumberbatch.

Ryerson Theatre
2:15 PM 3:45 PM

Palestine Stereo

Palestinian director Rashid Mashawari follows his widely acclaimed dark comedy Laila’s Birthday with this compelling and ironic drama about two brothers on the West Bank who, rendered homeless by an Israeli air strike, hustle odd jobs to raise enough money to emigrate to Canada.

Scotiabank 14
4:30 PM 6:30 PM

Like Father, Like Son

In the poignant new drama from Japan’s Hirokazu Kore-Eda (Still Walking, Nobody Knows, After Life), two families — one rich, one poor — discover that their sons were switched at birth.

Winter Garden Theatre
7:30 PM 8:50 PM


Acclaimed director Pawel Pawlikowski (Last Resort, My Summer of Love) returns to his homeland for this moving and intimate drama about a young novitiate nun in 1960s Poland who, on the verge of taking her vows, discovers a dark family secret dating from the terrible years of the Nazi occupation.

TIFF Bell Lightbox 2
10:15 PM 12:01 AM


Erik Skjoldbjærg (Insomnia) directs this gritty drama about the risky experiments and shady dealings that led to the birth of the Norwegian oil-drilling industry in the early 1980s.

Scotiabank 14

Sunday, September 08

9:00 AM 10:30 AM


Following their triumph with Manufactured Landscapes, photographer Edward Burtynsky and filmmaker Jennifer Baichwal reunite to explore the ways in which humanity has shaped, manipulated and depleted one of its most vital and compromised resources: water.

Scotiabank 13
11:00 AM 12:57 PM

Dallas Buyers Club

Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner and Jared Leto star in director Jean-Marc Vallée’s (The Young Victoria, C.R.A.Z.Y.) take on the true story of accidental AIDS activist Ron Woodroof, whose cross-border smuggling network brought much-needed treatments into the hands of HIV and AIDS patients neglected by the medical establishment.

Visa Screening Room (Elgin)
2:15 PM 3:45 PM

In Conversation With...Spike Jonze

Since bursting onto the scene with groundbreaking music videos for the likes of Daft Punk, Björk, and the Beastie Boys, actor, photographer, and filmmaker Spike Jonze (Being John Malkovich, Adaptation) has become one of cinema’s most inventive, irreverent, and visionary talents. This unique interactive session will survey Jonze’s singular career, and offer the audience an exclusive preview of clips from his highly anticipated new project, Her.

TIFF Bell Lightbox 1
5:15 PM 6:50 PM

The Sacrament

The latest film from indie genre icon Ti West (The House of the Devil, The Innkeepers) sends frequent collaborators AJ Bowen, Amy Seimetz, Joe Swanberg and Kentucker Audley on a harrowing journey into madness and messianic bloodshed.

The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema
7:45 PM 9:35 PM

Sex, Drugs & Taxation

In 1960s Denmark, an alcoholic playboy and a meek tax lawyer join forces to revolutionize the travel industry and alter the country’s political landscape, in this shocking, often hysterical, always compelling quasi-biopic.

The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema
10:15 PM 11:50 PM


When two sisters learn that a member of their family has decided to desert the Syrian Army and join the Free Army, they must embark on a hazardous journey to Turkey, in this powerful account of contemporary Syria from filmmaker Alessio Cremonini.

Scotiabank 9

Monday, September 09

9:30 AM 11:14 AM

The Lunchbox

In Mumbai, a misdelivered lunchbox brings together two very different people — a neglected housewife (Nimrat Kaur) and a grumpy, solitary widower on the verge of retirement (Bollywood star Irrfan Khan, also appearing at the Festival in Qissa) — in this funny and touching comedy-drama from first-time writer-director Ritesh Batra.

TIFF Bell Lightbox 2
11:45 AM 1:37 PM

Night Moves

Jesse Eisenberg, Dakota Fanning and Peter Saarsgard star as radical environmental activists whose act of eco-terror plunges them into a moral maelstrom, in the highly anticipated new film from acclaimed American auteur Kelly Reichardt (Wendy and Lucy, Meek’s Cutoff).

TIFF Bell Lightbox 1
3:00 PM 4:33 PM


George Clooney and Sandra Bullock star in this highly anticipated 3D space thriller from acclaimed director Alfonso Cuarón (Children of Men, Y Tu Mamá También).

Princess of Wales

Tuesday, September 10

9:00 AM 10:36 AM

The Unknown Known

Academy Award-winning filmmaker Errol Morris (The Fog of War, Standard Operating Procedure) continues his exploration of post-9/11 American imperialism with this riveting, feature-length interview with notorious former US Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld.

The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema
11:45 AM 1:25 PM

Starred Up

The prison movie genre gets a fresh shot of youthful grit in this hard-hitting but big-hearted British drama about a teenaged inmate transferred to the adult prison where his own father is incarcerated.

TIFF Bell Lightbox 3
2:30 PM 4:17 PM

Under the Skin

Scarlett Johansson stars as a voracious alien seductress who scours remote highways and backroads for human prey, in this sci-fi thriller from director Jonathan Glazer (Sexy Beast, Birth).

Visa Screening Room (Elgin)
5:15 PM 6:57 PM

We are the Best!

Provocative Swedish auteur Lukas Moodysson (Show Me Love, Together) returns with this raucous and ebullient tale of three preteen outcasts who form an all-girl punk band.

The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema
8:00 PM 9:34 PM

The Stag

Irish novelist John Butler makes his feature-film directing debut with this hilarious and heartwarming comedy, in which a bachelor party weekend in the great outdoors takes some unexpected detours.

Scotiabank 2
10:00 PM 11:46 PM


Larger-than-life characters populate director Nejib Belkadhi’s spellbinding combination of film noir and magic realism, which follows a downtrodden orphan — now grown but still saddled with a cruel nickname — who has a reversal of fortune and takes on the thugs who control his ghetto.

Scotiabank 10

Wednesday, September 11

9:00 AM 10:22 AM

Salvation Army

The rapturous debut feature from Moroccan writer Abdellah Taïa offers a charged, semi-autobiographical tale about a young graduate who must navigate the sexual, racial, and political intrigue surrounding his arrival in Geneva.

TIFF Bell Lightbox 4
12:00 PM 1:32 PM

Blue Ruin

A classic American revenge story, Blue Ruin follows a mysterious outsider whose quiet life is turned upside down when he returns to his childhood home to carry out an act of vengeance. Proving himself an amateur assassin, he winds up in a brutal fight to protect his estranged family.

TIFF Bell Lightbox 1
4:00 PM 5:27 PM

The Immoral

Lars Daniel Krutzkoff Jacobsen’s corrosive look at contemporary Norwegian society is also a hilarious and provocative comedy that cuts across class lines and rampages through notions of good taste, as it follows an ex-soldier and a single mother who go into the prostitution business after getting kicked off welfare.

Scotiabank 13
6:45 PM 8:13 PM

The Dinner

Adapting a Dutch bestseller inspired by a shocking real-life crime, Menno Meyjes (screenwriter of The Color Purple and Lionheart) directs this excoriating assessment of Europe’s contemporary social ills.

Scotiabank 2
9:30 PM 10:56 PM

El Mudo

Someone is out to get Constantino Zegarra, a judge with an impressive conviction rate — and any number of enemies. So why is it so hard for others to believe he’s the victim of a conspiracy? This black comedy and offbeat crime procedural combines elements of a paranoid thriller and with social commentary.

Scotiabank 8
11:59 PM 1:44 AM

Rigor Mortis

A public-housing tenement is plunged into a dark storm of supernatural chaos, in this loving tribute to the cult classic Hong Kong horror-comedy series Mr. Vampire.

Ryerson Theatre

Thursday, September 12

9:45 AM 11:15 AM

The Dick Knost Show

Bruce Sweeney (Last Wedding) directs this keenly observed and wickedly funny media satire about a self-absorbed sports-radio shock jock whose controversial social-media missive makes him the target of network scrutiny.

The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema
12:15 PM 2:01 PM

Attila Marcel

Director Sylvain Chomet (The Triplets of Belleville, The Illusionist) invokes memories of Buster Keaton and Jacques Tati in his first live-action film, about a mute, sweet-natured man-child whose reawakened childhood memories unleash marvellous musical fantasies.

The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema
2:30 PM 4:39 PM

A Touch of Sin

Internationally acclaimed Chinese master Jia Zhangke (The World) won the Best Screenplay prize at Cannes for this startling — and startlingly violent — modern wuxia tale of four outcasts on the margins of a rapidly changing China, who channel their underclass rage into a bloody and murderous rampage.

Ryerson Theatre
6:15 PM 8:22 PM


Master filmmaker Kiyoshi Kurosawa (Cure, Tokyo Sonata) returns with this story of a man who uses an advanced neurological technology to enter the frightening mindscape of his comatose lover.

Scotiabank 3
9:30 PM 11:12 PM

The Strange Colour of Your Body's Tears

The latest from Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani (Amer) is a sensual, blood-soaked homage to the 1970s giallo aesthetic that will keep you guessing.

Scotiabank 3
11:59 PM 1:39 AM


A mild-mannered family man with a secret taste for S&M finds himself pursued by a gang of ruthless dominatrices — each with a unique talent — in this hilarious and bizarre take on the sex comedy from Japanese comedy giant Hitoshi Matsumoto (Big Man Japan, Symbol).

Ryerson Theatre

Friday, September 13

11:00 AM 2:10 PM


In this timely and ambitious four-part dramatic series, director Sean Durkin (Martha Marcy May Marlene) and celebrated British television writer Tony Grisoni tell the tragic tale of a "sleepy little English market town" turned upside down when one of its little-liked residents turns his guns on his fellow citizens.

Ryerson Theatre
3:00 PM 4:41 PM

The Fake

The sophomore feature from provocative South Korean animator Yeon Sang-ho (The King of Pigs) is a blistering critique of organized religion, set in a rural village where a manipulative church minister schemes to defraud his flock.

Scotiabank 3
7:00 PM 8:47 PM

Thou Gild'st the Even

Turkish writer-director Onur Ünlü’s mysterious, fantastical-scatological fable follows a barber who survives a suicide attempt and finds himself falling in love, succumbing to murderous jealousy, and trying to make sense of life in a village where his neighbours are invisible, immortal or possess the ability to stop time.

Scotiabank 11
9:00 PM 10:37 PM


Acclaimed Icelandic filmmaker Ragnar Bragason (Children, Parents) directs this darkly comic drama about a grief-stricken young woman who adopts the persona — and decibel-blasting predilections — of her deceased brother.

Scotiabank 10
11:59 PM 2:05 AM

Why Don't You Play in Hell?

A renegade film crew becomes embroiled with a yakuza clan feud in this wild, perverse and blood-soaked orgy of outrageousness from cult director Sion Sono (Suicide Club).

Ryerson Theatre

Saturday, September 14

9:15 AM 11:05 AM

American Dreams in China

Shot by superstar cinematographer Christopher Doyle and dubbed "the Chinese Social Network", this epic tale of business bravado follows three friends who launch a successful online English instruction school for Chinese students — and then face lawsuits over copyright infringement.

TIFF Bell Lightbox 1
12:00 PM 1:41 PM

Can a Song Save Your Life?

Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo and Catherine Keener star in this soul-stirring music industry drama about an undiscovered young singer and a washed-up producer. These lost souls meet, see something special in the other and ultimately make beautiful music together in this latest film from Once writer-director John Carney.

Ryerson Theatre

Sunday, September 15

9:30 AM 11:14 AM


Filmmaking partners Guillaume Giovanetti and Cagla Zencirci immersed themselves in the magical world of Japanese folklore to create this intricate and delightfully amusing modern-day parable.

Scotiabank 10
12:15 PM 2:07 PM

The Wonders

Lewis Carroll meets Carol Reed in this dizzyingly funny and fantastical farce from Israeli director Avi Nesher, about a good-natured slacker who becomes embroiled in a labyrinthine conspiracy in the weird criminal-religious underbelly of Jerusalem.

Scotiabank 3
2:45 PM 4:43 PM

Cold Eyes

A high-tech police surveillance team attempts to take down a gang of ruthless bank robbers, in this sizzling South Korean action-thriller.

The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema