Toronto International Film Festival: 2021 Title Guide

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Toronto International Film Festival: 2021 Title Guide

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1. Dune (2021)

PG-13 | 155 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

75 Metascore

Feature adaptation of Frank Herbert's science fiction novel, about the son of a noble family entrusted with the protection of the most valuable asset and most vital element in the galaxy.

Director: Denis Villeneuve | Stars: Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya, Oscar Isaac

Votes: 48,311

Category: SPECIAL EVENTS

2. Dear Evan Hansen (2021)

PG-13 | 137 min | Drama, Musical

39 Metascore

Film adaptation of the Tony and Grammy Award-winning musical about Evan Hansen, a high school senior with Social Anxiety disorder and his journey of self-discovery and acceptance following the suicide of a fellow classmate.

Director: Stephen Chbosky | Stars: Ben Platt, Julianne Moore, Kaitlyn Dever, Amy Adams

Votes: 2,783

Category: GALA PRESENTATIONS

3. Spencer (2021)

111 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

85 Metascore

During her Christmas holidays with the royal family at the Sandringham estate in Norfolk, England, Diana decides to leave her marriage to Prince Charles.

Director: Pablo Larraín | Stars: Kristen Stewart, Timothy Spall, Jack Nielen, Freddie Spry

Votes: 705

Category: SPECIAL EVENTS

4. The Guilty (2021)

R | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

67 Metascore

A demoted police officer assigned to a call dispatch desk is conflicted when he receives an emergency phone call from a kidnapped woman.

Director: Antoine Fuqua | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Riley Keough, Peter Sarsgaard, Christina Vidal

Votes: 5,517

Category: SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

5. The Starling (2021)

PG-13 | 102 min | Comedy, Drama

32 Metascore

After Lilly suffers a loss, a combative Starling takes nest beside her quiet home. The feisty bird taunts and attacks the grief-stricken Lilly. On her journey to expel the Starling, she rediscovers her will to live and capacity for love.

Director: Theodore Melfi | Stars: Melissa McCarthy, Chris O'Dowd, Kevin Kline, Timothy Olyphant

Votes: 2,210

Category: SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

6. The Eyes of Tammy Faye (2021)

PG-13 | 126 min | Biography, Drama, History

54 Metascore

An intimate look at the extraordinary rise, fall and redemption of televangelist Tammy Faye Bakker.

Director: Michael Showalter | Stars: Jessica Chastain, Andrew Garfield, Cherry Jones, Vincent D'Onofrio

Votes: 1,192

Category: SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

7. Last Night in Soho (2021)

116 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

67 Metascore

An aspiring fashion designer is mysteriously able to enter the 1960s where she encounters a dazzling wannabe singer. But the glamour is not all it appears to be and the dreams of the past start to crack and splinter into something darker.

Director: Edgar Wright | Stars: Anya Taylor-Joy, Thomasin McKenzie, Diana Rigg, Matt Smith

Votes: 628

Category: GALA PRESENTATIONS

8. The Power of the Dog (2021)

R | 126 min | Drama, Romance, Western

91 Metascore

Charismatic rancher Phil Burbank inspires fear and awe in those around him. When his brother brings home a new wife and her son, Phil torments them until he finds himself exposed to the possibility of love.

Director: Jane Campion | Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons, Kodi Smit-McPhee

Votes: 1,929

Category: SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

9. The Electrical Life of Louis Wain (2021)

PG-13 | 111 min | Biography, Drama, History

57 Metascore

English artist Louis Wain rises to prominence at the end of the 19th century for his surreal cat paintings.

Director: Will Sharpe | Stars: Aimee Lou Wood, Taika Waititi, Benedict Cumberbatch, Claire Foy

Votes: 132

Category: GALA PRESENTATIONS

10. Titane (2021)

R | 108 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

76 Metascore

Following a series of unexplained crimes, a father is reunited with the son who has been missing for 10 years. Titane : A metal highly resistant to heat and corrosion, with high tensile strength alloys.

Director: Julia Ducournau | Stars: Vincent Lindon, Agathe Rousselle, Garance Marillier, Laïs Salameh

Votes: 2,478

Category: MIDNIGHT MADNESS

11. The Mad Women's Ball (2021)

122 min | Drama, Thriller

72 Metascore

A woman who is unfairly institutionalized at Paris asylum plots to escape with the help of one of its nurses. Based on the novel 'Le bal des folles' by Victoria Mas.

Director: Mélanie Laurent | Stars: Lou de Laâge, Mélanie Laurent, Emmanuelle Bercot, Benjamin Voisin

Votes: 971

Category: GALA PRESENTATIONS

12. Belfast (2021)

98 min | Drama

75 Metascore

A young boy and his working class family experience the tumultuous late 1960s.

Director: Kenneth Branagh | Stars: Jamie Dornan, Caitriona Balfe, Ciarán Hinds, Judi Dench

Votes: 170

Category: GALA PRESENTATIONS

13. I'm Your Man (2021)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi

77 Metascore

In order to obtain research funds for her studies, a scientist accepts an offer to participate in an extraordinary experiment: for three weeks, she is to live with a humanoid robot, created to make her happy.

Director: Maria Schrader | Stars: Maren Eggert, Dan Stevens, Sandra Hüller, Hans Löw

Votes: 731

Category: SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

14. The Humans (2021)

R | 108 min | Drama

78 Metascore

Set inside a pre-war duplex in downtown Manhattan, The Humans follows the course of an evening in which the Blake family gathers to celebrate Thanksgiving. As darkness falls outside the ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Karam | Stars: Beanie Feldstein, Steven Yeun, Amy Schumer, Richard Jenkins

Votes: 85

Category: SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

15. The Worst Person in the World (2021)

127 min | Comedy, Drama

88 Metascore

It chronicles four years in the life of Julie, a young woman who navigates the troubled waters of her love life and struggles to find her career path, leading her to take a realistic look at who she really is.

Director: Joachim Trier | Stars: Renate Reinsve, Anders Danielsen Lie, Maria Grazia Di Meo, Herbert Nordrum

Votes: 484

Category: GALA PRESENTATIONS

16. Silent Night (2021)

92 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror

52 Metascore

Nell, Simon, and their boy Art are ready to welcome friends and family for what promises to be a perfect Christmas gathering. Perfect except for one thing: everyone is going to die.

Director: Camille Griffin | Stars: Annabelle Wallis, Matthew Goode, Keira Knightley, Kirby Howell-Baptiste

Votes: 52

Category: GALA PRESENTATIONS

17. Drive My Car (2021)

179 min | Drama

89 Metascore

Nishijima Hidetoshi is a stage actor and director happily married to his playwright wife. Then one day she disappears.

Director: Ryûsuke Hamaguchi | Stars: Hidetoshi Nishijima, Tôko Miura, Reika Kirishima, Yoo-rim Park

Votes: 730

Category: SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

18. Mothering Sunday (2021)

R | 110 min | Drama

69 Metascore

A maid living in post-World War I England secretly plans to meet with the man she loves before he leaves to marry another woman.

Director: Eva Husson | Stars: Olivia Colman, Josh O'Connor, Colin Firth, Odessa Young

Votes: 114

Category: SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

19. Wolf (II) (2021)

98 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

A high-concept arthouse drama about a boy who believes he is a wolf.

Director: Nathalie Biancheri | Stars: George MacKay, Lily-Rose Depp, Paddy Considine, Martin McCann

Votes: 39

Category: SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

20. Bergman Island (2021)

R | 112 min | Drama

79 Metascore

A couple retreat to the island that inspired Ingmar Bergman to write screenplays for their upcoming films when the lines between reality and fiction start to blur.

Director: Mia Hansen-Løve | Stars: Tim Roth, Mia Wasikowska, Vicky Krieps, Anders Danielsen Lie

Votes: 416

Category: GALA PRESENTATIONS

21. The Rescue (2021)

114 min | Documentary, Drama

Follows the story of the Wild Boars youth soccer team who got trapped and their dramatic 2018 rescue.

Directors: Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi | Stars: Thanet Natisri, Jim Warny, Mikko Paasi, John Volanthen

Votes: 50

Category: TIFF DOCS

22. The Forgiven (III) (2021)

117 min | Drama

67 Metascore

The Forgiven takes place over a weekend in the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco, and explores the reverberations of a random accident on the lives of both the local Muslims, and Western visitors to a house party in a grand villa.

Director: John Michael McDonagh | Stars: Jessica Chastain, Abbey Lee, Caleb Landry Jones, Ralph Fiennes

Votes: 54

Category: GALA PRESENTATIONS

23. Encounter (III) (2021)

R | 108 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

61 Metascore

Two brothers embark on a journey with their father, who is trying to protect them from an alien threat.

Director: Michael Pearce | Stars: Janina Gavankar, Rory Cochrane, Octavia Spencer, Riz Ahmed

Votes: 86

Category: SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

24. Dashcam (2021)

77 min | Horror

45 Metascore

It is based on a musician who exaggerates her own polarizing online persona and depressed by her pandemic lifestyle in Los Angeles, she breaks quarantine for London, England, and the hospitality of a former band mate.

Director: Rob Savage | Stars: Seylan Baxter, Amar Chadha-Patel, Angela Enahoro, Annie Hardy

Votes: 51

Category: MIDNIGHT MADNESS

25. Petite Maman (2021)

72 min | Drama, Fantasy

94 Metascore

Nelly has just lost her grandmother and is helping her parents clean out her mother's childhood home. She explores the house and the surrounding woods. One day she meets a girl her same age building a treehouse.

Director: Céline Sciamma | Stars: Joséphine Sanz, Gabrielle Sanz, Nina Meurisse, Stéphane Varupenne

Votes: 711

Category: SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

26. A Hero (2021)

127 min | Drama, Thriller

Rahim is in prison because of a debt he was unable to repay. During a two-day leave, he tries to convince his creditor to withdraw his complaint against the payment of part of the sum. But things don't go as planned .

Director: Asghar Farhadi | Stars: Amir Jadidi, Mohsen Tanabandeh, Fereshteh Sadre Orafaiy, Sarina Farhadi

Category: SPECIAL EVENTS

27. The Survivor (2021)

129 min | Biography

68 Metascore

Post World War II, Harry Haft is a boxer who fought fellow prisoners in the concentration camps to survive. Haunted by memories and guilt, he attempts to use high-profile fights against ... See full summary »

Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Billy Magnussen, Vicky Krieps, Peter Sarsgaard, John Leguizamo

Votes: 42

Category: GALA PRESENTATIONS

28. France (2021)

133 min | Comedy, Drama

51 Metascore

A celebrity journalist, juggling her busy career and personal life, has her life over-turned by a freak car accident.

Director: Bruno Dumont | Stars: Léa Seydoux, Blanche Gardin, Benjamin Biolay, Emanuele Arioli

Votes: 327

Category: SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

29. Memoria (I) (2021)

136 min | Drama

89 Metascore

A woman from Scotland, while traveling in Colombia, begins to notice strange sounds. Soon she begins to think about their appearance.

Director: Apichatpong Weerasethakul | Stars: Tilda Swinton, Elkin Díaz, Jeanne Balibar, Juan Pablo Urrego

Votes: 324

Category: SPECIAL EVENTS

30. Benediction (2021)

137 min | Biography, Drama, War

75 Metascore

The story of English poet, writer and soldier Siegfried Sassoon.

Director: Terence Davies | Stars: Kate Phillips, Geraldine James, Anton Lesser, Peter Capaldi

Votes: 58

Category: SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

31. Flee (2021)

83 min | Documentary, Animation

88 Metascore

FLEE tells the extraordinary true story of a man, Amin, on the verge of marriage which compels him to reveal his hidden past for the first time.

Director: Jonas Poher Rasmussen | Stars: Daniel Karimyar, Fardin Mijdzadeh, Milad Eskandari, Belal Faiz

Votes: 564

Category: TIFF DOCS

32. The Story of My Wife (2021)

169 min | Drama, Romance

40 Metascore

Jacob Störr, a sea captain, makes a bet in a café with a friend, to marry the first woman who enters the place. And in walks Lizzy.

Director: Ildikó Enyedi | Stars: Léa Seydoux, Gijs Naber, Louis Garrel, Sergio Rubini

Votes: 242

Category: SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

33. Official Competition (2021)

114 min | Comedy, Drama

74 Metascore

A wealthy businessman hires a famous filmmaker to help make a smash hit film.

Directors: Mariano Cohn, Gastón Duprat | Stars: Penélope Cruz, Antonio Banderas, Oscar Martínez, Nagore Aramburu

Votes: 150

Category: SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

34. The Good House (2021)

114 min | Comedy, Drama

62 Metascore

Life for New England realtor Hildy Good begins to unravel when she hooks up with an old flame of hers from New York. Based on Ann Leary's 'The Good House.'

Directors: Maya Forbes, Wallace Wolodarsky | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Kevin Kline, Morena Baccarin, Rob Delaney

Votes: 30

Category: GALA PRESENTATIONS

35. Colin in Black & White (2021)

30 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

This drama series from Colin Kaepernick and Ava DuVernay explores Kaepernick's high school years and the experiences that led him to become an activist.

Stars: Colin Kaepernick, Jaden Michael, Gabriel Womack, Amarr

Votes: 57

Categories: PRIMETIME and TIFF NEXT WAVE

36. Violet (II) (2021)

R | 92 min | Drama

60 Metascore

Violet realizes that her entire life is built on fear-based decisions, and must do everything differently to become her true self.

Director: Justine Bateman | Stars: Olivia Munn, Luke Bracey, Justin Theroux, Dennis Boutsikaris

Votes: 88

Category: SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

37. Hellbound (2021– )

TV-MA | 150 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

People hear predictions on when they will die. When that time comes, a death angel appears in front of them and kills them.

Stars: Yoo Ah-in, Kim Hyun-joo, Jeong Min Park, Jin-ah Won

Category: PRIMETIME

38. Murina (2021)

92 min | Drama

A teenage girl decides to replace her controlling father with his wealthy foreign friend during a weekend trip to the Adriatic Sea.

Director: Antoneta Alamat Kusijanovic | Stars: Gracija Filipovic, Danica Curcic, Leon Lucev, Cliff Curtis

Votes: 235

Categories: CONTEMPORARY WORLD CINEMA and TIFF NEXT WAVE

39. Compartment Number 6 (2021)

107 min | Drama

76 Metascore

As a train weaves its way up to the arctic circle, two strangers share a journey that will change their perspective on life.

Director: Juho Kuosmanen | Stars: Yuriy Borisov, Seidi Haarla, Yuliya Aug, Polina Aug

Votes: 273

Category: CONTEMPORARY WORLD CINEMA

40. One Second (2020)

104 min | Drama, History

A movie fan in a remote farmland strikes a relationship with a homeless female vagabond.

Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: Yi Zhang, Haocun Liu, Wei Fan, Xiaochuan Li

Votes: 762

Category: GALA PRESENTATIONS

41. Jagged (2021)

99 min | Documentary

Documentary centers on the life and work of Canadian singer-songwriter Alanis Morissette.

Director: Alison Klayman | Star: Alanis Morissette

Votes: 29

Category: GALA PRESENTATIONS

42. The Middle Man (2021)

95 min | Drama

Frank Farrelli takes on the job as a middle man in the God-forsaken town of Karmack, USA, a community in a depression so deep that they need a middle man to professionally communicate more of the bad news.

Director: Bent Hamer | Stars: Don McKellar, Kenneth Welsh, Nina Andresen Borud, Nicolas Bro

Votes: 37

Category: SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

43. Scarborough (2021)

136 min | Drama

Three children become friends while living in a low-income neighborhood.

Directors: Shasha Nakhai, Rich Williamson | Stars: Liam Diaz, Essence Fox, Anna Claire Beitel, Felix Jedi Ingram Isaac

Votes: 32

Categories: DISCOVERY and TIFF NEXT WAVE

44. Întregalde (2021)

104 min | Drama

A group of people on a humanitarian mission arrive in a remote area of Transylvania to offer the inhabitants various goods. Apart from a few quarrels and conflicts between the group members... See full summary »

Director: Radu Muntean | Stars: Maria Popistasu, Ilona Brezoianu, Alex Bogdan, Luca Sabin

Votes: 163

Category: CONTEMPORARY WORLD CINEMA

45. Yuni (2021)

95 min | Drama

Yuni is an Indonesian teenage girl who realizes that when her dreams get bigger, the world around her gets smaller. She is about to finish high school and have a big dreams, she thinks ... See full summary »

Director: Kamila Andini | Stars: Arawinda Kirana, Asmara Abigail, Sekar Sari, Marissa Anita

Votes: 21

Category: PLATFORM

46. Maria Chapdelaine (2021)

158 min | Drama

Maria Chapdelaine, a young woman of 16, lives with her family on land they are clearing near the Péribonka River in rural Québec in early 1900. True pioneers, the Chapdelaine family ... See full summary »

Director: Sébastien Pilote | Stars: Sara Montpetit, Sébastien Ricard, Hélène Florent, Antoine Olivier Pilon

Votes: 25

Category: CONTEMPORARY WORLD CINEMA

47. Lakewood (2021)

84 min | Thriller