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Poll: Col Needham's Top 20 Toronto Picks for 2021

These are the 20 movies which Col Needham (Founder and CEO of IMDb) is most looking forward to seeing at the Toronto International Film Festival. The list is in alphabetical order as it is hard enough to pick only 20, let alone rank them! Unfortunately due to the pandemic Col Needham is unable to travel to Toronto so he will be watching virtually from home again.

The scope of the festival and the quality makes it difficult to select 20 and these are all taken from his longer TIFF Interest List which contains nearly 100 movies.

Which of Col's 20 TIFF picks are you most interested in seeing?

After voting, please discuss here.

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    Ali & Ava (2021)

    ALI and AVA, both lonely for different reasons, meet and sparks fly. Over a lunar month a deep connection begins to grow, despite the legacy of AVA's past relationship, and ALI's emotional turmoil at the breakdown of his marriage.
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    Belfast (2021)

    A young boy and his working class family experience the tumultuous late 1960s.
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    Bergman Island (2021)

    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.
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    Dear Evan Hansen (2021)

    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.
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    Dune (2021)

    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.
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    The Electrical Life of Louis Wain (2021)

    English artist Louis Wain rises to prominence at the end of the 19th century for his surreal cat paintings.
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    The Eyes of Tammy Faye (2021)

    An intimate look at the extraordinary rise, fall and redemption of televangelist Tammy Faye Bakker.
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    Encounter (2021)

    Two brothers embark on a journey with their father, who is trying to protect them from an alien threat.
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    The Forgiven (2021)

    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.
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    The Guilty (2021)

    A demoted police officer assigned to a call dispatch desk is conflicted when he receives an emergency phone call from a kidnapped woman.
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    Huda's Salon (2021)

    A woman whose visit to a hair salon turns into a nightmare when she is blackmailed by its owner.
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    Last Night in Soho (2021)

    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.
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    Maria Chapdelaine (2021)

    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 struggles to push back the forest. In a home where even physical exhaustion cannot diminish the warmth of family life, Maria finds herself faced with a deep dilemma. François Paradis, a free-spirited fur trapper and logger, promises Maria to return in spring to marry her, while Lorenzo Surprenant arrives at the farm offering a comfortable existence in an American city, and Eutrope Gagnon, a quiet and determined young farmer has staked a claim on the land next to the Chapdelaine's. Thrust into the adult world, and juggling with thoughts of land, family and love, Maria will suddenly be forced to choose her future as a woman.
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    Mothering Sunday (2021)

    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.
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    Silent Night (2021)

    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.
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    Sundown (2021)

    A wealthy man attempts to abandon his life while vacationing in Acapulco.
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    Spencer (2021)

    During her Christmas holidays with the royal family at the Sandringham estate in Norfolk, England, Diana decides to leave her marriage to Prince Charles.
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    Titane (2021)

    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.
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    The Tsugua Diaries (2021)

    Follows Crista, Carloto and João who are building an airy greenhouse for butterflies in the garden and share household routines, but they are not the only ones.
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    The Worst Person in the World (2021)

    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.

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