Toronto International Film Festival 2018: Special Presentationsby imdb-eds | last updated - 4 months ago
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1. 22 July (2018)
R | 143 min | Crime, Drama, History
A three-part story of Norway's worst terrorist attack in which over seventy people were killed. 22 July looks at the disaster itself, the survivors, Norway's political system and the lawyers who worked on this horrific case.
3. A Million Little Pieces (2018)
R | 113 min | Drama
A young drug-addled writer approaching the bottom of his descent submits to two months of agonizing detox at a treatment center in Minnesota.
6. Bao Bei Er (2018)
96 min | Drama
When a woman who was abandoned at birth because of a genetic disorder sees a child facing the same fate, she finds herself trying to persuade their parents to reconsider and goes to extreme lengths to save the child, in Liu Jie's latest.
8. Boy Erased (2018)
R | 115 min | Biography, Drama
The son of a Baptist preacher is forced to participate in a church-supported gay conversion program after being forcibly outed to his parents.
Votes: 6,372 | Gross: $6.79M
9. Burning (2018)
Not Rated | 148 min | Drama, Mystery
Jong-su bumps into a girl who used to live in the same neighborhood as him, who asks him to look after her cat while on a trip to Africa. When back, she introduces Ben, a mysterious guy she met there, who confesses his secret hobby.
Votes: 10,224 | Gross: $0.66M
12. Cold War (2018)
R | 88 min | Drama, Music, Romance
A passionate love story between two people of different backgrounds and temperaments, who are fatefully mismatched and yet condemned to each other. Set against the background of the Cold ... See full summary »
Votes: 16,174 | Gross: $0.45M
13. Colette (I) (2018)
R | 111 min | Biography, Drama, History
Colette is pushed by her husband to write novels under his name. Upon their success, she fights to make her talents known, challenging gender norms.
Votes: 7,232 | Gross: $5.14M
14. The Death and Life of John F. Donovan (2018)
123 min | Drama
A decade after the death of an American TV star, a young actor reminisces the written correspondence he shared with him, as well as the impact those letters had on both their lives.
15. Dogman (2018)
103 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Marcello, a small and gentle dog groomer, finds himself involved in a dangerous relationship of subjugation with Simone, a former violent boxer who terrorizes the entire neighborhood. In an... See full summary »
17. Duelles (2018)
97 min | Drama
When a sudden tragedy uproots the lives of two women and their families, they begin to question the relationships they once held so dear, in this psychological thriller from Olivier Masset-Depass
18. The Front Runner (2018)
R | 113 min | Biography, Drama, History
American Senator Gary Hart's presidential campaign in 1988 is derailed when he's caught in a scandalous love affair.
Votes: 1,849 | Gross: $2.00M
19. Giant Little Ones (2018)
R | 93 min | Drama
Two popular teen boys, best friends since childhood, discover their lives, families, and girlfriends dramatically upended after an unexpected incident occurs on the night of a 17th birthday party.
22. The Grizzlies (2018)
102 min | Biography, Drama
In a small Arctic town struggling with the highest suicide rate in North America, a group of Inuit students' lives are transformed when they are introduced to the sport of lacrosse.
24. Hold the Dark (2018)
TV-MA | 125 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror
After the deaths of three children suspected to be killed by wolves, writer Russell Core is hired by the parents of a missing six-year-old boy to track down and locate their son in the Alaskan wilderness.
25. Hotel Mumbai (2018)
125 min | Drama, History, Thriller
The true story of the Taj Hotel terrorist attack in Mumbai. Hotel staff risk their lives to keep everyone safe as people make unthinkable sacrifices to protect themselves and their families.
27. If Beale Street Could Talk (2018)
R | 119 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
A woman in Harlem embraces her pregnancy while she and her family struggle to prove her fiancé innocent of a crime.
Votes: 4,914 | Gross: $8.82M
28. Kûkai (2017)
129 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Taking place in the Tang Dynasty, a demon cat appears and breaks the peace of Chang'an City, causing a series of strange events. Poet Bai Letian and Monk Kukai join hands to investigate the... See full summary »
29. Kursk (2018)
PG-13 | 117 min | Action, Drama, History
The film follows the 2000 K-141 Kursk submarine disaster and the governmental negligence that followed. As the sailors fight for survival, their families desperately battle political obstacles and impossible odds to save them.
30. La chute de l'empire américain (2018)
127 min | Comedy
A shy and insecure delivery truck driver accidentally arrives on the scene of a major crime and happens to pick up two bags of cash and hides them in his truck. Though an interrogation of ... See full summary »
Votes: 276 | Gross: $2.06M
34. Mid90s (2018)
R | 85 min | Comedy, Drama
Follows Stevie, a thirteen-year-old in 1990s-era Los Angeles who spends his summer navigating between his troubled home life and a group of new friends that he meets at a Motor Avenue skate shop.
Votes: 11,097 | Gross: $7.36M
35. Monsters and Men (2018)
R | 96 min | Drama
The aftermath of a police killing of a black man, told through the eyes of the bystander who filmed the act, an African-American police officer and a high-school baseball phenom inspired to take a stand.
Votes: 804 | Gross: $0.50M
36. Mouthpiece (2018)
91 min | Drama
Cassandra, who is portrayed by the two women, expresses the opposing voices that exist inside the modern woman's head, during a 48-hour period as she tries to organize the affairs for her mother's funeral.
38. The Old Man & the Gun (2018)
PG-13 | 93 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Based on the true story of Forrest Tucker and his audacious escape from San Quentin at the age of 70 to an unprecedented string of heists that confounded authorities and enchanted the public.
Votes: 14,162 | Gross: $11.26M
44. Skin (V) (2018)
110 min | Biography, Drama
A destitute young man, raised by racist skinheads and notorious among white supremacists, turns his back on hatred and violence to transform his life, with the help of a black activist and the woman he loves.
46. Teen Spirit (2018)
92 min | Drama, Music
Violet is a shy teenager who dreams of escaping her small town and pursuing her passion to sing. With the help of an unlikely mentor, she enters a local singing competition that will test her integrity, talent and ambition. Driven by a pop-fueled soundtrack, Teen Spirit is a visceral and stylish spin on the Cinderella story.
48. Through Black Spruce (2018)
111 min | Drama
In a story told from two different perspectives, Will Bird recounts the events which led to him being in a coma, while his niece Annie recounts her attempt to help to revive him from his coma.
49. Viper Club (2018)
R | 109 min | Drama
A war correspondent gets taken hostage while on assignment, prompting his mother, impatient with the government's lack of concern, to take matters into her own hands.
Votes: 112 | Gross: $0.06M
50. Vision (I) (2018)
109 min | Drama
Frenchwoman Joan is a world traveller and chronicler. She travels, sees, experience and writes. She lands in the forest and hills near Nara, Japan and meets Satoshi. Despite the mysterious ... See full summary »
51. Vita & Virginia (2018)
110 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
It's the fascinating true story about the love affair between socialite and popular author Vita Sackville-West and literary icon Virginia Woolf.
56. White Boy Rick (2018)
R | 111 min | Crime, Drama
The story of teenager Richard Wershe Jr., who became an undercover informant for the FBI during the 1980s and was ultimately arrested for drug-trafficking and sentenced to life in prison.
Votes: 10,060 | Gross: $24.01M
57. Wildlife (2018)
PG-13 | 105 min | Drama
A teenage boy must deal with his mother's complicated response after his father temporarily abandons them to take a menial and dangerous job.
Votes: 7,336 | Gross: $1.03M
58. Werk ohne Autor (2018)
R | 188 min | Drama, History, Thriller
German artist Kurt Barnert has escaped East Germany and now lives in West Germany, but is tormented by his childhood under the Nazis and the GDR-regime.