Toronto International Film Festival 2019: Contemporary World Cinemaby imdb-eds | last updated - 1 month ago
1. Bacurau (2019)
131 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery
After the death of her grandmother, Teresa comes home to her matriarchal village in a near-future Brazil to find a succession of sinister events that mobilizes all of its residents.
2. Castle in the Ground (2019)
105 min | Drama
A teenager after the untimely death of his mother, befriends his charismatic but troubled next-door neighbor and becomes embroiled in a world of addiction and violence just as the opioid epidemic takes hold of their small town.
3. You Will Die at 20 (2019)
103 min | Drama
Shortly after Muzamil was born, the village's holy man predicts that he will die at age 20. Muzamil's father can't stand the curse and leaves home. Sakina raises her son as a single mother, overly protective. One day, Muzamil turns 19.
6. Blow the Man Down (2019)
90 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery
While grieving for the loss of their mother, the Connolly Sisters suddenly find they have a crime to cover up, leading them deep into the underbelly of their salty Maine fishing village.
7. Instinct (III) (2019)
108 min | Drama
In spite of her expertise and experience, a seasoned psychologist is completely infatuated by the sex offender she is treating in a penal institution.
8. Tammy's Always Dying (2019)
85 min | Drama
On the 29th of every month, when the welfare runs out, Catherine talks her alcoholic mother off of the same bridge. Literally. Catherine, a connoisseur of bad decisions, dreams of being ... See full summary »
10. Atlantics (2019)
104 min | Drama
In a popular suburb of Dakar, workers on the construction site of a futuristic tower, without pay for months, decide to leave the country by the ocean for a better future. Among them is Suleiman, the lover of Ada, promised to another.
12. Beanpole (2019)
130 min | Drama
1945, Leningrad. WWII has devastated the city, demolishing its buildings and leaving its citizens in tatters, physically and mentally. Two young women search for meaning and hope in the struggle to rebuild their lives amongst the ruins.
13. A White, White Day (2019)
109 min | Drama
In a remote Icelandic town, an off duty police chief begins to suspect a local man for having had an affair with his wife, who recently died in a car accident. Gradually his obsession for ... See full summary »
14. Les Misérables (2019)
R | 102 min | Drama
Stéphane joined the Anti-Crime Brigade of Montfermeil, in the 93. He meets his new teammates, Chris and Gwada, and discovers the tensions between the different groups of the district.
16. The Perfect Candidate (2019)
101 min | Drama
A determined young Saudi doctor's surprise run for office in the local city elections sweeps up her family and community as they struggle to accept their town's first female candidate.
17. Spider (2019)
105 min | Thriller
Three friends are part of an opposition group in the chaotic Chile of the early 70's and together commit a political crime that changes the history of the country and incidentally involves them in a betrayal that separates them forever.
20. Corpus Christi (I) (2019)
115 min | Drama
"Corpus Christi" is the story of a 20-year-old Daniel who experiences a spiritual transformation in a Youth Detention Center. The crime he commits prevents him from applying to the seminary... See full summary »
24. The Last Porno Show (2019)
90 min | Drama
Wayne, a struggling method actor, inherits the city's last porno cinema from his estranged father Al. Seeing this as an unconventional opportunity to reconcile their relationship, Wayne ... See full summary »
25. The County (2019)
92 min | Comedy, Drama
A widowed farmer begins a new life on her own terms by fighting against corruption and injustice in her community.
26. Dogs Don't Wear Pants (2019)
105 min | Drama
Juha has lost his wife in a drowning accident. Years after he still feels numb and unable to connect with people. Meeting Mona, a dominatrix, changes everything.
29. The Weeping Woman (2019)
97 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
With the words "If you cry, I'll kill you" ringing in their ears, Alma and her sons are murdered in Guatemala's armed conflict. Thirty years later, a criminal case is brought against ... See full summary »
30. And the Birds Rained Down (2019)
127 min | Drama
Three elderly hermits live in the woods. While wildfires threaten the region, their quiet life is about to be shaken by the arrival of two women - A story of intertwined destinies, where love can happen at any age.
32. 37 Seconds (2019)
115 min | Drama
Yuma is a young Japanese woman who suffers from cerebral palsy. Torn between her obligations towards her family and her dream to become a manga artist, she struggles to lead a self-determined life.
33. Resin (2019)
92 min | Thriller
The dangerous paranoia lurking beneath the seemingly idyllic existence of a family of hermits living on a remote island begins to come to the fore when their daughter starts to question her parents' worldview.
34. Antigone (I) (2019)
109 min | Drama
Antigone by Sophie Deraspe is a modern adaptation of the classic Greek tragedy which falls within a social realism. To the law of men, the young Antigone apposes her own sets of values.
36. Bombay Rose (2019)
93 min | Animation, Drama, Romance
BOMBAY ROSE is a beautiful hand-painted animation created by award winning animator Gitanjali Rao. A romance set on the streets of Bombay we witness Kamala and Salim's quest for love in this chaotic and beautiful city.
37. Flatland (2019)
117 min | Adventure, Western
A contemporary Western, a journey of self-discovery for three different but equally trapped women. A portrait of femininity against a hostile land, questioning what it means to be a woman today in South Africa and the world at large.
39. Maria's Paradise (2019)
110 min | Drama, Thriller
The orphan Salome is the servant and devout follower of Maria Åkerblom, a charismatic sect leader. But as Salome befriends a rebellious outsider and starts to have doubts, Maria turns dangerous.
40. The Long Walk (2019)
116 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
An old Laotian hermit discovers that the ghost of a road accident victim can transport him back in time fifty years to the moment of his mother's painful death.
42. The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open (2019)
105 min | Drama
After a chance encounter on the street, a woman tries to encourage a pregnant domestic abuse victim to seek help.
44. A Girl Missing (2019)
111 min | Drama
Ichiko is a care-giver and a nurse. She provide home-care to the Oishos' elderly woman and is almost considered part of the family as she visits and performs her tasks routinely. What is ... See full summary »
45. Adam (IV) (2019)
98 min | Drama
Abla runs a modest local bakery from her home in Casablanca where she lives alone with her 8-year-old daughter, Warda. When Samia, a young pregnant woman knocks on their door, Abla is far from imagining that her life will change forever.
47. Made in Bangladesh (2019)
95 min | Drama
Shimu fled her village as a child when her stepmother threatened to marry her off to a middle-aged man. Now 23 and living in the capital, she works grueling hours for paltry sums at a textile factory while her husband searches for work.
48. The Father (2019)
87 min | Drama
Vasil has just lost his long-time partner in life, his wife Valentina. When a woman at her funeral proclaims that the dead woman called her cell phone, Vasil seeks out the help of a ... See full summary »
49. Three Summers (2019)
94 min | Comedy, Drama
Over a trio of summers, a caretaker for luxury condominiums relies on her resourcefulness and her eye for opportunity to take advantage of whatever comes her way as her employers are caught in major corruption scandals.
50. Red Fields (2019)
90 min | Drama, Musical
This is the story of Mami, a young woman who was born and raised in a small impoverished town down south. She works at the snack bar at the local gas station and is in love with Nissim, her... See full summary »