Toronto International Film Festival 2019: Special Presentations

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1. Parasite (2019)

132 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller

8.6
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89 Metascore

All unemployed, Ki-taek's family takes peculiar interest in the wealthy and glamorous Parks for their livelihood until they get entangled in an unexpected incident.

Director: Joon-ho Bong | Stars: Kang-ho Song, Sun-kyun Lee, Yeo-jeong Jo, Woo-sik Choi

Votes: 16,996

2. Dolemite Is My Name (2019)

R | 118 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama | Completed

When Hollywood shuts him out, multi-talented Rudy Ray Moore strikes out on his own to make the blaxploitation film Dolemite (1975).

Director: Craig Brewer | Stars: Eddie Murphy, London Worthy, Wesley Snipes, Keegan-Michael Key

3. Pain and Glory (2019)

R | 113 min | Drama

7.8
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81 Metascore

A film director reflects on the choices he's made in life as past and present come crashing down around him.

Director: Pedro Almodóvar | Stars: Antonio Banderas, Asier Etxeandia, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Nora Navas

Votes: 8,234

4. The Lighthouse (2019)

R | 110 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

8.0
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91 Metascore

The story of two lighthouse keepers on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s.

Director: Robert Eggers | Stars: Willem Dafoe, Robert Pattinson, Valeriia Karaman

Votes: 659

5. Honey Boy (2019)

R | 93 min | Drama

6.1
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64 Metascore

From a screenplay by Shia LaBeouf, based on his own experiences, filmmaker Alma Har'el brings to life a young actor's stormy childhood and early adult years as he struggles to reconcile with his father and deal with his mental health.

Director: Alma Har'el | Stars: Shia LaBeouf, Lucas Hedges, Noah Jupe, Byron Bowers

Votes: 318

6. Jojo Rabbit (2019)

PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, War | Completed

A young boy in Hitler's army finds out his mother is hiding a Jewish girl in their home.

Director: Taika Waititi | Stars: Roman Griffin Davis, Thomasin McKenzie, Taika Waititi, Sam Rockwell

7. Knives Out (2019)

130 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama | Post-production

A detective investigates the death of a patriarch of an eccentric, combative family.

Director: Rian Johnson | Stars: Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Daniel Craig, Toni Collette

8. Weathering with You (2019)

111 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy

7.8
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A high-school boy who has run away to Tokyo befriends a girl who appears to be able to manipulate the weather.

Director: Makoto Shinkai | Stars: Kotaro Daigo, Nana Mori, Chieko Baishô, Kana Hanazawa

Votes: 654

9. Judy (II) (2019)

PG-13 | 118 min | Biography, Drama, History | Completed

Legendary performer Judy Garland arrives in London in the winter of 1968 to perform a series of sold-out concerts.

Director: Rupert Goold | Stars: Renée Zellweger, Jessie Buckley, Rufus Sewell, Michael Gambon

10. The Report (I) (2019)

R | 118 min | Drama

7.5
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79 Metascore

In the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, CIA agents begin using extreme interrogation tactics on those they think were behind it.

Director: Scott Z. Burns | Stars: Adam Driver, Corey Stoll, Evander Duck Jr., Jon Hamm

Votes: 274

11. Uncut Gems (2019)

135 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama | Post-production

Set in the diamond district of New York City, Howard Ratner, a jewelry store owner and dealer to the rich and famous, must find a way to pay his debts when his merchandise is taken from one of his top sellers and girlfriend.

Directors: Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie | Stars: Adam Sandler, Julia Fox, Kevin Garnett, The Weeknd

12. The Laundromat (I) (2019)

R | 96 min | Drama

A widow investigates an insurance fraud, tracing worldwide leads to the mysterious Panama City-based financial network of lawyers Jürgen Mossack and Ramón Fonseca.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: Meryl Streep, James Cromwell, Antonio Banderas, Gary Oldman

13. Motherless Brooklyn (2019)

R | 144 min | Crime, Drama | Completed

Set against the backdrop of 1950s New York, Motherless Brooklyn follows Lionel Essrog, a lonely private detective afflicted with Tourette's Syndrome, as he ventures to solve the murder of his mentor and only friend, Frank Minna.

Director: Edward Norton | Stars: Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Willem Dafoe, Ethan Suplee

14. Marriage Story (2019)

R | 136 min | Comedy, Drama | Completed

A stage director and his actor wife struggle through a grueling, coast-to-coast divorce that pushes them to their personal and creative extremes.

Director: Noah Baumbach | Stars: Scarlett Johansson, Laura Dern, Merritt Wever, Adam Driver

15. Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019)

119 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.5
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95 Metascore

On an isolated island in Brittany at the end of the eighteenth century, a female painter is obliged to paint a wedding portrait of a young woman.

Director: Céline Sciamma | Stars: Noémie Merlant, Adèle Haenel, Luàna Bajrami, Valeria Golino

Votes: 542

16. Endings, Beginnings (2019)

110 min | Drama | Post-production

A 30-something woman navigating through love and heartbreak over the course of one year. During that time, she will unlock the secrets to her life in a sudden turn of events and in the most surprising of places.

Director: Drake Doremus | Stars: Shailene Woodley, Jamie Dornan, Sebastian Stan, Matthew Gray Gubler

17. The Personal History of David Copperfield (2019)

116 min | Comedy, Drama | Completed

Based on the novel by Charles Dickens.

Director: Armando Iannucci | Stars: Tilda Swinton, Gwendoline Christie, Ben Whishaw, Dev Patel

18. The Friend (I) (2019)

124 min | Drama | Post-production

After learning that his terminally ill wife has six months to live, a man welcomes the support of his best friend who moves into their home to help out. His impact on the whole family is much greater than anyone could have imagined.

Director: Gabriela Cowperthwaite | Stars: Dakota Johnson, Casey Affleck, Gwendoline Christie, Jason Segel

19. Heroic Losers (2019)

116 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

8.0
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Based on the book from Eduardo Sacheri "The Night of the Heroic Losers" (Alfaguara Novel Prize 2016). In a far-flung town in the province of Buenos Aires, many things are about to die out. ... See full summary »

Director: Sebastián Borensztein | Stars: Ricardo Darín, Luis Brandoni, Chino Darín, Verónica Llinás

Votes: 257

20. Frankie (I) (2019)

98 min | Drama

5.5
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54 Metascore

Three generations grappling with a life-changing experience during one day of a vacation in Sintra, Portugal, a historic town known for its dense gardens and fairy-tale villas and palaces.

Director: Ira Sachs | Stars: Marisa Tomei, Greg Kinnear, Brendan Gleeson, Isabelle Huppert

Votes: 90

21. Bad Education (2019)

103 min | Comedy, Drama | Post-production

The unfolding of the single largest public school embezzlement scandal in history.

Director: Cory Finley | Stars: Hugh Jackman, Allison Janney, Alex Wolff, Kathrine Narducci

22. How to Build a Girl (2019)

102 min | Comedy | Post-production

The novel charts the journey of teenager Johanna Morrigan, who reinvents herself as Dolly Wilde: fast-talking, lady sex-adventurer, moves to London, and gets a job as music critic in the ... See full summary »

Director: Coky Giedroyc | Stars: Emma Thompson, Jameela Jamil, Beanie Feldstein, Chris O'Dowd

23. Greed (2019)

Comedy, Drama | Post-production

Satire about the world of the super-rich.

Director: Michael Winterbottom | Stars: Asa Butterfield, Isla Fisher, Sophie Cookson, Steve Coogan

24. The Painted Bird (2019)

169 min | Drama, War | Completed

A young Jewish boy somewhere in Eastern Europe seeks refuge during World War II where he encounters many different characters.

Director: Václav Marhoul | Stars: Stellan Skarsgård, Harvey Keitel, Barry Pepper, Julian Sands

25. The Two Popes (2019)

PG-13 | 125 min | Drama | Completed

Explores the relationship and opposing visions between two of the most powerful leaders in the Catholic Church, both of whom must address their own pasts and the demands of the modern world in order to move the church forward.

Director: Fernando Meirelles | Stars: Jonathan Pryce, Anthony Hopkins, Juan Minujín, Sidney Cole

26. I Am Woman (2019)

Biography, Drama | Post-production

The story of 1970s musician and activist Helen Reddy.

Director: Unjoo Moon | Stars: Evan Peters, Matty Cardarople, Danielle Macdonald, Tilda Cobham-Hervey

27. Ema (2019)

102 min | Drama | Post-production

A couple deals with the aftermath of an adoption that goes awry as their household falls apart.

Director: Pablo Larraín | Stars: Santiago Cabrera, Gael García Bernal, Giannina Fruttero, Mariana Di Girolamo

28. A Herdade (2019)

166 min | Drama | Completed

The chronicle of a Portuguese family that owns one of the largest estates in Europe, on the south bank of the River Tagus. The Domain delves deeply into the secrets of their homestead, ... See full summary »

Director: Tiago Guedes | Stars: Albano Jerónimo, Sandra Faleiro, Miguel Borges, Ana Vilela da Costa

29. While at War (2019)

107 min | Drama, History, War

Salamanca, Spain, 1936. Celebrated writer Miguel de Unamuno supports the military rebellion hoping it will solve the chaotic situation in the country. Meanwhile, General Franco adds his ... See full summary »

Director: Alejandro Amenábar | Stars: Karra Elejalde, Eduard Fernández, Santi Prego, Luis Bermejo

30. La belle époque (2019)

110 min | Comedy, Drama

8.1
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A couple in crisis. He, disillusioned, sees his life upset the day an entrepreneur offers him to plunge back into the time of his choice.

Director: Nicolas Bedos | Stars: Daniel Auteuil, Guillaume Canet, Doria Tillier, Fanny Ardant

Votes: 83

31. The Other Lamb (2019)

Drama, Horror | Post-production

Plot unknown.

Director: Malgorzata Szumowska | Stars: Michiel Huisman, Raffey Cassidy, Denise Gough, Eve Connolly

32. Hope Gap (2019)

100 min | Drama, Romance

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A couple's visit with their son takes a dramatic turn when the father tells him he plans on leaving his mother.

Director: William Nicholson | Stars: Bill Nighy, Annette Bening, Josh O'Connor, Aiysha Hart

33. Guest of Honour (2019)

105 min | Drama | Post-production

A man's daughter a high school teacher who is accused of abusing her position of authority with a student. When Veronica rebuffs Jim's attempts to secure her early release, Jim begins to ... See full summary »

Director: Atom Egoyan | Stars: David Thewlis, Luke Wilson, Rossif Sutherland, Sima Fisher

34. Military Wives (2019)

Drama | Post-production

Inspired by global phenomenon of military wives choirs, the story celebrates a band of misfit women who form a choir on a military base. As unexpected bonds of friendship flourish, music ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Cattaneo | Stars: Kristin Scott Thomas, Sharon Horgan, Amy James-Kelly, Davina Sitaram

35. Saturday Fiction (2019)

126 min | Drama, History | Post-production

Yu Jin is working undercover gathering intelligence for the Allies.

Director: Ye Lou | Stars: Li Gong, Tom Wlaschiha, Mark Chao, Pascal Greggory

37. Coming Home Again (2019)

86 min | Drama

A Korean American man takes care of his sick mother as she teaches him her traditional recipes.

Director: Wayne Wang | Stars: Justin Chon, Jackie Chung, Christina July Kim

38. No.7 Cherry Lane (2019)

125 min | Animation

An English literature student living in 1960s Hong Kong finds himself caught in a love triangle with the woman he is tutoring and her mother.

Director: Yonfan




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