TIFF 2017: Gala Presentations

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1. 55 Steps (2017)

PG-13 | 115 min | Biography, Drama

7.0
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When patients' rights lawyer Colette Hughes goes to meet her new client, Eleanor Riese, a patient in the psychiatric unit of a San Francisco hospital, she has no idea that besides taking on... See full summary »

Director: Bille August | Stars: Helena Bonham Carter, Hilary Swank, Jeffrey Tambor, Johan Heldenbergh

Votes: 123

2. Borg vs McEnroe (2017)

R | 107 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.0
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63 Metascore

The story of the 1980s tennis rivalry between the placid Björn Borg and the volatile John McEnroe.

Director: Janus Metz | Stars: Sverrir Gudnason, Shia LaBeouf, Stellan Skarsgård, Tuva Novotny

Votes: 12,360 | Gross: $0.23M

3. Breathe (I) (2017)

PG-13 | 118 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.1
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51 Metascore

The inspiring true love story of Robin and Diana Cavendish, an adventurous couple who refuse to give up in the face of a devastating disease. Their heartwarming celebration of human possibility marks the directorial debut of Andy Serkis.

Director: Andy Serkis | Stars: Andrew Garfield, Claire Foy, Hugh Bonneville, Ed Speleers

Votes: 10,225 | Gross: $0.49M

4. C'est la vie! (I) (2017)

117 min | Comedy

7.0
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A hectic wedding party held in an 17th century French palace comes together with the help of the behind-the-scenes staff.

Directors: Olivier Nakache, Éric Toledano | Stars: Jean-Pierre Bacri, Jean-Paul Rouve, Gilles Lellouche, Vincent Macaigne

Votes: 4,316

5. Chappaquiddick (2017)

PG-13 | 106 min | Drama, History, Thriller

6.8
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67 Metascore

Depicting Ted Kennedy's involvement in the fatal 1969 car accident that claims the life of a young campaign strategist, Mary Jo Kopechne.

Director: John Curran | Stars: Jason Clarke, Ed Helms, Jim Gaffigan, Kate Mara

Votes: 2,595 | Gross: $17.22M

6. Darkest Hour (2017)

PG-13 | 125 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.4
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75 Metascore

In May 1940, the fate of Western Europe hangs on British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Adolf Hitler, or fight on knowing that it could mean a humiliating defeat for Britain and its empire.

Director: Joe Wright | Stars: Gary Oldman, Lily James, Kristin Scott Thomas, Ben Mendelsohn

Votes: 97,482 | Gross: $56.44M

7. Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool (2017)

R | 105 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.8
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65 Metascore

A romance sparks between a young actor and a Hollywood leading lady.

Director: Paul McGuigan | Stars: Annette Bening, Jamie Bell, Kenneth Cranham, Julie Walters

Votes: 3,377 | Gross: $1.03M

8. Hochelaga, Terre des Âmes (2017)

100 min | History

6.6
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Mohawk archaeologist Baptiste Asigny engages in a search for his ancestors following a tragic terrain slump in the Percival Molson Stadium.

Director: François Girard | Stars: Samian, Raoul Max Trujillo, Vincent Perez, Siân Phillips

Votes: 152

9. Kings (2017)

R | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

4.8
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34 Metascore

The life of a foster family in South Central Los Angeles, a few weeks before the city erupts in violence following the verdict of the Rodney King trial.

Director: Deniz Gamze Ergüven | Stars: Halle Berry, Daniel Craig, Lamar Johnson, Kaalan Walker

Votes: 428 | Gross: $0.27M

10. The Leisure Seeker (2017)

R | 112 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.6
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45 Metascore

A runaway couple go on an unforgettable journey in the faithful old RV they call The Leisure Seeker.

Director: Paolo Virzì | Stars: Helen Mirren, Donald Sutherland, Christian McKay, Janel Moloney

Votes: 2,058 | Gross: $3.15M

11. Long Time Running (2017)

97 min | Documentary, Music

8.2
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After frontman Gord Downie is diagnosed with brain cancer, Canadian rock band The Tragically Hip goes on a cross-country tour that ends with a nationally televised concert.

Directors: Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier | Stars: Gord Downie, Paul Langlois, Gord Sinclair, Bobby Baker

Votes: 239

12. Mary Shelley (2017)

PG-13 | 120 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.5
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49 Metascore

The love affair between poet Percy Shelley and 18 year old Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, which resulted in Mary Shelley writing Frankenstein.

Director: Haifaa Al-Mansour | Stars: Ben Hardy, Elle Fanning, Maisie Williams, Douglas Booth

Votes: 494

13. Mercy (I) (2017)

R | 103 min | Drama, Romance

5.4
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The daughter of a man on death row falls in love with a woman on the opposing side of her family's political cause.

Director: Tali Shalom-Ezer | Stars: Kate Mara, Ellen Page, Brian Geraghty, Elias Koteas

Votes: 189

14. The Mountain Between Us (2017)

PG-13 | 112 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.4
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48 Metascore

Stranded after a tragic plane crash, two strangers must forge a connection to survive the extreme elements of a remote snow-covered mountain. When they realize help is not coming, they embark on a perilous journey across the wilderness.

Director: Hany Abu-Assad | Stars: Idris Elba, Kate Winslet, Beau Bridges, Dermot Mulroney

Votes: 41,133 | Gross: $30.35M

15. Mudbound (2017)

R | 134 min | Drama, War

7.5
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85 Metascore

Two men return home from World War II to work on a farm in rural Mississippi, where they struggle to deal with racism and adjusting to life after war.

Director: Dee Rees | Stars: Carey Mulligan, Jason Clarke, Garrett Hedlund, Jonathan Banks

Votes: 25,872

16. Stronger (I) (2017)

R | 119 min | Biography, Drama

7.0
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76 Metascore

Stronger is the inspiring real life story of Jeff Bauman, an ordinary man who captured the hearts of his city and the world to become a symbol of hope after surviving the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.

Director: David Gordon Green | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Tatiana Maslany, Miranda Richardson, Richard Lane Jr.

Votes: 23,754 | Gross: $4.21M

17. Three Christs (2017)

117 min | Drama

6.3
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Three Christs follows Dr. Alan Stone who is treating three paranoid schizophrenic patients at the Ypsilanti State Hospital in Michigan, each of whom believed they were Jesus Christ. What transpires is both comic and deeply moving.

Director: Jon Avnet | Stars: Richard Gere, Peter Dinklage, Walton Goggins, Bradley Whitford

Votes: 124

18. The Upside (2017)

118 min | Comedy, Drama

5.4
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56 Metascore

A comedic look at the relationship between a wealthy paraplegic and an unemployed man with a criminal record who's hired to help him.

Director: Neil Burger | Stars: Nicole Kidman, Bryan Cranston, Kevin Hart, Golshifteh Farahani

Votes: 240

19. The Wife (I) (2017)

R | 100 min | Drama

7.1
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78 Metascore

A wife questions her life choices as she travels to Stockholm with her husband, where he is slated to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Director: Björn Runge | Stars: Christian Slater, Elizabeth McGovern, Glenn Close, Max Irons

Votes: 130

20. Woman Walks Ahead (2017)

R | 101 min | Biography, Drama, History

5.4
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53 Metascore

Catherine Weldon, a portrait painter from 1890s Brooklyn, travels to Dakota to paint a portrait of Sitting Bull and becomes embroiled in the Lakota peoples' struggle over the rights to their land.

Director: Susanna White | Stars: Jessica Chastain, Sam Rockwell, Ciarán Hinds, Bill Camp

Votes: 213