TIFF 2017: Special Presentationsby IMDb-Editors | last updated - 25 Aug 2017
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1. A Fantastic Woman (2017)
R | 104 min | Drama
Marina, a transgender woman who works as a waitress and moonlights as a nightclub singer, is bowled over by the death of her older boyfriend.
Votes: 15,311 | Gross: $2.02M
2. Une saison en France (2017)
100 min | Drama
An African high school teacher flees his war-torn country for France, where he falls in love with a Frenchwoman who offers a roof for him and his family.
3. Battle of the Sexes (2017)
PG-13 | 121 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
Votes: 37,620 | Gross: $12.64M
4. BPM (Beats Per Minute) (2017)
Not Rated | 143 min | Drama
Members of the advocacy group ACT UP Paris demand action by the government and pharmaceutical companies to combat the AIDS epidemic in the early 1990s.
Votes: 8,938 | Gross: $0.13M
6. The Breadwinner (2017)
PG-13 | 94 min | Animation, Drama, Family
In 2001, Afghanistan is under the control of the Taliban. When her father is captured, a determined young girl disguises herself as a boy in order to provide for her family.
Votes: 10,896 | Gross: $0.31M
7. Call Me by Your Name (2017)
R | 132 min | Drama, Romance
In 1980s Italy, a romance blossoms between a seventeen year-old student and the older man hired as his father's research assistant.
Votes: 127,916 | Gross: $18.10M
8. Der Hauptmann (2017)
118 min | Drama, History, War
In the last moments of World War II, a young German soldier fighting for survival finds a Nazi captain's uniform. Impersonating an officer, the man quickly takes on the monstrous identity of the perpetrators he is trying to escape from.
Votes: 1,685 | Gross: $0.11M
10. The Children Act (2017)
R | 105 min | Drama
As her marriage crumbles, a judge must decide a case involving a teenage boy who is refusing a blood transfusion on religious principle.
Votes: 2,940 | Gross: $0.46M
12. The Cured (2017)
R | 95 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
A disease that turns people into zombies has been cured. The once-infected zombies are discriminated against by society and their own families, which causes social issues to arise. This leads to militant government interference.
Votes: 3,584 | Gross: $0.02M
13. The Current War (2017)
105 min | Biography, Drama, History
The dramatic story of the cutthroat race between electricity titans Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse to determine whose electrical system would power the modern world.
14. Disobedience (2017)
R | 114 min | Drama, Romance
A woman returns to her Orthodox Jewish community that shunned her for her attraction to a female childhood friend. Once back, their passions reignite as they explore the boundaries of faith and sexuality.
Votes: 12,066 | Gross: $3.48M
15. Downsizing (2017)
R | 135 min | Drama, Sci-Fi
A social satire in which a man realizes he would have a better life if he were to shrink himself to five inches tall, allowing him to live in wealth and splendor.
Votes: 62,253 | Gross: $24.45M
18. First They Killed My Father (2017)
TV-MA | 136 min | Biography, Drama, History
Cambodian author and human rights activist Loung Ung recounts the horrors she suffered as a child under the rule of the deadly Khmer Rouge.
19. The Florida Project (2017)
R | 111 min | Drama
Set over one summer, the film follows precocious six-year-old Moonee as she courts mischief and adventure with her ragtag playmates and bonds with her rebellious but caring mother, all while living in the shadows of Walt Disney World.
Votes: 60,488 | Gross: $5.90M
22. Hostiles (2017)
R | 134 min | Adventure, Drama, Western
In 1892, a legendary Army Captain reluctantly agrees to escort a Cheyenne chief and his family through dangerous territory.
Votes: 40,835 | Gross: $29.82M
23. The Hungry (2017)
Not Rated | 100 min | Drama
An adaptation of William Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus set in contemporary New Delhi. The Hungry is a contemporary retelling of Shakespearian tragedy Titus Andronicus, set in the ... See full summary »
24. I Love You, Daddy (2017)
R | 123 min | Comedy, Drama
When a successful television writer's daughter becomes the interest of an aging filmmaker with an appalling past, he becomes worried about how to handle the situation.
25. I, Tonya (2017)
R | 120 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
Competitive ice skater Tonya Harding rises amongst the ranks at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, but her future in the activity is thrown into doubt when her ex-husband intervenes.
Votes: 113,893 | Gross: $30.01M
26. In the Fade (2017)
R | 106 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Katja's life collapses after the death of her husband and son in a bomb attack. After a time of mourning and injustice, Katja seeks revenge.
Votes: 17,266 | Gross: $0.32M
27. Journey's End (I) (2017)
R | 107 min | Drama, War
Set in a dugout in Aisne in 1918, it is the story of a group of British officers, led by the mentally disintegrating young officer Stanhope, as they await their fate.
Votes: 3,452 | Gross: $0.16M
28. The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017)
R | 121 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Steven, a charismatic surgeon, is forced to make an unthinkable sacrifice after his life starts to fall apart, when the behavior of a teenage boy he has taken under his wing turns sinister.
Votes: 73,759 | Gross: $2.29M
29. Kodachrome (2017)
TV-MA | 105 min | Drama
Set during the final days of the admired photo development system known as Kodachrome, a father and son hit the road in order to reach the Kansas photo lab before it closes its doors for good.
30. Lady Bird (2017)
R | 94 min | Comedy, Drama
In 2002, an artistically inclined seventeen-year-old girl comes of age in Sacramento, California.
Votes: 149,625 | Gross: $48.96M
Special Presentations Opening Film
34. Michael Jackson: Thriller (1983 Video)
PG | 13 min | Short, Horror, Music
A night at the movies turns into a nightmare when Michael and his date are attacked by a hoard of bloodthirsty zombies - only a "Thriller" can save them now.
PG-13 | 103 min | Biography, Drama, History
Votes: 7,539 | Gross: $0.77M
37. Marrowbone (2017)
R | 110 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
A young man and his three younger siblings, who have kept secret the death of their beloved mother in order to remain together, are plagued by a sinister presence in the sprawling manor in which they live.
Votes: 12,696 | Gross: $0.00M
38. Molly's Game (2017)
R | 140 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
The true story of Molly Bloom, an Olympic-class skier who ran the world's most exclusive high-stakes poker game and became an FBI target.
Votes: 84,564 | Gross: $28.78M
40. Mother! (2017)
R | 121 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
A couple's relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence.
Votes: 136,955 | Gross: $17.80M
41. Motorrad (2017)
TV-MA | 92 min | Thriller
Director Vicente Amorim film is a wild and weird allegorical thriller. A gang of young dirt bikers on a ride across an isolated region of Brazil find themselves being hunted by a machete ... See full summary »
42. Novitiate (2017)
R | 123 min | Drama
Set in the early 1960s and during the era of Vatican II, a young woman in training to become a nun struggles with issues of faith, the changing church and sexuality.
Votes: 2,491 | Gross: $0.58M
43. Numéro une (2017)
110 min | Drama, Thriller
A high executive is asked if she'd like to be the first female CEO in a water company, ruled by the government. But she'll not be the only one running for the job. She'll face some hard and dirty competition.
44. Omerta (2017)
98 min | Action, Biography, Crime
A recounting of the story of infamous British-born terrorist Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, who kidnapped and murdered Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl in 2002.
45. On Chesil Beach (2017)
R | 110 min | Drama, Music, Romance
Based on Ian McEwan's novel. In 1962 England, a young couple find their idyllic romance colliding with issues of sexual freedom and societal pressure, leading to an awkward and fateful wedding night.
Votes: 3,854 | Gross: $0.75M
47. Papillon (I) (2017)
R | 133 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Wrongfully convicted for murder, Henri Charriere forms an unlikely relationship with fellow inmate and quirky convicted counterfeiter Louis Dega, in an attempt to escape from the notorious penal colony on Devil's Island.
Votes: 4,277 | Gross: $2.34M
50. Professor Marston and the Wonder Women (2017)
R | 108 min | Biography, Drama
The story of psychologist William Moulton Marston, and his polyamorous relationship with his wife and their mistress who would inspire his creation of the superheroine, Wonder Woman.
Votes: 14,786 | Gross: $1.58M
51. Racer and the Jailbird (2017)
R | 130 min | Crime, Drama
Set against the background of a brutal crime gang in Brussels, a tragic love story between Gigi, a high-flying gangster, and Bibi, a young racing driver with very upper-class roots.
Votes: 2,432 | Gross: $0.05M
53. Godard Mon Amour (2017)
R | 107 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
In 1967, during the making of "La Chinoise," film director Jean-Luc Godard falls in love with 19-year-old actress Anne Wiazemsky and marries her.
Votes: 2,909 | Gross: $0.08M
54. The Rider (2017)
R | 104 min | Drama, Western
After suffering a near fatal head injury, a young cowboy undertakes a search for new identity and what it means to be a man in the heartland of America.
Votes: 4,754 | Gross: $2.40M
55. The Shape of Water (2017)
R | 123 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
At a top secret research facility in the 1960s, a lonely janitor forms a unique relationship with an amphibious creature that is being held in captivity.
Votes: 256,794 | Gross: $63.86M
56. Sheikh Jackson (2017)
Not Rated | 93 min | Drama
An Islamic cleric has a crisis of faith when he hears the news that his childhood idol, Michael Jackson, has died.
Special Presentations Closing Film
57. The Square (2017)
R | 151 min | Comedy, Drama
A prestigious Stockholm museum's chief art curator finds himself in times of both professional and personal crisis as he attempts to set up a controversial new exhibit.
Votes: 38,032 | Gross: $1.50M
58. Submergence (2017)
112 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller
In a room with no windows on the eastern coast of Africa, a Scotsman, James More, is held captive by jihadist fighters. Thousands of miles away in the Greenland Sea, Danielle Flinders ... See full summary »
60. Thelma (II) (2017)
Not Rated | 116 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
A confused religious girl tries to deny her feelings for a female friend who's in love with her. This causes her suppressed subconsciously-controlled psychokinetic powers to reemerge with devastating results.
Votes: 17,173 | Gross: $0.15M
61. Samui Song (2017)
TV-MA | 108 min | Drama
A soap opera actress finds herself increasingly pressured by her husband, a rich foreigner entirely devoted to a charismatic cult leader.
62. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)
R | 115 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A mother personally challenges the local authorities to solve her daughter's murder when they fail to catch the culprit.
Votes: 284,681 | Gross: $54.51M
63. Three Peaks (2017)
94 min | Drama
Aaron wants to become a family with his girlfriend and her 8-year-old son, but high up in the Italian Dolomites, his attempts to win the boy's acceptance turn into a dangerous power game.
66. Who We Are Now (2017)
95 min | Drama
An ex-con tries to get back custody of her son with the help of an idealistic young public defender and at the same time falls into a romantic fling with a traumatized former US soldier.
Votes: 365 | Gross: $0.02M
67. Du forsvinder (2017)
117 min | Drama
A teachers' world is turned upside down when her husband, a successful headmaster, is caught embezzling from their own school. Did he do this of his own free will - or has his personality been altered by the tumor lurking in his brain? As the teacher is assisting an attorney in providing a legal defense, recent neuroscience forces her to rethink who her husband really is.