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TIFF23 - Everything I'll Be Seeing

September 5, 2023
Hunter Friesen
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With its rich history of showcasing groundbreaking films and celebrating the art of storytelling, the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF)is a cinematic extravaganza like no other. This year promises to be a spectacular journey into the world of cinema, offering a diverse range of films that will captivate, inspire, and provoke thought.

As we eagerly await the curtain to rise on TIFF 2023, I'm thrilled to provide you with a preview of the movies I'll be seeing during my time there. As an accredited member of the press, I'll be bouncing around between Press and Industry screenings in the morning, followed by public screenings, including a slew of world premieres, in the afternoon and night. Make sure to pay attention to this site throughout the entire duration of the festival for immediate reviews and reactions to the biggest titles!

* = World Premiere screening. All times in ET.

Thursday (09/07)

[9:00-10:30] The Royal Hotel (dir. Kitty Green)

[11:30-2:00] Reptile (dir. Grant Singer)

[6:00-8:00] The Boy and the Heron (dir. Hayao Miyazaki)

[9:30-11:00] North Star (dir. Kristin Scott Thomas)*

Friday (09/08)

[9:00-11:00] Kidnapped (dir. Marco Bellocchio)

[5:30-7:30] Les Indésirables (dir. Ladj Ly)*

[9:30-12:00] Finestkind (dir. Brian Helgeland)*

Saturday (09/09)

[8:00-10:00] Dumb Money (dir. Craig Gillespie)

[12:00-2:00] His Three Daughters (dir. Azazel Jacobs)*

[3:00-5:00] One Life (dir. James Hawes)*

[6:00-8:00] Lee (dir. Ellen Kuras)*

[9:30-11:00] Quiz Lady (dir. Jessica Yu)*

Sunday (09/10)

[8:30-10:30] Dream Scenario (dir. Kristoffer Borgli)

[11:30-2:00] The Holdovers (dir. Alexander Payne)

[3:30-5:30] Seven Veils (dir. Atom Egoyan)*

[6:30-8:30] Next Goal Wins (dir. Taika Waititi)*

[10:00-12:00] Knox Goes Away (dir. Michael Keaton)*

Monday (09/11)

[9:00-11:00] Rustin (dir. George C. Wolfe)

[12:00-1:30] The Critic (dir. Anand Tucker)*

[5:30-7:30] Hit Man (dir. Richard Linklater)

[10:00-12:00] Pain Hustlers (dir. David Yates)*

Tuesday (09/12)

[8:30-10:30] Poolman (dir. Chris Pine)

[11:30-2:00] The Beast (dir. Bertrand Bonello)

[3:30-5:30] Evil Does Not Exist (dir. Ryûsuke Hamaguchi)

[5:30-7:30] Memory (dir. Michel Franco)

[9:30-11:30] Fingernails (dir. Christos Nikou)

Wednesday (09/13)

[8:30-10:30] Wildcat (dir. Ethan Hawke)

[11:30-1:30] Nyad (dir. Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi & Jimmy Chin)

[2:30-5:00] Origin (dir. Ava DuVernay)

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