Toronto International Film Festival releases top ten lists for 2020


The feature films by Deepa Mehta, Tracey Deer and Michelle Latimer are among the best of the year at the Toronto International Film Festival.
TIFF Canada’s annual top ten list includes Funny boy, which is Canada’s Oscar submission for Best International Feature Film and airs on CBC Gem.

Mehta also co-wrote the story with Shyam Selvadurai, who wrote the novel that inspired the film, about a Tamil boy growing up gay during a deadly conflict in Sri Lanka in the 1970s and 1980s.

The deer is on the list with Beans, about a 12-year-old Mohawk girl coming of age during the Oka Crisis in 1990.

And Latimer made the cut with the documentary Indian inconvenient, which is adapted from the acclaimed 2012 non-fiction book by Thomas King and won two TIFF awards in September.

Other movies on the top 10 list include:

  • Wildlife by Nicolas Pereda, a comic look at so-called “narco” violence in Mexico.
  • Mike Hoolboom’s Judy against capitalism, about Canadian feminist activist Judy Rebick.
  • Le Kid Detective by Evan Morgan, a dark comedy coming out on VOD / digital on December 15.
  • The swimmer’s Olympic drama Nadia, butterfly by Pascal Plante, which was chosen for the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year and is now available on digital / VOD platforms.
  • Thriller familial de Sean Durkin The nest, which stars Jude Law and Carrie Coon and is now available on digital / VOD platforms, including TIFF Bell Digital Lightbox.
  • No ordinary man by Aisling Chin-Yee and Chase Joynt, on the life of jazz musician Billy Tipton, who posed as a transgender man after his death in 1989.
  • Brandon Cronenberg’s sci-fi horror Possessor, which is also now available on digital / VOD platforms, including TIFF Bell Digital Lightbox.


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