Toronto International Film Festival – TIFF

The 41st edition of the Toronto International Film Festival, presents this year 296 feature films and 101 short films, representing a total of over 83 countries. The festival, which this year takes place from 8 to 18 September, will present as opening film The Magnificent Seven directed by Antoine Fuqua and The Edge of Seventeen by Kelly Fremon Craig as closure film.

Film Factory is proud to announce that eight of its post-productions have been selected to the 2016 edition of TIFF :

  • Blind Sun by Joyce A. Nashawati 

First feature film by director Joyce A. Nashawati, Blind Sun retraces the summer of Ashraf in Greece, a country in which he is considered as a stranger. His work is simple, keep the coastal villa of a French expatriate. His life falls apart when a police officer decides to withdraw his residence permit. The oppressive heat of summer and bureaucratic problems he is facing propel Ashraf into paranoia and madness.

  • The Empty Box by Claudia Sainte-Luce 

Mexican Claudia Sainte-Luce produces and plays in her second feature film, playing a young woman in Mexico who finds herself obliged to take care of her demented father. The father and daughter learn how to mend their broken relationship.

  • La Mort de Louis XIV by Albert Serra 

Played by French cinema legend Jean-Pierre Léaud, the king Louis XIV is declining. After returning from a walk the sovereign feels a sharp pain in his leg. Follows a long agony behind closed doors in his room.

  • Neruda by Pablo Larrain  

This is a national emblem that the Chilean director decides to pay tribute to : the writer, poet and politician Pablo Neruda. When in 1948 the Cold War spreads in Chile, Neruda violently criticized his government. President Videla Peluchonneau requests his arrest. Follows a real manhunt; The young inspector in charge of his arrest is hoping to build a reputation by capturing the famous fugitive.

  • L'Ornithologue by João Pedro Rodrigues 

João Pedro Rodrigues delivers us in his latest feature film the journey of an ornithologist in the rivers of northern Portugal. Hoping to spot rare specimens, the young man falls in rapids before being found unconscious by two Chinese pilgrims.

  • À Jamais by Benoît Jacquot  

Last creation of French filmmaker At Never tells a love story between a director, played by Mathieu Amalric, and Laura, a young art performer, played by Julia Roy. The couple spins the perfect love in a beach house, until Laura hears strange noises that mark the beginning of disconcerting events.

  • Personal Shopper by Olivier Assayas 

After Sils Maria, Kristen Stewart and director Olivier Assayas reunite for a new project. Kristen Stewart plays this time a personal shopper in charge of the wardrobe of a celebrity in Paris. The young woman, also is a medium, desperately trying to get in touch with the spirit of his deceased twin brother. She starts receiving strange anonymous messages on her phone.

  • Sieranevada by Cristi Puiu 

Following the death of his father, Lary, in his forties, spends a Saturday in Bucharest with his family to commemorate the deceased. On the occasion of the reunion, tensions are rekindled, hidden truths burst. This is a human fresco that delivers Cristi Puiu through this family drama.