The Toronto International Film Festival’s annual list of top Canadian movies includes Indigenous stories, a French-language zombie film, and the directorial debut of two Montreal brothers.
It’s part of TIFF’s Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival – which includes 10 days of screenings and events in Toronto and a cross-country tour – launching January 12th, 2018 in Toronto with the comedy Adventures in Public School by Kyle Rideout.
Other films include Sadaf Foroughi’s Tehran-set drama Ava and Simon Lavoie’s The Little Girl Who Was Too Fond of Matches.
Indigenous issues are explored in the documentaries Our People Will Be Healed by Alanis Obomsawin and Rumble; The Indians Who Rocked the World by Catherine Bainbridge.
Other films on the list are Robin Aubert’s Quebec-set zombie flick Les Affames, which won the best Canadian feature film award at TIFF in September, and Luk’Luk’I by Wayne Wapeemukwa, which won TIFF’s best Canadian first feature film award.
Also making the cut are Never Steady, Never Still by Kathleen Hepburn, and Unarmed Verses by Charles Officer.
The Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival also includes screenings of 10 Canadian short films and 10 short films by Canadian film students. The Toronto-based event will be followed by a tour to Edmonton, Montreal, Ottawa, Regina, Saskatoon, Vancouver and Winnipeg.