TIFF 2015! The Behind-the-Seens Hit-list.

The start of the 40th Toronto International Film Festival is just two days away. Featuring a characteristically diverse array of offerings, TIFF will again demonstrate some of the finest cinematic voices the world over. I am extremely lucky to have the opportunity to help cover the festival for the superb UK-based film publication CineVue and will be teaming up with Ben Nicholson, the site’s editor who is hopping on a plane from Jolly Old England, over the 10 days of madness set to launch this Thursday.

Below is a selection of trailers of films that I am seeing – more may well be added so keep your eyes peeled for updates on Twitter, Facebook and of course the site itself. Please share, follow and spread the word of both websites – this is an exciting time of year for film fans everywhere! 

  • The Kind Words (Shemi Zarhin, Israel)


  • Demolition (Jean-Marc Vallée, Canada/USA)


  • He Named Me Malala (David Guggenheim)


  • Office (Johnnie To, Hong Kong)


  • The Program (Stephen Frears)


  • The People vs. Fritz Bauer (Lars Kraume, Germany)


  • Downriver (Grant Scicluna, Australia)


  • Last Cab to Darwin (Jeremy Sims, Australia)


  • Magallanes (Salvador del Solar, Peru)


  • Mississippi Grind (Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck – USA)