Our films at TIFF

CBC has some incredible films appearing this year at TIFF. Here's a quick look at what will be playing.

Falls Around Her

Tantoo Cardinal shines as a world-famous Anishinaabe musician who returns to the reserve to rest and recharge -- only to discover that fame (and the outside world) are not easily left behind, in writer-director Darlene Naponse's riveting portrait of resilience set among a northern First Nation.

 

Clara

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Clara tells the story of Isaac Bruno (Patrick J. Adams), an astronomer consumed by the search for life beyond Earth. Convinced that the universe is a dark and lonely place, Isaac meets Clara (Troian Bellisario), an artist who shares his fascination for the wonders of space. Their unlikely collaboration leads to a deep connection, and a profound scientific discovery.

Giant Little Ones

Giant Little Ones is a heartfelt and intimate coming-of-age story about friendship, self-discovery and the power of love without labels. 

Franky and Ballas have been best friends since childhood. They are high school royalty: handsome, stars of the swim team and popular with girls. They live a perfect teenage life -- until the night of Franky's epic 17th birthday party, when an unexpected incident changes their lives forever. 


Mouthpiece

After her mother dies, Cassandra (Amy Nostbakken and Norah Sadava) realizes the striking similarities between the struggles of past generations of women and her own reality.

Splinters

Two decades after his inspired feature debut The Hanging Garden won best Canadian Feature at TIFF, Thom Fitzgerald again explores interconnections of sexual identity, family, and small-town Nova Scotia life, in this intimate drama about a young woman reassessing her relationship with her mother following the death of her father.

The Death And Life of John F. Donovan

A decade after the death of an American TV star, a young actor reminisces the written correspondence he shared with him, as well as the impact those letters had on both their lives.

The Grizzlies

In a small Arctic town struggling with the highest suicide rate in North America, a group of Inuit students' lives are transformed when they are introduced to the sport of lacrosse.

Through Black Spruce

Based on Joseph Boyden's award-winning novel. When beautiful Suzanne Bird disappears, her sister Annie, a loner and hunter, is compelled to search for her, leaving behind their uncle Will, a man haunted by loss. While Annie travels from Toronto to New York, from modelling studios to A-list parties, Will encounters dire troubles at home. Both eventually come to painful discoveries about the inescapable ties of family.