After hours of pouring through the films and fiddling with the TIFFr scheduler I narrowed my list down to 30 films I hope to see. If you have not used the TIFFr.com site to schedule your films, I highly recommend you try it out. It is incredibly helpful and very easy to use. Without it, I would not have been able to cram this many films into my tight schedule.
What am I seeing?
Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami, Call Me By Your Name, On Chesil Beach, The Death of Stalin, Mademoiselle Paradis, Who We Are Now, Beast, The Rider, Mary Shelley, The Shape of Water, Woman Walks Ahead, Unicorn Store, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri, Darkest Hour, First They Killed My Father, Tulipani Love and Honour, Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool, In The Fade, Kings, mother!, Marrowbone, Three Christs, Good Favour, The Lodgers, Kissing Candace, The Motive, Angels Wear White, Lady Bird, C’est La Vie, A Season in France
Highlights : 13 films directed by women (highlighted), 15 world premiers, lots of UK films including one from Northern Ireland, French films, a Spanish Film, a Chinese Film, an Italian film and some first features.
What’s missing? Germany, the Middle East, India and South Korea. I usually see a film from each of these countries but this year is dominated by the US and UK. I would have liked to have seen Lean on Pete, The Florida Project and Bodied, as well as a few more docs, but sadly I couldn’t make them work.
Which films top my list? That’s a hard one but certainly Call Me By Your Name, Darkest Hour, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri, The Death of Stalin, The Shape of Water and The Motive are up there.
Who am I excited about seeing? Grace Jones, Gary Oldman, Steve Buscemi, Frances McDormand, and Peter Dinklage.
I am looking forward to 1o days of films, the buzz on King Street, and meeting up with film friends in line of course!