A coming-of-age film set in Scarborough and an immigrant story that’s been successful on the awards circuit are among the many Toronto International Film Festival’s top selections of the yr.
TIFF’s annual Canada’s Top Ten list includes Clement Virgo’s latest project “Brother,” based on David Chariandy’s novel about two Trinidadian-Canadian brothers growing up in Nineties Scarborough, a neighbourhood in Toronto.
Also making the list is “Black Ice,” by director Hubert Davis, a documentary that explores the role race played in hockey through a group of first-hand accounts from players past and present.
One other pick related to identity is “Riceboy Sleeps,” based on Korean Canadian director Anthony Shim’s experiences growing up in British Columbia within the Nineties, which has picked up awards at film festivals in Toronto, Vancouver and Windsor, Ont.
TIFF says the Canada’s Top Ten selections will screen Jan. 26 to 29 at TIFF Bell Lightbox.
It says the list is chosen by programmers in consultation with industry panellists, filmmakers and festival programmers from across Canada.
The opposite features that made the list are: “Cette Maison” by Miryam Charles, “Crimes of the Future” by David Cronenberg, “I Like Movies” by Chandler Levack, “Something You Said Last Night” by Luis De Filippis, “To Kill a Tiger” directed by Nisha Pahuja, “Rosie” by Gail Maurice, and “Viking” by Stéphane Lafleur.
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