Scenes from TIFF 2015


On Sunday, the curtains came down on the Toronto International Film Festival.

This year, the Festival celebrated its 40th anniversary with star-studded parties and brand spanking new programming. Fresh programming categories include: Platform – a juried selection spotlighting the next generation of cinema visionaries and featuring a dozen films, one of which will receive a Toronto Platform prize of $25,000, Primetime – a programme showcasing the best in television on the big screen, and City to City – transporting films from international cities to Toronto audiences. This year, the spotlight fell on London, England.

On Saturday night, I attended the world premiere of Desierto, a timely thriller about a group of Mexican immigrants whose dream of entering the U.S. turns into a nightmare (written, produced and directed by Jonás Cuarón of Gravity fame). Then on Sunday afternoon, I caught The Ones Below, the debut feature from acclaimed British playwright and theatre director David Farr. Both films were gripping, thought-provoking, and heart-stopping.

I thought it would be fun to put together a little highlight reel of my favourite moments from the Festival this year…

TIFF 1{Dean Norris at the premiere of Atom Egoyan’s ‘Remember‘ at Roy Thomson Hall.}

TIFF 3

{Dean Norris arriving for the premiere of Remember.}

christopher plummer

{Christopher Plummer on Remember red carpet.}

mark ruffalo

{Meeting Mark Ruffalo before the ‘Spotlight‘ screening outside Princess of Wales Theatre.}

John Slattery

{John Slattery posing for selfies outside the ‘Spotlight‘ premiere.}

TIFF sign

{A quick shot with the TIFF sign.}

(All photos snapped by me. Bottom photo snapped by a kind stranger.)

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