Documentaries and More at the Toronto International Film Festival
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This year will be the 44th year of this film festival, which is one of the most publicly attended in the whole world.
The Toronto International Film Festival is almost here! This year will be the 44th year of this film festival, which is one of the most publicly attended in the whole world.
Amongst all its fresh programming, everyone is excited for the 25 documentaries showcasing in that genre category. Viewers and buyers alike are excited, as the commercial prospects of nonfiction films has been increasing in recent years. This may be due to the prevalence of documentaries on popular streaming services and audience desires for even more. Documentaries have also aided indie studios by consistently being a source of high revenue. Some of the largest arthouse successes last year were documentaries.
The nonfiction section begins with a film by Feras Fayyad about a hospital in Syria led by a female doctor, the world premiere of a film titled The Cave. Other featured documentaries include Eva Orner’s investigational look at controversial yogi Bikram Choudhury, who was charged with sexual misconduct, as well as a biography of the writer Truman Capote, and cover topics like corrupt politics and immigration.
The Discovery program will have 37 films from up and coming filmmakers from 35 different countries. Here you can see the work of many female filmmakers, with 54% of the films being directed by women.
The main competition lineup is a fun mix of movies, like comic book adaptations, animated stories, and dramas with big name actors.
The festival goes on between Thursday September 5th through Sunday September 15th. To learn more about these and other films at the Toronto International Film Festival, click here!