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Toronto 2019 / Discovery

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Maria Sødahl  • Director of Hope

Interview: Maria Sødahl • Director of Hope

“One should never take love for granted”

We caught up with Norway’s Maria Sødahl to discuss her Toronto-premiered emotionally fragile love story Hope  

16/09 | Toronto 2019 | Discovery

Review: Disco

Review: Disco

Norway’s Jorunn Myklebust Syversen sings, “Ooh, see that girl, watch that scene, digging the Christian dancing queen”  

13/09 | Toronto 2019 | Discovery

Shelly Love  • Director of A Bump Along the Way

Interview: Shelly Love • Director of A Bump Along the Way

“I feel motivated to tell female stories and to give an authentic account of their experience”

We interviewed Shelly Love, the director of the Northern Irish comedy A Bump Along the Way, starring Bronagh Gallagher and Lola Petticrew in the lead roles  

12/09 | Toronto 2019 | Discovery

Review: Hope

Review: Hope

Norwegian writer-director Maria Sødahl delivers an autobiographical and emotionally fragile love story through the powerful duo of Andrea Bræin Hovig and Stellan Skarsgård  

12/09 | Toronto 2019 | Discovery

Review: Entwined

Review: Entwined

The feature debut by Minos Nikolakakis mixes an arthouse approach with various horror tropes, resulting in an engaging and disturbing picture  

12/09 | Toronto 2019 | Discovery

Ina Weisse • Director of The Audition

Interview: Ina Weisse • Director of The Audition

“Anna is concerned about the boy, but ultimately, she is more concerned about herself”

We talked to German actress, screenwriter and director Ina Weisse about her latest film The Audition, which premiered in the Discovery section at the Toronto International Film Festival  

12/09 | Toronto 2019 | Discovery

Review: The Audition

Review: The Audition

Featuring a captivating performance from Nina Hoss, Ina Weisse’s sophomore feature follows a woman trapped in the pursuit of success and abandoning her family  

12/09 | Toronto 2019 | Discovery

Antoneta Kastrati  • Director of ZANA

Interview: Antoneta Kastrati • Director of ZANA

“As a community, we have not processed any of the war traumas in depth. We had to move on; perhaps it was the only way”

We sat down with Kosovar director-scriptwriter Antoneta Kastrati to discuss the background to her Toronto-screened debut feature, ZANA  

11/09 | Toronto 2019 | Discovery

Review: 1982

Review: 1982

Lebanon’s Oualid Mouaness makes his debut with a stirring tribute to the innocence of a child who witnesses the Israeli invasion of Beirut in June 1982  

11/09 | Toronto 2019 | Discovery

Review: Noura’s Dream

Review: Noura’s Dream

Hinde Boujemaa analyses the troubled undercurrents of love and law in Tunisia with a first fiction feature that lets Hind Sabri and Lofti Abdelli shine  

10/09 | Toronto 2019 | Discovery

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