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Toronto 2019 / Discovery


26 articles available in total starting from 15/07/2019. Last article published on 23/09/2019.

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 Hend Sabri and Lotfi Abdelli shine  

10/09 | Toronto 2019 | Discovery

Jorunn Myklebust Syversen • Director of Disco

Interview: Jorunn Myklebust Syversen • Director of Disco

“I’m simply a witness. My film is more of an observation than a denunciation”

At our request, Norwegian director Jorunn Myklebust Syversen unpicks her second feature film Disco, a work presented in the Discovery section of the Toronto Film Festival  

10/09 | Toronto 2019 | Discovery

Review: ZANA

Review: ZANA

Antoneta Kastrati’s feature debut is an homage to the unseen victims of a war that started 20 years ago but which continues to torment an entire silent generation  

09/09 | Toronto 2019 | Discovery

Review: Two of Us

Review: Two of Us

Filippo Meneghetti comes onto the scene with a very clever and finely tuned first feature film, excellently acted by Barbara Sukowa and Martine Chevallier  

09/09 | Toronto 2019 | Discovery

Review: Pompei

Review: Pompei

John Shank and Anna Falguères deliver a crepuscular tale of unconditional love, starring Garance Marillier and Aliocha Schneider  

06/09 | Toronto 2019 | Discovery

Review: Simple Women

Review: Simple Women

Fascinated by underground idol Elina Löwensohn, Italian first-time director Chiara Malta decides to play with reality and fiction while questioning the objectivity of the truth in cinema  

06/09 | Toronto 2019 | Discovery

EXCLUSIVE: Trailer and poster for Entwined

EXCLUSIVE: Trailer and poster for Entwined

Greek director Minos Nikolakakis is world-premiering his debut feature in the Discovery section of the 44th Toronto International Film Festival  

02/09 | Toronto 2019 | Discovery