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August 22, 2017

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Announcing Touchwood PR’s 2017 TIFF Lineup!

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Come September 7th, celebrities, filmmakers and cinephiles will flood the streets once again for 10 days of chaotic excellence that is the Toronto International Film Festival! Out of a whopping 339 films screening at this year’s Festival, Touchwood will represent 8 – the cream of the crop! From a bizarre political dramedy about body-swapping YAs, to a restless mother who abandons her family and finds deep-sea diving, our diverse roster spans both genre and language.

Check out what we’re working on below before making your TIFF ’17 picks!

THE GUARDIANS/LES GARDIENNES
Special Presentations (dir. Xavier Beauvois)

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Synopsis
1915. At the Le Paridier farm, the women take over for the men who left for the front. Their relentless labour is punctuated by the occasional return of their men on leave.

HIGH FANTASY
Discovery (dir. Jenna Bass)

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Synopsis
Four young South African friends on a camping trip on an isolated farm wake up to discover they’ve all swapped bodies. As they navigate a labyrinth of so-called Rainbow Nation politics, they capture their bizarre predicament in selfie videos – with hilarious and tragic results.

THE HOUSE BY THE SEA/LA VILLA
Masters (dir. Robert Guédiguian)

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SynopsisThree grown children gathered at the picturesque villa of their dying father reflect on where they are, who they have become, and what they have inherited, in Robert Guédiguian’s elegiac tribute to a family and a fading lifestyle.

MARY GOES ROUND
Discovery (dir. Molly McGlynn)

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Synopsis: A substance abuse counsellor gets arrested for a DUI and returns to her hometown of Niagara Falls where she learns that her estranged father is dying of cancer and wants her to form a bond with her teenaged half-sister that she’s never met.

NUMBER ONE/NUMÉRO UNE
Special Presentations (dir. Tonie Marshall)

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SynopsisIn this whip-smart drama about corporate sexism, top French star Emmanuelle Devos plays a high-ranking female executive who is forced to consider her options and marshal her forces when she realizes that the glass ceiling is fast approaching.

PLONGER
Special Presentations (dir. Mélanie Laurent)

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SynopsisA restless photographer leaves her family to “find herself” and takes up deep-sea diving, in this emotional drama from Mélanie Laurent.

THE PRICE OF SUCCESS/LE PRIX DU SUCCÈS
Special Presentations (dir. Teddy Lussi-Modeste)


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Synopsis
A comedian’s relationship with his family crumbles when his career begins to take off, in this drama featuring a top-notch French cast including Tahar Rahim (The Past, A Prophet), Roschdy Zem (Bodybuilder, Days of Glory), and Maïwenn (Polisse, Love is the Perfect Crime).

RAZZIA
Platform (dir. Nabil Ayouch)

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SynopsisDirector Nabil Ayouch weaves together five separate narrative threads, all tied to one tumultuous event on the streets of Casablanca.

Click HERE to get your tickets starting September 4th @ 10 am sharp. See you there!

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