“[My filmmaking] is bigger, it is definitely more over the top and it is more colourful. And that's the way we like it. That's how we grew up watching. That is how we grew up making. That's what we give to the audiences.”
Start crafting your 2023 watchlist with films like Boys N The Hood, Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du commerce, 1080 bruxelles, Brief Encounter, Kiki’s Delivery Service, and more. Launching January 6, TIFF Cinematheque’s winter programming dives into a retrospective of Delphine Seyrig’s intersectional feminism-inspired career, explores New Black Realism in the ‘90s, and bids adieu to TIFF Senior Programmer Steve Gravestock in his final series.
“I just remember sitting there in the audience and thinking halfway through that this is by far the best performance I’ve ever seen in my life.”
“We think of the 1980s in fashion as an era of excess and consumerism, but it's also an era of high art.”
“It’s excess. It’s fashion. It’s basically a music video but it really gets at the heart of why we are now so obsessed with this film.”
“I think that I definitely love the use of genre as a vehicle for telling grounded, socially relevant stories. I think it's a really interesting way to guide an audience into focusing on characters they typically have not seen centred.”
"Are we really interested in the story of a serial killer? Or are we interested in the story of a serial killer society? We opted for the latter."
"He wanted to poke fun at the rich, but also on what he called the "aristocracy of beauty" — that women who are beautiful could get away with anything."
"Sometimes, so many things can go wrong in a movie and it ends up a classic."
"Her immense talent, striking presence, and natural authority — it's something so great to observe, to witness."
"It was not only an interrogation. It was also a budding love between a man and a woman."
“With stories that span six continents and feature performances you just have to see, this lineup delivers the rich experiences we wait all year for. Cinema is alive. Red carpets are back. And the best audience in the world awaits them in Toronto.” —Cameron Bailey, TIFF CEO
"I think a movie would not really feel human if it didn’t have some kind of humour in it."
“Not since its inaugural year in 2001 have there been so many first appearances among the feature-film selections. Some of these films made their world premieres during the Festival and are now debuting their works on the international festival circuit, which is remarkable for first-time directors — I couldn’t be prouder.” —Cameron Bailey, CEO, TIFF
"[Martin Scorsese] pushes the conventions of filmmaking. He's an exciting filmmaker, who even though he returns to the same themes, he always does it in a different way." —Alicia Malone
"Something consciously I was trying to do was to honour the sense of space, but also the sense of time. Allowing the scenes to flow in which the camera is more like a ghost that comes from the future and is in that place and is just witnessing." —Alfonso Cuarón
Director James Gray breaks down how Joaquin Phoenix is able to naturally depict internal conflict.