Check out the list of selected films at the Toronto Festival

Data: 9/09/2019

Brazilians films selected at Toronto International Festival



Brazil and France | Fiction

A few years from now…
Bacurau, a small town in the Brazilian sertão, mourns the loss of its matriarch, Carmelita, who lived to be 94. Days later, its inhabitants notice that their community has vanished from most maps.

Directors: Kleber Mendonça Filho and Juliano Dornelles
Producers: Arte France Cinéma, CinemaScópio Produções, SBS Films and Símio Filmes
Distributor: Vitrine Filmes (Brazil)
Sales: SBS Films

05/set   9:45pm   Scotiabank 14   (press & industry)
07/set   9:45pm   Scotiabank 13 (public 1)
09/set   1:00pm   TIFF Bell Lightbox Cinema 4  (public 2)
13/set   8:00pm   Scotiabank 13   (public 3)



Brazil e Germany| Fiction

1950, in the Gusmão Family, two sisters, Eurídice and Guida are separated, after Guida get away and return pregnant. They will have to overcome the obstacles that prevent them from becoming the women they could have been.

Director: Karim Ainouz
Producers: Pola Pandora, RT Features, Canal Brasil, Sony Pictures
Sales: The Match Factory

05/set   6:45pm   Scotiabank 14 (press & industry 1)
10/set   5:45pm   TIFF Bell Lightbox Cinema 2 (public 1)
12/set   6:15pm   Scotiabank 2 (public 2)
15/set   3:15pm   Scotiabank 14   (public 3)



Brazil e France | 94 min | 2019 | Fiction (World Premiere)

Over a trio of summers, a caretaker for luxury condominiums (Regina Casé) relies on her resourcefulness and her eye for opportunity to take advantage of whatever  comes her way, in Sandra Kogut’s (Campo Grande) humourous and inventive episodic feature.

Director: Sandra Kogut
Producer: Republica Pureza Filmes and Gloria Films Productions
Distributor: Vitrine Filmes
Sales: Urban Group

05/set   5:45pm   Scotiabank 3   (public 1)
06/set   4:45pm   Scotiabank 8   (press & industry 1)
07/set   4:45pm   Scotiabank 10   (public 2)
11/set   7:15pm   Scotiabank 8  (press & industry 2)
15/set   12:30pm   Scotiabank 10 (public 3)





Brazil and Argentina | 2019 | Short Doc

One night seven years ago, Rafael came home after work and discovered that people he did not know had come looking for him. He immediately fled, without looking back. From that moment on, his life changed, as if that night had never ended. One evening, around an improvised fire near a factory, he decides to confide his journey to a stranger who had a similar experience, also marked by violence, addictions and misery.  Rafael’s intimate account meets the collective testimony of an entire nation oppressed by poverty, police repression and institutional corruption.

Director: Affonso Uchôa
Producer: Vasto Mundo, Un Puma

07/set   4:00pm   TIFF Bell Lightbox Cinema 4 (public 1)
08/set   7:00pm   Scotiabank 5 (press & industry 1)
09/set   9:00pm   Jackman Hall (public 2)



Portugal and Brazil | Fiction

Between a house in the Atlantic forest and a genetically-modified mosquito factory near São Paulo, a polyamorous, non-binary relationship struggles to survive an epidemic spreading across Brazil. While in the factory millions of mosquitos are born daily inside test tubes, the power dynamics between Helmut, Calixto, and Tao only intensifies. The Bite is a film found somewhere between horror, science fiction and a queer drama.

Director: Pedro Neves Marques

06/set   7:00pm   TIFF Bell Lightbox Cinema 3 (public 1)



Brazil, France and Germany | 2019 | Fiction

Justino, a 45-year-old member of the indigenous Desana people, is a security guard at the Manaus harbor.  As his daughter prepares to study medicine in Brasilia, Justino comes down with a mysterious fever.

Director: Maya Da-Rin
Producer: Tamanduá Vermelho, Enquadramento Produções, Komplizen Film and Still Moving
Sales: Still Moving

06/set   6:15pm   Scotiabank 5   (press & industry 1)
07/set   6:00pm   Jackman Hall (public 1)
09/set   9:30am   Jackman Hall   (public 2)
12/set   3:00pm   Jackman Hall (public 3)



France, Belgium | 2019 | Fiction

The story of five Cuban political prisoners who had been imprisoned by the United States since the late 1990s on charges of espionage and murder.


Director: Olivier Assayas
Producer: CG Cinéma, Nostromo Pictures, RT Features, Scope Pictures
Sales: Orange Studio

09/set   6:00pm   Ryerson Theatre (public 1)
10/set   6:00pm   Scotiabank 1   (public 2)
10/set   11:45am   Scotiabank 2   (press & industry 1)
12/set   9:45am   Scotiabank 4   (press & industry 2)
14/set   8:30pm   Ryerson Theatre (public 3)




Chile, Argentina e Brasil  

Chile, the early 1970s. A violent far-right nationalist group is looking to overthrow Allende’s government. Amid the fervor of crime and conspiracy, group members Inés (22), her husband Justo and their best friend Gerardo pull off a political crime that changes the course of history. Entangled at the same time in a dangerous and passionate love triangle, the shadow of betrayal will forever separate them. That is, until 40 years later when revenge and obsession compel Gerardo to jumpstart the nationalist cause of his youth. But Inés is now a powerful businesswoman and as the police monitor Gerardo and his growing home arsenal, she will do whatever it takes to keep him from revealing her and her husband Justo’s political and sexual past.

Director: Andres Wood
Co-producer: Bossa Nova Filmes, Magma Cine e Wood Producciones





Italy, France, German and Brazil | 2019 | 135 min | Biopic

In the 80s, war rages between Sicilian mafia. Tommaso Buscetta, a made man, flees to Brazil. Extradited back to Italy, Buscetta changes history when he decides to meet Judge Giovanni Falcone and betray the vow made to Cosa Nostra

Director: Marco Bellocchio
Producers: IBC Movie and Kavac Film
Coproducers: Gullane, Match Factory Productions, Ad Vitam and Rai Cinema
Distributors: Fenix Filmes and Pandora Filmes (Brazil)
Sales: The Match Factory




Brazil and Spain | 2019 | Short Animation

Rare, medium rare, medium, medium well and well done. Through intimate and personal stories, five women share their experiences in  relation to their bodies, from childhood to old age.




Direção: Camila Kater
Produção: Doctela, Abano Producións
Agente de vendas: Agencia Freak

06/set   9:00pm   Scotiabank 14   (public 1)
07/set   9:15am   Scotiabank 6   (press & industry 1)
12/set   9:00pm   Scotiabank 10   (public 2)

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