With a star studded selection of headliners and 37 world premières announced so far, the 2023 Toronto International Film Festival is the place to be if you want to get early sight of the coming year's big hitters. It opens with Kristoffer Borgli's Dream Scenario, which features Nicolas Cage, and includes work by Taika Waititi, Kaouther Ben Hania and Alice Rohrwacher.

The festival runs from 7 to 17 September.

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Do Not Expect Too Much Of The End of the World
Do Not Expect Too Much Of The End of the World
Overworked and underpaid, Angela drives around the city of Bucharest to film the casting for a 'safety at work video' commissioned by a multinational company. When one of the interviewees reveals the company’s liability in his accident, a scandal erupts.
The Peasants
The Peasants
A hand-painted animated film about an early 20th Century Polish peasant woman who creates havoc by marrying an older rich man.
Concrete Utopia
Concrete Utopia
Survivors from a massive earthquake struggle for a new life in Seoul.
In 1858, a six-year-old Jewish boy is forcibly seized from his family by the Catholic church.
The Queen Of My Dreams
The Queen Of My Dreams
Against the backdrop of a shared obsession with Bollywood fantasy, Mariam, a Pakistani Muslim woman, and her Canadian-born daughter Azra come of age in two different eras.
Anatomy Of A Fall
Anatomy Of A Fall
A woman is accused of her husband's murder.
The Holdovers
The Holdovers
An unpopular teacher, a talented but badly behaved student and a cook who recently lost her son in Vietnam spend Christmas together in an otherwise empty boarding school.
Inside The Yellow Cocoon Shell
Inside The Yellow Cocoon Shell
A man has to return his sister-in-law's body to her hometown after an accident while, along with his nephew, he searches for his long-lost brother.
The Zone Of Interest
The Zone Of Interest
The daily lives of the Höss family outside the walls of Auschwitz.
Pictures Of Ghosts
Pictures Of Ghosts
A portrait of the city of Recife, re-envisioned in its 20th Century glory through the remains of the cinema palaces which were central to its busy social milieu.
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Toronto International Film Festival Features

Comedic bite
Ariane Louis-Seize on injecting Humanist Vampire Seeking Consenting Suicidal Person with humour
Reclaiming roots
Katja Gauriloff on making the first ever film in Skolt Sámi, Je’vida
Truth and nail
Christos Nikou on technology, love and Eighties synthpop in Fingernails
Back to the Bo-Kaap
More from John Barker, Bronté Snell and Shamilla Miller on The Umbrella Men: Escape From Robben Island
Bringing the stories home
Suvi West and Anssi Kömi on the repatriation of artefacts from museums and making Homecoming
Charting the way forwards
Lucy Tulugarjuk on life as an Inuit woman and Tautuktavuk
The women who get things done
John Barker, Bronté Snell and Shamilla Miller on stunts, sharks and The Umbrella Men: Escape From Robben Island
An act of observance
Atom Egoyan on interpreting Salome and making Seven Veils
Reckoning with the past
Ian Gabriel, Noxolo Dlamini, Anthony Oseyemi, Irshaad Ally, S’Thandiwe Kgoroge and Inez Robertson on Death Of A Whistleblower
Winds of change
Lkhagvadulam Purev-Ochir on depicting modern Mongolia and Shamanism onscreen in City Of Wind
Restoring history
God Is A Woman director Andres Peyrot on bringing a film back to a community and engaging in dialogue about it
Rights and wrongs
Amjad Al Rasheed on patriarchal structures and female empowerment in Inshallah A Boy

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