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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A hapless dreamer and would-be philosopher spends his days looking after the pool of the Tahitian Tiki apartment block in sunny LA. When he uncovers a water heist, he does what he can to protect the city.
Boy Kills World
Boy Kills World
A dystopian fever dream action film that follows Boy, a deaf mute with a vibrant imagination. When his family is murdered, he is trained by a mysterious shaman to repress his childish imagination and become an instrument of death.
The Dead Don't Hurt
The Dead Don't Hurt
A fiercely independent French Canadian woman embarks on an affair with a Danish immigrant.
The End We Start From
The End We Start From
A woman who along with her newborn try to find their way home as environmental crisis that submerges London in flood waters and sees a young family torn apart in the chaos.
The Contestant
The Contestant
The story of a Japanese reality TV star left naked in a room for more than a year, tasked with filling out magazine sweepstakes to earn food and clothing.
Close Your Eyes
Close Your Eyes
A TV show looking into the mysterious disappearance of an actor leads a director on a journey into his own past while making discoveries in the present.
In The Rearview
In The Rearview
This fly-on-the-wall film captures Ukrainians as they are forced to leave their homes and drive into the unknown.
Orlando, My Political Biography
Orlando, My Political Biography
Docufiction interpretation of Virginia Woolf's novel.
Sweet Dreams
Sweet Dreams
When Dutch patriarch and plantation owner Jan dies suddenly in Indonesia, his son arrives from Europe with plans for radical change. But when Jan’s will puts his Indonesian concubine Siti at the forefront of the family estate, ideals prove to be futile and blood thicker than water.
Sorry/Not Sorry
Sorry/Not Sorry
A re-examination of the case of Louis CK, who was accused of sexual harassment in 2017, exploring his comeback and the unseen effects of this on the women who spoke publicly about his behaviour.
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Toronto International Film Festival Features

'I had to hire bodyguards'
Director Agnieszka Holland on the backlash to Green Border and why film can be a powerful weapon
Bonello, the time traveller
France’s maverick on sci-fi, loneliness, music and working with Léa Seydoux
Entering the dream
Bertrand Bonello discusses Coma and The Beast
Insult and injury
MH Murray, Mark Clennon and Nat Patricia Manuel on I Don’t Know Who You Are
In search of liberty
Rodrigo Moreno on freedom and character development in The Delinquents
Now is now
Wim Wenders on Yasujirō Ozu, Anselm Kiefer, Ingeborg Bachmann and Perfect Days
Unconscious symbolism
Wendy Chuck on Alexander Payne’s multiple Golden Globe-winning The Holdovers
Warwick Thornton's practical magic
The New Boy director on working with children, animals and just one camera
Taking flight
Alexander Payne on WC Fields, Artie Shaw and The Holdovers composer Mark Orton
Layers of mystery
llker Çatak in conversation on Oscar shortlisted The Teachers’ Lounge, Wim Wenders, and the films that inspired him
What’s in a name?
Alexander Payne on Paul Giamatti, Carrie Preston, Westward The Women and The Holdovers
From the inside out
Wendy Chuck on Alexander Payne’s multiple Golden Globe-nominated The Holdovers
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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