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Movies currently playing at TIFF Lightbox

Everyone is aware of the iconic film festival that takes place on the streets of Toronto featuring guests from all across the film industry. The one that turns heads from all over the world. That’s right, it’s the Toronto International Film Festival. Contrary to popular belief, however, TIFF is not just a festival that comes annually. They also host screenings, workshops, discussions and way more throughout the year.

TIFF is a not-for-profit cultural organization dedicated to film and includes a diverse range of Canadian and International films. In fact, TIFF Lightbox at 350 King Street West has a variety of films playing, many of which are not available to view in traditional movie theatres. 

Here are a few of the films that currently have showtimes!  

 

Fruit Tree, Smudge Films, Hypnic Jerk, Access Entertainment

I Saw the TV Glow (until Thursday, May 30) 

This horror and drama film from A24 starring Brigette Lundy-Paine and Justice Smith features the story of a teenage boy Owen who is introduced to a puzzling TV show by his classmate which begins to shatter his perception of reality. 

 

NEOPA Inc.

Evil Does Not Exist (until Thursday, May 30) 

Starring Hitoshi Omika and Ryô Nishikawa, this film tells us the story of​​ Takumi and his daughter Hana as they face conflict due to agents wanting to develop a resort for tourists in their village Mizubiki which sparks controversy due to the plan including many downsides for locals. This movie explores community, power dynamics, modernism clashing with traditional ways and much more that is for sure worth checking out.  

 

A Butimar Productions, Extra A Productions, Blue Morning Pictures

Fremont (Only on Thursday, May 30) 

Starring Anaita Wali Zada, this film showcases the life of Donay, a previous translator for US troops in Afghanistan who now resides in California and works in a fortune cookie factory. While working one day, she writes out a notable message in one of the fortune cookies which guides her to meet a mechanic. 

 

Filmverlag der Autoren, Westdeutscher Rundfunk

Alice in the Cities (Only on Sunday, June 6) 

Starring Rüdiger Vogler and Yella Rottländer, this film takes the audience on a wild journey as a German journalist Philip who takes Polaroids across America instead of writing his magazine piece stumbles across a woman at the airport on the way back to Europe. She hands him her daughter Alice with the false promise that she will collect her later. When Alice’s mother does not show up in Europe, Philip takes Alice on a trip across Germany in hopes of finding her grandmother. 

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Sabiha Sufian is a contributor for the Kingsley Voice. She has been a part of the team since 2024.

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