New orders, new extremities… Paul Ridd surveys a selection of the more disturbing offerings at this year’s festival. These films offer their kind own of catharsis through exploring the darker side of human nature.
As expected Chloe Zhao’s Venice Golden Lion winner Nomadland took the often Oscar-predictive Toronto International Film Festival People’s Choice Award announced this morning. Regina King’s One Night In Miami was second ,and Beans was third in the slimmed down competition at the fest which had about a sixth of the number of films in play than usual. That also meant far fewer Oscar hopefuls aiming to get this prize.
How do you mark the ceremonial closing of a film festival that was mainly digital — sweep the popcorn off your lap and close the tab? CBC journalists Eli Glasner and Jackson Weaver explore the digital delights and frustrations of TIFF 2020.