TIFF 2018 Wrap Up

It’s hard enough to believe that summer is over, but even harder to believe that TIFF18 has already come to a close as well.

We would like to take one last opportunity to congratulate our PDs, Elisa Sauvé and Zazu Myers along with our DPs, Kris Belchevski, Douglas Koch, Ray Dumas and James Klopko and the sensational teams they worked with on the six films that screened as part of this year’s line up.

The Lie / PD Elisa Sauvé
In this thriller, two parents wrestle with the consequences of their teenage daughter’s lethal mistake, proving just how far any parent would go to protect their child. Don’t miss what Hollywood Reporter and Deadline noted in their posts.

Mouthpiece / PD Zazu Myers
An adaptation of the award-winning two-woman play by Amy Nostbakken and Norah Sadava, about an aspiring writer attempting to reconcile her feminism with the conformist choices of her mother following her mother’s sudden death. Be sure to check out what The Film Stage, Cinema Scope and Now Toronto had to say.

The Grizzlies / PD Zazu Myers/ 2nd Unit DP James Klopko
Inuit youth in a small community gain a powerful sense of pride and purpose through the sport of lacrosse, in this true-story account of tenacity, renewal, and inspiring resilience. Danielle Solzon said, “The Grizzlies is more than the typical inspiring sports drama because this film offers us hope.”

The Weekend / DP Kris Belchevski
An acerbic comedian becomes romantically entangled with her ex and his new girlfriend during a weekend getaway. Read more about the feature film in these articles published by The Globe Mail, Hollywood Reporter and The LA Times.

Through Black Spruce / DP Douglas Koch
In a story told from two different perspectives, Will Bird recounts the events which led to him being in a coma, while his niece Annie recounts her attempt to help to revive him from his coma. The CBC lists the feature film as 1 of 6 must watch Indigenous films.

Falls Around Her / DP Ray Dumas
Tantoo Cardinal shines as a world-famous Anishinaabe musician who returns to the reserve to rest and recharge — only to discover that fame (and the outside world) are not easily left behind, in this riveting portrait of resilience set among a northern First Nation. “Naponse’s film revels in the quiet beauty of the land and its subtle soundscape…”  – Seventh Row.

We’ve shared our TIFF adventures throughout SESLER’s social media channels, and you can now look through our complete gallery to see all our photos and the friends we ran into at the CFC BBQWhites Reception, and our other screenings and events!