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Attica directed by Stanley Nelson
Attica directed by Stanley Nelson (TIFF)

Toronto International Film Festival 2021 announced the films included in the TIFF Docs, Wavelengths and Midnight Madness programs and new additions to the Special Presentation and Contemporary World Cinema programs.

Attica, Stanley Nelson’s documentary on the largest prison uprising in US history, will open the TIFF Docs program.

“We’re so proud to present the films selected for the popular programs TIFF Docs, Wavelengths and Midnight Madness,” stated Joana Vicente, Executive Director and Co-Head. “Always provocative, exhilarating and engaging, this year’s offerings are guaranteed to thrill Festival audiences.”

“​A​s an audience-first ​film ​festival​, mesmerizing​ film lovers with boundary-pushing stories is pivotal,” said Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director and Co-Head. “​​​It’s exciting that even in this exceptional time in our industry, we’re able to bring such​ ​thought-provoking selections​​ to these coveted TIFF programs.”

TIFF DOCS

TIFF Docs Opening Film
Attica
Stanley Nelson | USA
World Premiere

Beba
Rebeca Huntt | USA/Mexico
World Premiere

Becoming
Cousteau Liz Garbus | USA
International Premiere

Burning
Eva Orner | Australia
World Premiere

Comala
Gian Cassini | Mexico
World Premiere

The Devil’s Drivers
Mohammed Abugeth, Daniel Carsenty | Qatar/France/Lebanon/Germany
World Premiere

Flee
Jonas Poher Rasmussen | Denmark/France/Sweden/Norway
Canadian Premiere

Hold Your Fire
Stefan Forbes | USA
World Premiere

Listening to Kenny G
Penny Lane | USA
World Premiere

Oscar Peterson: Black + White
Barry Avrich | Canada
World Premiere

The Rescue
E. Chai Vasarhelyi, Jimmy Chin | USA/United Kingdom
International Premiere

Three Minutes – A Lengthening
Bianca Stigter | Netherlands/United Kingdom
Canadian Premiere

Wochiigii lo: End of the Peace
Heather Hatch | Canada
World Premiere

WAVELENGTHS FEATURES

Futura
Pietro Marcello, Francesco Munzi, Alice Rohrwacher | Italy
North American Premiere

The Girl and the Spider (Das Mädchen und die Spinne)
Ramon Zürcher, Silvan Zürcher | Switzerland
North American Premiere

Wavelengths Opening Film
Neptune Frost
Saul Williams, Anisia Uzeyman | Rwanda/USA
North American Premiere

A Night of Knowing Nothing
Payal Kapadia | India/France
International Premiere

Ste. Anne
Rhayne Vermette | Canada
North American Premiere

The Tsugua Diaries (Diários de Otsoga)
Maureen Fazendeiro, Miguel Gomes | Portugal
North American Premiere

WAVELENGTHS SHORTS

The Capacity for Adequate Anger
Vika Kirchenbauer | Germany
World Premiere

Dear Chantal (Querida Chantal)
Nicolás Pereda | Mexico/Spain
International Premiere

earthearthearth
Daïchi Saïto | Canada
North American Premiere

Inner Outer Space
Laida Lertxundi | Spain
North American Premiere

Polycephaly in D
Michael Robinson | USA
World Premiere

“The red filter is withdrawn.” (“Le-deu-pil-teo-ga Cheol-hoe-doeb-ni-da.”)
Minjung Kim | South Korea
North American Premiere

Train Again
Peter Tscherkassky | Austria
North American Premiere

MIDNIGHT MADNESS

After Blue (Dirty Paradise)
Bertrand Mandico | France
North American Premiere

DASHCAM
Rob Savage | United Kingdom/USA
World Premiere

Saloum
Jean Luc Herbulot | Senegal
World Premiere

Midnight Madness Opening Film
Titane
Julia Ducournau | France
North American Premiere

You Are Not My Mother
Kate Dolan | Ireland
World Premiere

Zalava
Arsalan Amiri | Iran
North American Premiere

SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

(New additions to previously announced program)

Ahed’s Knee (Ha’berech)
Nadav Lapid | Israel/France/Germany
North American Premiere

The Box (La Caja)
Lorenzo Vigas | USA/Mexico
North American Premiere (previously announced in Contemporary World Cinema)

France
Bruno Dumont | France/Germany/Italy/Belgium
North American Premiere

Where Is Anne Frank?
Ari Folman | Belgium/France/Netherlands/Luxembourg/Israel
North American Premiere

CONTEMPORARY WORLD CINEMA

(New additions to previously announced program)

7 Prisoners (7 Prisioneiros)
Alexandre Moratto | Brazil
North American Premiere

Compartment No. 6
Juho Kuosmanen | Finland/Germany/Estonia/Russia
North American Premiere

The Gravedigger’s Wife
Khadar Ayderus Ahmed | France/Somalia/Germany/Finland
North American Premiere

Jockey
Clint Bentley | USA
International Premiere

Small Body
Laura Samani | Italy/France/Slovenia
North American Premiere

True Things
Harry Wootliff | United Kingdom
North American Premiere

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