Every year we do our best to cover some of TIFF — even though it’s a tough time for Folio to do so, given it occurs before we fully recruit our Arts team, this year was no exception. I managed to sneak in two gory films, The Hungry, a Shakespearean tragedy set in modern India, as well as The Cured, a fresh rehash of the zombie genre. Our podcast editor Zahraa Hmood did double duty and reviewed Looking for Oum Kulthum, a biopic on the legendary Egyptian performer. Daniela Sosa Roque also caught Stronger, Jake Gyllenhaal and Tatiana Maslany’s latest film set in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing. Most of these films will be released in small or wide release in the near future.
The Cured — TIFF exclusive.
Stronger — In theatres now.
Looking for Oum Kulthum — will be released in Germany in March 2018.
The Hungry — will make its Asian premiere at the 2017 Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival.