4 films to watch at the Toronto Film Festival

4 films to watch at the Toronto Film Festival


While the Venice Film Festival has been in full swing for a week, the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) takes off on Thursday evening. After an exclusively virtual edition two years ago and another more modest one last year, the Toronto festival will return to its stars and its red carpets this year.

Here are four films that will make the event. 

The Fabelmans

A year after presenting his adaptation of West Side Story< /em>, Steven Spielberg will be back in the Queen City to unveil this partly autobiographical film for which he was inspired by his childhood and what gave him the taste for cinema. 

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery 

Daniel Craig reprises his role as Detective Benoit Blanc in this sequel to the tasty murder mystery film Knives Out, which also premiered at the Toronto Film Festival. 

Director Rian Johnsen has assembled an intriguing cast including Janelle Monae, Edward Norton, Kate Hudson and Ethan Hawke.

Empire of Light 

With this new film which stars Olivia Colman, Toby Jones and Colin Firth, filmmaker Sam Mendes (Skyfall, American Beauty) pays homage to the magic of the seventh art by recounting the life of a cinema in a small English coastal town during the 1980s . 

Weird: The Al Yankovic Story

Since the end of the Harry Potter saga, there have been 11  For years, Daniel Radcliffe collects atypical characters. This Eric Appel film, presented at TIFF in a midnight session, is no exception, since Radcliffe slips into the skin of singer and humorist Weird Al Yankovic, known for his parodies of pop songs.