Our city’s very own 43rd Toronto International Film Festival begins Thursday, September 6th! As always, Irish film has a strong presence. Your full schedule information is below:

BLACK 47 – Set in Ireland during the Great Famine, the drama follows an Irish Ranger who has been fighting for the British Army abroad, as he abandons his post to reunite with his family. Despite experiencing the horrors of war, he is shocked by the famine’s destruction of his homeland and the brutalization of his people and his family.

TIFF Screening Times

Monday 10/09 – Scotiabank Theatre – 6:30pm

Wednesday 12/09 – Scotiabank Theatre – 9pm

Thursday 13/09 – Scotiabank Theatre – 7pm

FLOAT LIKE A BUTTERFLY – From the producers of Once and Sing Street, Float Like a Butterfly is a powerful and timely story of a girl’s fight for freedom and belonging. In a gender-reversal of classic film Billy Elliot, 15-year-old Frances has to fight for the right to fight back. Raised in roadside camps in rural Ireland, Frances wants to champion her people inside the boxing ring and out, like her idol Muhammad Ali. But society is determined to break her spirit and destroy her way of life. And her father, once her greatest ally, is too defeated himself to imagine any better for his daughter. But Frances was not born to be broken. In the mother of all fights, she must dig deep to find in herself the Champion her father once knew her to be.

TIFF Screening Times

Friday 07/09 – TIFF Lightbox – 2:15pm

Sunday 09/09 – Scotiabank Theatre – 7pm

Thursday 13/09 – Scotiabank Theatre – 3:15pm

GRETA – This latest film from Neil Jordan is a nerve-rattling thriller in which loneliness breeds malice. Featuring an especially captivating turn from the ever-versatile Isabelle Huppert, Greta exudes Jordan’s singular capacity for ushering gothic chills into a contemporary context.

TIFF Screening Times

Wednesday 05/09 – Ryerson Theatre – 5:45pm

Sunday 09/09 – Ryerson Theatre – 2:30pm

Thursday 13/09 – Scotiabank Theatre – 9:45pm

PAPI CHULO – Following his acclaimed coming-of-age film Handsome Devil, Irish writer-director John Butler returns to the Festival with this poignant and very timely story of two worlds colliding in the same great city — and the delightfully unlikely friendship that emerges.

Friday 07/09 – TIFF Lightbox – 6:45pm

Sunday 09/09 – Scotiabank Theatre – 6pm

Saturday 15/09 – Scotiabank Theatre – 9pm

ROSIE – ‘Rosie’ is centred on a young family that loses their home in Dublin during the Irish housing crisis. Former IFTA winners Sarah Greene  and Moe Dunford  star in the film, which was written by Bafta nominee Roddy Doyle.

Thursday 06/09 – Scotiabank Theatre – 9:45pm

Friday 07/09 – Scotiabank Theatre – 4:15pm

Friday 14/09 – Scotiabank Theatre – 9am

THE DIG – Winner of Best Irish Feature at the 2018 Galway Film Fleadh, Andy and Ryan Tohill’s feature directorial debut is a gripping thriller in which a terrible crime committed long ago takes a painfully circuitous route to resolution. Finely scripted by Stuart Drennan, The Dig surveys lives stalled by grief and trauma — and dark secrets hidden where almost no one can find them.

Saturday 08/09 – Scotiabank Theatre – 9:15pm

Monday 10/09 – Scotiabank Theatre – 4pm

Sunday 16/09 – Scotiabank Theatre – 6:15pm

VITA & VIRGINIA – Gemma Arterton and Elizabeth Debicki shine as socialite and author Vita Sackville-West and literary icon Virginia Woolf, respectively, in director Chanya Button’s sumptuous double portrait of two uncompromising women and the unconventional affair behind one of Woolf’s greatest novels.

Monday 10/09 – Winter Garden Theatre – 9pm

Tuesday 11/09 – TIFF Bell Lightbox – 3:30pm

Friday 14/09 – Scotiabank Theatre – 9:15pm