TIFF 2015 Shortlistby parabola33 | created - 22 Aug 2015 | updated - 26 Aug 2015 | Public
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1. Spotlight (I) (2015)
R | 129 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
The true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese, shaking the entire Catholic Church to its core.
Votes: 379,933 | Gross: $45.06M
2. The Dressmaker (I) (2015)
R | 119 min | Comedy, Drama
A glamorous woman returns to her small town in rural Australia. With her sewing machine and haute couture style, she transforms the women and exacts sweet revenge on those who did her wrong.
Votes: 48,621 | Gross: $2.02M
4. The Club (2015)
Not Rated | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery
A crisis counselor is sent by the Catholic Church to a small Chilean beach town where disgraced Priests and nuns, suspected of crimes ranging from child abuse to baby-snatching from unwed mothers, live secluded, after an incident occurs.
Votes: 8,529 | Gross: $0.03M
5. Desierto (2015)
R | 88 min | Drama, Thriller
A group of people trying to cross the border from Mexico into the United States encounter a man who has taken border patrol duties into his own racist hands.
Votes: 8,536 | Gross: $1.83M
6. Brooklyn (2015)
PG-13 | 117 min | Drama, Romance
An Irish immigrant lands in 1950s Brooklyn, where she quickly falls into a romance with a local. When her past catches up with her, however, she must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within.
Votes: 120,648 | Gross: $38.32M
7. Room (I) (2015)
R | 118 min | Drama, Thriller
Held captive for 7 years in an enclosed space, a woman and her young son finally gain their freedom, allowing the boy to experience the outside world for the first time.
Votes: 331,376 | Gross: $14.68M
8. The Lobster (2015)
R | 119 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
In a dystopian near future, single people, according to the laws of The City, are taken to The Hotel, where they are obliged to find a romantic partner in forty-five days or are transformed into beasts and sent off into The Woods.
Votes: 192,666 | Gross: $8.70M
10. Documentary Shorts Program (II) (2015)
R | 99 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
An Irish sports journalist becomes convinced that Lance Armstrong's performances during the Tour de France victories are fueled by banned substances. With this conviction, he starts hunting for evidence that will expose Armstrong.
11. Maggie's Plan (2015)
R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Maggie wants to have a baby, raising him on her own, but when she gets romantically involved with John, a married man, things get complicated and all the balance of Maggie's plans may collapse.
Votes: 14,736 | Gross: $3.35M
12. I Smile Back (2015)
R | 85 min | Drama
Laney Brooks does bad things. Married with kids, she takes the drugs she wants, sleeps with the men she wants, disappears when she wants. Now, with the destruction of her family looming, ... See full summary »
Votes: 4,717 | Gross: $0.06M
13. Remember (I) (2015)
R | 94 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
With the aid of a fellow Auschwitz survivor and a hand-written letter, an elderly man with dementia goes in search of the person he believes to be responsible for the death of his family in the death camp to kill him himself.
Votes: 20,323 | Gross: $0.64M
14. Victoria (II) (2015)
Not Rated | 138 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
A young Spanish woman who has recently moved to Berlin finds her flirtation with a local guy turn potentially deadly as their night out with his friends reveals a dangerous secret.
15. Lolo (2015)
Not Rated | 99 min | Comedy
Violette, a 40-year old workaholic with a career in the fashion industry falls for a provincial computer geek, Jean-Rene, while on a spa retreat with her best friend.
Votes: 3,383 | Gross: $0.02M
16. The Daughter (2015)
96 min | Drama
The story follows a man who returns home to discover a long-buried family secret, and whose attempts to put things right threaten the lives of those he left home years before.
Votes: 4,098 | Gross: $0.03M
17. Demolition (2015)
R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama
A successful investment banker struggles after losing his wife in a tragic car crash. With the help of a customer service rep and her young son, he starts to rebuild, beginning with the demolition of the life he once knew.
Votes: 81,119 | Gross: $1.98M
18. The Colony (2015)
R | 110 min | Biography, Drama, History
A young woman's desperate search for her abducted boyfriend draws her into the infamous Colonia Dignidad, a sect nobody has ever escaped from.
19. Youth (I) (2015)
R | 124 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
A retired orchestra conductor is on vacation with his daughter and his film director best friend in the Alps when he receives an invitation from Queen Elizabeth II to perform for Prince Philip's birthday.
Votes: 66,400 | Gross: $2.70M
20. Trumbo (2015)
R | 124 min | Biography, Drama
In 1947, Dalton Trumbo was Hollywood's top screenwriter, until he and other artists were jailed and blacklisted for their political beliefs.
Votes: 70,505 | Gross: $7.86M
21. The Danish Girl (2015)
R | 119 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
A fictitious love story loosely inspired by the lives of Danish artists Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener. Lili and Gerda's marriage and work evolve as they navigate Lili's groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer.
Votes: 151,381 | Gross: $12.71M
23. Freeheld (2015)
PG-13 | 103 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
New Jersey police lieutenant, Laurel Hester, and her registered domestic partner, Stacie Andree, both battle to secure Hester's pension benefits when she is diagnosed with terminal cancer.
Votes: 10,870 | Gross: $0.53M
25. The Man Who Knew Infinity (2015)
PG-13 | 108 min | Biography, Drama
The story of the life and academic career of the pioneer Indian mathematician, Srinivasa Ramanujan, and his friendship with his mentor, Professor G.H. Hardy.
Votes: 45,655 | Gross: $3.87M
26. Septembers of Shiraz (2015)
PG-13 | 110 min | Thriller
Prior to the Iranian revolution it was a place where people of all religions were allowed to flourish. This is the story of a prosperous Jewish family who abandon everything before they are consumed by the passions of revolutionaries.
27. Len and Company (2015)
Unrated | 102 min | Comedy, Drama
A successful music producer quits the industry and exiles himself in upstate New York, but the solitude he seeks is shattered when his estranged son and the pop star he's created come looking for answers.
28. Families (2015)
113 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Jérôme Varenne, a French financier, lives and works in Shanghai with Chen-Li, his life and business partner. One day, during a short stay in Paris, while paying a call to his mother, he is ... See full summary »
29. Un + une (2015)
Not Rated | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
French famous film score composer goes to India to compose the score for an Indian adaptation of Romeo and Juliet. There he meets the wife of the French ambassador to India, and a complicated relationship ensues.
30. The Lady in the Van (2015)
PG-13 | 104 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
A man forms an unexpected bond with a transient woman living in her van that's parked in his driveway.
Votes: 23,903 | Gross: $10.02M
31. Where to Invade Next (2015)
R | 120 min | Documentary, Comedy
To learn what the USA can learn from other nations, Michael Moore playfully "invades" them to see what they have to offer.
Votes: 22,119 | Gross: $3.82M
36. My Internship in Canada (2015)
108 min | Comedy
An idealistic young Haitian travels to rural Quebec to intern for an independent Member of Parliament when a national debate erupts that finds the MP holding the tie-breaking vote.
37. No Men Beyond This Point (2015)
80 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
In a world where women have become asexual and are no longer giving birth to males, a quiet, unassuming housekeeper named Andrew Myers finds himself at the center of a battle to keep men from going extinct.
38. River (I) (2015)
Not Rated | 89 min | Thriller
In the south of Laos, an American volunteer doctor becomes a fugitive after he intervenes in the sexual assault of a young woman. When the assailant's body is pulled from the Mekong River, things quickly spiral out of control.
39. Sleeping Giant (2015)
Not Rated | 89 min | Adventure, Drama
While spending the summer in cottage country on the shores of Lake Superior, three teens cope with boredom by testing the limits of their experience.
40. This Changes Everything (2015)
Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary
A look at seven communities around the world with the proposition that we can seize the crisis of climate change to transform our failed economic system into something radically better.
Votes: 479 | Gross: $0.01M
41. Ville-Marie (2015)
101 min | Drama
An actress mother and her estranged gay son's lives intersect with those of two medical professionals after an unexpected tragedy, forcing secrets to be revealed and personal demons to be dealt with.
43. The Final Girls (2015)
PG-13 | 88 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
A young woman grieving the loss of her mother, a famous scream queen from the 1980s, finds herself pulled into the world of her mom's most famous movie. Reunited, the women must fight off the film's maniacal killer.
45. Hardcore Henry (2015)
R | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi