TIFF16 Schedule


Saturday, September 10

12:00 PM 1:50 PM


A going-nowhere party girl (Anne Hathaway) discovers a mysterious connection between herself and a giant monster wreaking havoc on the other side of the globe.

Ryerson Theatre

Sunday, September 11

4:30 PM 6:41 PM


Kiyoshi Kurosawa (Pulse, Tokyo Sonata) makes his first film outside Japan with this French-language fantasy, about an aging photographer whose obsession with an archaic technique draws his young assistant and beautiful daughter into a dark and mysterious world.

Winter Garden Theatre
8:30 PM 10:55 PM

The Handmaiden

A crook-turned-servant falls for the vulnerable heiress she had originally schemed to swindle, in this audacious, visually sumptuous, and highly erotic period piece from acclaimed writer-director Park Chan-wook.

Scotiabank 2

Monday, September 12

7:15 PM 8:43 PM


Alice Lowe (Sightseers) is a triple threat as the writer, director and star of this pitch-black comedy about a pregnant woman whose unborn child psychically spurs her on to murder.

Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema

Tuesday, September 13

9:30 PM 11:46 PM

Asura: The City of Madness

A shady cop finds himself in over his head when he gets caught between Internal Affairs and the city’s corrupt mayor, in this scintillating crime drama from Korean maestro Kim Sung-soo (Musa: The Warrior).

Visa Screening Room (Elgin)

Wednesday, September 14

3:15 PM 5:10 PM

The Bad Batch

A young girl wanders a savage desert wasteland in a dystopian future United States, in Ana Lily Amirpour’s highly anticipated follow-up to A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night.

Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema
7:30 PM 8:54 PM


Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me) takes us on an unnerving (and sometimes grisly) globe-trotting journey to explore different cultures’ methods of controlling, killing, or profiting off the common rat.

Scotiabank 1
11:59 PM 1:49 AM

The Girl with All the Gifts

A sweet little girl who may hold the key to a cure for the zombie virus that has decimated most of the world’s population escapes from a military compound and sets out to find her place in the world.

Ryerson Theatre

Friday, September 16

5:30 PM 7:11 PM

Mad World

Top Hong Kong stars Shawn Yue and Eric Tsang star in this daring independent drama about a former financial analyst suffering from severe bipolar disorder, who is released from a mental health facility into the unwilling custody of his truck-driver father.

Scotiabank 14
8:45 PM 10:05 PM


An intimate portrait of Maria Toorpakai, who defies threats to herself and her family from Islamic fundamentalists in order to represent Pakistan as an internationally competitive squash player.

Scotiabank 13
11:59 PM 1:32 AM

Dog Eat Dog

Nicolas Cage and Willem Dafoe star in this blackly comic crime caper from director Paul Schrader (Affliction, The Walker), about a crew of ex-cons hired by a Cleveland mafioso to kidnap the baby of a rival mobster.

Ryerson Theatre

Saturday, September 17

6:15 PM 7:51 PM

The Women's Balcony

An accident during a bar mitzvah celebration leads to a gendered rift in a devout Orthodox community in Jerusalem, in this rousing, good-hearted tale about women speaking truth to patriarchal power.

Scotiabank 4
11:59 PM 1:37 AM

Sadako vs. Kayako

Two iconic J-horror franchises face off in this wild monster mash-up that pits the house-haunting phantoms of Ju-on (The Grudge) against the analogue-to-digital demon of Ringu (The Ring).

Ryerson Theatre

Sunday, September 18

3:15 PM 4:51 PM


A reunion between two old school friends (Sandra Oh and Anne Heche) sparks a no-holds-barred war of attrition, in this outrageously madcap black comedy.

Scotiabank 2
6:30 PM 8:15 PM

Personal Shopper

Kristen Stewart reunites with director Olivier Assayas (Clouds of Sils Maria) for this artful ghost story about a young woman trying to reconnect with the spirit of her departed brother.

Scotiabank 1
9:30 PM 11:17 PM

Certain Women

Kelly Reichardt (Wendy and Lucy, Night Moves) directs Laura Dern, Michelle Williams, Kristen Stewart and Lily Gladstone in this tripartite portrait of striving, independent women whose lives intersect in suggestive and powerful ways.

Scotiabank 1