|Those Who Make Revolution Halfway Only Dig Their Own Graves. |
Courtesy of K Films Amerique
The Toronto International Film Festival named its annual gongs for the ten best films of 2016. And while two thirds of the nine films I've seen on this list are worthy of the title, this slate of picks for Canada's Top Ten is an overall admirable spread. The list goes from coast to coast to coast and is complete with near gender parity, diversity, and some truly groundbreaking work. Making the cut are Canada's Oscar bid It's Only the End of the World and the shortlisted shorts Blind Vaysha and Frame 394.
I'll have my own annual list of the ten best Canadian films of the year next week. (About half the titles overlap, so I can't really complain.)
The features on TIFF's Canada's Top Ten are: