27th Toronto International Film Festival Coverage: List of Films

The 27th Toronto International Film Festival announced its full line-up on August 20th, 2002.

This year’s Festival line-up includes 344 films of which 264 are features and 80 are shorts. 74% of the films shown this year will be world or North American premieres and 54% of the features will be screened in a language other than English. These numbers were whittled down from the 3024 submissions the Festival received this year.

Canadian Open Vault

Film Title Director
La Vraie Nature de bernadette Gilles Carle

Canadian Retrospective - Allan King: Filmmaker

Film Title Director
Children in Conflict Episode: A Talk with Irene Allan King
Come On Children Allan King
The Dragon's Egg Allan King
Dreams Allan King
Epilogue Allan King
The Field Day Allan King
Interview with Orson Welles Allan King
Joshua, A Nigerian Portrait Allan King
Maria Allan King
A Married Couple Allan King
A Matter of Pride Allan King
Red Emma Allan King, Martin Kinch
Rickshaw Allan King
Running Away Backwards Allan King
Skidrow Allan King
Warrendale Allan King
Who Has Seen the Wind Allan King
Who's in Charge? Sig Gerber

Contemporary World Cinema

Film Title Director
24 Heures de la vie d'une femme Laurent Bouhnik
Aiki Daisuke Tengan
Angela Roberta Torre
Autumn Spring Vladimír Michálek
BaadAsssss Cinema Isaac Julien
Bear's Kiss Sergei Bodrov
Bend It Like Beckham Gurinder Chadha
The Best of Times Chang Tso-chi
Better Luck Tomorrow Justin Lin
Big Shot's Funeral Feng Xiaogang
Black and White Craig Lahiff
Blue Car Karen Moncrieff
Blue Gate Crossing Yee Chih-yen
El Bonaerense Pablo Trapero
The Crime of Father Amaro Carlos Carrera
Cry Woman Liu Bingjian
The Cuckoo Alexander Rogozhkin
Every Day God Kisses Us on the Mouth Sinisa Dragin
Falcons Fridrik Thór Fridriksson
Fuehrer Ex Winfried Bonengel
Gasoline Monica Stambrini
The Ghost of F. Scott Fitzgerald Charles Lyons
The Heart of Me Thaddeus O'Sullivan
L' Idole Samantha Lang
Intacto Juan Carlos Fresnadillo
The Intended Kristian Levring
Julie Walking Home Agnieszka Holland
Kedma Amos Gitaï
The Kite Alexei Muradov
Love Liza Todd Louiso
The Lover Valeriy Todorovskiy
A Lucky Day Sandra Gugliotta
Ma vraie vie à Rouen Olivier Ducastel, Jacques Martineau
Madame Satã Karim Aïnouz
Never Get Outta the Boat Paul Quinn
Nothing More Juan Carlos Cremata Malberti
Nowhere in Africa Caroline Link
The Nugget Bill Bennett
Once Upon a Time in the Midlands Shane Meadows
One Night the Moon Rachel Perkins
Open Hearts (Dogme) Susanne Bier
Une Part du ciel Bénédicte Liénard
Pleasant Days Kornél Mundruczó
Poniente Chus Gutierrez
Prayer Jay Rosenblatt
Pure Gillies MacKinnon
Raising Victor Vargas Peter Sollett
Real Women Have Curves Patricia Cardoso
Reno: Rebel Without a Pause Nancy Savoca
Respiro Emanuele Crialese
Roger Dodger Dylan Kidd
Rosa la China Valeria Sarmiento
The Sea Baltasar Kormákur
Secretary Steven Shainberg
Small Voices Gil M. Portes
The Space Between Chad Lowe
Springtime in a Small Town Tian Zhuangzhuang
Step On It Sabine Derflinger
Suddenly Diego Lerman
Sur le bout des doigts Yves Angelo
The Three Marias Aluízio Abranches
Ticket to Jerusalem Rashid Masharawi
A Transistor Love Story Pen-ek Ratanaruang
Tuck Everlasting Jay Russell
Tycoon Pavel Lounguine
Unknown Pleasures Jia Zhang-ke
The Voice of the Prophet Robert Edwards
Warriors Daniel Calparsoro
Welcome to Collinwood Anthony and Joe Russo
Wretched Lives Joel Lamangan

Dialogues: Talking with Pictures

Film Title Director
Billy Jack Tom Laughlin
The Conversation Francis Ford Coppola
Days of Heaven Terrence Malick
Modern Times Charles Chaplin
Outcast of the Islands Carol Reed
Pickpocket Robert Bresson

Director's Spotlight

Film Title Director
À l'attaque! Robert Guédiguian
À la place du coeur Robert Guédiguian
À la vie, à la mort Robert Guédiguian
Dernier Été Robert Guédiguian, Frank Le Wita
Dieu vomit les tièdes Robert Guédiguian
Marie-Jo et ses deux amours Robert Guédiguian
Marius et Jeannette Robert Guédiguian
La Ville est tranquille Robert Guédiguian


Film Title Director
Bellissima Artur Urbanski
blue Hiroshi Ando
Chicken Poets Meng Jinghui
Les Diables Christophe Ruggia
The Exam Nasser Refaie
Hard Goodbyes: My Father Penny Panayotopoulou
Hukkle György Pálfi
The Last Great Wilderness David Mackenzie
Leo Mehdi Norowzian
Letters in the Wind Ali Reza Amini
The Magdalene Sisters Peter Mullan
Try Seventeen Jeffrey Porter
Whale Rider Niki Caro
Woman of Water Hidenori Sugimori
Women's Prison Manijeh Hekmat


Film Title Director
10 Abbas Kiarostami
All or Nothing Mike Leigh
La Dernière Lettre Frederick Wiseman
Dirty Pretty Things Stephen Frears
The Man Without a Past Aki Kaurismäki
My Mother's Smile Marco Bellocchio
A Peck on the Cheek Mani Ratnam
Sex Is Comedy Catherine Breillat
Shadow Kill Adoor Gopalakrishnan
Sweet Sixteen Ken Loach
A Tale of a Naughty Girl Buddhadeb Dasgupta
Ten Minutes Older: The Cello Bernardo Bertolucci, Claire Denis, Mike Figgis, Jean-Luc Godard, Jirí Menzel, Michael Radford, Volker Schlöndorff, István Szabó
Together Chen Kaige

Midnight Madness

Film Title Director
Alive Ryuhei Kitamura
Bubba Ho-tep Don Coscarelli
Cabin Fever Eli Roth
The Eye Oxide Pang, Danny Pang
MC5 * A True Testimonial David C. Thomas
My Little Eye Marc Evans
Spun Jonas Åkerlund
Volcano High Kim Tae-kyun

National Cinema Programme

Film Title Director
Bad Guy Kim Ki-duk
Camel(s) Park Ki-yong
Champion Kwak Kyung-taek
Desire Kim Eung-su
Oasis Lee Chang-dong
Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance Park Chan-wook
Take Care of My Cat Jeong Jae-eun
Too Young to Die Park Jin-pyo
Turning Gate Hong Sang-soo
The Way Home Lee Jung-hyang

Perspective Canada

Film Title Director
The Baroness and the Pig Michael Mackenzie
Blue Skies Ann Marie Fleming
Bollywood/Hollywood Deepa Mehta
COUNTDOWN Nathan Morlando
Culture Donigan Cumming
deadend.com S. Wyeth Clarkson
La Dernière Voix Julien Fonfrède, Karim Hussain
Evelyn: The Cutest Evil Dead Girl Brad Peyton
FIX: the story of an addicted city Nettie Wild
Flower and Garnet Keith Behrman
Flux Chris Hinton
Folk Ryan Feldman
Gambling, Gods and LSD Peter Mettler
Heatscore Adam Brodie, Dave Derewlany
Is the Crown at War with Us? Alanis Obomsawin
Islands Richard Fung
Lighthead Daniel Sadler
Little Dickie Anita McGee
Lonesome Joe Mark Sawers
Long Life, Happiness and Prosperity Mina Shum
Die Mütter Cliff Caines
Le Marais Kim Nguyen
Marion Bridge Wiebke von Carolsfeld
Moon in the Afternoon Simon Davidson
Le Nèg' Robert Morin
Océan Catherine Martin
Once Upon a Time on the Beach Byron Lamarque
Past Perfect Daniel MacIvor
Perfect Pie Barbara Willis Sweete
Prom Fight: The Marc Hall Story Larry Peloso
Punch Guy Bennett
Rondo pour trompette Jean-Sébastien Baillat
Les Rossy Jennifer Alleyn
Rub & Tug Soo Lyu
Saint Monica Terrance Odette
Saskatchewan Brian Stockton
Shadowy Encounters Gariné Torossian
Short Hymn_Silent War 03 Charles Officer
snooze Stéphane Lafleur
Song of the Firefly Izabella Pruska-Oldenhof
SPCE Marc Bisaillon
Spring Chickens Matthew Holm
The Stone of Folly Jesse Rosensweet
Straight in the Face Peter Demas
Tom Mike Hoolboom
The True Meaning of Pictures: Shelby Lee Adams' Appalachia Jennifer Baichwal
Why Don't You Dance? Michael Downing
The Wild Dogs Thom Fitzgerald
Yellowknife Rodrigue Jean

Planet Africa

Film Title Director
Abouna Mahamat-Saleh Haroun
Ataklan--Naked Walk Walt Lovelace
Black Attack Walt Lovelace
Les Chemins de l'oued Gaël Morel
G Christopher Scott Cherot
George and the Bicycle Pump Asha Lovelace
I Have a Dream Zak Ové
Khorma, Enfant du cimetière Jilani Saadi
Mud Madness Walt Lovelace
Now Jimmy! Mary Wells
Promised Land Jason Xenopoulos
Rendez-vous Mariette Monpierre
Royal Bonbon Charles Najman
Shottas Cess Silvera
A String of Pearls Camille Billops, James V. Hatch
Ubuntu's Wounds Sechaba Morojele
Waiting for Happiness Abderrahmane Sissako

Ramiro Puerta Tribute

Film Title Director
Contradanza No. 2 Ramiro Puerta
Crucero/Crossroads Ramiro Puerta
eXXXorcisms Jaime Humberto Hermosillo
The Lovers of the Arctic Circle Julio Medem
Strawberry and Chocolate Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, Juan Carlos Tabío
The Topic of Cancer Ramiro Puerta
Two Feet, One Angel Ramiro Puerta

Real to Reel

Film Title Director
Être et avoir Nicolas Philibert
Alexei and the Spring Seiichi Motohashi
Atlantic Drift Michel Daëron
Blind Spot. Hitler's Secretary André Heller, Othmar Schmiderer
Cuban Rafters Carles Bosch, Josep M. Domenech
Cul de Sac: A Suburban War Story Garrett Scott
Elsewhere Nikolaus Geyrhalter
Family Sami Saif, Phie Ambo
Gabriel Orozco Juan Carlos Martín
Horns and Halos Suki Hawley, Michael Galinsky
Local Angel Udi Aloni
Lost in La Mancha Keith Fulton, Louis Pepe
My Name Was Sabina Spielrein Elisabeth Márton
The Nazi Rod Lurie
Neapolitan Heart Paolo Santoni
OT: our town Scott Hamilton Kennedy
Promise Land Gili Dolev
Railroad of Hope Ning Ying
Spellbound Jeff Blitz
Stevie Steve James
The Sweatbox John-Paul Davidson, Trudie Styler
This Winter Zhong Hua
The Trials of Henry Kissinger Eugene Jarecki
Winged Migration Jacques Perrin

Special Presentations

Film Title Director
8 Femmes/8 Women François Ozon
8 Mile Curtis Hanson
Adolphe Benoît Jacquot
Assassination Tango Robert Duvall
Auto Focus Paul Schrader
Between Strangers Edoardo Ponti
Bowling for Columbine Michael Moore
City of Ghosts Matt Dillon
Dirty Deeds David Caesar
Divine Intervention Elia Suleiman
The Emperor's Club Michael Hoffman
Evelyn Bruce Beresford
Heaven Tom Tykwer
I've Heard the Mermaids Singing Patricia Rozema
Laurel Canyon Lisa Cholodenko
Max Menno Meyjes
Miyazaki's Spirited Away Hayao Miyazaki
Punch-Drunk Love Paul Thomas Anderson
The Quiet American Phillip Noyce
Rabbit-Proof Fence Phillip Noyce
The Secret Lives of Dentists Alan Rudolph
Shaolin Soccer Stephen Chow
Standing in the Shadows of Motown Paul Justman
Talk to Her Pedro Almodóvar
Touching Wild Horses Eleanore Lindo
TSO Chaplin Mutual Shorts: Easy Street; The Cure; The Adventurer Charles Chaplin
La Turbulence des fluides Manon Briand
The Wild Thornberrys Movie Jeff McGrath, Cathy Malkasian

Viacom Galas

Film Title Director
11'09''01 Youssef Chahine, Amos Gitaï, Shohei Imamura, Alejandro González Iñárritu, Claude Lelouch, Ken Loach, Samira Makhmalbaf, Mira Nair, Idrissa Ouedraogo, Sean Penn, Danis Tanoviç
Antwone Fisher Denzel Washington
Ararat Atom Egoyan
Chihwaseon Im Kwon-taek
Far From Heaven Todd Haynes
Femme Fatale Brian De Palma
The Four Feathers Shekhar Kapur
Frida Julie Taymor
The Good Thief Neil Jordan
The Guys Jim Simpson
L' Homme du train Patrice Leconte
In America (Working Title) Jim Sheridan
Jet Lag Danièle Thompson
Moonlight Mile Brad Silberling
The Other Side of the Bed Emilio Martínez-Lázaro
Phone Booth Joel Schumacher
Spider David Cronenberg
White Oleander Peter Kosminsky


Film Title Director
Blissfully Yours Apichatpong Weerasethakul
City of God Fernando Meirelles
Dolls Takeshi Kitano
Le Fils Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne
Gerry Gus Van Sant
Happy Here and Now Michael Almereyda
Irréversible Gaspar Noé
Japón Carlos Reygadas
Ken Park Larry Clark, Ed Lachman
Lilya 4-ever Lukas Moodysson
Morvern Callar Lynne Ramsay
Music for Weddings and Funerals Unni Straume
Novo Jean-Pierre Limosin
Personal Velocity Rebecca Miller
Public Toilet Fruit Chan
Russian Ark Alexandr Sokurov
A Snake of June Shinya Tsukamoto
Teknolust Lynn Hershman Leeson
La Trilogie: Après la vie Lucas Belvaux
La Trilogie: Cavale Lucas Belvaux
La Trilogie: Un Couple épatant Lucas Belvaux
Vendredi soir Claire Denis
La Vie nouvelle Philippe Grandrieux
A World of Love Aurelio Grimaldi


Film Title Director
The Aperture of Ghostings: Catherine Street; Creased Robe Smile; Elsa Kirk Lewis Klahr
The Art of Fugue Takashi Ishida
Bautismo Casey Koehler
Counterfeit Film Brett Simon
Daylight Moon Lewis Klahr
Endless Obsession Glen Fogel
Gestalt Takashi Ishida
Going Back Home Louise Bourque
Gossamer Conglomerate Courtney Hoskins
Imaginary Light Andrew Noren
Incense Shiho Kano
An Injury to One Travis Wilkerson
Looking at the Sea Peter Hutton
The Man We Want to Hang Kenneth Anger
Manual Christoph Girardet, Matthias Müller
Munkphilm Courtney Hoskins
National Archive: V.1 Travis Wilkerson
Puce Moment Kenneth Anger
Scratch Christoph Girardet
Self Portrait Post Mortem Louise Bourque
Swiss Trip (aka Rivers and Landscapes) Oskar Fischinger
Time Being Andrew Noren
Ultima Thule Janie Geiser
Very and Night Mulch Stan Brakhage
Wien & Mozart and Elvis Jonas Mekas