The Toronto International Film Festival is set to take place from Sept. 9 to 18 with a number of Arab flicks screening at the event.
6 Arab films to screen at Toronto International Film Festival
‘Costa Brava, Lebanon’
Actors Saleh Bakri and Nadine Labaki star in Lebanese director Mounia Akl’s impassioned debut, an eerie family drama set amid a raging climate crisis in near-future Lebanon.
“Farha,” by Jordanian filmmaker Darin J. Sallam, tells the story of a 14-year-old Palestinian girl who watched the 1948 war consume her home from a locked cellar.
Palestinian director Hany Abu-Assad’s political and emotional thriller explores a dangerous clash between two women struggling to cope with life under occupation.
In this drama by filmmaker Isabelle Mecattaf, who grew up in Beirut, a look at an anxious day in a wealthy Beirut household becomes a moving rumination on the pain felt by parents of grown children seeking better lives far from home.
‘The Devil’s Drivers’
“The Devil’s Drivers” follows Palestinian smugglers on high-speed trips to help workers cross the border.
‘Trumpets in the Sky’
What begins as a typically demanding day for a Syrian girl working in Lebanon’s potato fields becomes one that alters her life’s direction in this drama by director Rakan Mayasi.