LevelK at Toronto Film Festival
We are preparing for Toronto FF where we currently have four titles selected including our newest acquisition the Canadian feel-good film THE QUEEN OF MY DREAMS, our Swedish existential drama SHAME ON DRY LAND, Radu Jude's Locarno FF winner DO NOT EXPECT TOO MUCH FROM THE END OF THE WORLD and the emotional drama SWEET DREAMS. Also on our line up is the Locarno competition selected kung fu comedy THE INVISIBLE FIGHT.
Tine Klint will be in Toronto attending the festival from the 7-12th of September. Please contact her for a meeting and visit our VIP lounge for more information on the films, as well as screener links.
THE QUEEN OF MY DREAMS
Azra, a Pakistani woman living in Toronto, is worlds apart from her conservative Muslim mother. When her father suddenly dies on a trip home to Pakistan, Azra finds herself on a Bollywood-inspired journey through memories, both real and imagined, from her mother’s youth in Karachi to her own coming- of-age in rural Canada. The film will have its world premiere and be screened in the TIFF Discovery section
SHAME ON DRY LAND
In the shade of Malta’s scorching sun, around the edges of the Swedish online gaming community, exiled lottery swindler Dimman shows up for his former best friend and business partner’s lavish wedding, kicking off a desperate and decadent pursuit of redemption. The film will have its world premiere and be screened in the TIFF Platform section.
DO NOT EXPECT TOO MUCH FROM THE END OF THE WORLD
Overworked and underpaid Angela, drives around the city of Bucharest to film the casting for a “safety at work video” commissioned by a multinational company. When one of the interviewees reveals the company’s liability in his accident, a scandal erupts. The film will be screened in the in the Wavelengths Section.
During the waning days of the colonial era on a remote Indonesian island, Dutch sugar factory owner Jan and his wife, Agathe, are at the top of the food chain, until disaster strikes. After an exuberant feast, Jan returns from his nightly visit to his native concubine, Siti, to drop dead in front of his indifferent wife. The film will be screened in the in the TIFF Centrepiece Section.
THE INVISIBLE FIGHT
USSR-China border, 1973. Rafael, is in the army on guard duty when the border falls under attack from flying Chinese kung fu warriors. Utterly fascinated by the long-haired Chinese hippie black-clad kung fu aces flying around blasting forbidden Black Sabbath music from their portable radio Rafael gets struck by a revelation; he too wants to become a kung fu warrior.