Four Canadian Films Premiere at TIFF: Our Members React

September 13, 2020

Akilla's Escape
Charles Officer’s Akilla’s Escape | TIFF

Day three of TIFF 2020 was a day for Canadians premieres. The festival debuted the Canadian features Akilla’s Escape, directed by Charles Officer; Beans, directed by Tracey Deer; Inconvenient Indian, directed by Michelle Latimer; and the American-Canadian co-production Pieces of a Woman, directed by Hungarian filmmaker Kornél Mundruczó. The latter film drew extra buzz yesterday with the announcement that star Vanessa Kirby won Best Actress at the Venice Film Festival. (Nomadland won the Golden Lion.) All four films drew strong responses across the board from TFCA members as our critics spread out their viewing options after TIFF revealed its splashier titles on Thursday and Friday. Expect more hidden gems to emerge as the festival progresses.


Check out some reactions to yesterday’s spread of CanCon.


Here’s What TFCA Members Say About Akilla’s Escape

Norm Likes Beans, too.

Inconvenient Indian Wows the Crowd at TIFF.

Visit our weekly for links to member reviews with director Michelle Latimer.


And Pieces of a Woman Is Tough, But Solid

TIFF runs Sept. 9-19, 2020.