The Toronto International Film Festival is back with interesting films from around the world.

The 2023 Toronto International Film Festival kicks off today and goes on till 17 September. It’s happening amidst the ongoing SAG-AFTRA strike, but the film’s lineup has a lot of variety, with many world premieres this year. So, if you are heading to the festival, we recommend some of the best movies you can’t miss.

The Boy and the Heron – This Japanese masterpiece by Hayao Miyazaki is the first animated film to open the festival. The movie takes place during the Second World War. When young Mahito moves to the countryside due to a family tragedy. His father got the job of making planes for Japan’s military in the countryside.

Next Goal Wins – Taika Waititi’s Next Goal Wins is a true story about the American Samoa soccer team’s attempt to qualify for the 2014 World Cup. It stars Michael Fassbender, Elisabeth Moss, and Oscar Kightley.

Lee – Academy Award Winner Kate Winslet played the American War correspondent Lee Miller. She teams up with David E. Scherman. Both of them are among the first photographers to enter the camps at Buchenwald and Dachau on the day of the liberation.

Dream Scenario – It stars Nicolas Cage, who plays Paul Matthews. A man who discovers that he can appear in other people’s dreams at an exponential rate. As a result, he becomes an overnight celebrity.

Dumb Money – Craig Gillespie’s Dumb Money is based on a true story of two Reddit users who outwit Wall Street. When GameStop was about to fail, hedge fund managers Gabe Plotkin and Keith Gill bet billions on it.

Dicks: The Musical – It’s a story of two identical twins, played by Aaron Jackson and Josh Sharp, who are raised separately by their divorced parents. Now, they are trying to reunite them. It is directed by Larry Charles, who directed Borat.

Gonzo Girl – When a young bartender Alley, played by Camila Morrone is handpicked to be the assistant to the father of gonzo journalism, Walker Reade, played by Willem Dafoe. Directed by Patricia Arquette.

Published by HOLR Magazine