Highlights | Toronto 2016

Some films to look forward to in the next few months, as well as impressions from the Toronto International Film Festival.

Barakah Meets Barakah | Toronto 2016

One of the more pointedly political (and funny) Middle Eastern films to play the festival circuit of late.

In Between | Toronto 2016

A gem from Israel about three female Palestinian roommates in Tel Aviv. Tough and touching.

The Birth of a Nation | Toronto 2016

Perhaps no other film this year arrived with as much expectation and coverage as Nate Parker’s directorial debut.

Souvenir | Toronto 2016

Isabelle Huppert is having a singular career. She appeared in three films this year in Toronto, including this lighter-than-air musical melodrama.

The Commune | Toronto 2016

Based in part on director Thomas Vinterberg’s experiences growing up in a Copenhagen commune during the 1970s and ’80s and featuring a great performance by actress Trine Dyrholm.

Toronto 2016 Preview | Early Picks

A guide to navigate through the Toronto International Film Festival’s labyrinth of choices.

Japan Cuts 2016

This essential festival celebrated the richness and diversity to be found in current Japanese filmmaking and offered an especially eclectic and challenging selection.

Ten Years | New York Asian Film Festival

A film anthology that ran afoul of the Chinese government during its theatrical run and, despite strong box office, disappeared abruptly until it found a second life.