TIFF 2017: Gala Presentations

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1. 55 Steps (2017)

115 min | Biography, Drama

8.5
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When patients' rights lawyer Colette Hughes goes to meet her new client, Eleanor Riese, a patient in the psychiatric unit of a San Francisco hospital, she has no idea that besides taking on... See full summary »

Director: Bille August | Stars: Helena Bonham Carter, Hilary Swank, Jeffrey Tambor, Jonathan Kerrigan

Votes: 47

2. Borg McEnroe (2017)

107 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.2
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57 Metascore

The story of the 1980s tennis rivalry between the placid Björn Borg and the volatile John McEnroe.

Director: Janus Metz | Stars: Sverrir Gudnason, Shia LaBeouf, Stellan Skarsgård, Tuva Novotny

Votes: 2,612

3. Breathe (I) (2017)

PG-13 | 118 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.9
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51 Metascore

The inspiring true love story of Robin and Diana Cavendish, an adventurous couple who refuse to give up in the face of a devastating disease. Their heartwarming celebration of human possibility marks the directorial debut of Andy Serkis.

Director: Andy Serkis | Stars: Andrew Garfield, Claire Foy, Hugh Bonneville, Ed Speleers

Votes: 1,402

4. C'est la vie! (2017)

117 min | Comedy

7.2
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A hectic wedding party held in an 17th century French palace comes together with the help of the behind-the-scenes staff.

Directors: Olivier Nakache, Eric Toledano | Stars: Jean-Pierre Bacri, Jean-Paul Rouve, Gilles Lellouche, Vincent Macaigne

Votes: 815

5. Chappaquiddick (2017)

PG-13 | 107 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.4
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Ted Kennedy's life and political career become derailed in the aftermath of a fatal car accident in 1969 that claims the life of a young campaign strategist, Mary Jo Kopechne.

Director: John Curran | Stars: Kate Mara, Clancy Brown, Jason Clarke, Bruce Dern

Votes: 98

6. Darkest Hour (2017)

PG-13 | 125 min | Biography, Drama, History

5.6
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72 Metascore

During the early days of World War II, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the newly-appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Hitler, or fight on against incredible odds.

Director: Joe Wright | Stars: Gary Oldman, Lily James, Kristin Scott Thomas, Ben Mendelsohn

Votes: 1,053

7. Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool (2017)

R | 105 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.6
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72 Metascore

A romance sparks between a young actor and a Hollywood leading lady.

Director: Paul McGuigan | Stars: Jamie Bell, Vanessa Redgrave, Annette Bening, Julie Walters

Votes: 266

8. Hochelaga, Terre des Âmes (2017)

100 min | History

7.5
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Mohawk archaeologist Baptiste Asigny engages in a search for his ancestors following a tragic terrain slump in the Percival Molson Stadium.

Director: François Girard | Stars: Samian, Raoul Max Trujillo, Vincent Perez, Siân Phillips

Votes: 21

9. Kings (2017)

92 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

5.0
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A foster family in South Central a few weeks before the city erupts in violence following the verdict of the Rodney King trial in 1992.

Director: Deniz Gamze Ergüven | Stars: Daniel Craig, Halle Berry, Issac Ryan Brown, Kevin Carroll

Votes: 85

10. The Leisure Seeker (2017)

R | 112 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

5.8
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55 Metascore

A runaway couple go on an unforgettable journey in the faithful old RV they call The Leisure Seeker.

Director: Paolo Virzì | Stars: Helen Mirren, Donald Sutherland, Joshua Mikel, Janel Moloney

Votes: 262

11. Long Time Running (2017)

97 min | Documentary

8.4
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After frontman Gord Downie is diagnosed with brain cancer, Canadian rock band The Tragically Hip goes on a cross-country tour that ends with a nationally televised concert.

Directors: Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier | Stars: Gord Downie, Paul Langlois, Gord Sinclair, Bobby Baker

Votes: 146

12. Mary Shelley (2017)

120 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.7
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49 Metascore

The love affair between poet Percy Shelley and 18 year old Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, which resulted in Mary Shelley writing Frankenstein.

Director: Haifaa Al-Mansour | Stars: Maisie Williams, Elle Fanning, Joanne Froggatt, Douglas Booth

Votes: 106

13. Mercy (I) (2017)

103 min | Drama, Romance

5.6
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The daughter of a man on death row falls in love with a woman on the opposing side of her family's political cause.

Director: Tali Shalom-Ezer | Stars: Kate Mara, Ellen Page, Elias Koteas, Amy Seimetz

Votes: 81

14. The Mountain Between Us (2017)

PG-13 | 112 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.3
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48 Metascore

Stranded after a tragic plane crash, two strangers must forge a connection to survive the extreme elements of a remote snow-covered mountain. When they realize help is not coming, they embark on a perilous journey across the wilderness.

Director: Hany Abu-Assad | Stars: Idris Elba, Kate Winslet, Beau Bridges, Dermot Mulroney

Votes: 5,256

15. Mudbound (2017)

R | 134 min | Drama

6.9
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86 Metascore

Two men return home from World War II to work on a farm in rural Mississippi, where they struggle to deal with racism and adjusting to life after war.

Director: Dee Rees | Stars: Carey Mulligan, Garrett Hedlund, Jason Clarke, Jonathan Banks

Votes: 1,212

16. Stronger (I) (2017)

R | 119 min | Biography, Drama

7.5
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76 Metascore

Stronger is the inspiring real life story of Jeff Bauman, an ordinary man who captured the hearts of his city and the world to become a symbol of hope after surviving the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.

Director: David Gordon Green | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Tatiana Maslany, Miranda Richardson, Richard Lane Jr.

Votes: 2,994

17. Three Christs (2017)

117 min | Drama

8.0
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Three Christs follows Dr. Alan Stone who is treating three paranoid schizophrenic patients at the Ypsilanti State Hospital in Michigan, each of whom believed they were Jesus Christ. What transpires is both comic and deeply moving.

Director: Jon Avnet | Stars: Richard Gere, Peter Dinklage, Walton Goggins, Bradley Whitford

Votes: 93

18. The Upside (2017)

118 min | Comedy, Drama

6.0
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56 Metascore

A comedic look at the relationship between a wealthy paraplegic and an unemployed man with a criminal record who's hired to help him.

Director: Neil Burger | Stars: Nicole Kidman, Bryan Cranston, Julianna Margulies, Golshifteh Farahani

Votes: 130

19. The Wife (I) (2017)

100 min | Drama

7.6
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A wife questions her life choices as she travels to Stockholm with her husband, where he is slated to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Director: Björn Runge | Stars: Christian Slater, Glenn Close, Jonathan Pryce, Max Irons

Votes: 69

20. Woman Walks Ahead (2017)

101 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.5
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Catherine Weldon, a portrait painter from 1890s Brooklyn, travels to Dakota to paint a portrait of Sitting Bull and becomes embroiled in the Lakota peoples' struggle over the rights to their land.

Director: Susanna White | Stars: Jessica Chastain, Sam Rockwell, Ciarán Hinds, Michael Nouri

Votes: 93