TIFF List 2014: The Complete Toronto International Film Festival Lineup With Grade Averages

TIFF List 2014: The Complete Toronto International Film Festival Lineup With Grade Averages
TIFF List 2014: The Complete Toronto International Film Festival Lineup With Grade Averages

Perpetually one of the largest and varied film exhibitions on the cinephile calendar, the Toronto International Film Festival kicks off its 2014 edition on September 4.

As a service to those following the festival (whether from the streets of Canada’s largest city or from the comfort of a living room thousands of miles away), we’ve collected all the feature films playing as part of the enormous lineup. We’ll also be updating the corresponding Criticwire grade averages for each film as the festival progresses, so be sure to check back.

The TIFF 2014 Lineup

(Last updated: September 15th, 11:45 AM EST)


Black and White,” directed by Mike Binder

Boychoir,” directed by François Girard

The Connection (La French),” directed by Cédric Jimenez

The Equalizer,” directed by Antoine Fuqua — Criticwire Grade Average: C

Escobar: Paradise Lost,” directed by Andrea Di Stefano — Criticwire Grade Average: B

The Forger,” directed by Philip Martin

Foxcatcher,” directed by Bennett Miller — Criticwire Grade Average: B+

Haemoo (Sea Fog),” directed by Shim Sung-Bo

Infinitely Polar Bear,” directed by Maya Forbes — Criticwire Grade Average: B

The Judge,” directed by David Dobkin — Criticwire Grade Average: C

Laggies,” directed by Lynn Shelton — Criticwire Grade Average: B

A Little Chaos,” directed by Alan Rickman — Criticwire Grade Average: B-

Maps to the Stars,” directed by David Cronenberg — Criticwire Grade Average: B

The New Girlfriend,” directed by François Ozon

Pawn Sacrifice,” directed by Edward Zwick

The Riot Club,” directed by Lone Scherfig — Criticwire Grade Average: C

Ruth & Alex,” directed by Richard Loncraine

Samba,” directed by Olivier Nakache, Eric Toledano

This is Where I Leave You,” directed by Shawn Levy — Criticwire Grade Average: B-

Wild,” directed by Jean-Marc Vallée — Criticwire Grade Average: B+


99 Homes,” directed by Ramin Bahrani — Criticwire Grade Average: B+

American Heist,” directed by Sarik Andreasyan

Before We Go,” directed by Chris Evans

Beyond the Lights,” directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood

Breakup Buddies,” directed by Ning Hao

Cake,” directed by Daniel Barnz — Criticwire Grade Average: C+

Clouds of Sils Maria,” directed by Olivier Assayas — Criticwire Grade Average: A-

The Cobbler,” directed by Thomas McCarthy

Coming Home,” directed by Zhang Yimou — Criticwire Grade Average: A-

The Dead Lands (Hautoa),” directed by Toa Fraser

“Dearest,” directed by Peter Ho-Sun Chan

Don’t Go Breaking My Heart 2 (Dan Shen Nan Nu 2),” directed by Johnnie To

The Drop,” directed by Michael R. Roskam — Criticwire Grade Average: B

Eden,” directed by Mia Hansen-Love — Criticwire Grade Average: A-

An Eye for Beauty (Le règne de la beauté),” directed by Denys Arcand

The Elephant Song,” directed by Charles Binane

Far From Men (Loin des Hommes),” directed by David Oelhoffen

Force Majeure (Tourist),” directed by Ruben Östlund — Criticwire Grade Average: A-

The Gate,” directed by Règis Wargnier

Gemma Bovery,” directed by Anne Fontaine

Gentlemen,” directed by Mikael Marcimain

Gomorrah,” directed by Stefano Sollima

Good Kill,” directed by Andrew Niccol

The Good Lie,” directed by Philippe Falardeau — Criticwire Grade Average: B-

Hector and the Search for Happiness,” directed by Peter Chelsom

Human Highway (Director’s Cut),” directed by Bernard Shakey and Dean Stockwell

The Humbling,” directed by Barry Levinson — Criticwire Grade Average: C

Hungry Hearts,” directed by Saverio Costanzo

The Imitation Game,” directed by Morten Tyldum — Criticwire Grade Average: B+

Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet,” directed by Roger Allers, GaÎtan Brizzi, Paul Brizzi, Joan C. Gratz, Mohammed Saeed Harib, Tomm Moore, Nina Paley, Bill Plympton, Joann Sfar and Michal Socha

The Keeping Room,” directed by Daniel Barber — Criticwire Grade Average: B

The Last Five Years,” directed by Richard LaGravenese — Criticwire Grade Average: B

Learning to Drive,” directed by Isabel Coixet

Love & Mercy,” directed by Bill Pohlad — Criticwire Grade Average: A-

Madame Bovary,” directed by Sophie Barthes

Manglehorn,” directed by David Gordon Green — Criticwire Grade Average: B-

Miss Julie,” directed by Liv Ullmann — Criticwire Grade Average: B

Men, Women and Children,” directed by Jason Reitman — Criticwire Grade Average: B-

Mommy,” directed by Xavier Dolan — Criticwire Grade Average: A-

Mr. Turner,” directed by Mike Leigh — Criticwire Grade Average: B+

My Old Lady,” directed by Israel Horovitz — Criticwire Grade Average: B

Ned Rifle,” directed by Hal Hartley — Criticwire Grade Average: B

Nightcrawler,” directed by Dan Gilroy — Criticwire Grade Average: A-

October Gale,” directed by Ruba Nadda

Pasolini,” directed by Abel Ferrara

Phoenix,” directed by Christian Petzold — Criticwire Grade Average: A-

Preggoland,” directed by Jacob Tierney

Pride,” directed by Matthew Warchus

The Reach,” directed by Jean-Baptiste Leonetti

Red Amnesia (Chuangru Zhe),” directed by Wang Xiaoshuai

Return to Ithaca,” directed by Laurent Cantet

Revenge of the Green Dragons,” directed by Andrew Lau and Andrew Loo 

Roger Waters The Wall,” directed by Sean Evans and Roger Waters 

Rosewater,” directed by Jon Stewart — Criticwire Grade Average: B

The Search,” directed by Michel Hazanavicius  — Criticwire Grade Average: C+

A Second Chance (En chance til),” directed by Susanne Bier

Shelter,” directed by Paul Bettany 

The Sound and the Fury,” directed by James Franco

St. Vincent“, directed by Theodore Melfi — Criticwire Grade Average: B+

Still Alice,” directed by Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland — Criticwire Grade Average: B+

The Theory of Everything,” directed by James Marsh — Criticwire Grade Average: B+

Three Hearts (3 Coeurs),” directed by Benoît Jacquot

Time Out of Mind,” directed by Oren Moverman — Criticwire Grade Average: B

Top Five,” directed by Chris Rock — Criticwire Grade Average: A-

Two Days, One Night (Deux jours, une nuit),” directed by Luc Dardenne and Jean-Pierre Dardenne — Criticwire Grade Average: A-

Welcome to Me,” directed by Shira Piven — Criticwire Grade Average: B

While We’re Young,” directed by Noah Baumbach — Criticwire Grade Average: B+

Whiplash,” directed by Damien Chazelle — Criticwire Grade Average: A-

Wild Tales (Relatos salvajes),” directed by Damian Szifron — Criticwire Grade Average: A-


1001 Grams,” directed by Bent Hamer

A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence (En duva satt på en gren och funderade på tillvaron),” directed by Roy Andersson — Criticwire Grade Average: A-

The Face of an Angel,” directed by Michael Winterbottom

Foreign Body” (Obce Cialo),” directed by Krzysztof Zanussi

The Golden Era (Huang jin shi dai),” directed by Ann Hui

Goodbye to Language 3D (Adieu au langage 3D),” directed by Jean-Luc Godard — Criticwire Grade Average: A-

Hill of Freedom (Ja-yu-ui eon-deok),” directed by Hong Sang-soo — Criticwire Grade Average: B+ 

Leviathan,” directed by Andrey Zvyagintsev  — Criticwire Grade Average: A-

Murder in Pacot” (Meurtre à Pacot),” directed by Raoul Peck

Revivre (Hwajang),” directed by Im Kwon-taek

The Tale of The Princess Kaguya” (Kaguya-hime no Monogatari),” directed by Isao Takahata — Criticwire Grade Average: B+

Timbuktu,” directed by Abderrahmane Sissako — Criticwire Grade Average: B+

Trick or Treaty?,” directed by Alanis Obomsawin

Winter Sleep (Kis uykusu),” directed by Nuri Bilge Ceylan — Criticwire Grade Average: B+


Beats of the Antonov,” directed by Hajooj Kuka

I Am Here (Wo Jiu Shi Wo),” directed by Lixin Fan

Iraqi Odyssey,” directed by Samir 

The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness (Yume to kyôki no ohkoku),” directed by Mami Sunada — Criticwire Grade Average: B+

Merchants of Doubt,” directed by Robert Kenner — Criticwire Grade Average: B

Monsoon,” directed by Sturla Gunnarsson

National Diploma (Examen d’Etat),” directed by Dieudo Hamadi

National Gallery,” directed by Frederick Wiseman — Criticwire Grade Average: A-

Natural Resistance,” directed by Jonathan Nossiter

The Price We Pay (La Face cachée de l’impôt),” directed by Harold Crooks

Red Army,” directed by Gabe Polsky — Criticwire Grade Average: A-

Roger & Me,” directed by Michael Moore

Seymour: An Introduction,” directed by Ethan Hawke — Criticwire Grade Average: A-

Silvered Water, Syria Self-Portrait (Ma’a al Fidda),” directed by Ossama Mohammed and Wiam Simav Bedirxan

Sunshine Superman,” directed by Marah Strauch — Criticwire Grade Average: A-

Tales of the Grim Sleeper,” directed by Nick Broomfield — Criticwire Grade Average: A-

The Look of Silence (Senyap),” directed by Joshua Oppenheimer — Criticwire Grade Average: A

This Is My Land,” directed by Tamara Erde

The Wanted 18,” directed by Amer Shomali and Paul Cowan

The Years of Fierro (Los años de Fierro),” directed by Santiago Esteinou

The Yes Men Are Revolting,” directed by Laura Nix and the Yes Men


Alleluia,” directed by Fabrice Du Welz — Criticwire Grade Average: C+

The Duke of Burgundy,” directed by Peter Strickland — Criticwire Grade Average: A-

Goodnight Mommy (Ich seh, Ich seh),” directed by Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala

Hyena,” directed by Gerard Johnson

Luna,” directed by Dave McKean

Over Your Dead Body,” directed by Takashi Miike

Shrew’s Nest (Musarañas),” directed by Juanfer Andrés and Esteban Roel

Spring,” directed by Justin Benson/Aaron Moorhead — Criticwire Grade Average: A-

They Have Escaped,” directed by JP Valkeapää 

The Voices,” directed by Marjane Satrapi — Criticwire Grade Average: B+

Waste Land,” directed by Pieter Van Hees

The World of Kanako (Kawaki),” directed by Tetsuya Nakashima


Aire Libre,” directed by Anahí Berneri

Amour Fou,” directed by Jessica Hausner — Criticwire Grade Average: A-

Behavior (Conducta),” directed by Ernesto Daranas

Bird People,” directed by Pascale Ferran — Criticwire Grade Average: B

Black Souls (Anime Nere),” directed by Francesco Munzi

Breathe (Respire),” directed by Mélanie Laurent

Charlie’s Country,” directed by Rolf de Heer

Cut Bank,” directed by Matt Shakman

Cut Snake,” directed by Tony Ayres

The Dark Horse,” directed by James Napier Robertson

Don’t Breathe (La Faille),” directed by Nino Kirtadze

Félix and Meira,” directed byMaxime Giroux

Frailer (Brozer),” directed by Mijke de Jong

The Farewell Party (Mita Tova),” directed by Sharon Maymon, Tal Granit

Gett, The Trial of Viviane Amsalem (Gett, le procès de Vivane Amsalem),” directed by Ronit Elkabetz, Shlomi Elkabetz

Girlhood (Bande de filles),” directed by Céline Sciamma — Criticwire Grade Average: B

The Grump (Mielensäpahoittaja),” directed by Dome Karukoski

Heartbeat,” directed by Andrea Dorfman

High Society (Le beau monde),” directed by Julie Lopes Curval

Impunity,” directed by Jyoti Mistry

In the Crosswind (Risttuules),” directed by Martti Helde

Itsi Bitsi,” directed by Ole Christian Madsen

Justice (Hustisya),” directed by Joel Lamangan

Kabukicho Love Hotel (Sayonara Kabukicho),” directed by Ryuichi Hiroki

Kill Me Three Times,” directed by Kriv Stenders

Labyrinth Of Lies (Im Labyrinth des Schweigens),” directed by Giulio Ricciarelli

Leopardi (Il giovane favoloso),” directed by Mario Martone

The Lesson (Urok),” directed by Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov

Li’l Quinquin (P’tit Quinquin),” directed by Bruno Dumont — Criticwire Grade Average: A-

Love in the Time of Civil War (L’amour au temps de la guerre civile),” directed by Rodrigue Jean

Lulu,” directed by Luis Ortega

Margarita, with a Straw,” directed by Shonali Bose

Meet Me in Montenegro,” directed by Alex Holdridge, Linnea Saasen

Men Who Save The World (Lelaki Harapan Dunia),” directed by Liew Seng Tat

Mirage (Délibáb),” directed by Szabolcs Hajdu

Modris,” directed by Juris Kursietis

Not My Type (Pas son genre),” directed by Lucas Belvaux

Out of Nature (Mot naturen),” directed by Ole Giæver

The Owners,” directed by Adilkhan Yerzhanov

Partners in Crime (Kong Feng),” directed by Chang Jung-Chi

The Reaper (Kosac),” directed by Zvonimir Jurić

Red Rose,” directed by Sepideh Farsi

Sand Dollars (Dólares de Arena),” directed by Laura Amelia Guzmán, Israel Cárdenas

Still the Water (Futatsume no mado),” directed by Naomi Kawase — Criticwire Grade Average: C+

Tales (Ghesseha),” directed by Rakhshan Banietemad

Teen Lust,” directed by Blaine Thurier

Tigers,” directed by Danis Tanović

Today (Emrouz),” directed by Reza Mirkarimi

Tokyo Fiancée,” directed by Stefan Liberski

Tour de Force (Hin und weg),” directed by Christian Zübert

Tu dors Nicole,” directed by Stéphane Lafleur

Two Shots Fired (Dos disparos),” directed by Martin Rejtman

The Valley (Al-Wadi),” directed by Ghassan Salhab

Venice (Venecia),” directed by Kiki Álvarez

Voice Over (La Voz en Off),” directed by Cristián Jiménez

Where I Am King (Hari ng Tondo),” directed by Carlos Siguion-Reyna

Who Am I – No System is Safe,” directed by Baran bo Odar

Xenia,” directed by Panos H. Koutras


A Single Word (Une Simple Parole),” directed by Mariama Sylla, Khady Sylla

Horse Money (Cavalo Dinheiro),” directed by Pedro Costa — Criticwire Grade Average: A-

Episode of the Sea,” directed by Lonnie van Brummelen, Siebren de Haan, the inhabitants of Urk

Fires on the Plain (Nobi),” directed by Shinya Tsukamoto

From What is Before (Mula sa Kung Ano ang Noon),” directed by Lav Diaz 

Heaven Knows What,” directed by Joshua Safdie, Benny Safdie

Jauja,” directed by Lisandro Alonso — Criticwire Grade Average: B+

Journey to the West (Xi You),” directed by Tsai Ming-liang — Criticwire Grade Average: A

La Sapience (La Sapienza),” directed by Eugène Green

Le beau danger,” directed by René Frölke

Letters to Max,” directed by Eric Baudelaire

Maidan (Maïdan),” directed by Sergei Loznitsa

Songs From the North,” directed by Soon-Mi Yoo

The Princess of France (La Princesa de Francia),” directed by Matías Piñeiro


The 50 Year Argument,” directed by Martin Scorsese and David Tedeschi

Do I Sound Gay?,” directed by David Thorpe

A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” directed by Julie Taymor


’71,” directed by Yann Demange — Criticwire Grade Average: A-

Adult Beginners,” directed by Ross Katz

Atlantic.,” directed by Jan-Willem van Ewijk

Backcountry,” directed by Adam MacDonald

Bang Bang Baby,” directed by Jeffrey St. Jules

Big Muddy,” directed by Jefferson Moneo

Corbo,” directed by Mathieu Denis

The Crow’s Egg (Kaakkaa Muttai),” directed by M. Manikandan

Dukhtar,” directed by Afia Nathaniel

Flapping in the Middle of Nowhere” (Ðap Cánh Giua Không Trung),” directed by Nguyen Hoang Diep

The Great Man” (Le Grand Homme),” directed by Sarah Leonor

Guidance,” directed by Pat Mills

I am not Lorena” (No soy Lorena),” directed by Isidora Marras

In Her Place,” directed by Albert Shin

The Intruder” (Infiltrant),” directed by Shariff Korver

La Salada,” directed by Juan Martín Hsu

Life in a Fishbowl” (Vonarstræti),” directed by Baldvin Zophoníasson

The Little Death,” directed by Josh Lawson

Los Hongos,” directed by Oscar Ruiz Navia

Magical Girl,” directed by Carlos Vermut

Mardan,” directed by Batin Ghobadi

May Allah Bless France!” (Qu’Allah bénisse la France!),” directed by Abd Al Malik

The Narrow Frame of Midnight” (Itar el-Layl),” directed by Tala Hadid

OBRA,” directed by Gregorio Graziosi

Run,” directed by Philippe Lacôte

Second Coming,” directed by Debbie Tucker Green

Senza nessuna pietà,” directed by Michele Alhaique

Songs She Wrote About People She Knows,” directed by Kris Elgstrand

Stories of Our Lives,” directed by Anonymous

Sway,” directed by Rooth Tang

Theeb,” directed by Naji Abu Nowar

The Tribe” (Plemya),” directed by Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy — Criticwire Grade Average: A

UNLUCKY PLAZA,” directed by Ken Kwek

The Valley Below,” directed by Kyle Thomas

The Vanished Elephant” (El Elefante Desaparecido),” directed by Javier Fuentes-León

Villa Touma,” directed by Suha Arraf

We Were Wolves,” directed by Jordan Canning

Wet Bum,” directed by Lindsay Mackay

X +Y,” directed by Morgan Matthews


[REC] 4: Apocalypse,” directed by Jaume Balagueró

Big Game,” directed by Jalmari Heleander — Criticwire Grade Average: B

Cub,” directed by Jonas Govaerts

The Editor,” directed by Matthew Kennedy and Adam Brooks

Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films,” directed by Mark Hartley

It Follows,” directed by David Robert Mitchell — Criticwire Grade Average: A-

The Guest,” directed by Adam Wingard — Criticwire Grade Average: B+

Tokyo Tribe,” directed by Sion Sono — Criticwire Grade Average: B+

Tusk,” directed by Kevin Smith — Criticwire Grade Average: B

What We Do in the Shadows,” directed by Taika Waititi, Jemaine Clement — Criticwire Grade Average: A-


Labyrinthus,” directed by Douglas Boswell

Paper Planes,” directed by Robert Connolly

Secrets of War” (Oorlogsgeheimen),” directed by Dennis Bots

Song of the Sea,” directed by Tomm Moore


A Dream of Iron (Cheol-ae-kum),” directed by Kelvin Kyung Kun Park

A Girl at My Door (Dohee-Ya),” directed by July Jung

A Hard Day (Kkeut-kka-ji-gan-da),” directed by Kim Seong-hun

Alive (Sanda),” directed by Park Jung-bum

Cart (Ka-teu),” directed by Boo Ji-Young

Confession (Jo-Eun-Chin-Goo-Deul),” directed by Lee Do-yun

Gyeongju,” directed by Zhang Lu

Scarlet Innocence,” directed by Yim Pil-sung


The Color of Pomegranates (Sayat Nova),” directed by Sergei Parajanov

Crime Wave,” directed by John Paizs

Cruel Story of Youth (Seishun zankoku monogatari),” directed by Nagisa Ôshima

Dragon Inn,” directed by King Hu

The Goddess,” directed by Wu Yonggang

In Comparison,” directed by Harun Farocki

My Darling Clementine,” directed by John Ford — Criticwire Grade Average: A

Speaking Parts,” directed by Atom Egoyan

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