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TIFF Canada's Top Ten 2021

“Not since its inaugural year in 2001 have there been so many first appearances among the feature-film selections. Some of these films made their world premieres during the Festival and are now debuting their works on the international festival circuit, which is remarkable for first-time directors — I couldn’t be prouder.” —Cameron Bailey, CEO, TIFF

#TIFF21 Short Cuts: Isabelle Mecattaf's Beity

In this astutely played and beautifully shot drama, Beity by Isabelle Mecattaf, a look at an anxious day in a wealthy Beirut household becomes a moving rumination on the pain felt by parents of grown children seeking better lives far from home.

#TIFF21 Short Cuts: Albert Shin's Together

Albert Shin demonstrates all his directorial prowess and knack for creating stark yet vivid characters with this remarkable drama, Together, about two strangers who convene at a seaside motel in South Korea with very particular intentions in mind.