10 Women-Directed Films to Watch at TIFF 2023

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We’re taking a look at some of the women-directed films screening at this year’s TIFF that should be on your radar.

Co-directed by Oscar winners Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin ,Annette Bening and Jodie Foster star ina film detailing the incredibly true story of Diana Nyad’s attempt to become the first person to swim from Cuba to the United States without a shark cage.Patricia Arquette makes her directorial debut based on Cheryl Della Pietra’s semi-autobiographical novel chronicling her time as Hunter S.

Thompson’s personal assistant She survived a “three-day trial period involving a .44 magnum, purple-pyramid acid, violent verbal outbursts, brushes with fame and the law, a bevy of peacocks, and a whole lot of cocaine,” while she worked for Thompson.Oscar winner Jessica Yu delivers a comedy starring Awkwafina and Sandra Oh who play two very different sisters who are forced to pay off their mother’s gambling debts.

 

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