In this feature piece we look at some of the films on offer in Toronto International Film Festival’s eclectic Short Cuts programme, including the latest from Jia Zhangke and a strong showing of shorts by Aboriginal filmmakers.
Chrstopher Doyle’s HONG KONG TRILOGY is a beautifully shot survey of Hong Kong caught at a crossroads.
Despite being rendered in stop-motion animation, ANOMALISA is the closest Kaufman has come to a pure, unencumbered emotional directness.
Kazik Radwanski’s threadbare character study is a stunningly empathetic portrait, with an engaging lead performance from Erwin Van Cottheim.
GREEN ROOM is a fiery and nuanced tribute to DIY punk and hardcore scenes that oscillates between music and politics throughout.