4 Literary Films From TIFF We Are Dying To Check Out


Canada’s biggest film festival is in full swing right now in Toronto, Ontario. This year we are excited to see some literary films about the lives of authors. There’s a great mix of captivating biopics and fictionalized reimaginings of the lives of some great authors. Here’s a short list of our most anticipated literary films from the Toronto International Film Festival.

1. A Quiet Passion

This biopic about American Poet Emily Dickinson looks like one of the best period films to come out this year! Dickinson was famously introverted and mysterious, so we’re eager to check out this film and see Cynthia Nixon’s take on one of our favorite authors.

2. Window Horses

Window Horses promises to be one of the best animated films this year. This film tells the story of a young Canadian poet who dreams of travelling and living as an artist. Based on Ann Marie Fleming’s graphic novel, this is sure to be an incredible film at TIFF.

3. Neruda

This drama is a story about a police detective who makes it his mission to lead the manhunt for the poet Pablo Neruda who has been forced into hiding for his beliefs. Neruda won a Novel Prize for poetry in 1948, but when Chile outlawed communism, he became a political target. Looking forward to catching this exciting literary film!

4. Nelly

This film tells the story of Quebec writer Nelly Arcan who published her debut novel about her experiences as a sex worker. This will be an engrossing biopic about the life of one of Canada’s most gifted and troubled literary stars.


Check out TIFF or the forthcoming VIFF in Vancouver, British Columbia to check out these films!

h/t CBC

Featured Image via TIFF

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