TIFF20 Review – ‘Holler’

Our second day – and third film – of TIFF20 is reserved for Nicole Riegel’s debut feature ‘Holler’. Riegel, winner of Palm Springs Festival’s “Directors to Watch”-award, channels some serious gritty ‘Winter’s Bone’-vibes, including a promising young lead and a look at a small community living far beneath the poverty line, trying to survive in …

TIFF20 Review – ‘Tove’

Toronto International Film Festival is off to a great start with Zaida Bergroth’s ‘Tove’, a biography on Tove Jansson’s life, showing both her personal relationships and the creation of the popular Moomin books. Helsinki, 1944. The end of the war brings a new sense of artistic and social freedom for painter Tove Jansson (Alma P√∂ysti …