New name, same series! Reel Talk is now International Cinema Cafe and continues to provide a snapshot of the best cinema from around the world, with a focus on films submitted for Best International Picture at the Academy Awards and hidden gems that may not see wide release. Screenings will take place in person at TIFF Bell Lightbox, as well as online on digital TIFF Bell Lightbox, starting this fall!
Part of the fun is the surprise: titles are not announced ahead of time, and all screenings are previews of films not yet released in theatres or on digital platforms in Toronto. Each event offers a thought-provoking, post-film discussion with a member of the film team — such as a director, screenwriter, producer, or actor — a critic, or a subject expert.
Last season’s lineup included award-winning films that premiered at Sundance, Cannes, and other international film festivals: Utama (Bolivia), Last Film Show (India), Cairo Conspiracy (Sweden), More Than Ever (France), After Love (United Kingdom), The Quiet Girl (Ireland), and You Can Live Forever (Canada).
- Films will be available on digital TIFF Bell Lightbox at 5pm ET on select Wednesdays between early November 2023 and late March 2024.
- Subscribers will have 48 hours to start watching the films and 24 hours to finish watching.
- Q&As will be pre-recorded in-cinema and available as bonus material.
- Complimentary coffee and pastries are not available as part of the digital experience.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Subscribers will not be able to switch formats during the season. Once you have committed to the in-person component of the series, your subscription is only valid for the in-person events and vice versa. To subscribe to the in-person experience, please visit tiff.net/icc.