Is There Anybody Out There? (Relaxed Screening)

Ella Glendining

Ella Glendining

Director

Country

United Kingdom

Format

Feature film

Year

2023

Duration

1 h 27 mins

Previous Festivals/Awards

Stream

Icons

Interests

Activism, Bisexual, Disability

Rating and Content Advisory

14A

Filmmaker Ella Glendining was born with a disability so rare that she’s not yet met anyone else in the world who shares the experience of living in a body like hers. Through Facebook groups and online searches, she sets out to find if there really is anybody like her out there. Using intimate video diary entries, conversations with similarly bodied people and doctors treating her condition, Ella invites viewers to question their assumptions about normalcy while exploring what it takes to love oneself fiercely despite the pervasiveness of ableism.

To better serve our community, we will be holding a Relaxed Screening of this film. The theatre seating will be reduced to 25% capacity, the lights will be dimmed but still on and film sound will be lowered. Talking, looking at devices, and moving around are allowed and encouraged, as different audience members have different needs.

Sat May 27, 11:45 am
TIFF Bell Lightbox 2
350 King Street West
Toronto ON

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Director

Country

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Format

Feature Film

Year

2023

Duration

1 h 27 mins

Stream

Premiere

Interests

Bisexual, Romance, Trans

Rating and Content Advisory

14A

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Mon May 29, 9:15 pm
TIFF Bell Lightbox 3
350 King Street West
Toronto, ON

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Opening Night Gala: Passages

Ira Sachs

Ira Sachs

Director

Country

France

Format

Feature Film

Year

2023

Duration

1 h 30 mins

Stream

Galas and Special Presentations

Interests

Bisexual, French Language, Gay

Rating and Content Advisory

14A | Sexual Content. Scenes containing graphic sexual content and nudity.

Passages begins with German filmmaker Tomas meticulously crafting a scene. He requires perfection to be satisfied and when the slightest error occurs, he loses his temper. After the film wraps, Tomas’ desire for control seeps into his personal life. Unsatisfied in his long-term marriage with Martin, Tomas launches into an impulsive sexual affair with a young woman named Agathe. When their one-night stand grows into something more, the two men are left to wonder if their crumbling marriage can survive. The latest work by acclaimed filmmaker Ira Sachs follows three people caught in a love triangle marked by passion, jealousy, and narcissism.

*Please note that this film will not be screened with open captions but closed captions will be available. CaptiView devices are available to patrons requesting them through the TIFF Bell Lightbox Box Office.

Thu May 25, 7:30 pm
TIFF Bell Lightbox 1
350 King Street West
Toronto, ON

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Screening Sponsor

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Director

Country

Canada

Format

Feature film

Year

2023

Duration

1 h 15 mins

Previous Festivals/Awards

Stream

Galas and Special Presentations

Interests

Activism, Aging/Elders, BIPOC Stories, Bisexual, Canadian, Gay, Lesbian, Queer, RE:Focus, Trans

Rating and Content Advisory

PG

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Producer

Lulu Wei

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Director

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Tue May 30, 6:45 pm
TIFF Bell Lightbox 1
350 King Street West
Toronto, ON

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Is There Anybody Out There?

Ella Glendining

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Director

Country

United Kingdom

Format

Feature film

Year

2023

Duration

1 h 27 mins

Previous Festivals/Awards

Stream

Icons

Interests

Activism, Bisexual, Disability

Rating and Content Advisory

14A

Filmmaker Ella Glendining was born with a disability so rare that she’s not yet met anyone else in the world who shares the experience of living in a body like hers. Through Facebook groups and online searches, she sets out to find if there really is anybody like her out there. Using intimate video diary entries, conversations with similarly bodied people and doctors treating her condition, Ella invites viewers to question their assumptions about normalcy while exploring what it takes to love oneself fiercely despite the pervasiveness of ableism.

Sat May 27, 11:45 am
TIFF Bell Lightbox 2
350 King Street West
Toronto ON

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