Langue étrangère

Claire Burger

Claire Burger

Director

Country

Belgium

Format

Feature film

Year

2024

Duration

1 h 45 mins

Previous Festivals/Awards

Official Selection, 2024 Berlin International Film Festival

Stream

Premieres

Interests

Activism, Bisexual, Family, French Language, Lesbian, RE:Focus, Romance, Youth

Fanny, a 17-year-old student from France, goes on a language exchange trip to Germany where she will stay with her pen pal, Lena. Lena is cool, easygoing, seems to make friends with ease, and is extremely politically active. Fanny is troubled, shy, lonely, and dreams of a life like Lena’s. Willing to do anything to impress Lena, Fanny sees her time in Germany as an opportunity to invent a different life for herself but as her and Lena grow closer, she runs the risk of becoming caught up in her own web of lies.

This film contains sexual content.

North American Premiere

May 31, 2024 9:00 pm
TIFF Lightbox 3
350 King Street West
Toronto, ON

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Hannah Pearl Utt

Hannah Pearl Utt

Director

Country

United States

Format

Feature film

Year

2023

Duration

1 h 30 mins

Previous Festivals/Awards

Official Selection, 2023 SXSW Film Festival

Stream

International Showcase

Interests

Bisexual, RE:Focus, Romance

A few things about Cora: she is a budding musician trying to make it in Los Angeles, she is determined to make her long-distance open relationship work, and she is extremely chaotic. In a moment of desperation, she heads back to her hometown of Portland, Oregon on a mission to fix her shaky relationship. Embarking on a wild journey, she confronts many self-induced roadblocks including a new woman living in her girlfriend’s house, a lost pet, and a pansexual orgy. When a chance at romance with a good guy presents itself, can Cora get out of her own way in time to secure the bag?

Canadian Premiere

Please note: This film will not be screened with captions.

May 31, 2024 6:45 pm
TIFF Lightbox 3
350 King Street West
Toronto, ON

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Anthony Schatteman

Anthony Schatteman

Director

Country

Belgium / Netherlands

Format

Feature film

Year

2024

Duration

1 h 37 mins

Previous Festivals/Awards

Official Selection, 2024 Berlin International Film Festival

Stream

Galas

Interests

Bisexual, Coming Out, Family, Friendship, Gay, Romance

When Alexander moves in next door, Elias is intrigued. Their budding friendship blossoms amidst after-school escapades, exploring abandoned homes and hidden swimming spots, but when Alexander reveals his romantic past a revelation is triggered in Elias. Despite the incredible feeling of falling in love for the first time, Elias is fearful of the judgment of family and friends, leading him to push Alexander away. A heartfelt conversation with his grandfather illuminates the true value of what he has found, prompting Elias to embark on a journey to reclaim what he has lost. Can Elias overcome his fears and prove himself worthy of his first love?

Canadian Premiere

May 28, 2024 9:15 pm
TIFF Lightbox 2
350 King Street West
Toronto ON

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Susie Yankou

Susie Yankou

Director

Country

Canada

Format

Feature film

Year

2024

Duration

1 h 28 mins

Stream

Galas

Interests

Bisexual, Family, Friendship, RE:Focus

Guests

Susie Yankou, Sarah Khasrovi, Kausar Mohammed, Riley Scott, Katie Sue Escher

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World Premiere

May 25, 2024 6:45 pm
TIFF Lightbox 2
350 King Street West
Toronto ON

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Regan Latimer

Regan Latimer

Director

Country

Canada

Format

Feature film

Year

2024

Duration

1 h 45 mins

Stream

Spotlight on Canada

Interests

Activism, Bisexual, Canadian, Lesbian, Local, RE:Focus

Guests

Regan Latimer, Jill Golick, Lindy Zucker

Filmmaker Regan Latimer takes an insightful, immersive, and deeply personal look at
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World Premiere

May 25, 2024 11:45 am
TIFF Lightbox 3
350 King Street West
Toronto, ON

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Megan Park

Megan Park

Director

Country

United States

Format

Feature film

Year

2024

Duration

1 h 28 mins

Previous Festivals/Awards

Sundance Film Festival 2024

Stream

Galas

Interests

Bisexual, Family, RE:Focus, Youth

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May 24, 2024 7:30 pm
TIFF Lightbox 1
350 King Street West
Toronto, ON

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