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1979 Toronto International Film Festival

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Language  English
1979 Toronto International Film Festival
Location  Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Hosted by  Toronto International Film Festival Group
Festival date  September 6, 1979 (1979-09-06)–September 15, 1979 (1979-09-15)

The 4th Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) took place in Toronto, Ontario, Canada between September 6 and September 15, 1979. This year The American Nightmare retrospective on American horror films was organized by Canadian critic Robin Wood and Richard Lippe. Brian De Palma and George A. Romero attended the retrospective as guests. Also this year Industry programme trade forum was started by festival, which continued till 1991. The People's Choice Award was awarded to Best Boy by Ira Wohl, which later won Oscar for Best Documentary Feature.


Gala Presentation

  • The Marriage of Maria Braun by Rainer Werner Fassbinder
  • The Tempest by Derek Jarman
  • Quadrophenia by Franc Roddam
  • Black Jack by Ken Loach
  • Drugstore Romance by Paul Vecchiali
  • The Onion Field by Harold Becker
  • Canadian Cinema

  • Stone Cold Dead by George Mendeluk
  • Documentaries

  • Best Boy by Ira Wohl
  • Ett anständigt liv by Stefan Jarl
  • References

    1979 Toronto International Film Festival Wikipedia