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1987 Toronto International Film Festival

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Language  English
Website  tiff.net
1987 Toronto International Film Festival
Opening film  I've Heard the Mermaids Singing
Location  Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Hosted by  Toronto International Film Festival Group
Festival date  September 10, 1987 (1987-09-10)–September 19, 1987 (1987-09-19)

The 12th Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) took place in Toronto, Ontario, Canada between September 10 and September 19, 1987. I've Heard the Mermaids Singing by Patricia Rozema was selected as the opening film.


The Princess Bride by Rob Reiner won the People's Choice Award at the festival. André the Giant, one of the stars of the film sat on especially constructed girth for him, during the premiere of the film at the festival.

Gala Presentation

  • The Glass Menagerie by Paul Newman
  • The Princess Bride by Rob Reiner
  • Near Dark by Kathryn Bigelow
  • Babette's Feast by Gabriel Axel
  • Barfly by Barbet Schroeder
  • Tough Guys Don't Dance by Norman Mailer
  • Dark Eyes by Nikita Mikhalkov
  • Five Corners by Tony Bill
  • The Belly of an Architect by Peter Greenaway
  • A Taxing Woman by Juzo Itami
  • Under the Sun of Satan by Maurice Pialat
  • Dust in the Wind by Hou Hsiao-Hsien
  • Aria by Robert Altman, Bruce Beresford, Bill Bryden, Jean-Luc Godard, Derek Jarman, Franc Roddam, Nicolas Roeg, Ken Russell, Charles Sturridge and Julien Temple
  • Magdalena Viraga by Nina Menkes
  • Mauvais Sang by Leos Carax
  • La mitad del cielo by Manuel Gutiérrez Aragón
  • A Successful Man by Humberto Solás
  • Perspectives Canada

  • Family Viewing by Atom Egoyan
  • I've Heard the Mermaids Singing by Patricia Rozema
  • The Last Straw by Giles Walker
  • Night Zoo (Un Zoo la nuit) by Jean-Claude Lauzon
  • Documentaries

  • Artist on Fire: Joyce Wieland by Kay Armatage
  • Vincent by Paul Cox
  • References

    1987 Toronto International Film Festival Wikipedia

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