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1988 Toronto International Film Festival

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Opening film  Dead Ringers
Language  English
Number of films  300 films
1988 Toronto International Film Festival
Location  Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Hosted by  Toronto International Film Festival Group
Festival date  September 8, 1988 (1988-09-08)–September 17, 1988 (1988-09-17)

The 13th Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) took place in Toronto, Ontario, Canada between September 8 and September 17, 1988. Midnight Madness programme was introduced at the festival. The festival screened more than 300 films from all over the world. Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown by Pedro Almodóvar won the People's Choice Award at the festival, which later nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at Academy Award.


Dead Ringers by David Cronenberg was selected as the opening film.

Gala Presentation

  • Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown by Pedro Almodóvar
  • Distant Voices, Still Lives by Terence Davies
  • A Short Film About Killing by Krzysztof Kieślowski
  • Chocolat by Claire Denis
  • The Last of England by Derek Jarman
  • Earth Girls Are Easy by Julien Temple
  • Track 29 by Nicolas Roeg
  • The Thin Blue Line by Errol Morris
  • Red Sorghum by Zhang Yimou
  • Wherever You Are by Krzysztof Zanussi
  • Love Is a Fat Woman by Alejandro Agresti
  • The Way Things Go by Peter Fischli & David Weiss
  • Tempos Difíceis by João Botelho
  • Rouge by Stanley Kwan
  • Story of Women by Claude Chabrol
  • The Beast by Kevin Reynolds
  • Três Menos Eu by João Canijo
  • Madame Sousatzka by John Schlesinger
  • Tango Bar by Marcos Zurinaga
  • Ei by Danniel Danniel
  • Canadian Perspective

  • The Outside Chance of Maximilian Glick by Allan A. Goldstein
  • Dead Ringers by David Cronenberg
  • Milk and Honey by Glen Salzman and Rebecca Yates
  • Midnight Madness

  • The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years by Penelope Spheeris
  • Big Time by Chris Blum
  • Hellbound: Hellraiser II by Tony Randel
  • Heavy Petting by Obie Benz
  • Forbidden to Forbid by Lothar Lambert
  • Smoke 'Em If You Got 'Em by Ray Boseley
  • Brand New Day by Amos Gitai
  • Brain Damage by Frank Henenlotter
  • References

    1988 Toronto International Film Festival Wikipedia