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1993 Toronto International Film Festival

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Opening film  M. Butterfly
Language  English
1993 Toronto International Film Festival
Location  Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Hosted by  Toronto International Film Festival Group
Festival date  September 9, 1993 (1993-09-09)–September 18, 1993 (1993-09-18)

The 18th Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) took place in Toronto, Ontario, Canada between September 9 and September 18, 1993. M. Butterfly by David Cronenberg was selected as the opening film.


Forest Whitaker won FIPRESCI International Critics' Award for Strapped.

Gala Presentation

  • The Snapper by Stephen Frears
  • The Saint of Fort Washington by Tim Hunter
  • Naked by Mike Leigh
  • Strapped by Forest Whitaker
  • The Piano by Jane Campion
  • A Bronx Tale by Robert De Niro
  • Rudy by David Anspaugh
  • Three Colors: Blue by Krzysztof Kieślowski
  • The Joy Luck Club by Wayne Wang
  • Farewell My Concubine by Chen Kaige
  • Romeo Is Bleeding by Peter Medak
  • The Baby of Mâcon by Peter Greenaway
  • The Scent of Green Papaya by Tran Anh Hung
  • Raining Stones by Ken Loach
  • Lessons of Darkness by Werner Herzog
  • L'enfant lion by Patrick Grandperret
  • Kaspar Hauser by Peter Sehr
  • Hadashi no pikunikku by Shinobu Yaguchi
  • The Puppetmaster by Hou Hsiao-Hsien
  • Friends by Elaine Proctor
  • Cronos by Guillermo del Toro
  • Suture by Scott McGehee & David Siegel
  • World Cinema

  • Hélas pour moi by Jean-Luc Godard
  • Le journal de Lady M. by Alain Tanner
  • Italian Section

  • L'aria serena dell'ovest by Silvio Soldini
  • Un'anima divisa in due by Silvio Soldini
  • The Edge

  • Kosh ba kosh by Bakhtyar Khudojnazarov
  • Spotlight

  • Roi blanc, dame rouge by Sergei Bodrov
  • Canadian Perspective

  • Cap Tourmente by Michel Langlois
  • M. Butterfly by David Cronenberg
  • Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance by Alanis Obomsawin
  • Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould by François Girard
  • Zero Patience by John Greyson
  • Save My Lost Nigga Soul by Clement Virgo
  • Me, Mom and Mona by Mina Shum
  • Midnight Madness

  • Dazed and Confused by Richard Linklater
  • Freaked by Alex Winter & Tom Stern
  • Wicked City by Yoshiaki Kawajiri
  • The Wicked City by Tsui Hark, Peter Mak
  • Trauma by Dario Argento
  • Acción mutante by Álex de la Iglesia
  • The Making of And God Spoke by Arthur Borman
  • Jack Be Nimble by Garth Maxwell
  • Frauds by Stephan Elliott
  • The last border by Mika Kaurismäki
  • Documentaries

  • The Wonderful, Horrible Life of Leni Riefenstahl by Ray Müller
  • Top 10 Canadian Films of All Time

    In 1993 a new Top 10 Canadian Films of All Time list was made, an exercise previously carried out in 1984 and later repeated in 2004.


    1993 Toronto International Film Festival Wikipedia

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