Day 5 of TIFF 2019 began with a screening of Incitement at the Tiff Lightbox. This is a gripping biopic covering the life of Yigal Amir during the months before he would assassinate Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. The attitudes of the community and rabbi’s play an important part in Amir’s beliefs. This film helped explain some of the issues, but not all.
Our Rating for “Incitement”
We ate a quick lunch at the O & B Canteen in the Lightbox and then walked over to the Princess of Wales theater for the much anticipated Bad Education. Another biopic about a school district financial scandal in Long Island. Well-acted with a clever script and a good cast.
Our Rating for “Bad Education”
TIFF 2019 Q&A for “Bad Education”
Then we walked over to the Winter Garden Theater for our third movie of the day, The Truth. We chose this movie because last year the director, Hirokazu Koreeda, brought Shoplifters to the festival. This film was not as original or interesting. Classic mother daughter issues, movie within a movie and the anticipation of any truth, but sadly none materialized.
Our Rating for “The Truth”
TIFF Q&A for “The Truth”
Our final screening was Noura’s Dream, a Tunisian film at ScotiaBank Theater. We were expecting a different film based on its description. We thought it was going to be a little grittier and have a cleverer ending. It had neither of these things but did keep us engaged. That alone is pretty impressive this late at night.
Our Rating for “Noura’s Dream”