Month: September 2017

TIFF Next Wave Spotlight with Sadaf Foroughi

TIFF Next Wave Spotlight with Sadaf Foroughi

Director Sadaf Foroughi is an Iranian born, Montreal-based filmmaker. She began her career in 2003 by creating and producing short films, documentaries, and video art pieces. I had the chance to speak with Foroughi – a first-time TIFF attendee – and talk about what it […]

TIFF 2017 Review: ‘Ava’

TIFF 2017 Review: ‘Ava’

Sixteen-year-old Ava’s family is forever changed after her overprotective mother accuses her of having an inappropriate relationship with a boy and sets off a chain of events that escalate her rebellious behavior, triggering serious and life-altering choices. She’s an upper middle-class girl in Tehran with a […]