Diaspora Film Festival

DFF provides Toronto audiences with an
opportunity to experience the cultural mosaic
of the present world through the medium
of cinema.

2013 Festival
CICLO (CYCLE)

CICLO (CYCLE)

Toronto Premiere   Andrea Martínez Crowther, Mexico, 2012, 91 min, In Spanish and English with English subtitles Andrea Martínez Crowther, Gustavo Martínez, and Amanda Martínez in attendance The screening of CICLO will be followed by a performance by Amanda Martínez May 1, 1956. Two brothers, Arturo and Gustavo Martinez, leave their hometown in central Mexico...
Just Like a Woman

Just Like a Woman

Canadian Premiere Rachid Bouchareb, USA/France, 2012, 90 min With: Golshifteh Farahani, Sienna Miller Mona, a young North African immigrant living in Chicago is treated badly by her mother-in-law because she has not gotten pregnant after five years of marriage. When she meets Marilyn she finds out they share the same passion for belly dancing. When...
Goodbye Morocco

Goodbye Morocco

Canadian Premiere Nadir Moknèche, France, 2012, 102 min, in Arabic, French, and English with English Subtitles Single mother Dounia lives with a Serbian architect in Tangiers, a scandalous relationship in the eyes of her Moroccon family. The couple supervise a construction project where earthmovers uncover 4th century Christian tombs decorated with ornate frescoes. Dounia embarks...
Marginal Road

Marginal Road

Yassaman Ameri, Canada, 2012, 57 min, in English and Farsi with English Subtitles “Marginal Road” is the name of the scenic route that runs along the Atlantic Ocean south of Lisbon. The Europe’s westernmost point. It’s also the first place where Yassaman Ameri, her husband and baby daughter were photographed after fleeing Iran on September 10,...
Here and There (Aquí y Allá)

Here and There (Aquí y Allá)

Canada Premiere Antonio Méndez Sparza, Mexico/Spain/USA, 2012, 110 min, in Spanish with English subtitles Winner, Critics Week, Cannes FF 2012; Coral Award, Havana FF 2012; Best Feature, Montreal FF 2012; Golden Gateway, Bombay FF 2012   AQUÍ Pedro returns home to a small mountain village in Guerrero, Mexico after years of working in the US....
Chronic Love (Amor Cronico)

Chronic Love (Amor Cronico)

                      Canada Premiere Jorge Perugorría, Cuba/USA, 2012, 81 min, in Spanish with English Subtitles With: Cucu Diamentes Amor Cronico follows the flamboyant Grammy nominated Cuban-born and New York based singer CuCu Diamantes on her tour around Cuba. The film interweaves footage of live musical performances...
Una Noche (Opening Night)

Una Noche (Opening Night)

Toronto Premiere Lucy Mulloy, USA/Cuba, 2012, 90 min Winner, Best New Director, Best Actor, Best Cinematography, Tribeca FF 2012; 2nd Best Feature Film, Berlin FF 2012; Best Screenplay, Athens FF 2012; Best Director, Best Foreign Film, Ft. Lauderdale FF 2012; Golden Anchor Award, Haifa FF 2012; Telia Film Award, Stockholm FF 2012 Assaulting a tourist...
IDFF 2013

IDFF 2013

Festival theme: Latin American Diaspora                   A tribute to Glauber Rocha