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Toronto Stories

Directed by Sook-Yin Lee, Sudz Sutherland, David Weaver, and Aaron Woodley
Canada, 2008 (fiction, 86 minutes, colour, English)

Film Description:
"In the chaos of Pearson International Airport, a boy arrives in Toronto, not speaking a word of English. Before the authorities can pin down his origins, the boy disappears, and an amber alert reverberates through the city. Meanwhile, the boy finds his way into town where he accidentally witnesses a budding romance, an escaped convict reconnecting with an old friend, and two kids on a quest to find the Cabbagetown Monster—all the while remaining undiscovered. Finally, a one-time university professor, now on the streets, spots the lost boy. But, when the man approaches the authorities, his mental illness casts doubt on his credibility."
-- Telefilm Canada (source)

Film Credits (partial):
Written by: Sook-Yin Lee, Sudz Sutherland, David Weaver, Aaron Woodley
Produced by: Jennifer Jonas, David Weaver
Principal Cast: Sook-Yin Lee, Tygh Runyan, K.C. Collins, Joris Jarsky, Carly Pope, Gil Bellows, Lisa Ray
Cinematography: Samy Inayeh
Film Editing: Kathy Weinkauf
Production Company: New Real Films

Quote about Toronto Stories

"A collaborative effort, Toronto Stories presents the city as cultivated and multicultural. [...] The diverse range of characters engages with Toronto as a space of quiet residence, lively urbanity, sequestering for the homeless and, above all, as a space of exploration of their relationships."
-- Lai-Tze Fan (source)

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