For the first time I’ve been granted press accreditation for the Toronto International Film Festival®, recognised as one of the largest and most prestigious film festivals in the world. So, I had the opportunity to watch and review a bunch of movies. This article features three short reviews of Hearts and Bones (Australia, Ben Lawrence, drama/thriller), Saint Maud (Rose Glass, United Kingdom, horror), Saturday Fiction (Lou Ye, China, drama/history).

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Derelict is the passion project of Cristian and James Broadhurst, two brother who directed the movie together, with Cristian writing the script and James acting in it. The two of them put together some 150.000 Australian dollars – yes, the movie comes from Down Under – to make this slasher flick where a group of three friends end up in an abandoned building, finding themselves trapped and stalked by a masked assailant.