‘Outside’ at the Toronto Film Festival
The most promising films screened at this year's Toronto Film Festival featured adventure seekers and adventure survivors. We reviewed six of them.
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The Toronto Film Festival has come and gone, and I was on the scene to check out the fest’s most promising offerings. The standout films turned out to be profiles of adventure seekers—as well as adventure survivors. In Storm Surfers 3-D, pro surfers Tom Carroll and Ross Clarke-Jones bounce around Australia in search of death-defying swells. Kon-Tiki revisits Thor Heyerdahl’s gutsy journey across the Pacific in nothing but a wooden raft. The Deep recreates the miraculous tale of a shipwreck survivor in Iceland. I also enjoyed the forays into the world of organized sports (9.79* and Venus & Serena) and a beautifully shot documentary about disappearing bees (More Than Honey). Here’s the full lowdown on all six films.