Fri, 24 Aug 2012 17:25:27 GMT | By Norman Wilner
Films Discovered at TIFF

The Toronto International Film Festival's impact on the movie industry isn't a small one and these iconic films - who had their start at TIFF - prove it



Brokeback Mountain stars Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal (© c.Focus/Everett/Rex Features)
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  • Brokeback Mountain stars Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal (© c.Focus/Everett/Rex Features)
  • Roger & Me (1989) was directed by Michael Moore (© c.Warner Br/Everett/Rex Features)
  • Delicatessen (1991) (© Moviestore Collection/Rex Features)
  • Crash (2004) (© Lions Gate/Everett/Rex Features)
  • Brokeback Mountain (2005) (© c.Focus/Everett/Rex Features)
  • Away from Her (2006) (© Moviestore Collection/Rex Features)
  • All the Boys Love Mandy Lane (2006) (© c.Weinstein/Everett/Rex Features)
  • Borat (2006) (© c.20thC.Fox/Everett/Rex Features)
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Every film festival has its share of breakouts, blowouts and flops; thanks to Toronto International Film Festival's position at the start of Oscar season and the obscene numbers of North American entertainment reporters looking for the next big scoop, movies that play at the Canadian festival are scrutinized a little more aggressively than they are anywhere else. (Yes, even Cannes, where tomorrow is always another star-studded day.) Here are a few movies from previous Toronto festivals that have gone on to major cultural and/or critical impact.

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