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The top 5 award winning films to see at TIFF 2015

TIFF can sometimes be a gamble. You're never entirely sure if the movies you pick are going to be good or not. Sometimes you can increase the odds though. Every year a few films arrive at the festival having been tried and tested with major awards already on their proverbial shelves.

Here are my picks for the top award winning films to see at TIFF 2015.

The Assassin
Filmmaker Hou Hsiao-hsien took home the Best Director award at the Cannes Film Festival for this martial arts tale about an assassin sent to kill the man who was once set to be her husband.

Dheepan
The winner of Cannes top prize--the Palme d'Or - Dheepan finds acclaimed director Jacques Audiard (A Prophet, Ruse & Bone) sharing the story of a former Tamil Tiger soldier who escapes the Sri Lanek civil war to move to Paris and try to start over.

Right Now, Wrong Then
Hong San-soo's latest work - a romantic comedy that plays out with two separate outcomes--Right Now, Wrong Then is heading into TIFF with a freshly minted award on its mantel: the Golden Leopard, the top prize at the Locarno Film Festival.

Son of Saul
This holocaust drama about a father's struggle to arrange a proper Jewish burial for his son inside a concentration camp won the Grand Prix Award at Cannes for its heartwrenching filmmaking.

The Witch
First-time director, Robert Eggers won the directing award at Sundance for The Witch, a film that more than one rave review promises might be the best (scariest) horror movie we've seen in years.

Which award-winning films are you most looking forward to seeing at TIFF 2015? Let us know in the comments.

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Film still from The Witch.


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