Toronto Stories

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  • 2008
  • 1 hr 29 min
  • 5.5  (351)

Toronto Stories is a collection of four short stories set in the diverse city of Toronto, Canada. Each story follows different characters as they navigate their lives and relationships in the city. The first story, titled "Pookie", follows a young boy named Pookie who is staying with his aunt in Toronto for the summer. Pookie is struggling to fit in with the other kids in his aunt's neighborhood, but makes a surprising connection with an elderly woman who he helps with her garden. This heartwarming story explores themes of loneliness and intergenerational relationships.

The second story, "Cyclops", tells the story of a young woman named Michelle who is struggling to make ends meet as a struggling actress. She takes a job as a housekeeper for a wealthy couple, but soon discovers a sinister secret in their home. This story addresses issues of class and power.

In "Windows", a middle-aged man named David struggles with his wife's illness and the emotional toll it takes on their relationship. He turns to voyeurism as a means of escape, but his actions have unintended consequences. This story explores themes of grief and morality.

The final story, "Lost Boys", follows a group of teenage boys who skip school and explore the city, encountering various strangers and situations along the way. This nostalgic and poignant story delves into themes of youth and the complexities of growing up.

Toronto Stories is a love letter to the city of Toronto and its diverse inhabitants. Each story highlights a different aspect of life in the city, from the immigrant experience to the struggles of artists and the dynamics of family relationships. The film features a talented cast, including Gil Bellows, Sook-Yin Lee, and K.C. Collins, and is directed by four different Canadian filmmakers, each bringing their unique style and vision to the project. Overall, Toronto Stories is a thoughtful and engaging film that celebrates the rich tapestry of life in Toronto.

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    5.5  (351)