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HOSTAGES (Closing Film)

  • The Royal Cinema 608 College Street Toronto, ON, M6G 1B4 Canada (map)


Hostages is a tension-filled drama based on the true story of seven Georgian youth who attempted to escape the Soviet Union by hijacking an airplane in 1983.

Desperate to flee their claustrophobic lives, discover the world, and break free of their parent's stifled views, Nika and Ana scheme for an audacious escape from the Soviet Union as their elite families prepare for their fast-approaching nuptuals. With the help of five like-minded friends, the young newlyweds board a local flight and swing into action. As pressure rises alongside the plane, suddenly nothing is going as planned.

Content Warning: gun violence.

Director: Rezo Gigineishvili
Producers: Mikhail Finogenov, Tamara Tatishvili, Rezo Gigineishvili, Vladimer Katcharava
Writers: Lasha Bugadze, Rezo Gigineishvili
Cinematographer: Vladislav Opelyants
Editor: Andrey Gamov, Jaroslaw Kaminski
Cast: Tina Dalakishvili, Irakli Kvirikadze, Merab Ninidze, Darejan Kharshiladz

"Gigineishvili strikes a careful balance between nerve-jangling action yarn and forensic procedural..." -


DON'T BE A HERO - Dir. Pete Lee / USA / 2018 / 15 min
Inspired by a true story. A middle-aged woman battles her loneliness and boredom by robbing banks in the guise of a cowboy on her lunch break. But after the adrenaline rush wears off, she still has to deal with her deeply unhappy life.

15% of ticket sales will go towards supporting Christie Refugee Welcome Centre.

Earlier Event: June 9