- Idris Elba stars in Beasts of No Nation.
Another of my favorites is The Returned, an International Emmy Award-winner from France. TIFF is featuring the second season's premiere episode and it left me ravenous to watch the first season as soon as possible. It's a fascinating twist on the overly used back-from-the-dead genre.
The titular "returned" are the recently deceased who come back to inhabit a small French mountain village. The apparently resurrected people try to resume their lives, but a series of bizarre phenomena begin to occur. The Sundance Network has already aired the first season in the United States and the series is currently available on DVD.
- The premiere episode of Heroes Reborn debuted at TIFF.
Other TV entries at TIFF include:
Casual, a quirky comedy with the first two episodes directed by Jason Reitman (Juno, Up in the Air). It will soon be available on Hulu.
CROMO, from Argentina, is about a team of scientists who investigate major environmental crimes.
Keith Richards: Under the Influence, a new rockumentary for Netflix.
Trapped, from Iceland, is about a homicide detective who follows murder clues to a remote Icelandic village but is then snowed in at the scene of the crime.