Musicals! The Movies that Moved Us Trailer

TIFF’s series of classic musicals offers some of the most-loved, most-acclaimed films of the genre including: Singin' in the Rain, West Side Story, Om Shanti Om, Moulin Rouge!, and Dil Se..

Vibrant, joyous, and full of life, movie musicals transport us to worlds where life’s deepest emotions find voice in song. TIFF’s first-ever series of classic musicals offers some of the most-loved, most-acclaimed films of the genre. From Hollywood to Bollywood, Jamaica to France, these are the movies we go back to again and again. Yet, even in their comforting fantasy, the best musicals are grounded in sophisticated narratives, remarkable visual invention, and towering achievements in technical craft. Watch how Stanley Donen, Vincente Minnelli, Farah Khan, Jacques Demy, Ken Russell, Mani Ratnam, and more turn the delights of movie musicals to their own particular passions. Whether you know all the words to each song or you’re discovering these classics for the first time, there’s no denying the showstopping pleasure of the form.

—Cameron Bailey

Musicals! The Movies that Moved Us screens at TIFF Bell Lightbox from December 2, 2021 – January 6, 2022. For more information, including ticket information, visit tiff.net/musicals.