10 Best Movies We Saw at Toronto Film Festival 2016

A modern musical, a First Lady biopic, a gunfire free-for-all and the glory that is 'Moonlight' — our picks for the best of the 2016 fest

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'The Salesman'

Two married theater performers (Shahab Hosseini, Taraneh Alidoosti), each acting in a local production of Death of a Salesman, are forced to move to a new apartment during the play's run. While there, the wife is assaulted and finds she's having a hard time getting back to everyday life; the husband, meanwhile, becomes obsessed with finding out who perpetrated the act. Iranian filmmaker Ashgar Farhadi (A Separation) keeps things at a slow, simmering boil until he doesn't — at which point, you can feel your nerves starting to rattle and see how a single-minded pursuit for justice and closure can spiral someone into a downward free fall. Bravo. DF 

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