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Toronto Film Festival Lineup Announced; ‘First Man’, ‘Beautiful Boy’ and More

July 24, 2018
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Piers Handling, CEO and Director of TIFF, and Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director of TIFF, today unveiled the first round of titles premiering in the Gala and Special Presentation programmes of the 43rd Toronto International Film Festival.

Of the 17 Galas and 30 Special Presentations, this first announcement includes 21 World Premieres, 7 International Premieres, 8 North American Premieres and 11 Canadian Premieres. The selection announced today includes 13 features directed by women. “We have an exceptional selection of films this year that will excite Festival audiences from all walks of life,” said Handling. “Today’s lineup showcases beloved auteurs alongside fresh voices in filmmaking, including numerous female powerhouses. The sweeping range in cinematic storytelling from around the world is a testament to the uniqueness of the films that are being made.” “Every September we invite the whole film world to Toronto, one of the most diverse, movie-mad cities in the world. I’m thrilled that we’ve been able to put together a lineup of Galas and Special Presentations that reflects Toronto’s spirit of inclusive, passionate engagement with film. We can’t wait to unveil these films for our audience.”
The 43rd Toronto International Film Festival runs from September 6 to 16, 2018.

Here’s a full list of the announced films:

GALAS 2018
“Beautiful Boy,” ​Felix van Groeningen, USA
“Galveston,” ​Mélanie Laurent, USA
“Everybody Knows​,” Asghar Farhadi, Spain/France/Italy
“First Man,” ​Damien Chazelle, USA
“The Hate U Give,” G​eorge Tillman,Jr.,USA
“Hidden Man​,” Jiang Wen, China
“High Life​,” Claire Denis, Germany/France/Poland/United Kingdom
“Husband Material​,” Anurag Kashyap, India
“The Kindergarten Teacher,” Sara Colangelo, USA
“The Land of Steady Habits,” ​Nicole Holofcener, USA
“Life Itself,” ​Dan Fogelman, USA
“The Public,” ​Emilio Estevez, USA
“Red Joan,” ​Sir​ ​Trevor Nunn, United Kingdom
“A Star is Born,” ​Bradley Cooper, USA
“Shadow,” Z​hang Yimou, China
“What They Had,” ​Elizabeth Chomko, USA
“Widows,” ​Steve M​cQ​ueen, United Kingdom/USA

SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS 2018
“Ben is Back,” ​Peter Hedges, USA
“Burning,” L​ee Chang-dong, South Korea
“Can You Ever Forgive Me?” ​Marielle Heller, USA
“Capernaum​,” Nadine Labaki, Lebanon
“Cold War,” P​aweł Pawlikowski, Poland/UnitedKingdom/France
“Colette,” W​ash Westmoreland, United Kingdom
“Dogman,” ​Matteo Garrone, Italy/France
“If Beale Street Could Talk,” Barry Jenkins, USA
“The Front Runner,” ​Jason Reitman, USA
“Giant Little Ones,” K​with Behrman, Canada
“Girls of the Sun (Les filles du soleil),” ​Eva Husson, France
“Hotel Mumbai,” ​Anthony Maras, Australia
“The Hummingbird Project​,” Kim Nguyen, Canada
“Maya,” ​Mia Hansen-Løve, France
“Manto,” ​Nandita Das, India
“Monsters and Men,” R​einaldo Marcus Green, USA
“Mouthpiece,” P​atricia Rozema, Canada
“Non-Fiction​,” Olivier Assayas, France
“Old Man & the Gun,” ​David Lowery, USA
“Papi Chulo,” J​ohn Butler, Ireland
“Roma​,” Alfonso Cuarón, Mexico
”Shoplifters,”​ Hirokazu Kore-eda, Japan
“The Sisters Brothers,” ​Jacques Audiard, USA/France/Romania/Spain
“Sunset,” ​László Nemes, Hungary/France
“Through Black Spruce,” D​on McKellar, Canada
“The Wedding Guest,” Michael Winterbottom, United Kingdom
“The Weekend​,” Stella Meghie, USA
“Where Hands Touch,” A​mma Asante, United Kingdom
“White Boy Rick,” ​Yann Demange, USA
“Wildlife​,” Paul Dano, USA

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