'We Live In Time’

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’We Live In Time’

Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) has announced five features that will receive their world premieres at the upcoming festival in September, including Ron Howard’s survival thriller Eden and We Live In Time starring Florence Pugh and Andrew Garfield.

The roster includes Anderson Paak’s dramatic comedy K-POPS based on his life; Sophie Deraspe’s Shepherds, about a young advertising executive who trades in his Montreal life to become a shepherd in France; and Reema Kagti’s Superboys Of Malegaon based on the life of Nasir Shaikh, an amateur filmmaker from India, which looks at what happens when filmmaking and friendships collide.

Imagine Entertainment’s Eden, which stars Jude Law, Ana de Armas, Sydney Sweeney, Vanessa Kirby and Daniel Bruhl, is based on actual events and explores the lengths people will go to in pursuit of a better life. Halifax-born Noah Pink wrote the screenplay. AGC International sold multiple territories in Cannes.

Brooklyn director John Crowley directed We Live In Time, in which a couple fall in love after a chance encounter, build a home, start a family, and face difficult truths. The film is produced and backed by Studiocanal, with Cumberbatch’s Sunnymarch and Film4. 

Anita Lee, TIFF chief programming officer, said: “We have a Canada/France co-production set in the French Alps, directed by a French Canadian auteur; a Seoul-set comedic debut from musician Anderson .Paak; a Bollywood glimpse into the vibrant film industry of Malegaon, India; a London-set love story starring Florence Pugh from an Irish director; and a highly original survival thriller that takes us to the Galapagos Islands from Ron Howard.”

Film details (in alphabetical order):

Eden (US)
Dir. Ron Howard 
AGC Studios represents sales

Dir. Anderson .Paak
Special Presentation
WME Independent represents sales

Shepherds (Can-Fr)
Dir. Sophie Deraspe
Special Presentation
DCP, micro_scope, Avenue B Productions, Maison 4:3, Pyramide International

Superboys Of Malegaon (India)
Dir. Reema Kagti 
Amazon MGM Studios

We Live In Time (UK-France)
Dir. John Crowley 
Special Presentation
Sphere Films / StudioCanal / A24 in US

Further festival details will be announced in the coming weeks and the full schedule will be unveiled on August 13.

TIFF runs September 5-15.