The Toronto International Film Festival has added 13 titles toits Discovery line-up, bringing the total to 20, including eight world premieres.
Among the anticipated films being unveiled for the first time are OutOf The Blue, Robert Sarkies' account of NewZealand's most infamous massacre in 199; Ed Stone's remake of GriffinAnd Phoenix starring Dermot Mulroney andAmanda Peet; and Sean Ellis' quirky British comedy Cashback based on his award-winning short film about an insomniac art student who takes up the graveyard shift at a supermarket.
The only nominally competitive international section in theTIFF selection, Discovery is devoted to emerging filmmakers from around theworld.
Titles are eligible for the $10,000 DIESEL Discovery Award as selected by festival press corps, whichconsists of approximately 800 international media.
In addition, TIFF announcedthe participation of several high-profile filmmakers, including Paul Haggis,Brian de Palma, Phillip Noyce and Mary Harron, in its Talent Lab masterclassseries. The programme, open only to a selected group of 22 emerging Canadianfilmmakers, is overseen by novelist Michael Ondaatje (who adapted his ownnovel, The English Patient,into the Oscar-winning film version).
Talent Lab participants will be provided withvideo-capture Motorola mobile phones as part of the process.
World premieres addedto Discovery section are:
The Art OfCrying
dir: Peter Schonau Fog (Denmark)
A young boy begins to ape the psychotic behaviour of his father.
dir: Sean Ellis (UK)
Developed from Ellis' Oscar-nominated short film of the same name, this is animaginative look at life and love on the night shift.
dir: Ed Stone (US)
A remake of Daryl Duke's 1976 love story in which two people face a seeminglyinsurmountable obstacle.
Out Of The Blue
dir: Robert Sarkies (New Zealand)
Based on a shooting rampage in Aramoana, New Zealand in which 13 people weremurdered by an unemployed gun collector. Sarkies previously directed Scarfies.
Takva - A Man'sFear Of God
dir: Ozer Kiziltan (Germany/Turkey)
An explosive look at an Islamic sect's inner workings.
dir: Steve Hudson(Germany/UK/Ireland)
A cash-strapped fisherman turns to smuggling illegal immigrants.
Internationalpremieres added to Discovery section:
dir: Paul Andrew Williams (UK)
dir: Arni Olafur Asgeirsson (Iceland)
King And TheClown
dir: Joon-ik Lee (South Korea)
dir: Tae-Yong Kim (South Korea)
As The Shadow
dir: Marina Spada (Italy)
North Americanpremieres added to Discovery section:
dir: Jean-Pascal Hattu (France)
dir: Jesper Ganslandt (Sweden)