The Toronto International Film Festival has added seven more Galas and 12 more Special Presentations to its lineup. The selections include world premieres from Carlos Saura, Don Roos, Christian Carion and Dev Benegal.
Highlights include Roos’ family drama Love and Other Impossible Pursuits starring Lisa Kudrow and Natalie Portman; Rodrigo Garcia’s mother-child relationship drama Mother And Child, starring Annette Bening, Naomi Watts and Kerry Washington; Derrick Borte’s comedy-drama The Joneses starring Demi Moore and David Duchovny; and Claire McCarthy’s drama The Waiting City, about an Australian couple who travel to India to adopt a child.
TIFF will also welcome several high-profile Venice titles, including Grant Heslov’s George Clooney-starring Men Who Stare At Goats and fashion designer Tom Ford’s directorial debut A Single Man.
Also, previously announced selection Excited, a romantic comedy directed by Bruce Sweeney, is now moved from Contemporary World Cinema to Special Presentations.
Added to Galas are:
Agora, dir. Alejandro Amenabar (Spain) North American premiere
Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky, dir. Jan Kounen (France) North American premiere
I, Don Giovanni, dir. Carlos Saura (Austria/Italy/Spain) world premiere
Love and Other Impossible Pursuits, dir. Don Roose (USA) world premiere
The Men Who Stare At Goats, dir. Grant Heslov (US) North American premiere
Mother and Child, dir. Rodrigo Garcia (US) world premiere
Phantom Pain, dir. Matthias Emcke (Germany) international premiere
New Special Presentations are:
Baaria, dir. Giuseppe Tornatore (Italy) international premiere
L’Affaire Farewell, dir. Christian Carion (France) world premiere
The Joneses, dir. Derrick Borte (US) world premiere
Les Derniers Jours du Monde, dirs. Arnaud Larrieu and Jean-Marie Larrieu (France/Spain/Taiwan) North American premiere
My Son, My Son What Have Ye Done, dir. Werner Herzog (US) Canadian premiere
The Road, dir. John Hillcoat (US) North American premiere
Road, Movie, dir. Dev Benegal, India/US) world premiere
A Single Man, dir. Tom Ford (US) North American premiere
The Traveller, dir. Ahmed Maher (Egypt/Italy) North American premiere
The Waiting City, dir. Claire McCarthy (Australia) world premiere
Wheat, dir. He Ping (China) international premiere
Youth In Revolt, dir. Miguel Arteta (US) North American premiere
TIFF runs September 10-19.