The Toronto International Film Festival has added a raft of Spanish-language and Asian titles to its September line-up, including the world premiere of South Korean filmmaker So Yong Kim's Treeless Mountain, the follow-up to her acclaimed 2006 debut In Between Days. Inspired by events in her own life, the new film follows two young sisters forced to spend their summer with their alcoholic aunt. It screens in Contemporary World Cinema (CWC).

World premieres from the Asia include Indian filmmaker Priyadarshan's Kanchivaram, the story of a weaver who desperately wants to give his daughter one of the precious saris he creates but cannot afford (Special Presentation); while celebrated Indian actress Nandita Das makes her directorial debut Firaaq (CWC), a journey through the religious clashes in Gujarat in early 2002; and Thai filmmaker Phawat Panangkasiri's In the Shadow of the Naga, the story of three thieves who return to the site of their buried treasure to find a monastery has been built above it. In order to retrieve their booty, they have no choice but to become monks (CWC).

Among the Spanish-language offerings is the Gala presentation of Daniel Burman's comedy Empty Nest, an international premiere, staring Cecilia Roth and Oscar Martinez as an older couple facing life alone; the world premiere of Juan Carlos Tabio's Spain-Cuba production Horn Of Plenty (CWC), a satire of life in contemporary Cuba starring Strawberry And Chocolate star Jorge Perugorria; and The Window, a Spain-Argentina coproduction directed by Carlos Sorin that follows an old man on the last day of his life (CWC).

The other Spanish-language world premieres are Leonardo de Armas' Radio Love (Spain, CWC), about a fashionista confronting her first wrinkle, and Chus Gutierrez's Return To Hansala (Spain, CWC), based on the true story of shipwrecked Moroccan migrants.