Harmony Korine’s Trash Humpers will have its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. The film is one of eight additional world premieres showing in the avant-guarde Visions and the Contemporary World Cinema sections.
Alongside Korine’s film, world premieres in the Vision’s selection are Jason Lehel’s Gaia, about a young woman left for dead in the Arizona desert who is found and brought back to life by Native Americans; Uruguayan film-maker Pablo Stoll’s Hiroshima, described as a silent musical based on real facts; and Mexican filmmaker Pedro González-Rubio’s To the Sea, about a father and son who take a final trip to a coral reef.
In the Contemporary World Cinema section, additional world premieres include:
- Beyond The Circle from Bangladeshi film-maker Golam Rabbany Biplob
- Blessed by Australian film-maker Ana Kokkinos
- Down For Life, the true story of a young Latina gang leader in Los Angeles, by Alan Jacobs
- Herian from Iranian director Shalizeh Arefpour’s Heiran, which tells the story of a young Iranian girl who falls for an Afghani student much to her family’s anger; Rabia, Sebastian Cordero’s Spain-Colombia co-production about a killer on the run
- Tanner Hall, the story of an all-girls boarding school by Francesca Gregorini and Tatiana von Furstenberg
- Sawasdee Bangkok, a collection of four tales of Bangkok by four Thai filmmakers: Wisit Sasanatieng, Aditya Assarat, Kongdej Jaturanrasmee and Pen-ek Ratanaruang
TIFF has also announced the international premiere of Italian filmmaker Luca Guadagnino’s I Am Love, starring Tilda Swinton as an aristocratic woman who falls in love with her son’s best friend.