Toronto has unveiled the final selections for this year’s programme. In total, the festival has now programmed 336 films, including 268 features (that compares to last year’s 339 and 258) representing 65 countries (up from 59).
There were a total of 3,461 submissions.
In the Discovery programme, for first and second features, the lineup of 25 films includes world premieres of Avalon by Axel Petersén (Sweden), The Brooklyn Brothers Beat the Best by Ryan O’Nan (US), Bunohan by Dain Said (Malaysia), Romain’s Circuit by Sebastian Brahm (Chile/Argentina), Lost In Paradise by Ngoc Dang Vu (Vietnam), and Twiggy by Emmanuelle Millet (France).
Programmers have also added the world premiere of The Education of Auma Obama by Branwen Okpako (Germany), about President Obama’s half sister, to Reel to Real.
The Masters programme has added new films from the likes of Aki Kaurismaki, Alexander Sokurov, Bela Tarr, and the Dardennes to previously announced Masters titles by Bruce McDonald, Wim Wenders and Jafar Panahi.
In the Masters programme of public conversations, speakers will include Francis Ford Coppola; Tilda Swinton; Deepa Mehta and Salman Rushdie; Christopher Plummer (also presenting the film of Barrymore); Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed (with film The Island President); Albert Maysles (with The Love We Make, plus a pre-recorded intro by Paul McCartney); Neil Young and Jonathan Demme (with Neil Young Life); Sony Pictures Classics’ Michael Barker and Tom Bernard; and Tamer Ezzat and Ayten Amin talking about Tahrir Square.
Below are the TIFF titles announced today, with world premieres in bold:
Las Acacias Pablo Giorgelli (Argentina/Spain)
Alois Nebel Tomáš Lunák (Czech Republic/Germany/Slovakia)
Among Us Marco van Geffen (Netherlands)
Avalon Axel Petersén (Sweden) [WP]
Back to Stay Milagros Mumenthaler (Argentina/Switzerland/Netherlands)
Behold the Lamb John McIlduff (UK)
Breathing Karl Markovics (Austria)
The Brooklyn Brothers Beat the Best Ryan O’Nan (US) [WP]
Bunohan Dain Said (Malaysia) [WP]
Cuchera Joseph Israel Laban (Philippines)
The Good Son Zaida Bergroth (Finland)
Habibi Susan Youssef (Palestine/US/Netherlands/United Arab Emirates)
Hanaan Ruslan Pak (South Korea)
Historias Que So Existem Quando Lembradas Julia Murat (Brazil/Argentina/France)
The Invader Nicolas Provost (Belgium)
J’aime regarder les filles Frédéric Louf (France)
Lost in Paradise Ngoc Dang Vu (Vietnam) [WP]
The Other Side of Sleep Rebecca Daly (Ireland/Hungary/Netherlands)
Pariah Dee Rees (US)
Roman’s Circuit Sebastián Brahm (Chile/Argentina) [WP]
Summer Games Rolando Colla (Italy/Switzerland)
The Sword Identity Haofeng Xu (China)
Twiggy Emmanuelle Millet (France) [WP] [pictured]
Twilight Portrait Angelina Nikonova (Russia)
Volcano Rúnar Rúnarsson (Denmark/Iceland)
Almayer’s Folly (La Folie Almayer) Chantal Akerman (Belgium/France)
Faust Alexander Sokurov (Russia)
Le Havre Aki Kaurismäki (Finland)
I Wish (Kiseki) Hirokazu Kore-Eda (Japan)
The Kid with a Bike (Le Gamin au vélo) Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne, (Belgium/France/Italy)
Once Upon A Time in Anatolia (Bir Zamanlar Anadolu’da) Nuri Bilge Ceylan (Turkey/Bosnia & Herzegovina)
Outside Satan (Hors Satan) Bruno Dumont (France)
Restless Gus Van Sant (US)
Snows of Kilimanjaro (Neiges du Kilimandjaro) Robert Guédiguian (France)
The Turin Horse Béla Tarr (Hungary)
REAL TO REEL
The Education of Auma Obama Branwen Okpako (Germany) [WP]
For more information on films included in the festival, visit Screenbase
Titles: Twiggy, Las Acacias Pablo Giorgelli, Behold the Lamb, Historias Que So Existem Quando Lembradas, J’aime regarder les filles, Almayer’s Folly (La Folie Almayer), The Kid with a Bike (Le Gamin au vélo), Outside Satan (Hors Satan), Snows of Kilimanjaro (Neiges du Kilimandjaro)