The Toronto International Film Festival has today announced dozens more films in its programme.

Eight new galas have been added, including David Hare’s UK spy film Page Eight as the closing night film. New world premieres include Nick Murphy’s supernatural thriller The Awakening starring Rebecca Hall, Tanya Wexler’s Victorian-era comedy Hysteria, Jason Statham-starrer Killer Elite, Marc Forster’s Machine Gun Preacher, Joel Schumacher’s home invasion thriller Trespass, and Jennifer Hudson’s Winnie Mandela biopic Winnie [pictured].

Among Special Presentations world premieres are Ian FitzGibbon’s Death of A Superhero, Agnieszka Holland’s In Darkness, Juan Carlos Fresnadillo’s Intruders, and Anne Fontaine’s Isabelle Huppert-starring My Worst Nightmare.

In the large Contemporary World Cinema section, 18 world premieres were announced today including Humpday director Lynn Shelton’s Your Sister’s Sister, Extraterrestrial from Spanish director Nacho Vigalondon (Timecrimes), zombie film Juan of the Dead; AIDS orphan story Lucky by Avie Luthra; and UFO In Her Eyes by Xiaolu Guo. (Previously announced Contemporary World Cinema titles from Canada include 388 Arletta Avenue, Billy Bishop Goes To War, I’m Yours and Sisters&Brothers.)

In Visions, world premieres are Matias Meyer’s The Last Christeros, Toshiaki Toyoda’s Monsters Club, and Joaquim Sapinho’s This Side of Resurrection.

World premieres in bold below.


Page Eight David Hare (UK) [Closing Night Film]
The Awakening
Nick Murphy (UK) [WP]
Beloved Christophe Honoré (France)
Tanya Wexler (US/UK) [WP]
Killer Elite
Gary McKendry (US/Australia) [WP]
Machine Gun Preacher
Marc Forster (US) [WP]
Joel Schumacher (US) [WP]
Darrell J. Roodt (South Africa/Canada) [WP]


The Cardboard Village Ermanno Olmi (Italy)
Damsels in Distress Whit Stillman (US)
Death of a Superhero
Ian FitzGibbon (Germany/Ireland) [WP]
The First Man
Gianni Amelio (France/Algeria/Italy) [WP]
In Darkness
Agnieszka Holland (Canada/Germany/Poland) [WP]
Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (Spain) [WP]
Life Without Principle Johnnie To (Hong Kong)
Low Life Nicolas Klotz, Elisabeth Perceval (France)
(Seasons of Love) Pankaj Kapur (India) [WP]
My Worst Nightmare
Anne Fontaine (France/Belgium) [WP]
Mathieu Kassovitz (France) [WP]
A Simple Life Ann Hui (Hong Kong/China)
Sleeping Beauty Julia Leigh (Australia)
Terraferma Emanuele Crialese (Italy)
Violet & Daisy
Geoffrey Fletcher (US) [WP]
Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale Wei Te-Sheng (Taiwan)
Wuthering Heights Andrea Arnold (UK)


Azhagarsamy’s Horse Suseendran (India)
Beauty Oliver Hermanus (South Africa/France)
Blood of my Blood
João Canijo (Portugal) [WP]
Bonsái Cristián Jiménez (Chile/France/Argentina/Portugal)
Colour of the Ocean
Maggie Peren (Germany) [WP]
Death for Sale
Faouzi Bensaidi (Belgium/France/Morocco) [WP]
Elena Andrey Zvyagintsev (Russia)
Nacho Vigalondo (Spain) [WP]
Footnote Joseph Cedar (Israel)
The Forgiveness of Blood Joshua Marston (US/Albania/Denmark/Italy)
Free Men Ismaël Ferroukhi (France)
From Up on Poppy Hill Goro Miyazaki (Japan)
A Funny Man Martin P. Zandvliet (Denmark)
Future Lasts Forever
Ozcan Alper (Turkey/France/Germany) WP
Good Bye Mohammad Rasoulof (Iran)
Goodbye First Love Mia Hansen-Løve (France/Germany)
Guilty Vincent Garenq (France)
Gypsy Martin Šulík (Slovakia)
José Henrique Fonseca (Brazil) [WP]
Himizu Sion Sono (Japan)
Hotel Swooni Kaat Beels (Belgium)
Stefano Chiantini (Italy) [WP]
Juan of the Dead
Alejandro Brugués (Spain/Cuba) [WP]
Land of Oblivion Michale Boganim (France/Germany/Poland/Ukraine)
Last Days in Jerusalem Tawfik Abu Wael (France/Israel/Palestine/Germany)
Last Winter John Shank (Belgium/France)
Christophe Van Rompaey (The Netherlands/Belgium) [WP]
Lipstikka Jonathan Sagall (Israel/UK)
Avie Luthra (South Africa/UK) [WP]
Man on Ground
Akin Omotoso (South Africa) [WP]
Ribhu Dasgupta (India) [WP]
MichaelMarkus Schleinzer (Austria)
Miss Bala Gerardo Naranjo (Mexico)
Mr. Tree Han Jie (China)
Omar Killed MeRoschdy Zem (France)
Restoration Yossi Madmony (Israel)
Rose Wojciech Smarzowski (Poland)
Rough Hands
Mohamed Asli (Morocco) [WP]


ALPS Yorgos Lanthimos (Greece/France)
Century of Birthing Lav Diaz (The Philippines)
Cut Amir Naderi (Japan)
Dreileben (Three Lives) Christian Petzold, Dominik Graf and Christoph Hochhäusler (Germany)
Fable of the Fish Adolfo Borinaga Alix Jr. (The Philippines)
House of Tolerance Bertrand Bonello (France)
KOTOKO Shinya Tsukamoto (Japan)
The Last Christeros
Matias Meyer (Mexico/The Netherlands) [WP]
The Loneliest Planet Julia Loktev (US/Germany)
Monsters Club
Toshiaki Toyoda, Japan [WP]
The Mountain GhassanSalhab (Lebanon/Qatar)
Mushrooms Vimukthi Jayasundara (India/France)
Play Ruben Östlund (Sweden/France/Denmark)
Porfirio Alejandro Landes (Colombia/Spain/Uruguay/Argentina/France)
Random Debbie Tucker Green (UK)
The River Used to be A Man Jan Zabeil (Germany)
Swirl Helvecio Marins Jr. and Clarissa Campolina (Brazil)
This Side of Resurrection
Joaquim Sapinho (Portugal) [WP]