The Toronto InternationalFilm Festival has added four major world premieres to its line-up: StephenFrears' Mrs. Henderson Presents,starring Judi Dench and Bob Hoskins; Guy Ritchie's Revolver, starring Jason Statham and Ray Liotta; JackieChan-starrer The Myth, directedby Stanley Tong
North American premieresadded to the line-up include:
- David J. Burke's Edison, starring Kevin Spacey, Morgan Freeman, JustinTimberlake, LL Cool J, and Dylan McDermott, which will close the festival
- Tommy Lee Jones'directorial debut and Cannes competitor, The Three Burials Of MelquiadesEstrada, starring Jones, BarryPepper, Dwight Yoakam.
- Amos Gitai's Free Zone, starring Natalie Portman, another Cannescompetitor.
Fifteen films were added tothe Visions programme, including Larry Clark's Wassup Rockers, Dorota Kedzierzawska's I Am, Beto Brant's Delicate Crime, Philippe Faucon's LaTrahison, Diane Bertrand's L'annulaire, Matthew Barney's Drawing Restraint 9, the Quay Brothers' The Pianotuner Of Earthquakes, Kirill Serebrennikov's Bed Stories, Victoria Gamburg's Twilight, Peter Gardos' The Porcelain Doll, Luis Ortega's Monobloc, Nobuhiro Suwa's Un Couple Parfait, Fred Kelemen's Fallen, Rashid Masharawi's Attente, and Fabienne Berthaud's Frankie.
A further 12 titles wereadded to Special Presentations, including Michel Gondry's Dave Chappelle'sBlock Party; Bennett Miller's Capote; Bart Freundlich's Trust The Man; Baltasar Korm'kur's A Little Trip To Heaven; Ol Parker's Imagine Me And You; Roman Polanski's Oliver Twist; Josef Fares' Zozo; Park Chan-wook's Sympathy For Lady Vengeance; Philippe Garrel's Les Amants RZ
Contemporary World Cinemagrew by 28 titles, including the murdered Theo van Gogh's final film 06/05,The Sixth Of May; Nicolas WindingRefn's Pusher trilogy; FrancoisOzon's Le Temps Qui Reste; JimMcKay's Angel; Im Sangsoo's ThePresident's Last Bang; RaduMihaileanu's Va, Vis Et Deviens;and Aric Avelino's American Gun.
Fourteen films were added tothe Discovery line-up: Hamid Rahmanian's Day Break; Yi-kwan Kang's Sa-Kwa; Dionysius Zervos' The Shore; Francisca Schweitzer and Pablo Sol's' Time Off; Joseph Castelo's The War Within; Barlen Pyamootoo's Benares; Yorgos Lanthimos's Kinetta; Bae Youn Suk's Do U Cry 4 Me Argentina'; Annie Griffin's FestivaL; Stephen Woolley's Stoned; Li Yu's Dam Street; Brillante Mendoza's The Masseur; Maria Prochazkova's Shark In The Head; and Tom Zuber's Little Athens.
Also added to the Galaline-up is Richard Shepard's black comedy The Matador, starring Pierce Brosnan, Greg Kinnear and HopeDavis.
In all TIFF presents 335films from 52 countries, 84% of which are world, North American orinternational premieres, and 67 features are first-time films.