World premieresfeature heavily in the latest programming volley from the Toronto InternationalFilm Festival, which includes 11 additions to the Visions programme, a28-strong Discovery section and 23 pictures in the Wavelengths strand.
David Gordon Green's thriller Undertow starring Jamie Bell,Dermot Mulroney and Josh Lucas, and Michael Winterbottom's sexually explicitLondon-based love story Nine Songs receive their world premieres in a completedVisions programme, alongside Lav Diaz' account of a poverty-stricken Filipino farmingfamily in Ebulyson - The Evolution Of A Philippine.
Clare Denis' aural and visual journey L'Intrus receives itsNorth American premiere, among others, as does Asia Argento's relationshipdrama The Heart Is Deceitful ' Above All Things, and Peruvian directorJosue Mendez' war drama Dias De Santiago.
Previously announced titles in Visions include Lisandro Alonso's TheDead, Lukas Moodysson's A Hole In My Heart, Bruce Weber's ALetter To True and Jonathan Caouette's Tarnation.
The Discovery section for first and second feature filmmakersboasts 12 world premieres for Hendrik Holzemann's romance Off Beat(Germany); Lori Silverbush and Michael Skolnick's Latino drama On The Outs(USA); Xiao Jiang's child drama Electric Shadows (China); Anna Reeves'romantic comedy Oyster Farmer (Australia/UK); Lucile Hadzihalilovic'scoming-of-age story Innocence (France); and Alice Wu's romantic comedy SavingFace (USA).
The other Discovery world premieres are Aksel Hennie's drama Uno(Norway); Bharatbala's drama Hari Om (India); Brad McGann's drama InMy Father's Den (New Zealand/UK); Macedonia filmmaker Svetozar Ristovski'sYugoslav tragedy Mirage; Ra'up McGee's noir thriller Automne(France/USA); and Amma Asante's drama A Way Of Life (UK).
Pete Travis' Omagh, about the 1988 IRA bombing of a smallIrish town, Ahmet Ulucay's autobiographical Boats Out Of Watermelon Rinds(Turkey), and Santi Amodeo's cold turkey drama Astronauts (Spain) alsofeature in Discovery.
Organisers unveiled 23 features in six themed programmes under theexperimental Wavelengths banner.
Themes include digital filmmaking, montage construction,historical documentation and pictures that explore heroism and myth.
Among the roster of titles are Janie Geiser's Terrace 49,comprising images of impending disasters from cartoons superimposed withanimated graphs and charts; Anthony McCall's 1973 classic performance piece LineDescribing A Cone; Dominic Angerame's account of US aerial bombing ofAfghanistan in Anaconda Targets; and Lawrence Jordan's surreal cutoutanimation Enid's Idyll, which depicts the ravages of war.