Shekhar Kapur's The Golden Age will make its world premiere at September's Toronto International Film Festival, according to news reports in Toronto.

Other films confirmed are Francois Girard's Silk, starring Kiera Knightley and Michael Pitt and backed by Picture House and New Line International, and Cannes titles No Country For Old Men from the Coen Brothers and Hou Hsiaou Hsien's The Flight Of The Red Balloon.

Also screening is Canadian director Bruce McDonald's Berlin title The Tracey Fragments, starring Ellen Page.

Traditionally at this time of year, TIFF issues a broad release of its preliminary confirmed titles. The list invariably includes numerous films from Cannes' Official Competition and the sidebars as well as any buzz market titles.

There's little doubt this year's respective Cannes opener, closer and Palme d'or winner - Wong Kar Wai's My Blueberry Nights, Denys Arcand's Days Of Darkness and Cristian Mungiu's 4 Months, 3 Weeks And 2 Days - will all play.

Indeed, it's a safe bet that the only Official Competition titles that won't be at Toronto are the ones already released in North America: Quentin Tarantino's Death Proof (albeit in the shorter Grindhouse version) and David Fincher's Zodiac.

Several OC directors are TIFF shoo-ins, including Catherine Breillat, Bela Tarr, Emir Kusturica and Alexandra Sokurov. Similarly, 2007 Quinzaine players Gregg Araki with Smiley Face and Tom Kalin with Savage Grace, both of whom have strong TIFF ties stretching back almost to their debuts.

Pathe International might be tempted to place Julian Schnabel's French-language The Diving Bell And The Butterfly at the Montreal World Film Festival if only because it could probably gain more publicity from a smaller French-language event than the crowded and increasingly Anglo-centric Toronto scene.