World premieres from Paul Schrader, Neil Burger, Rod Lurie and Anne Fontaine were among the titles unveiled as the Toronto International Film Festival released the balance of its 2008 line-up.
Screening in the Masters programme, Schrader's Adam Resurrected stars Jeff Goldblum in an adaptation of Israeli writer Youram Kaniuk's story of a Jewish vaudeville performer who survived his concentration camp experience by providing entertainment for the commandant (Willem Defoe). (The film may not be a Toronto world premiere, as it is tipped to debut in Telluride first.)
Eleven films were added to the gala selection including seven world premieres, and a work-in-progress from Jean Francois Richet, Public Enemy No. 1 (L'Ennemi Public No. 1). The France-Canada co-production stars Vincent Cassel as the legendary French gangster Jacques Mesrine. The film also features Gerard Depardieu and Roy Dupuis.
Among the new galas are Nothing But The Truth, Lurie's political thriller starring Kate Beckinsale and Matt Dillon; The Lucky Ones, from Illusionist director Neil Burger, a comedy about Iraq war veterans on a road trip featuring Rachel McAdams, Tim Robbins and Michael Pena; German Oscar winner Caroline Link's A Year Ago In Winter, featuring Corinna Harfouch and Josef Bierbichler, about an artist commissioned to paint a woman's dearly departed son; and Who Do You Love, a music-filled biopic of record producer Leonard Chess, founder of the influential blues label. Jodie Markell's The Loss Of A Teardrop Diamond, starring Bryce Dallas Howard, comes from a rediscovered original screenplay by Tennessee Williams.
Screening as a work-in-progress in Special Presentations is New York, I Love You, a series of twelve short films revolving around the theme of encountering love within the city's different boroughs. Filmmakers include Shekhar Kapur, Joshua Marston, Mira Nair, Brett Ratner, Fatih Akin, Scarlett Johansson and Natalie Portman.
Kaurismaki's Three Wise Men is one of eight world premieres added to the Contemporary World Cinema programme, alongside Iranian filmmaker Samira Makhmalbaf's Two-Legged Horse; US director Nigel Cole's $5 A Day, starring Christopher Walken and Alessandro Nivola; and Anthony Fabian's Skin, a UK-South Africa coproduction starring Sophie Okonedo.
A special Bollywood-themed Mumbai Matinee will screen Anees Bazmee's Singh Is Kinng, staring Akshay Kumar, Katrinia Kaif and Om Puri, a romantic action-comedy that has been a box-office triumph in recent weeks.
Major North American premieres include Ethan and Joel Coen's Venice opener Burn After Reading (Gala), Werner Schroeter's Venice competitor Nuit De Chien (Masters), and Anne Fontaine's Locarno title La Fille De Monaco (Gala).