New films from DavidGordon Green and Michael Winterbottom are among the latest wave of worldpremieres announced by the Toronto International Film Festival as it unveiledthe complete line-ups in the Visions, Discovery and Wavelengths programmes.
Visions, which wasintroduced in 2002 with a mandate to focus on "innovation" but is actually away of separating out programmers' favourites from the hurly burly of thelarger Contemporary World Cinema programme, features 21 films from 14countries.
Among them are GordonGreen's Undertow, a dramatic thriller about two brothers who, in wake oftheir father's death and anticipation of the arrival of their greedy uncle, runaway from their isolated farmhouse; Winterbottom's 9 Songs, which alternatesbetween live performances from artists such as Franz Ferdinand, Primal Scream,and Super Furry Animals, and a London couple's explicit sexual escapades
The Discoveryprogramme, a competition dedicated to first or second features, presents 28films from 23 countries, eleven of them world premieres. In debut Germanfilmmaker Hendrik Hoelzemann's Off Beata melancholy paramedic meets the woman who keeps appearing in his dreams, whileUS filmmakers Lori Silverbush and Michael Skolnick's On The Outs follows three teenage New Jersey girls from the sameLatino neighbourhood whose lives briefly intersect in juvenile detention.
Other Discovery worldpremieres are Chinese director Xiao Jiang's ElectricShadows; Anna Reeves' Australia-UK co-production Oyster Farmer; Innocence fromFrance's Lucile Hadzihalilovic; Norwegian Aksel Hennie's Uno; Hari Om, fromIndia's Bharatbala; New Zealand/UK co-production In My Father's Den from Brad McGann; Alice Wu's
Wavelengths, devotedto experimental filmmaking, features 23 works,assembled into six thematic programmes, some including live performance pieces.Highlights include a presentation of Anthony McCall's