A round up of the world premieres across TIFF’s programme, with details on each film including contact information.

Opening film

The Judge (US)
Dir David Dobkin

While this is a good get for opening night at Toronto, insiders are not bullish about awards prospects. Robert Downey Jr shifts down a few gears after his Iron Man shenanigans to play a lawyer whose father (Robert Duvall) is accused of murder. Dobkin’s credits include Wedding Crashers.

Contact Warner Bros warnerbros.com

Closing film

A Little Chaos (UK)
Dir Alan Rickman

Rickman directs this prestige period piece starring Kate Winslet as a landscape designer who battles Louis XIV’s architect (Matthias Schoenaerts) during the planning stage of Versailles. The film is Rickman’s first directorial effort since 1997’s The Winter Guest, which won Emma Thompson the best actress prize in Venice.

US contact CAA   filmsales@caa.com
International contact Lionsgate  lionsgate.com


Black And White (US)

Dir Mike Binder

Binder’s latest drama starring old collaborator Kevin Costner began life as a pre-sales title in Cannes 2013 and has flowered into his first film in seven years, since Reign Over Me. The curiosity factor should inspire interest in the story of a widower mired in a custody battle for his granddaughter.

US contact Cassian Elwes   cassian.elwes@gmail.com
International contact IM Global  info@imglobalfilm.com

Boychoir (US)

Dir Francois Girard

Dustin Hoffman, Josh Lucas and Kathy Bates are among the cast of this drama  from Girard (The Red Violin) about a troubled 11-year-old from a Texas town who joins a prestigious music school.

Contact Embankment Films info@embankmentfilms.com

The Connection (Fr-Bel)

Dir Cédric Jimenez

Based on a true story, The Connection (La French) charts the six-year battle of police magistrate Pierre Michel (Jean Dujardin) to take down Marseille Mafia kingpin Gaëtan Zampa. The Gaumont crime thriller sold to Drafthouse for the US and Picturehouse/Altitude for the UK based on a hot eight-minute sizzle reel in Cannes.

Contact Gaumont International international@gaumont.fr

Escobar: Paradise Lost (Fr)

Dir Andrea Di Stefano

Actor Di Stefano makes his directorial debut on the story of a US surfer (The Hunger Games’ Josh Hutcherson) who meets the girl of his dreams but has a brutal reality check when he faces her uncle, Colombian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar (Benicio del Toro).

Contact Pathé International sales@patheinternational.com

The Equalizer (US)

Dir Antoine Fuqua

The Equalizer should fall firmly into TIFF’s mainstream entertainment offerings. Fuqua sent Denzel Washington’s career sky-high after the leading man nabbed an Oscar for Training Day and the pair reunite for a loose adaptation of the 1980s TV series; Washington plays an ex-CIA agent and lone crimefighter going up against the Russian mob.

Contact Sony  sonypictures.com

The Forger (US)

Dir Philip Martin

John Travolta brings the red carpet kudos and stars alongside Christopher Plummer and rising star Tye Sheridan in this crime thriller about a petty thief compelled to pull off one more job.

US contact WME Global; ICM Partners jlacy@icmpartners.com

International contact The Solution Entertainment Group lisa@thesolutionent.com

The New Girlfriend (Fr)

Dir Francois Ozon

The prolific Ozon returns to Toronto after last year’s Young & Beautiful with The New Girlfriend (Une Nouvelle Amie), a love story starring Anaïs Demoustier and Romain Duris. Based on a short story by Ruth Rendell, Demoustier plays a woman, depressed after the death of her friend, who finds the strength to re-embrace life when she discovers a secret about her friend’s husband.

Contact Films Distribution  info@filmsdistribution.com

Pawn Sacrifice (US)

Dir Ed Zwick

Does a story about the Cold War chess match between the US’s Bobby Fischer (Tobey Maguire) and Soviet Grandmaster Boris Spassky (Liev Schreiber) have what it takes to galvanise the crowd? Time will tell. Zwick can certainly rouse the masses and buyers will be monitoring this one closely.

US contact CAA   filmsales@caa.com

International contact Lionsgate International   info@lionsgate.com

The Riot Club (UK)

Dir Lone Scherfig

An Education director Scherfig teams with UK producers Blueprint Pictures and a host of rising UK talent including Sam Claflin on the story of two young men who are inducted into the exclusive, debaucherous company of Oxford University’s elite Riot Club. The film is based on the hit play Posh.

Contact HanWay Films  info@hanwayfilms.com

Ruth & Alex (US)

Dir Richard Loncraine

Formerly known as Life Itself and based on Jill Ciment’s novel Heroic Measures, Ruth & Alex takes place over one weekend as a couple agonise over whether to sell their Brooklyn home. Morgan Freeman and Diane Keaton star.

US contact CAA and WME Global filmsales@caa.com

International contact Myriad Pictures  info@myriadpictures.com

Samba (Fr)

Dirs Olivier Nakache, Eric Toledano

The directors of breakout hit Intouchables reunite with star Omar Sy, who plays a recent migrant to France fighting to stay in his adopted country with the help of a rookie immigration worker, played by Charlotte Gainsbourg.

Contact Gaumont  abuhl@gaumont.fr

This Is Where I Leave You (US)

Dir Shawn Levy

Jane Fonda, Tina Fey, Jason Bateman and Adam Driver are among the cast of The Internship and Night At The Museum director Levy’s comedy about a death in the family that brings together an expansive, far-flung clan.

Contact Warner Bros Pictures   lance.volland@warnerbros.com


American Heist (US)

Dir Sarik Andreasyan

Adrien Brody and Hayden Christensen star as brothers who become embroiled in a high-stakes bank robbery. This remake of the Steve McQueen film The Great St Louis Bank Robbery (1959) is one of the first productions from Glacier Films, in which Christensen is a partner.

Contact Voltage Pictures  office@voltagepictures.com

Before We Go (US)

Dir Chris Evans

Actor Evans (Captain America, Snowpiercer) makes his directorial debut and also stars in this New York-set romance about two strangers who meet in Grand Central Station after missing their last train, and over the course of a night develop an unlikely bond.

US contact CAA  filmsales@caa.com; WME  filmsales@wmeentertainment.com

International contact Sierra/Affinity  info@sierra-affinity.com

Beyond The Lights (US)

Dir Gina Prince-Bythewood

The first title set to go out under Relativity Studios’ new multicultural division, Beyond The Lights stars Belle breakout Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Nate Parker and Minnie Driver in the tale of a music superstar who meets a man as her career pressures mount.

Contact Relativity Studios  

International sales@relativitymedia.com

Cake (US)

Dir Daniel Barnz

Jennifer Aniston plays a woman in a chronic-pain support group who begins to investigate the suicide of a fellow group member, played by Anna Kendrick. Barnz most recently directed drama Won’t Back Down. Patrick Tobin wrote the Black Listed script. Cake is the first of a five-film deal between After Dark Films and China’s Shenghua.

US contact WME  filmsales@wmeentertainment.com; CAA  filmsales@caa.com

International contact Conquistador Entertainment  pascal@conquistador-ent.com

The Cobbler (US)

Dir Thomas McCarthy

The Station Agent, The Visitor and Win Win director McCarthy offers a fantasy starring Adam Sandler as a shoe repairman who discovers a magical heirloom that lets him experience the lives of his customers. The cast also features Method Man, Ellen Barkin, Steve Buscemi and Dustin Hoffman.

It marks McCarthy’s fourth collaboration with producer Mary Jane Skalski.

US contact WME  wma.com

International contact Voltage Pictures  sales@voltagepictures.com

The Dead Lands (NZ-UK)

Dir Toa Fraser

Maori-language action epic The Dead Lands (Hautoa) is set in pre-colonial New Zealand, when a teenager (James Rolleston) wants to avenge his father’s death after learning ancient martial arts from a legendary warrior (Lawrence Makoare). The mood is a departure from Fraser’s family friendly film, Dean Spanley, and ballet documentary Giselle, which both played in Toronto.

Contact XYZ Films  xyzfilms.com   aram@xyzfilms.com

Don’t Go Breaking My Heart 2 (HK-China)

Dir Johnnie To

The Hong Kong action auteur returns

to more light-hearted fare with a sequel to his hit romantic comedy, about two former lovers who find themselves irresistibly drawn back together - despite the fact each of them is engaged to someone else.

Contact Media Asia Film Distribution (HK)  wwdist@mediaasia.com

The Drop (US)

Dir Michael R Roskam

An impressive cast of Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace and the late James Gandolfini should ensure steady lines at the festival box office for this crime saga about a botched robbery that opens a can of worms in a tight-knit community. This is Oscar nominee Bullhead director Roskam’s first English-language feature.

Contact Fox Searchlight foxsearchlight.com

Eden (Fr)

Dir Mia Hansen-Love

Father Of My Children and Goodbye First Love director Hansen-Love’s film follows the rise and fall of a French DJ (Félix de Givry) who was among the pioneers of electronic music dubbed the ‘French touch’, which was big in the 1980s. The film features indie favourites Greta Gerwig and Brady Corbet.

Contact Kinology  gmareschi@kinology.eu

The Elephant Song (Can)

Dir Charles Binamé

As well as having his own feature Mommy at TIFF, Dolan also stars in this psychological thriller based on Nicolas Billon’s play, as a psychiatric patient in a power struggle with his doctor, played by Bruce Greenwood.

Carrie-Anne Moss and Catherine Keener also star. Binamé’s credits include

Seraphin: Heart Of Stone.

Contact Seville International  sevilleinternational@filmsseville.com

The Gate (Fr)

Dir Régis Wargnier

Indochine and East-West director Wargnier returns with the story of a French ethnologist and a former Khmer Rouge official who meet again after the latter is arrested for crimes against humanity.

Contact Gaumont International cdourlent@gaumont.fr

Gemma Bovery (Fr)

Dir Anne Fontaine

The French director of Coco Before Chanel delivers an update of Flaubert’s masterpiece Madame Bovary, starring Gemma Arterton as a passionate young Englishwoman whose dull married life in a provincial Norman town steers her towards adultery. Not to be confused with another TIFF Bovary adaptation directed by Sophie Barthes (see opposite).

Contact Gaumont abuhl@gaumont.fr

Gentlemen (Swe)

Dir Mikael Marcimain

Call Girl director Marcimain returns to Toronto with this epic about the gentlemen and gangsters of post-Second World War Sweden based on Klas Ostergren’s bestseller. The cast includes David Dencik and Pernilla August. The project, which presented scenes as a work in progress in Goteborg, will also be a four-part TV mini-series in Scandinavia.

Contact Wild Bunch  cbaraton@wildbunch.eu

The Good Lie (US)

Dir Philippe Falardeau

This fact-based drama from Monsieur Lazhar director Falardeau follows a US woman, played by Reese Witherspoon, who takes four refugees from the Sudanese civil war under her wing.

Contact Lionsgate 

International sales@lionsgate.com

Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet (Can-Fr-Leb-Qat-US)

Dirs Various

Director Roger Allers (The Lion King) assembled an array of animators to realise the Lebanese classic about a mischievous young girl (voiced by Quvenzhané Wallis) who attempts to free an imprisoned poet (Liam Neeson).

Salma Hayek is one of the producers of the project, which was previewed as a work in progress in Cannes.

US contact CAA  filmsales@caa.com

International contact Wild Bunch  obarbier@wildbunch.eu

The Keeping Room (US)

Dir Daniel Barber

The always watchable Brit Marling stars in this Civil War thriller alongside Hailee Steinfeld and Muna Otaru. Barber’s credits include Harry Brown.

US contact WME Global  filmsales@wmeentertainment.com

International contact Sierra/Affinity  info@sierra-affinity.com

Human Highway (Director’s Cut) (US)

Dirs Bernard Shakey, Dean Stockwell, Neil Young

Toronto presents the director’s cut of Neil Young’s mind-bending 1982 post-apocalyptic musical comedy, in which the musician writes, directs and stars alongside an eclectic cast including Dean Stockwell, Dennis Hopper and Devo.

Contact Abramorama  richard@abramorama.com

The Last Five Years (US)

Dir Richard LaGravenese

Writer/director LaGravenese (P.S. I Love You) adapts Jason Robert Brown’s hit Broadway musical that charts the relationship between a struggling actress Cathy (Anna Kendrick) and her novelist lover Jamie (Jeremy Jordan) over five years, seen from their very different viewpoints.

US contact CAA  filmsales@caa.com

International contact The Exchange  info@theexchange.com

Learning To Drive (US)

Dir Isabel Coixet

Barcelona-born Coixet follows the experimental Panda Eyes (aka Another Me) with a more straightforward drama about a heartbroken Manhattan woman (Patricia Clarkson) who takes driving lessons from a Sikh man in Queens (Ben Kingsley). The film is adapted from a New Yorker magazine essay.

Contact CAA  filmsales@caa.com

Love & Mercy (US)

Dir Bill Pohlad

The long-in-the-works tale of The Beach Boys’ tortured genius Brian Wilson (Paul Dano, John Cusack) has finally arrived. The question is, can River Road Entertainment founder Pohlad turn his genius for choosing great projects to produce - 12 Years A Slave, The Tree Of Life to name a few - into a flair for storytelling behind the camera? An Oren Moverman script can only help.

US contact CAA  filmsales@caa.com

International contact Lionsgate International   lionsgate.com

Madame Bovary (UK-Bel)

Dir Sophie Barthes

Mia Wasikowska takes the lead role in the adaptation of Gustave Flaubert’s novel of the same name about a doctor’s wife who embarks on a series of love affairs. Not to be confused with another TIFF selection, Gemma Bovery, by Anne Fontaine. Barthes’s debut feature Cold Souls premiered at Sundance in 2009.

US contact WME  wma.co

International contact Radiant Films International   aska@radiant-films.com

Maggie (US)

Dir Henry Hobson

The directorial debut of graphic designer Hobson, who designed the credits sequence of Snow White & The Huntsman among others, stars Arnold Schwarzenegger as a father who sticks by his teenage daughter (Abigail

Breslin) as she turns into a zombie.

US contact CAA  caa.com

International contact Lotus Entertainment  info@lotusentertainment.com

Mary Kom (Ind)

Dir Omung Kumar

Priyanka Chopra stars in this biopic of female Indian boxer Mary Kom, who overcame tough circumstances to become World Boxing Champion and an Olympic bronze medallist. Kumar is a well-known set designer and makes his directorial debut.

Contact Viacom18 Motion Pictures  media@viacom18.com

Men, Women & Children (US)

Dir Jason Reitman

Reitman appears to have shunned a Telluride berth this year as the argument with Toronto rages on. The local hero’s presence is an annual staple at Toronto and word is this is something of a bounce-back after the sombre box-office misfire that was Labor Day. The satirical comedy features a sterling ensemble cast including Adam Sandler, Rosemarie DeWitt, Emma Thompson and Jennifer Garner.

Contact Paramount  paramount.com

Miss Julie (Nor-UK-Ire)

Dir Liv Ullmann

Bergman muse Ullmann returns to the director’s chair for the first time since 2000’s Faithless with this adaptation of the August Strindberg play.

The cast is led by Jessica Chastain, Colin Farrell and Samantha Morton, with the story relocated to Northern Ireland.

US contact CAA  filmsales@caa.com

International contact Wild Bunch  cbaraton@wildbunch.eu

My Old Lady (US)

Dir Israel Horovitz

Kevin Kline, Maggie Smith and Kristin Scott Thomas star in playwright and screenwriter Horovitz’s comedy-drama about an American who inherits an apartment in Paris that comes with an unexpected resident. Cohen Media Group has US rights.

Contact Protagonist Pictures info@protagonistpictures.com

Ned Rifle (US)

Dir Hal Hartley

The third and final film in Hartley’s trilogy (the characters were introduced in Henry Fool in 1997 and 2006 sequel Fay Grim) sees Liam Aiken reprise his role as the title character Ned Rifle, newly emerged from a witness protection programme and aiming to kill his father for ruining his mother’s life. Aubrey Plaza also stars.

Contact Fortissimo Films  info@fortissimo.nl

Nightcrawler (US)

Dir Dan Gilroy

Crime thriller Nightcrawler, written and directed by Gilroy (who co-wrote The Bourne Legacy), stars Jake Gyllenhaal as a drifter and petty thief who joins the underground world of Los Angeles freelance crime journalists that scour the city for gruesome crime-scene footage.

Contact Sierra/Affinity  info@sierra-affinity.com

October Gale (Can)

Dir Ruba Nadda

Patricia Clarkson stars as a grieving doctor living in a remote cabin who discovers a wounded man in a canoe being chased by a would-be killer (Tim Roth). The psychological thriller is directed by Nadda, whose Cairo Time won the best Canadian feature prize at TIFF in 2009.

Contact Myriad Pictures  info@myriadpictures.com

Phoenix (Ger)

Dir Christian Petzold

Barbara director Petzold renews his fruitful collaboration with actress Nina Hoss, who plays a concentration-camp survivor searching ravaged post-war Berlin for the husband who might have betrayed her to the Nazis.

Contact The Match Factory  info@matchfactory.de

Preggoland (Can)

Dir Jacob Tierney

Montreal director Tierney, whose 2009 film The Trotsky was a hit on the festival circuit, returns with this satirical comedy-drama about a boozy live-at-home thirtysomething played by Sonja Bennett (who also wrote the script)lying about being pregnant. James Caan also stars.

Contact Mongrel Media  www.mongrelmedia.com

The Reach (US)

Dir Jean-Baptiste Léonetti

Based on Robb White’s bestselling novel, The Reach stars Michael Douglas and Jeremy Irvine in a cat-and-mouse thriller about a corporate high-roller who plays out a dangerous game with his impoverished young guide during a hunting trip in the Mojave Desert. Leonetti’s credits include the French-language Carré Blanc, selected for TIFF in 2011.

US contact CAA  filmsales@caa.com; WME  wma.com

International contact Good Universe   sjacobs@good-universe.com

Revenge Of The Green Dragons (US)

Dirs Andrew Lau, Andrew Loo

Executive produced by Martin Scorsese, Lau and Loo’s crime epic follows two immigrant friends as they rise through the ranks of New York’s Chinese underworld in the 1980s. Lau was last in Toronto in 2010 with Legend Of The Fist: The Return Of Chen Zhen.

Contact IM Global  info@imglobalfilm.com

A Second Chance (Den)

Dir Susanne Bier

Game Of Thrones star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau plays a police officer and new father who makes a dubious moral decision when he sees a child endangered by his junkie parents. Zentropa produces A Second Chance (En Chance Til) from the director of Oscar-winning In A Better World. The Danish-language drama has already been sold to numerous territories including Germany (Prokino), Australia (Madman) and Japan (Longride).

Contact TrustNordisk  info@trustnordisk.com

Shelter (US)

Dir Paul Bettany

Jennifer Connelly and Anthony Mackie star in the directorial debut of UK actor Bettany (also Connelly’s husband) who wrote the film, which centres on two homeless people who, despite their different pasts, find strength and solace in each other.

US contact UTA unitedtalent.com; Cassian Elwes  cassianelwes.com

International contact Voltage Pictures  sales@voltagepictures.com

Still Alice (US)

Dirs Richard Glatzer, Wash Westmoreland

An eye-catching quartet of Julianne Moore, Kristen Stewart, Alec Baldwin and Kate Bosworth made this Killer Films drama about Alzheimer’s disease one of the hottest sellers at the 2013 AFM. Glatzer and Westmoreland previously impressed with Quinceanera while last year’s The Last Of Robin Hood saw a more muted response.

US contact CAA  filmsales@caa.com

International contact Memento Films International  sales@memento-films.com

The Theory Of Everything (UK-US)

Dir James Marsh

The Man On Wire and Shadowdancer director tells the story of astrophysicist Stephen Hawking (Eddie Redmayne) and his wife Jane (Felicity Jones) in their struggle with his illness and celebration of his scientific achievements. Working Title and Focus Features produce (with backing from Universal) and eOne has Canadian rights while Universal Pictures International handles the international release.

US contact Focus Features  focusfeatures.com

International contact Universal Pictures International universalpicturesinternational.com

Time Out Of Mind (US)

Dir Oren Moverman

Richard Gere - also on board as a producer - stars as an elderly New Yorker forced into a homeless shelter who tries to reconnect with his estranged daughter (Jena Malone). Writer/director Moverman’s last film, Rampart, also premiered at Toronto.

US contact Paradigm; WME  wma.com ICM  icmtalent.com

International contact QED International   info@qedintl.com

Top Five (US)

Dir Chris Rock

Rock writes, directs and stars alongside Rosario Dawson and Gabrielle Union in this dramedy about a comedian-turned-film star who is determined to prove himself as a serious actor. Scott Rudin produces.

US contact CAA  filmsales@caa.com

International contact FilmNation Entertainment  info@wearefilmnation.com

Welcome To Me (US)

Dir Shira Piven

Kristen Wiig plays a woman with borderline personality disorder who wins a huge lottery jackpot and becomes an overnight celebrity, in Piven’s dark comedy. Piven (Jeremy’s sister) presents her second feature after Fully Loaded. The cast also features James Marsden, Tim Robbins and Joan Cusack.

US contact UTA  unitedtalent.com; WME   wma.com

International contact Cargo Entertainment  info@cargoentertainment.com

While We’re Young (US)

Dir Noah Baumbach

A frustrated middle-aged film-maker and his wife, played by Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts, become enamoured of a young hipster artist couple (Amanda Seyfried and Adam Driver) in Baumbach’s follow-up to Frances Ha, which played at TIFF in 2012.

US contact United Talent Agency  unitedtalent.com

International contact Film Nation Entertainment   info@wearefilmnation.com


Don’t Breathe (Fr)

Dir Nino Kirtadze

Georgia-born director Kirtadze picked up the best documentary prize at the European Film Awards in 2005 for The Pipeline Next Door. Her latest feature, Don’t Breathe (La Faille), combines fact and fiction in this dark comedy about a man whose life takes a downward spiral after a medical examination.

Contact Deckert Distribution  info@deckert-distribution.com

Félix And Meira (Can)

Dir Maxime Giroux

Martin Dubreuil (Les 7 Jours Du Talion) and Hadas Yaron (Fill The Void) star as a penniless French Canadian and a young married woman from Montreal’s orthodox Jewish community who fall in love despite their different backgrounds.

Giroux won the best Canadian short film prize at TIFF in 2006 for Les Jours.

Contact Urban Distribution International  eric@urbandistrib.com

Frailer (Neth)

Dir Mijke de Jong

Frailer (Brozer), the follow up to de Jong’s 1997 feature Broos, sees a group of sisters reunited when one of them is diagnosed with terminal cancer. The Dutch director’s Bluebird won the Generation Crystal Bear for best feature at Berlin in 2004.

Contact PRPL   info@prpl.nl

The Grump (Fin)

Dir Dome Karukoski

Karukoski’s neo-Nazi family drama Heart Of A Lion played at Toronto in 2013, and now the Finnish rising star returns with The Grump (Mielensapahoittaja), another family drama about a stubborn 80-year-old farmer who is forced to move in with his city-dwelling son and daughter-in-law, and raises hell in the process. Based on the Finnish novel by Tuomas Kyrö.

Contact The Yellow Affair  miira@yellowaffair.com

Heartbeat (Can)

Dir Andrea Dorfman

Canadian film-maker Dorfman’s third fiction feature stars singer Tanya Davis as a young woman in Halifax who finds salvation from her dead-end job and personal life by returning to writing and playing music. Dorfman’s Love That Boy played at TIFF in 2003.

Contact Mongrel Media  www.mongrelmedia.com

Impunity (S Afr)

Dir Jyoti Mistry

Corruption and political intrigue are at the centre of The Bull On The Roof, director Mistry’s noir thriller about a special investigator and local detective who become embroiled in the gruesome murder of a cabinet minister’s daughter in post-apartheid South Africa. Alex McGregor and Bjorn Steinbach star.

Contact Shadowy Meadows Productions  floschatt@yahoo.com

Itsi Bitsi (Den-Swe)

Dir Ole Christian Madsen

The latest feature from Danish film-maker and Toronto regular Madsen (Flame & Citron, Superclasico) is based on the events that led to the founding of Danish rock group Steppeulvene.

Contact The Match Factory  info@matchfactory.de

Kabukicho Love Hotel (Jap)

Dir Ryuichi Hiroki

Kabukicho Love Hotel (Sayonara Kabukicho) is an erotic drama from Japanese director Hiroki, whose credits include the award-winning 2003 feature Vibrator. It follows the stories of a group of employees and visitors at a ‘love hotel’ in Tokyo’s red-light district.

Contact Nikkatsu  international@nikkatsu.co.jp

Kill Me Three Times (Aus)

Dir Kriv Stenders

Simon Pegg, Alice Braga and Luke Hemsworth star in this black comedy set in a small Australian town that becomes a hotbed for murder and blackmail, from Red Dog director Stenders.

Contact Cargo Entertainment  info@cargoentertainment.com

Labyrinth Of Lies (Ger)

Dir Giulio Ricciarelli

Alexander Fehling stars in Labyrinth Of Lies (Im Labyrinth Des Schweigens), the debut feature from Italian actor turned director Ricciarelli, about a young prosecutor in post-war West Germany who investigates a conspiracy to cover up the Nazi pasts of well-known public figures.

Contact Beta Cinema  beta@betacinema.com

The Lesson (Bul-Gr)

Dir Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov

Film-making duo Grozeva and Valchanov, who directed the 2012 European Film Awards nominated short Jump, make their debut feature The Lesson (Urok), a Bulgaria-set drama about a teacher on the brink of financial ruin.

Contact Abraxas Film   abraxasfilm@abv.bg

Love In The Time Of Civil War (Can)

Dir Rodrigue Jean

TIFF Rising Star Alexandre Landry stars in Love In The Time Of Civil War (L’amour Au Temps De La Guerre Civile), a tough docudrama about young addicts who sell their bodies in Montreal’s Centre-Sud district. Montreal director Jean won the best Canadian feature film award at TIFF in 2008 for Lost Song.

Contact Les Films du 3 Mars  www.f3m.ca

Lulu (Arg)

Dir Luis Ortega

Argentinian director Ortega, whose Monobloc and The Dirty Saints both screened at TIFF, this time focuses on two young urchins who turn the streets of Buenos Aires into their own magical playground.

Contact Ignacio Sarchi  ignacio.sarchi@gmail.com

Margarita, With A Straw (India)

Dir Shonali Bose

Kalki Koechlin plays a Delhi university student and aspiring writer with cerebral palsy who leaves India for New York University in this film from the Indian director of acclaimed 2005 film Amu.

Contact Viacom 18 Motion Pictures  media@viacom18.com

Meet Me In Montenegro (US-Ger-Nor)

Dir Alex Holdridge, Linnea Saasen

Holdridge (In Search Of A Midnight Kiss) and Saasen direct and star in this drama about an independent film-maker who accidentally runs into an old flame while in Berlin.

Contact Cinetic Media   info@cineticmedia.com

Mirage (Hun-Slo)

Dir Szabolcs Hajdu

From the Hungarian director of the 2010 film Bibliotheque Pascal, Mirage

(Delibab) is a drama about a mysterious wanderer (Isaach De Bankole) who finds himself living in a homestead in the Hungarian plains.

Contact Hungarian National Film Fund  filmalap@filmalap.hu

Out Of Nature (Nor)

Dir Ole Giaever

Norwegian director Giaever also plays the lead in his second film Out Of Nature (Mot Naturen), a comic drama about the uncensored thoughts of a man on a solo hiking trip. His debut feature, The Mountain, screened in Berlin’s Panorama section in 2011.

Contact NDM   fm@mantarraya.com

Red Rose (Fr-Gr-Iran)

Dir Sepideh Farsi

The Iranian director of 2010 film The House Under The Water returns with this story about a middle-aged man and a democracy activist debating the future of Iran, which combines scripted scenes with real-life footage from Iran’s 2009 Green Revolution.

Contact UDI - Urban Distribution International  eric@urbandistrib.com

Sand Dollars (Dom Rep-Arg-Mex)

Dirs Laura Amelia Guzman, Israel Cardenas

Mexico-based husband-and-wife directing team Guzman and Cardenas’ latest joint feature Sand Dollars (Dolares De Arena), following Carmita in 2013, centres around the relationship between a young local girl and her wealthy European lover, played by Geraldine Chaplin, in a Dominican Republic seaside town.

Contact Aurora Dominicana   produccion@auroradominicana.com

Teen Lust (Can)

Dir Blaine Thurier

The fourth feature from writer-director Thurier (also keyboardist for rock band The New Pornographers), is a comedy about a student, played by Jesse Carere, who is keen to lose his virginity before his parents’ satanic cult sacrifices him to the devil. Thurier’s previous credits include Low Self-Esteem Girl.

Contact Arclight Films  lina@arclightfilms.com

Tokyo Fiancée (Bel-Can-Fr)

Dir Stefan Liberski

A young Belgian woman living in Tokyo embarks on a relationship with her Japanese student in the fourth feature from Liberski (his last was Baby Balloon), an adaptation of the novel by Amélie Nothomb.

Contact Films Distribution  bef@filmsdistribution.com

The Valley (Fr-Ger-Leb)

Dir Ghassan Salhab

The Valley (Al-Wadi) is the sixth feature from Senegalese director Salhab.

Following a car crash, a man finds himself held hostage at an illegal drug production factory in the middle of Lebanon’s isolated Beqaa Valley.

Contact Doc & Film International  g.gallier@docandfilm.com

Venice (Cuba-Col)

Dir Kiki Alvarez

The latest project from the Cuban director of 2011 film Marina focuses on female friendship. Venice (Venecia) follows three hair-salon employees as they hit the town looking for excitement in lesser-known parts of Havana.

Contact Habanero Film Sales   acalvino@habanerofilmsales.com

Voice Over (Chile)

Dir Cristian Jimenez

Voice Over (La Voz En Off), the third feature from Chilean director Jimenez, whose 2011 film Bonsai screened in Un Certain Regard at Cannes, is about a married woman who leaves her husband. She returns to her parents’ home but finds a situation far from the peace and quiet she had imagined.

Contact Jirafa   sur@jirafa.cl

Who Am I - No System Is Safe (Ger)

Dir Baran bo Odar

The anticipated second feature from Swiss-German director Odar, who made waves with his crime thriller debut The Silence in 2011, is another fast-paced thriller about a young computer geek (played by Oh Boy actor Tom Schilling) who joins a subversive hacker group.

Contact TrustNordisk  info@trustnordisk.com


1001 Grams (Nor-Ger-Fr)

Dir Bent Hamer

An offbeat comedy from Toronto regular Hamer (Kitchen Stories, Home For

Christmas) about a work-obsessed Norwegian lab technician (Ane Dahl Torp) who finds her life thrown out of kilter when she attends a science conference in Paris.

Contact Les Films du Losange  a.valentin@filmsdulosange.fr

The Face Of An Angel (UK)

Dir Michael Winterbottom

Toronto regular Winterbottom, who was last in town with The Trip To Italy, uses the Amanda Knox case as a loose inspiration for this story about a UK film-maker questioning his own life priorities when he sees the aftermath of an Italian murder trial. Daniel Brühl, Kate Beckinsale and Cara Delevingne lead the cast. Winterbottom and Andrew Eaton’s Revolution Films, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, produce.

Contact WestEnd Films  eve@westendfilms.com

Trick Or Treaty? (Can)

Dir Alanis Obomsawin

Veteran documentarian Obomsawin

follows a campaign to raise awareness in Native communities about the history of agreements with the Canadian government in her latest documentary for the National Film Board of Canada. The diretor’s credits include Kanehsatake: 270 Years Of Resistance and Hi-Ho Mistahey!, which played at TIFF last year.

Contact National Film Board of Canada  www.nfb.ca

Midnight Madness

[REC] 4: Apocalypse (Sp)

Dir Jaume Balaguero

The latest in Balaguero’s popular Spanish [REC] horror series. This time the usual ragtag band of survivors have to fight off the infected hordes while confined to a high-security facility in the bowels of an ocean liner.

Contact Filmax International  filmaxint@filmax.com

Big Game (Fin-UK-Ger)

Dir Jalmari Helander

Samuel L Jackson stars in this action-adventure tale about a US president whose plane is shot down by terrorists; a 13-year-old boy helps him during a chase in the wilderness. Finnish director Helander’s genre hit Rare Exports also played in Toronto. Big Game has already sold to eOne for the UK, Ascot Elite for German-speaking territories and Nordisk for Scandinavia.

US contact Altitude & WME  filmsales@wmeentertainment.com

International contact Altitude  mikerunagall@altitudefilmsales.com

Cub (Bel)

Dir Jonas Govaerts

Belgian writer-director Govaerts makes his feature debut on horror Cub, in which a troupe of young scouts is stalked by a psychopathic huntsman.

Govaerts, who has made award-winning shorts including Of Cats & Women, is repped by WME. The cinematographer is Nicolas Karakatsanis (Bullhead).

Contact Kinology  gmareschi@kinology.eu

The Editor (Can)

Dirs Matthew Kennedy, Adam Brooks

Two members of Winnipeg’s film collective Astron-6 have created this homage to the Italian giallo genre, centring around the greatest editor in the world who becomes the prime suspect in a murder case. Kennedy and Brooks also star in the film, which was partly crowdfunded through Indiegogo.

Contact Park Entertainment  mail@parkentertainment.com

Tusk (US)

Dir Kevin Smith

It seemed Smith might abandon film in 2011 after his anti-Hollywood rant at Sundance. Ironically, it was through his newfound love of podcasting that he read an ad inspiring this horror tale, set in the backwoods of Canada, about a man who turns his house guest into a walrus. Justin Long and Haley Joel Osment lead the cast. A24 has US rights.

Contact XYZ Films  joe@xyxfilms.com


Beats Of The Antonov (Sud-S Afr)

Dir Hajooj Kuka

This documentary centres on Sudanese farmers, herders and rebels of the Blue Nile and Nuba Mountain regions, who defiantly celebrate their heritage and tend their lands in the face of a government bombing campaign. It is backed by IDFA’s Bertha Fund.

Contact Big World Cinema  steven@bigworld.co.za

Iraqi Odyssey (Iraq-Swi-Ger-UAE)

Dir Samir

Acclaimed Iraqi expatriate film-maker Samir returns with a documentary that traces the migrations of his family over more than half a century.

Samir’s Snow White (2005) and Filou (1988) both played in competition at Locarno.

Contact Autlook Film Sales  welcome@autlookfilms.com

Monsoon (Can)

Dir Sturla Gunnarsson

The Iceland-born, Canada-based director of documentary Force Of Nature, which won the TIFF People’s Choice Award in 2010, returns with this part road movie about the weather system that unites the cultures of India.

Contact KinoSmith  info@kinosmith.com

The Price We Pay (Can)

Dir Harold Crooks

The Price We Pay (La Face Cachée De l’Impot) is the latest documentary from Crooks, whose previous credits include The Corporation and most recently 2011’s Surviving Progress. This time he exposes the realities of big business tax avoidance that has seen multinationals deprive governments of trillions of dollars in tax revenues.

Contact Filmoption International  email@filmoption.com

Sunshine Superman (US-Nor-UK)

Dir Marah Strauch

A documentary portrait of Carl Boenish, the father of BASE jumping, the extreme skydiving-related sport. Alex Gibney is an executive producer of Strauch’s feature directorial debut.

Contact The Salt Company  info@salt-co.com

Tales Of The Grim Sleeper (US-UK)

Dir Nick Broomfield

The veteran documentarian, whose credits include Kurt & Courtney and

Aileen: Life And Death Of A Serial Killer, turns his attention to the arrest of Lonnie Franklin Jr, the man on trial for the serial murders that terrorised South Central Los Angeles over 25 years.

Contact Submarine Entertainment  www.submarine.com

The Wanted 18 (Can-Pal-Fr)

Dir Amer Shomali, Paul Cowan

Acclaimed Palestinian artist Shomali has joined forces with veteran Montreal director Cowan for this documentary that combines stop-motion animation and interviews. It tells the strange-but-true story of the Israeli army’s pursuit of 18 cows on a Palestinian farm that were declared a threat to the national security of Israel.

Contact National Film Board of Canada  www.nfb.ca

This Is My Land (Fr)

Dir Tamara Erde

French-Israeli film-maker Erde visits six independently run Israeli and Palestinian schools over one academic year, looking at how the history of the contested region is taught to young pupils. Erde previously directed the short Jericho and 50-minute documentary Very Heavy Stones.

Contact Iliade & Films  iliade@iliadefilms.com

The Yes Men Are Revolting (US)

Dirs Laura Nix, The Yes Men

It has been 11 years since The Yes Men’s first documentary, titled The Yes Men, which also premiered at TIFF. The new film follows the now middle-aged activist-pranksters, Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno, as they continue to raise awareness of climate change. Nix, whose credits include Syria-set documentary The Light In Her Eyes, produced the first film.

Contact Cinetic Media  info@cineticmedia.com


The Duke Of Burgundy (UK)

Dir Peter Strickland

Strickland’s follow up to Berberian Sound Studio is a dark melodrama that follows the intense relationship between two women, played by Sidse Babett Knudsen (Borgen) and Chiara D’Anna.

Contact Protagonist Pictures  info@protagonistpictures.com

Luna (UK)

Dir Dave McKean

MirrorMask director McKean blends live action and animation in the story of four people whose weekend idyll in an isolated English seaside home becomes an opportunity for spiritual healing. Keith Griffiths (Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives) is one of the producers.

Contact   www.lunathemovie.com

Shrew’s Nest (Sp)

Dirs Juanfer Andres, Esteban Roel

Genre favourite Alex de la Iglesia produces this Misery-style Spanish thriller in which an unlucky neighbour finds himself trapped with two shut-in sisters after a debilitating fall.

Contact Film Factory Entertainment  info@filmfactory.es

Waste Land (Bel)

Dir Pieter Van Hees

A taciturn Brussels homicide detective (Jérémie Renier) finds his life unravelling as his partner becomes unexpectedly pregnant while he is investigating a case involving a death-obsessed dealer in Congolese cult statues. The cop is drawn further into the disturbing underbelly of the city. The director’s past films include Dirty Mind and Left Bank.

Contact Be For Films  pamela@beforfilms.com

Spring (US)

Dirs Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead

The Resolution directors and VHS: Viral contributors jet into Toronto to present their latest work, about a beleaguered young American man who flees to Italy where an affair with a Mediterranean beauty uncovers monsters.

Contact XYZ Films  joe@xyxfilms.com

City to City

Cart (S Kor)

Dir Boo Ji-young

Cart (Ka-teu), the fourth feature from the South Korean director of Sisters On The Road, follows a group of employees at a discount retail store who unite against the decision to lay off contract workers.

Contact 9ers Entertainment  jelee@niners.co.kr

Scarlet Innocence (S Kor)

Dir Yim Pil-sung

Yim’s 2012 The Doomsday Book was named best international film at Fantasia International Film Festival. Now the director returns with this modern-day adaptation of a classic Korean fairy tale about a university professor, gradually succumbing to blindness, who becomes embroiled in an obsessive love affair.

Contact CJ Entertainment  sales@cj-entertainment.com