The Arnold Schwarzenegger and Abigail Breslin zombie drama Maggie, Dustin Hoffman drama Boychoir, Kristen Wiig comedy Welcome To Me and Sophie Barthes’ Madame Bovary have landed world premieres, TIFF gala and special presentation slots.

The Forger

Also in line to screen for the first time anywhere at the Toronto International Film Festival (Sept 4-14) are crime thriller The Forger starring John Travolta, Christopher Plummer and Tye Sheridan, thriller Escobar: Paradise Lost starring Benicio Del Toro, Thomas McCarthy’s The Cobbler starring Adam Sandler, and Paul Bettany’s directorial debut Shelter.

TIFF top brass also unveiled the Wavelengths, Future Projections, TIFF Cinematheque and shorts programmes.

WP = World premiere / NAP = North American premiere / IP = International premiere / CP = Canadian premiere.


Boychoir (US), François Girard WP

The Connection (La French) (France-Belgium), Cédric Jimenez WP

Escobar: Paradise Lost (France), Andrea Di Stefano WP  

The Forger (US), Philip Martin WP

Infinitely Polar Bear (US), Maya Forbes CP

Laggies (US), Lynn Shelton IP

Ruth & Alex (US), Richard Loncraine WP


Beyond the Lights (US), Gina Prince-Bythewood WP

Clouds Of Sils Maria (France-US), Olivier Assayas NAP

The Cobbler (US), Thomas McCarthy WP

Don’t Go Breaking My Heart 2 (Dan Shen Nan Nu 2) (Hong Kong-China), Johnnie To WP

Gemma Bovery (France), Anne Fontaine WP

Gentlemen (Sweden), Mikael Marcimain WP

Gomorrah (Italy), Stefano Sollima NAP

Human Highway (Director’s Cut) (US), Bernard Shakey and Dean Stockwell WP

Madame Bovary (UK-Belgium), Sophie Barthes WP

Maggie (US), Henry Hobson WP

Pride (UK), Matthew Warchu NAP

Revenge Of The Green Dragons (US), Andrew Lau and Andrew Loo WP

The Search (France), Michel Hazanavicius NAP

Shelter (US), Paul Bettany WP

Three Hearts (3 Coeurs) (France), Benoît Jacquot NAP

Two Days, One Night (Deux Jours, Une Nuit) (Belgium-France), Luc Dardenne and Jean-Pierre Dardenne CP

Welcome to Me (US), Shira Piven WP


Five works explore the boundaries between cinema and the visual arts. Free and open to the public for the duration of the festival, the selection will showcase installations at various venues throughout downtown Toronto, including TIFF Bell Lightbox.

Anna And The Tower, 2014 (previously announced) WP

Some Graphic Sex, Heavy Drinking, Bloody Violence, And Dirty Language: Seven One-Minute Feature-Like Films About Seoul, 2014 WP

Nature Of The Self, 2104 NAP

BMX Channel And Midnight Traceur, 2013 and 2011 CP

Provenance, 2013 CP


Forty-six films that “challenge conventional approaches to cinema and propose daring new forms of filmic expression.” Overseen by film curator Andréa Picard, with contributions from members of TIFF’s international programming team.


Wavelengths 1: Open Forms

brouillard – passage #14 (Canada), Alexandre Larose
Against Landscape (USA), Josh Gen Solondz
Open Form – Game on an Actress’s Face (Poland), KwieKulik Group
The Dragon Is The Frame (USA), Mary Helena Clark
Open Form – Street And Tribune In Front Of PKiN (Poland), KwieKulik Group
Poetry For Sale(Austria), Friedl vom Gröller
Under A Changing Sky (France), Jean-Claude Rousseau
Panchrome I, II, III (USA), T Marie

Wavelengths 2: Something In The Atmosphere

The Pimp And His Trophies (Austria), Antoinette Zwirchmayr
The Innocents (Canada), Jean-Paul Kelly
Catalogue (USA), Dana Berman Duff
Relief (USA), Calum Walter
Red Capriccio (Canada), Blake Williams
Under The Atmosphere (USA), Mike Stolz
Beep (South Korea), Kim Kyung-man

Wavelengths 3: Tales Told

Twelve Tales Told (Austria), Johann Lurf
San Siro (Italy), Yuri Ancarani
Intransit (Thailand), Jakrawal Nilthamrong
Canopy (USA), Ken Jacobs
Detour De Force (Austria-USA), Rebecca Baron

Wavelengths 4: Night Noon

Lunar Almanac (Canada-Chile), Malena Szlam
Deep Sleep (Malta-Greece-France-Palestine), Basma Alsharif
Orizzonti Orizzonti! (Italy), Anna Marziano
The Policeman’s House (Israel-Palestine), Mich’ael Zupraner
Night Noon (USA-Mexico), Shambhavi Kaul
Sea Of Vapors (Germany), Sylvia Schedelbauer


The Figures Carved Into The Knife By The Sap Of The Banana Trees (USA-Portugal), Joana Pimenta IP

The Old Man Of Belem (Portugal-France), Manoel de Oliveira NAP

Taprobana (Portugal-Sri Lanka-Denmark) Gabriel Abrantes NAP

Journey To The West (Xi You) (France-Taiwan), Tsai Ming-liang, CP

Spectrum Reverse Spectrum (USA), Margaret Honda NAP


A Single Word (Une Simple Parole) (Senegal-Qatar), Mariama Sylla, Khady Sylla WP

Horse Money (Cavalo Dinheiro) (Portugal), Pedro Costa NAP

Episode Of The Sea (Netherlands), Lonnie van Brummelen, Siebren de Haan WP

Fires On The Plain (Nobi) (Japan), Shinya Tsukamoto NAP

From What Is Before (Mula sa Kung Ano Ang Noon) (Philippines), Lav Diaz NAP

Heaven Knows What (US-France), Joshua Safdie, Benny Safdie, NAP

Jauja (Denmark-USA-Argentina-Mexico-Netherlands-Germany-France), Lisandro Alonso NAP

La Sapience (La Sapienza) (France-Italy), Eugène Green NAP

Le Beau Danger (Germany), René Frölke NAP

Letters To Max (France), Eric Baudelaire IP

Maidan (Maïdan) (Ukraine-Netherlands), Sergei Loznitsa NAP

The Princess Of France (La Princesa De Francia) (Argentina), Matías Piñeiro NAP

Songs From The North (US-South Korea-Portugal), Soon-Mi Yoo NAP


Newly restored classics from around the world including Nagisa Ôshima’s Cruel Story Of Youth, John Ford’s My Darling Clementine, Sergei Parajanov’s The Color Of Pomegranates (Sayat Nova), King Hu’s Dragon Inn and a special tribute screening of the late Harun Farocki’s In Comparison.

The line-up features selections by the TIFF Cinematheque programming team led by Brad Deane, manager of film programmes. Tickets to all TIFF Cinematheque screenings are free and will be distributed at the Steve & Rashmi Gupta Box Office at TIFF Bell Lightbox on a first-come, first-served basis two hours before each film screening.

The Color Of Pomegranates (Sayat Nova) (Armenia), Sergei Parajanov

Cruel Story Of Youth (Seishun Zankoku Monogatari) (Japan), Nagisa Ôshima

Dragon Inn (Taiwan) King Hu

The Goddess (China), Wu Yonggang

Tribute Screening

In Comparison (Germany-Austria), Harun Farocki

My Darling Clementine (US), John Ford

Previously announced TIFF Cinematheque titles include Speaking Parts (Canada) by Atom Egoyan, and Crime Wave by John Paizs.