Michael Wintbottom’s The Face of An Angel, Kevin Smith’s Tusk and Peter Strickland’s The Duke Of Burgundy will receive their world premieres at the Toronto International Film Festival; new documentaries from Joshua Oppenheimer and Nick Broomfield are also among TIFF’s second wave.

The Face of an Angel

As always, TIFF programmers stress the information is not final or complete and remains subject to change. Canadian films in the strands listed below will be announced on August 6.

The first wave of titles was announced last week.

As previously announced, the world premieres of David Dobkins’ drama The Judge starring Robert Downey Jr and Robert Duvall, and Alan Rickman’s A Little Chaos bookend the festival.

TIFF is set to run from September 4-14. For further information visit the official website.

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


Beats Of The Antonov (Sudan-South Africa), Hajooj Kuka WP

I Am Here (Wo Jiu Shi Wo) (China), Fan Lixin IP

Iraqi Odyssey (Iraq-Switzerland-Germany-UAE), Samir WP

Merchants Of Doubt (US), Robert Kenner CP

National Diploma (Examen d’Etat) (France-Congo), Dieudo Hamadi NAP

National Gallery (France-US), Frederick Wiseman NAP

Natural Resistance (Italy-France), Jonathan Nossiter NAP

Red Army (US-Russia), Gabe Polsky CP

Seymour: An Introduction (US), Ethan Hawke IP

Silvered Water, Syria Self-Portrait (Ma’a al Fidda) (Syria-France), Ossama Mohammed and Wiam Simav Bedirxan NAP

Sunshine Superman (US-Norway-UK), Marah Strauch WP

Tales Of The Grim Sleeper (US-UK), Nick Broomfield WP

The Look Of Silence (Senyap) (Denmark-Indonesia-Norway-Finland-UK), Joshua Oppenheimer CP

This Is My Land (France), Tamara Erde WP

The Yes Men Are Revolting (US), Laura Nix and the Yes Men WP

Previously announced:

Roger & Me (US), Michael Moore

Documentaries featured in other festival programmes are still to be announced. Canadian documentaries will be announced in the coming weeks.


1001 Grams (Norway-Germany-France), Bent Hamer WP

A Pigeon Sat On A Branch Reflecting On Existence (En Duva Satt På En Gren Och Funderade På Tillvaron) (Sweden-Norway-France-Germany), Roy Andersson NAP

The Face Of An Angel (UK), Michael Winterbottom WP

The Golden Era (Huang Jin Shi Dai) (China-Hong Kong), Ann Hui NAP

Goodbye To Language 3D (Adieu Au Langage 3D) (France), Jean-Luc Godard NAP

Hill Of Freedom (Ja-Yu-Ui Eon-Deok) (South Korea), Hong Sang-soo NAP

Leviathan (Russia), Andrey Zvyagintsev CP

Revivre (Hwajang) (South Korea), Im Kwon-taek NAP

Timbuktu (France-Mauritania-Mali), Abderrahmane Sissako NAP


[REC] 4: Apocalypse (Spain), Jaume Balagueró WP

Big Game (Finland-UK-Germany), Jalmari Helander WP

Cub (Belgium), Jonas Govaerts WP

Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story Of Cannon Films (Australia), Mark Hartley IP

It Follows (US), David Robert Mitchell NAP

The Guest (US), Adam Wingard CP

Tokyo Tribe (Japan), Sion Sono IP [Midnight Madness Opening Night Film]

Tusk (US), Kevin Smith WP

What We Do in the Shadows (New Zealand-US), Taika Waititi, Jemaine Clement CP


Alleluia (France-Belgium), Fabrice Du Welz NAP

The Duke Of Burgundy (UK), Peter Strickland WP

Goodnight Mommy (Ich Seh, Ich Seh) (Austria), Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala NAP

Hyena (UK), Gerard Johnson IP

Luna (UK), Dave McKean WP

Over Your Dead Body (Japan), Takashi Miike IP

Shrew’s Nest (Musarañas) (Spain), Juanfer Andrés and Esteban Roel WP

Spring (US), Justin Benson/Aaron Moorhead WP

They Have Escaped (Finland), JP Valkeapää NAP

Waste Land (Belgium), Pieter Van Hees WP

The World Of Kanako (Kawaki) (Japan), Tetsuya Nakashima IP