TIFF selects 14 projects for Masters, also by de Oliveira, Haneke, Kiarostami, Mungiu. Mavericks discussions include David Geffen.
Toronto has announced its Masters programme of 14 films, including world premieres of new films by Michael Winterbottom, Goran Paskaljevic and Bernard Emond.
“These Masters films represent cinema’s living legacy,” said Piers Handling, Director and CEO, TIFF. “We are proud to present new work from directors as renowned as Manoel de Oliveira, Michael Haneke, Bernardo Bertolucci and Abbas Kiarostami. All 14 filmmakers command the respect of audiences, critics and above all their filmmaking peers.”
The world premieres include Michael Winterbottom’s Everyday, which was filmed over a period of five years and looks at a mother (Shirley Henderson) trying to raise four children herself while her husband (John Simm) is in prison. In When Day Breaks, Paskaljevic tells the story of a retired music professor whose life is changed by the contents of an iron box found in the ruins of a concentration camp. As previously reported, the Masters section also includes the world premiere of Quebecois Bernard Emond’s All That You Possess, about a scholar who wants to withdraw from the world but finds his family ties pulling him back in.
Amour by Michael Haneke (Austria/France/Germany)
Beyond the Hills (Dupa Dealuri) by Cristian Mungiu (Romania/France)
Everyday by Michael Winterbottom (UK) [WP]
Gebo and the Shadow (Gebo et l’ombre) by Manoel de Oliveira (Portugal/France)
In Another Country (Da-Reun Na-ra-e-suh) by Hong Sang-soo (South Korea)
Like Someone in Love by Abbas Kiarostami (Japan/France)
Me and You by Bernardo Bertolucci (Italy)
Night Across the Street (La Noche de Enfrente) by Raúl Ruiz (France/Chile)
Pieta by Kim Ki-duk (South Korea)
Something in the Air (Après mai) by Olivier Assayas (France)
Student by Darezhan Omirbayev (Kazakhstan)
When Day Breaks by Goran Paskaljevic (Serbia/Croatia/France) [WP]
The previously announced Masters selections from Canada are:
All That You Possess (Tout Ce Que Tu Possèdes), dir. Bernard Émond [WP]
The End of Time, dir Peter Mettler
The festival also announced its Maverick programme of screenings paired with discussions.
American Masters Inventing David Geffen [WP] speakers Geffen and Susan Lacy
Casting By, speakers Tom Donahue, Danny Glover, casting director Ellen Lewis
Shit Girls Say (new episode of webseries), speakers Graydon Sheppard and Kyle Humphrey
In Conversation With… Jackie Chan with sneak preview of Chinese Zodiac
Sons of the Clouds: The Last Colony, speakers Javier Bardem and Alvaro Longoria
The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology, speakers Sophie Fiennes and Slavoj Žižek
West of Memphis, speakers Amy Berg, Damien Echols, Lorri Davis, Natalie Maines, and Johnny Depp