TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL REVEALS FIRST GALA AND SPECIAL PRESENTATION TITLES FOR 2018

Piers Handling, CEO and Director of TIFF, and Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director of TIFF, today unveiled the first round of titles premiering in the Gala and Special Presentation programmes of the 43rd Toronto International Film Festival.

 

Of the 17 Galas and 30 Special Presentations, this first announcement includes 21 World Premieres, 7 International Premieres, 8 North American Premieres and 11 Canadian Premieres.

 

The selection announced today includes 13 features directed by women. “We have an exceptional selection of films this year that will excite Festival audiences from all walks of life,” said Handling. “Today’s lineup showcases beloved auteurs alongside fresh voices in filmmaking, including numerous female powerhouses. The sweeping range in cinematic storytelling from around the world is a testament to the uniqueness of the films that are being made.”

 

“Every September we invite the whole film world to Toronto, one of the most diverse, movie-mad cities in the world. I’m thrilled that we’ve been able to put together a lineup of Galas and Special Presentations that reflects Toronto’s spirit of inclusive, passionate engagement with film. We can’t wait to unveil these films for our audience.”

 

The 43rd Toronto International Film Festival runs from September 6 to 16, 2018.

 

GALAS 2018

 

Beautiful Boy

Felix van Groeningen, USA

World Premiere

 

Everybody Knows

Asghar Farhadi, Spain/France/Italy

North American Premiere

 

First Man

Damien Chazelle, USA

Canadian Premiere

 

Galveston

Mélanie Laurent, USA

Canadian Premiere

 

The Hate U Give

George Tillman, Jr., USA

World Premiere

 

Hidden Man

Jiang Wen, China

International Premiere

 

High Life

Claire Denis, Germany/France/Poland/United Kingdom

World Premiere

 

Husband Material

Anurag Kashyap, India

World Premiere

 

The Kindergarten Teacher

Sara Colangelo, USA

Canadian Premiere

 

The Land of Steady Habits

Nicole Holofcener, USA

World Premiere

 

Life Itself

Dan Fogelman, USA

World Premiere

 

The Public

Emilio Estevez, USA

World Premiere

 

Red Joan

Sir Trevor Nunn, United Kingdom

World Premiere

 

Shadow

Zhang Yimou, China

North American Premiere

 

A Star is Born

Bradley Cooper, USA

North American Premiere

 

What They Had

Elizabeth Chomko, USA

International Premiere

 

Widows

Steve McQueen, United Kingdom/USA

World Premiere

 

SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS 2018

 

Ben is Back

Peter Hedges, USA

World Premiere

 

Burning

Lee Chang-dong, South Korea

North American Premiere

 

Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Marielle Heller, USA

International Premiere

 

Capernaum

Nadine Labaki, Lebanon

North American Premiere

 

Cold War

Paweł Pawlikowski, Poland/United Kingdom/France

Canadian Premiere

 

Colette

Wash Westmoreland, United Kingdom

Canadian Premiere

 

Dogman

Matteo Garrone, Italy/France

Canadian Premiere

 

The Front Runner

Jason Reitman, USA

International Premiere

 

Giant Little Ones

Keith Behrman, Canada

World Premiere

 

Girls of the Sun (Les filles du soleil)

Eva Husson, France

International Premiere

 

Hotel Mumbai

Anthony Maras, Australia

World Premiere

 

The Hummingbird Project

Kim Nguyen, Canada

World Premiere

 

If Beale Street Could Talk

Barry Jenkins, USA

World Premiere

 

Manto

Nandita Das, India

North American Premiere

 

Maya

Mia Hansen-Løve, France

World Premiere

 

Monsters and Men

Reinaldo Marcus Green, USA

Canadian Premiere

 

*Special Presentations Opening Film*

MOUTHPIECE

Patricia Rozema, Canada

World Premiere

 

Non-Fiction

Olivier Assayas, France

Canadian Premiere

 

The Old Man & The Gun

David Lowery, USA

International Premiere

 

Papi Chulo

John Butler, Ireland

World Premiere

 

Roma

Alfonso Cuarón, Mexico/USA

Canadian Premiere

 

*Special Presentations Closing Film*

 

Shoplifters

Hirokazu Kore-eda, Japan

Canadian Premiere

 

The Sisters Brothers

Jacques Audiard, USA/France/Romania/Spain

North American Premiere

 

Sunset

László Nemes, Hungary/France

North American Premiere

 

Through Black Spruce

Don McKellar, Canada

World Premiere

 

The Wedding Guest

Michael Winterbottom, United Kingdom

World Premiere

 

The Weekend

Stella Meghie, USA

World Premiere

 

Where Hands Touch

Amma Asante, United Kingdom

World Premiere

 

White Boy Rick

Yann Demange, USA

International Premiere

 

Wildlife

Paul Dano, USA

Canadian Premiere

 

 

For film synopses, cast lists, images, and more information see

tiff.net/galas and tiff.net/specialpresentations

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