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Toronto International Film Festival reveals first gala and special representation titles for 2017

Toronto International Film Festival reveals first gala and special representation titles for 2017

India Blooms News Service | | 26 Jul 2017, 05:35 pm
Toronto, July 26 (IBNS): Piers Handling, CEO and Director of TIFF, and Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director of TIFF, have unveiled the first round of titles premiering in the Gala and Special Presentations programmes of the 42nd Toronto International Film Festival.

Of the 14 Galas and 33 Special Presentations, this first announcement includes 25 World Premieres, eight International Premieres, six North American Premieres and eight Canadian Premieres.

“Festival-goers from around the world can anticipate a remarkable lineup of extraordinary stories, voices and cinematic visions from emerging talent and some of our favourite masters,” said Handling.

“Today’s announcement offers audiences a glimpse at this year’s rich and robust selection of films, including works from Canada, USA, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Spain, Ireland, Luxembourg, Belgium, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, India, Chile, Egypt and Cambodia.”

“Every year we set the stage for film lovers of all ages and cultural backgrounds to come together and embrace the universal power of cinema,” said Bailey. “As the Festival enters its fifth decade, we’ve challenged ourselves to adapt and build on our strengths, and we look forward to championing a new selection of films that will captivate and inspire global film audiences.”

The 42nd Toronto International Film Festival runs from September 7 to 17, 2017.

GALAS 2017

Breathe Andy Serkis, United Kingdom World Premiere

The Catcher Was A Spy Ben Lewin, USA World Premiere

Closing Night Film

C'est la vie!  Olivier Nakache,  Eric Toledano, France, World Premiere

Darkest Hour Joe Wright, United Kingdom, Canadian Premiere

Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool Paul McGuigan, United Kingdom, Canadian Premiere

Kings Deniz Gamze Ergüven, France/Belgium World Premiere

Long Time Running Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier, Canada / World Premiere

Mary Shelley Haifaa Al Mansour, Ireland/United Kingdom/Luxembourg/USA World Premiere

The Mountain Between Us Hany Abu-Assad, USA World Premiere

Mudbound Dee Rees, USA International Premiere

Stronge David Gordon Green, USAWorld Premiere

Untitled  Bryan Cranston/Kevin Hart Film Neil Burger, USA World Premiere

The Wife Björn Runge, United Kingdom/Sweden World Premiere

Woman Walks Ahead Susanna White, USA World Premiere


Battle of the Sexes Valerie Faris, Jonathan Dayton, USA International Premiere

BPM (Beats Per Minute) Robin Campillo, FranceNorth American Premiere

The Brawler Anurag Kashyap, India World Premiere

The Breadwinner Nora Twomey, Canada/Ireland/Luxembourg

World Premiere

Call Me By Your NameLuca Guadagnino, Italy/France Canadian Premiere

Catch the Wind Gaël Morel, France International Premiere

The Children Act Richard Eyre, United Kingdom World Premiere

The Current War Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, USA World Premiere

Disobedience Sebastián Lelio, United Kingdom, World Premiere

Downsizing Alexander Payne, USA, Canadian Premiere

A Fantastic Woman Sebastián Lelio, Chile Canadian Premiere

First They Killed My Father Angelina Jolie, Cambodia Canadian Premiere

The Guardians Xavier Beauvois, France World Premiere

Hostiles Scott Cooper, USA International Premiere

The Hungry Bornila Chatterjee, India World Premiere

I, Tonya Craig Gillespie, USA World Premiere

  Special Presentations Opening Film

Lady Bird Greta Gerwig, USA International Premiere

mother! Darren Aronofsky, USA North American Premiere

Novitiate Maggie Betts, USA International Premiere

Omerta Hansal Mehta, India World Premiere

Plonger Mélanie Laurent, France World Premiere

The Price of Success Teddy Lussi-Modeste, France International Premiere

Professor Marston & the Wonder Women Angela Robinson, USA

World PremiereThe Rider Chloé Zhao, USA Canadian Premiere

A Season in France

Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, France World Premiere

The Shape of Water Guillermo del Toro, USA Canadian Premiere

Special Presentations Closing Film

*Sheikh Jackson Amr Salama, Egypt World Premiere

The Square Ruben Östlund, Sweden North American Premiere

Submergence Wim Wenders, France/Germany/Spain World Premiere Suburbicon

George Clooney, USA North American Premiere

Thelma Joachim Trier, Norway/Sweden/France/Denmark International Premiere

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Martin McDonagh, USA North American Premiere

Victoria and Abdul Stephen Frears, United Kingdom North American Premier.