A STAR IS BORN, FIRST MAN, WHERE HANDS TOUCH And BEAUTIFUL BOY Among 43rd Toronto International Film Festival Gala and Special Presentations - We Are Movie Geeks

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A STAR IS BORN, FIRST MAN, WHERE HANDS TOUCH And BEAUTIFUL BOY Among 43rd Toronto International Film Festival Gala and Special Presentations

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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 arhadi, Spain/France/Italy

North American Premiere

First Man Damien Chazelle, USA Canadian Premiere  (trailer)

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 (trailer)

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



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 (trailer)

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 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

Where Hands Touch

*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

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