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TORONTO 2018 Gala Presentations / Special Presentations

Toronto reveals first Gala and Special Presentation titles

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- Steve McQueen, Claire Denis, Mia Hansen-Løve, Felix van Groeningen and Michael Winterbottom will world-premiere their new films at the Canadian festival

Toronto reveals first Gala and Special Presentation titles
Widows by Steve McQueen

The Toronto International Film Festival has unveiled today the first round of titles premiering in the Gala and Special Presentation programmes of its 43rd edition (6-16 September). 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.

The list of films include, among others, the eagerly-awaited new films by Steve McQueen (Widows [+see also:
film review
trailer
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]
), Claire Denis (High Life) and Mia Hansen-Løve (Maya [+see also:
film review
film profile
]
), as well as new titles by Michael Winterbottom and Felix van Groeningen, plus some of the most relevant films from this year's festival circuit.

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“We have an exceptional selection of films this year that will excite Festival audiences from all walks of life,” said Piers Handling, CEO and director of TIFF. “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.”

The full list of films announced:

Galas

Beautiful Boy - Felix van Groeningen (USA)
Everybody Knows [+see also:
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]
- Asghar Farhadi (Spain/France/Italy)
First Man - Damien Chazelle (USA)
Galveston - Mélanie Laurent (USA)
The Hate U Give - George Tillman, Jr. (USA)
Hidden Man - Jiang Wen (China)
High Life - Claire Denis (Germany/France/Poland/United Kingdom)
Husband Material - Anurag Kashyap (India)
The Kindergarten Teacher - Sara Colangelo (USA)
The Land of Steady Habits - Nicole Holofcener (USA)
Life Itself - Dan Fogelman (USA)
The Public - Emilio Estevez (USA)
Red Joan [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
- Trevor Nunn (United Kingdom)
Shadow - Zhang Yimou (China)
A Star is Born - Bradley Cooper (USA)
What They Had - Elizabeth Chomko (USA)
Widows [+see also:
film review
trailer
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]
 - Steve McQueen (United Kingdom/USA)

Special Presentations

Ben is Back - Peter Hedges (USA)
Burning - Lee Chang-dong (South Korea)
Can You Ever Forgive Me? - Marielle Heller (USA)
Capernaum [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
- Nadine Labaki (Lebanon/France)
Cold War [+see also:
film review
trailer
Q&A: Pawel Pawlikowski
film profile
]
- Paweł Pawlikowski (Poland/United Kingdom/France)
Colette - Wash Westmoreland (United Kingdom)
Dogman [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Matteo Garrone
film profile
]
- Matteo Garrone (Italy/France)
The Front Runner - Jason Reitman (USA)
Giant Little Ones - Keith Behrman (Canada)
Girls of the Sun [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Eva Husson
film profile
]
- Eva Husson (France/Belgium/Georgia/Switzerland)
Hotel Mumbai - Anthony Maras (Australia)
The Hummingbird Project - Kim Nguyen (Canada)
If Beale Street Could Talk - Barry Jenkins (USA)
Manto - Nandita Das (India)
Maya [+see also:
film review
film profile
]
 - Mia Hansen-Løve (France)
Monsters and Men - Reinaldo Marcus Green (USA)
Mouthpiece - Patricia Rozema (Canada) (opening film)
Non-Fiction [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Olivier Assayas
film profile
]
- Olivier Assayas (France)
The Old Man & The Gun - David Lowery (USA)
Papi Chulo [+see also:
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]
- John Butler (Ireland)
Roma - Alfonso Cuarón (Mexico/USA)
Shoplifters - Hirokazu Kore-eda (Japan) (closing film)
The Sisters Brothers [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Jacques Audiard
film profile
]
- Jacques Audiard (USA/France/Romania/Spain)
Sunset [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: László Nemes
film profile
]
- László Nemes (Hungary/France)
Through Black Spruce - Don McKellar (Canada)
The Wedding Guest - Michael Winterbottom (United Kingdom)
The Weekend - Stella Meghie (USA)
Where Hands Touch [+see also:
film review
film profile
]
- Amma Asante (United Kingdom)
White Boy Rick - Yann Demange (USA)
Wildlife - Paul Dano (USA)

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