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Toronto turns 40 with strong British presence

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- British galas include The Program and Legend. The Danish Girl, Sunset Song and Room, selected as special presentations

Toronto turns 40 with strong British presence
Sunset Song by Terence Davies

The 40th edition of the Toronto International Film Festival (10-20 September) will open with the world premiere of Jean-Marc Vallée’s Demolition (US). The preliminary line-up of galas and special presentations announced display a strong British presence. British films amongst the galas are Stephen Frears’ The Program [+see also:
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Brian Helgeland’s Legend [+see also:
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, Gavin Hood’s Eye in the Sky [+see also:
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 and Matthew Brown’s The Man Who Knew Infinity [+see also:
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Terence DaviesSunset Song [+see also:
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interview: Terence Davies
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(UK/Luxembourg), Tom Hooper’s The Danish Girl [+see also:
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interview: Paco Delgado
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]
(UK/US/Germany), Hany Abu-Assad’s The Idol [+see also:
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(UK/Palestine/Qatar) and Nicolas Hytner’s The Lady in the Van [+see also:
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(UK/US), join John Crowley’s Brooklyn [+see also:
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(UK/Ireland/Canada), Yorgos LanthimosThe Lobster [+see also:
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Q&A: Yorgos Lanthimos
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(Ireland/UK/Greece/France/Netherlands) and Paolo Sorrentino’s Youth [+see also:
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interview: Paolo Sorrentino
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(Italy/France/UK/Switzerland) in the special presentations. Lenny Abrahamson’s Room [+see also:
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(Ireland/Canada) is also included in the special presentations.

Festival CEO Piers Handling said, “We are celebrating our 40th anniversary in 2015 and this first round of films offers a taste of the incredible lineup at this year’s Festival. Made by both established and emerging filmmakers from around the world, these films offer a global snapshot of our times.” 

Artistic Director Cameron Bailey said, “This year we are thrilled to share a diverse array of filmmakers from Australia, India, France, China, the United Kingdom and the USA. We look forward to sharing these fantastic films with Toronto audiences — the most engaged and enthusiastic in the world.”

Other European films announced in world premiere include Florian Gallenberger’s Colonia [+see also:
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(Germany/Luxembourg/France), Julie Delpy’s Lolo [+see also:
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interview: Julie Delpy, Dany Boon
film profile
]
(France), Jean-Paul Rappeneau’s Families [+see also:
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(France), Claude Lelouch’s Un plus une [+see also:
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(France). Sebastian Schipper’s Victoria [+see also:
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trailer
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interview: Sebastian Schipper
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]
(Germany), Laszló NemesSon of Saul [+see also:
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trailer
film focus
Q&A: László Nemes
interview: László Rajk
film profile
]
(Hungary), Joachim Trier’s Louder Than Bombs [+see also:
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trailer
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interview: Joachim Trier
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]
(Norway/France/Denmark), Jacques Audiard’s Dheepan [+see also:
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trailer
film focus
Q&A: Jacques Audiard
film profile
]
(France) and Catherine Corsini’s Summertime [+see also:
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trailer
film profile
]
(France) are the festival hits that will also travel to Canada.

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