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TORONTO 2016

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The line-ups for the Discovery and Kids sections of the Toronto Film Festival have been announced

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- The Giant by Johannes Nyholm and Little Wing by Selma Vilhunen will have their world premieres in the Discovery section, and Ralitza Petrova will be attending fresh from Locarno

The line-ups for the Discovery and Kids sections of the Toronto Film Festival have been announced
The Giant by Johannes Nyholm

The 41st edition of the Toronto International Film Festival has announced a staggering 35 titles for the Discovery section. Among the 16 debut and second films that will have their world premieres in the section, Europe is represented by two Northern European titles: The Giant [+see also:
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(Sweden/Denmark) by Johannes Nyholm, the moving story of an autistic boy, and Little Wing [+see also:
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(Finland/Denmark) by Selma Vilhunen. Also hailing from the North are In the Blood [+see also:
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 (Denmark) by Rasmus Heisterberg, and Hunting Flies [+see also:
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 (Norway) by Izer Aliu. Meanwhile France will premiere two co-productions: French-Mexican title La caja vacía by Claudia Sainte-Luce, in which the director broaches the theme of senile dementia, and French-Dominican film Jeffrey [+see also:
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 by Yanillys Perez, a documentary about the life of a 12-year-old who dreams of becoming a reggaeton star. National productions that will have their world premieres at Toronto instead include Le Ciel flamand [+see also:
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 by Peter Monsaert (Belgium) and The Levelling [+see also:
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 (the United Kingdom), the first feature film by Scottish filmmaker Hope Dickson Leach. Germany, on the other hand, will put in an appearance with two co-productions: Blessed Benefit (with Jordan and the Netherlands) by Mahmoud al Massad, and the mysterious Kati Kati (with Kenya) by Mbithi Masya. Also being screened in its world premiere is Park [+see also:
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 (Greece/Poland), a story of adolescent love by first-time director Sofia Exarchou.

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Chilean director and screenwriter Fernando Guzzoni brings us Jesús [+see also:
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, a collective production from France, Chile, Germany, Greece and Colombia. Co-productions involving France include Divines [+see also:
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(France/Qatar), the debut piece by Houda Benyamina, Godless [+see also:
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(Bulgaria/Denmark/France) by Golden Leopard winner Ralitza Petrova, Noces [+see also:
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(Belgium/France/Luxemburg/Pakistan) by Stephan Streker, The Red Turtle [+see also:
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(France/Belgium/Japan), an animated film by Michael Dudok de Wit, and Wulu [+see also:
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(France/Senegal) by French-Malian filmmaker Daouda Coulibaly. Northern Europe is well-represented by Heartstone [+see also:
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(Iceland/Denmark) by Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson and Sameblod [+see also:
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(Sweden/Denmark/Norway) by Amanda Kernell, which both have teenagers as their protagonists; as well as The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki [+see also:
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(Finland/Germany/Sweden) by Juho Kuosmanen, a comedy-drama inspired by the final showdown between Finnish boxer Olli Mäki and American champion Davey Moore in 1962. Then there’s all-Spanish production The Fury of a Patient Man [+see also:
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by actor Raúl Arévalo in his directorial debut, whilst Marija [+see also:
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is a German-Swiss co-production directed by Michael Koch.

The TIFF has also revealed the line-up for its Kids section, which will this year focus in particular on the theme of societal gender norms. The line-up includes The Day My Father Became a Bush [+see also:
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 (the Netherlands/Belgium/Croatia) by Nicole van Kilsdonk, Miss Impossible [+see also:
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(France) by Emilie Deleuze, and My Life as a Courgette [+see also:
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(Switzerland/France) by Claude Barras, a debut piece based on the novel Autobiography of a Courgette by French writer Gilles Paris.

(Translated from Italian)

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