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- I nuovi film di Michael Winterbottom, Alejandro Amenábar, Małgorzata Szumowska, Armando Iannucci e Marjane Satrapi avranno la loro prima mondiale nelle sezioni Gala e Special Presentations del TIFF

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Radioactive di Marjane Satrapi

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The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) has announced the first batch of movies in its official selection, which comprises 18 Gala and 38 Special Presentations films. At the 44th edition of the Canadian gathering, which will unspool from 5-15 September, 29 of the selected titles will be having their world, six their international, 13 their North American and eight their Canadian premieres, TIFF co-heads Cameron Bailey and Joana Vicente revealed. It’s worth noting that half of the Gala films are directed by women, which sets a new record for the section.

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Some of the highlights among the films set to be world-premiered are Alejandro Amenábar’s While at War [+leggi anche:
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, which follows the last six months of Spanish essayist Miguel de Unamuno and is the director’s first Spanish-language film since The Sea Inside [+leggi anche:
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, while Polish director Małgorzata Szumowska will present her English-language debut, the thriller The Other Lamb [+leggi anche:
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; both will form part of the Special Presentations programme. Furthermore, in the same section, Armando Iannucci will return to Toronto for the first time since The Death of Stalin [+leggi anche:
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, with his adaptation of Charles Dickens’ semi-autobiographical The Personal History of David Copperfield [+leggi anche:
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, starring Dev Patel, Tilda Swinton and Hugh Laurie, among others (see the news). Furthermore, after last year’s TIFF-premiered The Wedding Guest [+leggi anche:
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, Michael Winterbottom will be coming along to the gathering brandishing his Aegean-set satire Greed [+leggi anche:
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, starring Steve Coogan.

Other world premieres include the family drama Hope Gap [+leggi anche:
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, written and directed by William Nicholson, and starring Annette Bening and Josh O’Connor; the adaptation of Caitlin Moran’s semi-autobiographical novel How to Build a Girl, directed by Coky Giedroyc; and Military Wives [+leggi anche:
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by Peter Cattaneo, in which Kristin Scott Thomas and Sharon Horgan form a choir on a military base.

In Gala Presentations, Roger Michell’s drama Blackbird, a remake of Bille August’s Silent Heart [+leggi anche:
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, focuses on a mother who spends her final weekend with her family, starring Kate Winslet, Mia Wasikowska and Susan Sarandon; another bleak family drama, Ordinary Love [+leggi anche:
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by Lisa Barros D'Sa and Glenn Leyburn, follows a couple, Liam Neeson and Lesley Manville, who face a life-changing cancer diagnosis; while Gala’s closing film is Marjane Satrapi’s Radioactive [+leggi anche:
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, the biopic of Nobel Prize-winning scientist Marie Curie, starring Rosamund Pike.

Cameron Bailey stated: “We’re thrilled to unveil Galas and Special Presentations that bring the brightest lights in film to our festival audience. Our new programming team has been hard at work for months to deliver the compelling stories, acclaimed filmmakers and top on-screen talent that mark our two highest-profile sections.” Joana Vicente added: “Fast-paced, boundary-pushing, satirical — this line-up has films representing every corner of the cinematic landscape on top of a strong number of world premieres.”

Here is the full list of films announced so far:

Galas

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood - Marielle Heller (USA)
Abominable - Jill Culton (USA)
American Woman - Semi Chellas (Canada)
Blackbird - Roger Michell (UK)
Clemency - Chinonye Chukwu (USA)
Ford v Ferrari - James Mangold (USA)
The Goldfinch - John Crowley (USA)
Harriet - Kasi Lemmons (USA)
Hustlers - Lorene Scafaria (USA)
Joker - Todd Phillips (USA)
Just Mercy - Destin Daniel Cretton (USA)
Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band - Daniel Roher (Canada)
Radioactive [+leggi anche:
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- Marjane Satrapi (UK)
The Sky Is Pink - Shonali Bose (India)
The Song of Names [+leggi anche:
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- François Girard (Canada, Hungary, UK)
True History of the Kelly Gang [+leggi anche:
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- Justin Kurzel (Australia/UK)
Western Stars - Thom Zimny, Bruce Springsteen (USA)

Special Presentations

Bad Education - Cory Finley (USA)
Coming Home Again - Wayne Wang (USA/South Korea)
Dolemite Is My Name - Craig Brewer (USA)
The Domain [+leggi anche:
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- Tiago Guedes (Portugal)
Ema - Pablo Larraín (Chile)
Endings, Beginnings - Drake Doremus (USA)
Frankie [+leggi anche:
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- Ira Sachs (France/Portugal)
The Friend - Gabriela Cowperthwaite (USA)
Greed [+leggi anche:
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- Michael Winterbottom (UK)
Guest of Honour - Atom Egoyan (Canada)
Heroic Losers [+leggi anche:
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- Sebastian Borensztein (Argentina/Spain)
Honey Boy - Alma Har’el (USA)
Hope Gap [+leggi anche:
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- William Nicholson (UK)
How to Build a Girl - Coky Giedroyc (UK)
I Am Woman - Unjoo Moon (Australia)
Jojo Rabbit [+leggi anche:
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- Taika Waititi (USA/Germany)
Judy [+leggi anche:
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- Rupert Goold (UK/US)
Knives Out - Rian Johnson (USA)
La Belle Époque [+leggi anche:
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- Nicolas Bedos (France)
The Laundromat - Steven Soderbergh (USA)
The Lighthouse - Robert Eggers (USA)
Marriage Story - Noah Baumbach (USA)
Military Wives [+leggi anche:
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- Peter Cattaneo (UK)
Motherless Brooklyn - Edward Norton (USA)
No.7 Cherry Lane - Yonfan (Hong Kong)
Ordinary Love [+leggi anche:
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- Lisa Barros D’Sa, Glenn Leyburn (UK)
The Other Lamb [+leggi anche:
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- Małgorzata Szumowska (Belgium/Ireland/USA)
Pain & Glory [+leggi anche:
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- Pedro Almodóvar (Spain)
The Painted Bird [+leggi anche:
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- Václav Marhoul (Czech Republic/Ukraine/Slovakia)
Parasite - Bong Joon-ho (South Korea)
Pelican Blood [+leggi anche:
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- Katrin Gebbe (Germany/Bulgaria)
The Personal History of David Copperfield [+leggi anche:
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- Armando Iannucci (UK)
Portrait of a Lady on Fire [+leggi anche:
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- Céline Sciamma (France)
The Report - Scott Z Burns (USA)
Saturday Fiction - Lou Ye (China)
The Two Popes [+leggi anche:
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- Fernando Meirelles (USA/UK/Italy/Argentina)
Uncut Gems - Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie (USA)
Weathering With You - Makoto Shinkai (Japan)
While at War [+leggi anche:
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- Alejandro Amenábar (Spain/Argentina)

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