The 43rd TIFF-Focused!

The Toronto International Film Festival is now taking place!

While watching their news every day, I am gonna pick some of the films I am super excited about! (such a shame that a lot of them are not playing in LFF)

 

Gala Presentations

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A Private War

Matthew Heineman – The Third Man (2016), City of Ghosts (2017)

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A Star is Born

Bradley Cooper – Screenwriting and directorial debut

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Beautiful Boy

Felix van Groeningen – The Broken Circle Breakdown (2012)

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Everybody Knows

Asghar Farhadi – A Separation (2011), The Salesman (2016)

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First Man

Damien Chazelle – Whiplash (2014), La La Land (2016)

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Galveston

Mélanie Laurent – The Adopted (2011), Breathe (2014), Plonger (2017)

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High Life

Claire Denis – Chocolat (1988), White Material (2009), Let the Sunshine In (2017)

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Jeremiah Terminator LeRoy

Justin Kelly – I Am Michael (2015), Welcome the Stranger (2018)

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Life Itself

Dan Fogelman – This Is Us (2016), Danny Collins (2015)

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The Hate U Give

George Tillman, Jr. – The Longest Ride (2015)

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The Kindergarten Teacher

Sara Colangelo – Little Accidents (2014)

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What They Had

Elizabeth Chomko – Directorial debut

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Widows

Steve McQueen – Hunger (2008), Shame (2011), 12 Years A Slave (2013)

 

Special Presentations

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A Faithful Man

Louis Garrel – Two Friends (2015)

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Ben is Back

Peter Hedges – Pieces of April (2003)

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Boy Erased

Joel Edgerton – The Gift (2015)

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Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Marielle Heller – The Diary of a Teenage Girl (2015)

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Cold War

Pawel Pawlikowski – Ida (2013)

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Colette

Wash Westmoreland – Still Alice (2014)

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Dogman

Matteo Garrone – Reality (2012)

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Duelles (Mothers’ Instinct)

Olivier Masset-Depasse – Illegal (2010)

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Girls of the Sun

Eva Husson – Bang Gang (A Modern Love Story) (2015)

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Gloria Bell

Sebastián Lelio – Disobedience (2017), A Fantastic Woman (2017)

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Greta

Neil Jordan – The Crying Game (1992) 

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If Beale Street Could Talk

Barry Jenkins – Moonlight (2016)

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Kursk

Thomas Vinterberg – The Hunt (2012), The Commune (2016)

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Maya

Mia Hansen-Løve – Eden (2014), Things to Come (2016)

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Mid90s

Jonah Hill – Directorial debut

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Non-Fiction

Olivier Assayas – Clouds of Sils Maria (2014), Personal Shopper (2016)

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Red Joan

Trevor Nunn – Twelfth Night or What You Will (1996)

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ROMA

Alfonso Cuarón – Children of Men (2006), Gravity (2013)

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Shoplifters

Hirokazu Kore-eda – Nobody Knows (2004), Air Doll (2009), After the Storm (2016)

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Sunset

László Nemes – Son of Saul (2015)

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Teen Spirit

Max Minghella – Directorial debut

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The Death and Life of John F. Donovan

Xavier Dolan – I Killed My Mother(2009), Mommy (2014), It’s Only the End of the World (2016)

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The Front Runner

Jason Reitman – Juno (2007), Up in the Air (2009), Labor Day (2013)

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The Hummingbird Project

Kim Nguyen – Rebelle (2012), Eye on Juliet (2017)

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The Old Man & The Gun

David Lowery – Ain’t Them Bodies Saints (2013), A Ghost Story (2017)

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The Sisters Brothers

Jacques Audiard – Rust and Bone (2012), Dheepan (2015)

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Viper Club

Maryam Keshavarz – Circumstance (2011)

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Vita & Virginia

Chanya Button – Burn Burn Burn (2015)

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Vox Lux

Brady Corbet – Childhood of a Leader (2015)

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Wildlife

Paul Dano – Directorial debut

 

resources: https://www.tiff.net/

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