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TIFF Announces First Slate of 2018 Film Premieres

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Claire Denis, Steve McQueen, Alfonso Cuarón, Barry Jenkins, Nicole Holofcener,Patricia Rozema, , Elizabeth Chomko, Zhang Yimou, , Nadine Labaki, Anurag Kashyap, Amma Asante, Matteo Garrone, Eva Husson, Jason Reitman, Lee Chang-dong, Keith Behrman, George Tillman, Jr., Olivier Assayas, and Jiang Wen to present their films in Toronto

Piers Handling, CEO and Director of , and Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director of , today unveiled the first round of titles premiering in the Gala and Special Presentation programmes of the 43rd Toronto ® .

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.

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

“Every September we invite the whole film world to Toronto, one of the most diverse, movie-mad cities in the world. I’m thrilled that we’ve been able to put together a lineup of Galas and Special

Presentations that reflects Toronto’s spirit of inclusive, passionate engagement with film. We can’t wait to unveil these films for our audience.”

The 43rd runs from September 6 to 16, 2018.

GALAS 2018

Beautiful Boy Felix van Groeningen, USA

Everybody Knows Asghar Farhadi, Spain/France/Italy

North American Premiere

First Man Damien Chazelle, USA

Canadian Premiere

Galveston Mélanie Laurent, USA

Canadian Premiere

The Hate U Give George Tillman, Jr., USA

World Premiere

Hidden Man Jiang Wen, China

International Premiere

High Life Claire Denis, Germany/France/Poland/United Kingdom

World Premiere

Husband Material Anurag Kashyap, India

World Premiere

The Kindergarten Teacher Sara Colangelo, USA

Canadian Premiere

The Land of Steady Habits Nicole Holofcener, USA

World Premiere

Life Itself Dan Fogelman, USA

World Premiere

The Public Emilio Estevez, USA

World Premiere

Red Joan Sir Trevor Nunn, United Kingdom

World Premiere

Shadow Zhang Yimou, China

North American Premiere

Bradley Cooper, USA

North American Premiere

What They Had Elizabeth Chomko, USA

International Premiere

Widows Steve M c Queen, United Kingdom/USA

World Premiere

SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS 2018

Ben is Back Peter Hedges, USA

World Premiere

Burning Lee Chang-dong, South Korea

North American Premiere

Can You Ever Forgive Me? Marielle Heller, USA

International Premiere

Capernaum Nadine Labaki, Lebanon

North American Premiere

Cold War Paweł Pawlikowski, Poland/United Kingdom/France

Canadian Premiere

Colette Wash Westmoreland, United Kingdom

Canadian Premiere

Dogman Matteo Garrone, Italy/France

Canadian Premiere

The Front Runner Jason Reitman, USA

International Premiere

Giant Little Ones Keith Behrman, Canada

World Premiere

Girls of the Sun Eva Husson, France

International Premiere

Hotel Mumbai Anthony Maras, Australia

World Premiere

The Hummingbird Project Kim Nguyen, Canada

World Premiere

If Beale Street Could Talk Barry Jenkins, USA

World Premiere

Manto Nandita Das, India

North American Premiere

Maya Mia Hansen-Løve, France

World Premiere

Monsters and Men Reinaldo Marcus Green, USA

Canadian Premiere

Special Presentations Opening Film

MOUTHPIECE Patricia Rozema, Canada

World Premiere

Non-Fiction Olivier Assayas, France

Canadian Premiere

The Old Man & The Gun David Lowery, USA

International Premiere

Papi Chulo John Butler, Ireland

World Premiere

Roma Alfonso Cuarón, Mexico/USA

Canadian Premiere

Special Presentations Closing Film

Shoplifters Hirokazu Kore-eda, Japan

Canadian Premiere

The Sisters Brothers Jacques Audiard, USA/France/Romania/Spain

North American Premiere

Sunset László Nemes, Hungary/France

North American Premiere

Through Black Spruce Don McKellar, Canada

World Premiere

The Wedding Guest Michael Winterbottom, United Kingdom

World Premiere

The Weekend Stella Meghie, USA

World Premiere

Where Hands Touch Amma Asante, United Kingdom

World Premiere

White Boy Rick Yann Demange, USA

International Premiere

Wildlife Paul Dano, USA

Canadian Premiere

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