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Jul. 24, 2012by:
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Yet another great line up of films are set to make their premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival this year and below are some highlights.  Every year TIFF premieres films from around the world and has "become the launching pad for the best of international, Hollywood and Canadian cinema, and is recognized as the most important film festival after Cannes."  Our very own Chris Bumbray will be at TIFF again this year to bring you his usual awesome coverage, so fear not if you can't make it.  We got you covered.

Below are some of the festival highlights.  To see the full list, click here.

OPENING NIGHT FILM

Looper Rian Johnson, USA World Premiere

In the futuristic action thriller Looper, time travel will be invented – but it will be illegal and only available on the black market. When the mob wants to get rid of someone, they will send their target 30 years into the past, where a “looper” – a hired gun, like Joe (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) – is waiting to mop up. Joe is getting rich and life is good… until the day the mob decides to “close the loop,” sending back Joe’s future self (Bruce Willis) for assassination. Also starring Emily Blunt, Paul Dano and Jeff Daniels.

Argo Ben Affleck, USA World Premiere

When militants storm the U.S. embassy in 1979 Tehran, six Americans manage to slip away. Knowing it’s only a matter of time before they are found, a CIA “exfiltration” specialist comes up with a plan to get them out of the country: a plan so incredible, it could only happen in the movies. Starring Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, John Goodman and Kyle Chandler.

The Company You Keep Robert Redford, USA North American Premiere

Jim Grant (Robert Redford), a civil rights lawyer and single father, must go on the run when a brash young reporter (Shia LaBeouf) exposes his true identity as a former 1970s radical fugitive wanted for murder. Sparking a nationwide manhunt, Grant sets off on a cross-country journey to clear his name. Also starring Susan Sarandon, Terrence Howard, Anna Kendrick, Stanley Tucci, Chris Cooper and Nick Nolte.

Great Expectations Mike Newell, United Kingdom World Premiere

Based on the Charles Dickens classic. Orphan Pip rises from humble beginnings thanks to a mysterious benefactor. Moving through London’s class-ridden world as a gentleman, Pip uses his new status to pursue Estella, a beautiful, heartless heiress he’s always loved. The shocking truth behind his fortune will have devastating consequences for everything he holds dear. Starring Holliday Grainger, Ralph Fiennes, Helena Bonham Carter and Jeremy Irvine.

Hyde Park on Hudson Roger Michell, United Kingdom World Premiere

In June 1939, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt (Academy Award® nominee Bill Murray) and his wife Eleanor (Olivia Williams) host the King and Queen of England (Samuel West and Olivia Colman) for a weekend at the Roosevelt home at Hyde Park on Hudson in upstate New York. With Britain facing imminent war with Germany, the Royals are desperately looking to FDR for support. But international affairs must be juggled with the complexities of FDR’s domestic establishment. Seen through the eyes of Daisy (Academy Award nominee Laura Linney), Franklin’s neighbour and intimate, the weekend will produce not only a special relationship between two great nations, but also a deeper understanding of the mysteries of love and friendship.

Jayne Mansfield’s Car Billy Bob Thornton, USA/Russia North American Premiere

Jayne Mansfield’s Car is a funny, poignant and searching look at three generations of fathers and sons in the South during the tumultuous ‘60s. It follows the family's heartfelt — and sometimes hilarious — struggles with long-held resentments, secrets, the memories of war, and how life, death and loss shaped them all. Starring Robert Duvall, Kevin Bacon, Billy Bob Thornton and John Hurt.

Silver Linings Playbook David O. Russell, USA World Premiere

An intense, loving, emotional and funny family story from The Fighter director, David O. Russell. Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence find themselves partners in a secret arrangement to rebuild their broken lives. Robert De Niro yearns to get closer to his son (Cooper), as he tries to keep the family afloat with his compulsive bookmaking. Jacki Weaver and Chris Tucker co-star.

Anna Karenina Joe Wright, United Kingdom International Premiere

The third collaboration of Academy Award nominee Keira Knightley with acclaimed director Joe Wright, following the award-winning box office successes Pride & Prejudice and Atonement, is a bold, theatrical new vision of the epic love story, adapted from Leo Tolstoy’s timeless novel by Academy Award winner Tom Stoppard (Shakespeare in Love). The story powerfully explores the capacity for love that surges through the human heart. As Anna (Knightley) questions her happiness and marriage, change comes to surround her. Also starring Jude Law and Aaron Taylor-Johnson.

Byzantium Neil Jordan, United Kingdom World Premiere

Two mysterious women seek refuge in a run-down coastal resort. Clara meets lonely Noel, who provides shelter in his deserted guesthouse, Byzantium. Schoolgirl Eleanor befriends Frank and tells him their lethal secret. They were born 200 years ago and survive on human blood. As knowledge of their secret spreads, their past catches up on them with deathly consequence. Starring Gemma Arterton, Sam Riley and Saoirse Ronan.

Cloud Atlas Tom Tykwer, Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski, USA World Premiere

The powerful, inspiring epic Cloud Atlas explores how the actions and consequences of individual lives impact one another throughout the past, the present and the future, as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero, and a single act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution. Starring Tom Hanks, Hugo Weaving, Halle Berry, Susan Sarandon, Jim Broadbent and Hugh Grant.

Frances Ha Noah Baumbach, USA World Premiere

An aspiring dancer (co-writer Greta Gerwig) moves to New York City and becomes caught up in a whirlwind of flighty fair-weather friends, diminishing fortunes and career setbacks, in the new film from director Noah Baumbach (Margot at the Wedding, Greenberg).

The Iceman Ariel Vromen, USA North American Premiere

The Iceman is the true story of Richard Kuklinski: loving husband, devoted father, ruthless killer. He is believed to have killed more than 250 people between 1954 and 1985. Starring Winona Ryder, Chris Evans, David Schwimmer, Michael Shannon and Ray Liotta.

The Impossible J.A. Bayona, Spain/USA World Premiere

Based on a true story, The Impossible is the unforgettable account of a family caught in the mayhem of one of the worst natural catastrophes of our time. True-life terror is tempered by the unexpected displays of compassion and simple kindness this family encounters during the darkest hours of their lives. Starring Naomi Watts, Tom Holland, Samuel Joslin, Oaklee Pendergast and Ewan McGregor.

Much Ado About Nothing Joss Whedon, USA World Premiere

Shakespeare’s classic comedy is given a contemporary spin in Joss Whedon’s film Much Ado About Nothing. Shot in just 12 days (and using the original text), the story of sparring lovers Beatrice (Amy Acker) and Benedick (Alexis Denisof) offers a dark, sexy and occasionally absurd view of the intricate game that is love. Also starring Clark Gregg, Jillian Morgese, Nathan Fillion, Spencer Treat Clark and Riki Lindhome.

The Place Beyond the Pines Derek Cianfrance, USA World Premiere

Luke (Ryan Gosling) is a professional motorcycle rider who turns to bank robberies to support his newborn son. But when he crosses paths with a rookie police officer (Bradley Cooper), their violent confrontation spirals into a tense generational feud. The Place Beyond the Pines is a rich dramatic thriller, tracing the intersecting lives of fathers and sons, cops and robbers, heroes and villains. Also starring Rose Byrne, Ray Liotta and Eva Mendes.

To The Wonder Terrence Malick, USA North American Premiere

After visiting Mont Saint-Michel — once known in France as the Wonder — at the height of their love, Marina (Olga Kurylenko) and Neil (Ben Affleck) come to Oklahoma, where problems soon arise. Marina makes the acquaintance of a priest and fellow exile (Javier Bardem), who is struggling with his vocation, while Neil renews his ties with a childhood friend, Jane (Rachel McAdams). An exploration of love in its many forms.

For more information on TIFF or to purchase festival ticket packages online go to tiff.net/festival, by phone Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET at 416.599.TIFF or 1.888.599.8433, or visit the box office in person from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET at TIFF Bell Lightbox. The 37th Toronto International Film Festival runs September 6 to 16, 2012.

Extra Tidbit: If you could only see one film from the whole line-up, what would it be? I'm torn between Cloud Atlas and Byzantium. You?
Source: Official Site

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1:09PM on 07/25/2012

list...

1-Looper
2-Cloud Atlas
3- Argo
4- The Place Beyond the Pines
5- Much Ado About Nothing
1-Looper
2-Cloud Atlas
3- Argo
4- The Place Beyond the Pines
5- Much Ado About Nothing
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9:25AM on 07/25/2012
It's between Looper and Anna Karenina for me.
It's between Looper and Anna Karenina for me.
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8:20AM on 07/25/2012
Ryan Gosling vs Bradley Cooper. The Place Beyond The Pines!
Ryan Gosling vs Bradley Cooper. The Place Beyond The Pines!
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11:40PM on 07/24/2012

Whoa!

"This is it Neo, are you ready?"
"This is it Neo, are you ready?"
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5:24PM on 07/24/2012
This makes me really want to be at TIFF. So many films there that seem like they will be winners. I am especially interested in Looper, Cloud Atlas, Pines, Argo, and Company You Keep. I am a little surprised to see Cloud Atlas. I didn't even realize the film had been completed. I am looking forward to seeing how that film does.
This makes me really want to be at TIFF. So many films there that seem like they will be winners. I am especially interested in Looper, Cloud Atlas, Pines, Argo, and Company You Keep. I am a little surprised to see Cloud Atlas. I didn't even realize the film had been completed. I am looking forward to seeing how that film does.
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5:17PM on 07/24/2012

Amazing selection.

There's a lot of great looking movies. I mostly look forward to The Place Beyond the Pines, Cloud Atlas, Looper and Argo, but all sound interesting. Wish I was in Canada
There's a lot of great looking movies. I mostly look forward to The Place Beyond the Pines, Cloud Atlas, Looper and Argo, but all sound interesting. Wish I was in Canada
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4:50PM on 07/24/2012

Great selection

I wanna see every film on that list
I wanna see every film on that list
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4:41PM on 07/24/2012
Got a 30 ticket pack and the week off from work. September can't come soon enough.
By the way - this was just the first batch of titles released. There will be at least 3-4 times more, so I can't even imagine how I'll be able to see everything I'm interested in.
Got a 30 ticket pack and the week off from work. September can't come soon enough.
By the way - this was just the first batch of titles released. There will be at least 3-4 times more, so I can't even imagine how I'll be able to see everything I'm interested in.
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4:21PM on 07/24/2012

Terrence Malick

He's one of few directors to where i'll go buy a ticket just for the experience. Hell his scripts are fucking scrapbooks for god sakes.
He's one of few directors to where i'll go buy a ticket just for the experience. Hell his scripts are fucking scrapbooks for god sakes.
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