TIFF unveils 1st slate of galas and presentations; Magnificent Seven to open

It's about that time for arguably the world's most exciting film festival; TIFF! The 41st Toronto International Film Festival kicks off on September 8th and you can bet that our own Chris Bumbray will be in attendance, seeing more movies during the event than you can shake a stick at! The powers that be decided to announce their first slate of galas and special presentations, taking special care to announce that Antoine Fuqua's THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN will be opening the event, and that Kelly Fremon’s THE EDGE OF SEVENTEEN will be the closing night film. Check out the initial slate below!


Special presentations:

  • The Age of Shadows (Miljeong) (Kim Jee woon)
  • All I See Is You (Marc Forster)
  • American Honey (Andrea Arnold)
  • American Pastoral (Ewan McGregor)
  • Asura: The City of Madness (Kim Sung-soo)
  • Barakah Meets Barakah (Barakah yoqabil Barakah) (Mahmoud Sabbagh)
  • Barry (Vikram Gandhi)
  • Birth of the Dragon (George Nolfi)
  • The Birth of a Nation (Nate Parker)
  • Bleed for This (Ben Younger)
  • Blue Jay (Alex Lehmann)
  • Brimstone (Martin Koolhoven)
  • BrOTHERHOOD (Noel Clarke)
  • Carrie Pilby (Susan Johnson)
  • Catfight (Onur Tukel)
  • City of Tiny Lights (Pete Travis)
  • The Commune (Kollektivet) (Thomas Vinterberg)
  • Daguerrotype (Le Secret de la chambre noire) (Kiyoshi Kurosawa)
  • A Death in the Gunj (Konkona Sensharma)
  • Denial (Mick Jackson)
  • Elle (Paul Verhoeven)
  • Foreign Body (Jassad Gharib, Corps Etranger)
  • Frantz (François Ozon)
  • The Handmaiden (Agassi) (Park Chan-wook)
  • Harmonium (Fuchi ni tatsu) (Kôji Fukada)
  • I Am Not Madame Bovary (Feng Xiaogang)
  • The Journey (Nick Hamm)
  • King of the Dancehall (Nick Cannon)
  • La La Land (Damien Chazelle)
  • The Limehouse Golem (Juan Carlos Medina)
  • Manchester by the Sea (Kenneth Lonergan)
  • Maudie (Aisling Walsh)
  • Neruda (Pablo Larraín)
  • Nocturnal Animals (Tom Ford)
  • The Oath (Baltasar Kormákur)
  • Orphan (Orpheline) (Arnaud des Pallières)
  • Paris Can Wait (Eleanor Coppola)
  • Paterson (Jim Jarmusch)
  • The Salesman (Asghar Farhadi)
  • Salt and Fire (Werner Herzog)
  • Sing (Garth Jennings)
  • Souvenir (Bavo Defurne)
  • Things to Come (L’Avenir) (Mia Hansen-Løve)
  • Toni Erdmann (Maren Ade)
  • Trespass Against Us (Adam Smith)
  • Una (Benedict Andrews)
  • Unless (Alan Gilsenan)
  • The Wasted Times (Luo Man Di Ke Xiao Wang Shi) (Cheng Er)

The 41st Toronto International Film Festival will run from September 8th - 18th.

Source: Deadline



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