2017 Toronto International Film Festival Lineup announced


The first round of films to premiere in the 42nd Toronto International Film Festival Gala and Special Presentations programs were announced this morning.  Of the films announced so far, there were be 25 World Premieres.  The 42nd Toronto International Film Festival runs from September 7 to 17, 2017.

Piers Handling, CEO and Director of TIFF, and Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director of TIFF, announced the films during a press conference.

“Festival-goers from around the world can anticipate a remarkable lineup of extraordinary stories, voices and cinematic visions from emerging talent and some of our favourite masters,” said Handling. “Today’s announcement offers audiences a glimpse at this year’s rich and robust selection of films, including works from Canada, USA, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Spain, Ireland, Luxembourg, Belgium, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, India, Chile, Egypt and Cambodia.”

“Every year we set the stage for film lovers of all ages and cultural backgrounds to come together and embrace the universal power of cinema,” said Bailey. “As the Festival enters its fifth decade, we’ve challenged ourselves to adapt and build on our strengths, and we look forward to championing a new selection of films that will captivate and inspire global film audiences.”

GALAS 2017
Breathe, Andy Serkis, United Kingdom, World Premiere
The Catcher Was A Spy, Ben Lewin, USA, World Premiere
C’est la vie!, Olivier Nakache, Eric Toledano, France, World Premiere *Closing Night Film*
Darkest Hour, Joe Wright, United Kingdom, Canadian Premiere
Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool, Paul McGuigan, United Kingdom, Canadian Premiere
Kings, Deniz Gamze Ergüven, France/Belgium, World Premiere
Long Time Running, Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier, Canada, World Premiere
Mary Shelley, Haifaa Al Mansour, Ireland/United Kingdom/Luxembourg/USA, World Premiere
The Mountain Between Us, Hany Abu-Assad, USA, World Premiere
Mudbound, Dee Rees, USA, International Premiere
Stronger, David Gordon Green, USA, World Premiere
Untitled Bryan Cranston/Kevin Hart Film, Neil Burger, USA, World Premiere
The Wife, Björn Runge, United Kingdom/Sweden, World Premiere
Woman Walks Ahead, Susanna White, USA, World Premiere
Battle of the Sexes, Valerie Faris, Jonathan Dayton, USA, International Premiere
BPM (Beats Per Minute), Robin Campillo, France, North American Premiere
The Brawler, Anurag Kashyap, India, World Premiere
The Breadwinner, Nora Twomey, Canada/Ireland/Luxembourg, World Premiere
Call Me By Your Name, Luca Guadagnino, Italy/France, Canadian Premiere
Catch the Wind, Gaël Morel, France, International Premiere
The Children Act, Richard Eyre, United Kingdom, World Premiere
The Current War, Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, USA, World Premiere
Disobedience, Sebastián Lelio, United Kingdom, World Premiere
Downsizing, Alexander Payne, USA, Canadian Premiere
A Fantastic Woman, Sebastián Lelio, Chile, Canadian Premiere
First They Killed My Father, Angelina Jolie, Cambodia, Canadian Premiere
The Guardians, Xavier Beauvois, France/Switzerland, World Premiere
Hostiles, Scott Cooper, USA, International Premiere
The Hungry, Bornila Chatterjee, India, World Premiere
I, Tonya, Craig Gillespie, USA, World Premiere
Lady Bird, Greta Gerwig, USA, International Premiere, *Special Presentations Opening Film*
mother!, Darren Aronofsky, USA, North American Premiere
Novitiate, Maggie Betts, USA, International Premiere
Omerta, Hansal Mehta, India, World Premiere
Plonger, Mélanie Laurent, France, World Premiere
The Price of Success, Teddy Lussi-Modeste, France, International Premiere
Professor Marston & the Wonder Women, Angela Robinson, USA, World Premiere
The Rider, Chloé Zhao, USA, Canadian Premiere
A Season in France, Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, France, World Premiere
The Shape of Water, Guillermo del Toro, USA, Canadian Premiere
Sheikh Jackson, Amr Salama, Egypt, World Premiere, *Special Presentations Closing Film*
The Square, Ruben Östlund, Sweden, North American Premiere
Submergence, Wim Wenders, France/Germany/Spain, World Premiere
Suburbicon, George Clooney, USA, North American Premiere
Thelma, Joachim Trier, Norway/Sweden/France/Denmark, International Premiere
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Martin McDonagh, USA, North American Premiere
Victoria and Abdul, Stephen Frears, United Kingdom, North American Premiere

Danielle Solzman

Danielle Solzman is native of Louisville, KY, and holds a BA in Public Relations from Northern Kentucky University and a MA in Media Communications from Webster University. She roots for her beloved Kentucky Wildcats, St. Louis Cardinals, Indianapolis Colts, and Boston Celtics. Living less than a mile away from Wrigley Field in Chicago, she is an active reader (sports/entertainment/history/biographies/select fiction) and involved with the Chicago improv scene. She also sees many movies and reviews them. She has previously written for Redbird Rants, Wildcat Blue Nation, and Hidden Remote/Flicksided. From April 2016 through May 2017, her film reviews can be found on Creators.

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