Toronto 2019: Additional Gala, Special Presentations Added

Natalie Portman in the film LUCY IN THE SKY. Photo Courtesy of Fox Searchlight Pictures.

Another wave of titles were added to the list of Gala and Special Presentations playing during the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival.

TIFF, Toronto International Film Festival
Courtesy of TIFF

The announcement of the new Toronto titles was made this morning by TIFF co-heads Cameron Bailey and Joana Vicente.  The additional titles bring the fest to a total of 20 Gala selections and 55 Special Presentations.

“We’re thrilled to announce this second wave of Galas and Special Presentations, which I believe are some of
the most compelling in the lineup,” said Bailey, Artistic Director and Co-Head of TIFF. “Audiences will be
delighted by the artistry present in this year’s splashiest sections.”

“Our TIFF programmers have given us a lot to look forward to this year,” said Vicente, Executive Director and
Co-Head of TIFF. “These final films add even more emotional resonance and gravitas to this year’s already
stellar lineup.”

Among the new selections are another of my most-anticipated films: Noah Hawley feature directorial debut, Lucy in the Sky.

GALAS 2019

  • The Aeronauts, Tom Harper | United Kingdom, Canadian Premiere
  • The Burnt Orange Heresy, Giuseppe Capotondi | USA/United Kingdom, North American Premiere


  • American Son, Kenny Leon | USA, World Premiere
  • Deerskin (Le Daim), Quentin Dupieux | France, International Premiere
  • Dirt Music, Gregor Jordan | United Kingdom/Australia, World Premiere
  • The Elder One (Moothon), Geetu Mohandas | India, World Premiere
  • Guns Akimbo, Jason Lei Howden | Germany/New Zealand, World Premiere
  • Human Capital, Marc Meyers | USA, World Premiere
  • Jungleland, Max Winkler | USA, World Premiere
  • Lucy in the Sky, Noah Hawley | USA, World Premiere
  • Lyrebird, Dan Friedkin | USA, International Premiere
  • Mosul, Matthew Michael Carnahan | USA, North American Premiere
  • Seberg, Benedict Andrews | USA/United Kingdom, North American Premiere
  • Sibyl, Justine Triet | France/Belgium, North American Premiere
  • SYNCHRONIC, Aaron Moorhead, Justin Benson | USA, World Premiere
  • The Truth (La vérité), Hirokazu Kore-eda | France/Japan, North American Premiere
  • Wasp Network, Olivier Assayas | France, Brazil, Spain, Belgium, North American Premiere
  • Waves, Trey Edward Shults | USA, International Premiere

The 44th Toronto International Film Festival runs September 5–15, 2019.

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.