The Toronto International Film Festival has announced the first slate of films for TIFF18. A total of 47 tittles. 17 for Gala Presentations and 30 for Special Presentations.
This year’s line-up is no short of incredible, featuring new films from Steve McQueen, Damien Chazelle, Asghar Farhadi, Jacques Audiard, Jason Reitman, Claire Denis, Alfonso Cuarón, Barry Jenkins and more! Check the whole list here
More tittles will be announced in the upcoming weeks. Below are films that you should keep in check this TIFF and films you should be excited for. This will be the 43rd Toronto International Film Festival.
A Star is Born – about an established artist (Bradley Cooper) who helps a young artist (Lady Gaga) grow and become a successful musician while struggling to deal with his own demons. A Star is Born is also the directorial debut for Bradley Cooper.
Wildlife – about a boy who witnesses his parents (Jake Gyllenhaal & Carey Mulligan) marriage fall apart. Wildlife is also the directorial debut for Paul Dano and the screenplay is also written by him and Zoe Kazan.
Widows – a crime drama thriller about a group of widows, lead by Viola Davis who come together to take fate into their own hands. The screenplay is written by Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave, Shame, Hunger) and Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl, Sharp Objects) and is directed by McQueen. The film stars Viola Davis, Colin Farrell, Daniel Kaluuya, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki, Brian Tyree Henry, Robert Duvall, Liam Neeson, Jon Bernthal, Jacki Weaver, and Carrie Coon.
If Beale Street Could Talk – a woman fights to free her falsely accused husband from prison while carrying their first child. The film is written and directed by Barry Jenkins (Moonlight) and stars Ed Skrein, Pedro Pascal, Dave Franco, and Diego Luna.
Burning – a young man grows suspicous about the motives of a deceptive interloper who is hanging around with his childhood friend–turned–burgeoning love interest. The film is directed by Chang-dong Lee.
Roma – Alfonso Cuarón (Children of Men, Y Tu Mama Tambien) comes to TIFF this year with a story that chronicles one year in the life of a middle class family in early 1970s Mexico City. The screenplay is also written by Alfonso Cuarón.
Sunset – about a young girl who grows up to become a strong woman in Budapest before World War 1. The film is directed by László Nemes (Son of Saul).
Beautiful Boy – a story that chronicles the meth addiction and recovery of a young man (Timothée Chalamet) through the eyes of his father played by Steve Carell. The film is directed by Felix Van Groeningen.
High Life – a sci-fi drama about a group of criminals sent into deep space. The film is directed by Claire Denis and stars Robert Pattinson, Juliette Binoche, André Benjamin, and Mia Goth.
Non – Fiction – a comedy about a publisher (Guillaume Canet) and his sucessful wife (Juliette Binoche) adapting to the new media landscape. The films is directed by Olivier Assayas (Personal Shopper, Clouds of Sils Maria)
First Man – Damien Chazelle (La La Land, Whiplash) and Ryan Gosling reunite in this biopic about the first man on the moon, Neil Armstrong. The film also stars Claire Foy, Jason Clarke, and Kyle Chandler.
Lots of films will still be announced and a few more tittles will be added to both the Gala Presentations and Special Presentations programme. One film I hope comes to TIFF is Suspiria, fingers cross for Midnight Madness!