Yesterday the festival announced three films for the Gala Presentations programme, and 19 films for the Special Presentations programme. The full press release can be found here:
Gala highlights include:
- Get Low, from director Aaron Schneider, starring Robert Duvall, Bill Murray, and Sissy Spacek.
- The Invention of Lying, starring Ricky Gervais.
- Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire, starring Mo'Nique, Mariah Carey, and Lenny Kravitz among others.
Special Presentations highlights include:
- The Boys Are Back, starring Clive Owen.
- Bright Star, a John Keats biopic from director Jane Campion, with Ben Whishaw and Abbie Cornish.
- Cracks, with Eva Green.
- The Informant!, from director Steven Soderbergh and starring Matt Damon.
- Leaves of Grass, staring Edward Norton playing identical twin brothers.
- Mother, from director Bong Joon-ho (The Host).
- Ondine, from filmmaker Neil Jordan, starring Colin Farrell.
- Partir, starring Kristin Scott Thomas.
- Solitary Man, starring Michael Douglas, Susan Sarandon, Danny DeVito, Mary Louise Parker, and Jenna Fischer.
- Vengeance, from director Johnny To.