Tuesday, July 23, 2013

TIFF 2013 Galas and Special Presentations Announced

The festival announced the first batch of films today, in the Galas and the Special Presentations programmes.

There are 17 galas, including:

  • August: Osage County, with Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts
  • The Fifth Estate, a biopic about Julian Assange, starting Benedict Cumberbatch
  • The Grand Seduction, which would appear to be Don McKellar's remake of the 2003 French Canadian film La grande seduction, with Brendan Gleeson and Taylor Kitsch
  • Kill Your Darlings, with Daniel Radcliffe as Allen Ginsberg and Ben Foster as William S. Burroughs
  • Life of Crime, based on Elmore Leonard's 1979 novel The Switch, starring Jennifer Aniston, Tim Robbins, and John Hawkes
  • The Love Punch, a caper comedy starring Pierce Brosnan and Emma Thompson
  • Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, with Idris Elba in the title role
  • Rush, Ron Howard's latest set in the world of Formula One back in 1976, with Chris Hemsworth
There are 56 films in the Special Presentations programme, including:
  • 12 Years a Slave, from director Steve McQueen, with Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Paul Giamatti, Alfre Woodard, and Benedict Cumberbatch
  • All Is By My Side, a biopic of Jimi Hendrix, with Andre Benjamin in the title role
  • Bad Words, the directorial debut of Jason Bateman
  • Can a Song Save Your Life? the latest from the writer-director of Once, John Carney, starring Mark Ruffalo, Kiera Knightly, and Catherine Keener
  • Dallas Buyers Club, with Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner, and Jared Leto, from director Jean-Marc Vallée (C.R.A.Z.Y.)
  • Devil's Knot, a dramatization of the aftermath of the 1993 West Memphis murders starting Reese Witherspoon and directed by Atom Egoyan
  • Dom Hemingway, a comic caper film with Jude Law and Richard E. Grant
  • Don Jon, from writer-director Joseph Gordon-Levitt, with Scarlett Johannsen and Julianne Moore
  • Gravity, Alfonso Cuaron's space-based drama with George Clooney and Sandra Bullock
  • Hateship Loveship, based on an Alice Munro story and starring Guy Pearce, Kristen Wiig, Nick Nolte, and Hailee Stanfield
  • The Invisible Woman, directed by and starring Ralph Fiennes as Charles Dickens
  • Joe, the latest from David Gordon Green, starring Nicolas Cage
  • Labor Day, the new film from Jason Reitman, with Josh Brolin and Kate Winslet
  • Like Father, Like Son, Hirokazu Kore-Eda's latest that won the Jury Prize at Cannes this year
  • Night Moves, with Jesse Eisenberg, Dakota Fanning, and Peter Saarsgard as eco-terrorists, from Kelly Reichardt
  • Only Lovers Left Alive, Jim Jarmusch's latest with Tom Hiddleston and Tilda Swinton as vampires
  • The Past, director Asghar Farhadi's (A Separation) latest film which won for best actress (Bérénice Bejo) at Cannes
  • Third Person, a new film from writer-director Paul Haggis, with Liam Neeson, Adrien Brody, and James Franco
  • You Are Here, a comedy starring Owen Wilson, Zack Galifianakis, and Amy Poehler


My experiences at the Toronto International Film Festival. Note this blog is not affiliated with the Toronto International Film Festival Group or the festival itself.
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