News // TITLES REVEALED FOR 44TH TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Last year, Green Book premiered at the fest on its way to the Academy Awards.



The Toronto International Film Festival has unveiled the first selection of titles for its upcoming 2019 edition. The 44th annual festival is set to run September 5 to 15, 2019.


Many high-profile stars will hit the red carpet to premiere anticipated titles. World premieres include Marielle Heller's A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood and Todd Phillips' Joker. Both films will bring stars like Tom Hanks and Joaquin Phoenix to Canada.


Other film screenings include ames Mangold's Ford v Ferrari, Marjane Satrapi's Radioactive, and Lorene Scafaria's Hustlers, starring Jennifer Lopez and Constance Wu.


Awards season titles like The Goldfinch and Harriet will also be screened.


Renée Zellweger will hope to spark awards favor with her performance as Judy Garland in Judy. Cynthia Erivo will do the same in the aforementioned Harriet. Plus, Shia LaBeouf and Lucas Hedges will be seen in Honey Boy, the film LaBeouf wrote about his own life.


Other high profile titles to be seen include The Laundromat, Steven Soderbergh's latest, Pedro Almodóvar's Pain and Glory, plus the political drama The Report, starring Annette Bening and Adam Driver.


As part of The Laundromat's inclusion, the festival announced that its star, Meryl Streep, will be feted with the inaugural Tribute Actor Award. Participant Media will also be honored with the TIFF Impact Award.


The fest will open with the documentary Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and the Band. Additional titles will be announced soon.


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GALA PRESENTATIONS


ABOMINABLE

Dir. Jill Culton

Featuring the voices of Eddie Izzard, Sarah Paulson, Chloe Bennett


AMERICAN WOMAN

Dir. Semi Chellas

Starring Hong Chau


A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD

Dir. Marielle Heller

Starring Tom Hanks, Matthew Rhys


BLACKBIRD

Dir. Roger Michell

Starring Susan Sarandon


CLEMENCY

Dir. Chinonye Chukwu

Starring Alfre Woodard


FORD V FERRARI

Dir. James Mangold

Starring Matt Damon, Christian Bale


THE GOLDFINCH

Dir. John Crowley

Starring Ansel Elgort, Nicole Kidman


HARRIET

Dir. Kasi Lemmons

Starring Cynthia Erivo


HONEY BOY

Dir. Alma Har'el

Starring Shia LaBeouf, Lucas Hedges


HUSTLERS

Dir. Lorene Scafaria

Starring Jennifer Lopez, Constance Wu, Cardi B


JOKER

Dir. Todd Phillips

Starring Joaquin Phoenix


JUST MERCY

Dir. Destin Daniel Cretton

Starring Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx, Brie Larson


ONCE WERE BROTHERS: ROBBIE ROBERTSON AND THE BAND

Dir. Daniel Roher

Produced by Martin Scorsese, Brian Glazer, Ron Howard


ORDINARY LOVE

Dir. Lisa Barros D'Sa, Glenn Leyburn

Starring Liam Neeson, Lesley Manville


RADIOACTIVE

Dir. Marjane Satrapi

Starring Rosamund Pike


THE SKY IS PINK

Dir. Shonali Bose

Starring Priyanka Chopra, Farhan Akhtar


THE SONG OF NAMES

Dir. Francois Girard

Starring Tim Roth, Clive Owen


TRUE HISTORY OF THE KELLY GANG

Dir. Justin Kurzel

Starring Russell Crowe, Nicholas Hoult


WESTERN STARS

Dir. Thom Zimny, Bruce Springsteen

Featuring Bruce Springsteen


SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS


BAD EDUCATION

Dir. Cory Finley

Starring Hugh Jackman, Allison Janney, Ray Romano


COMING HOME AGAIN

Dir. Wayne Wang

Starring Justin Chon, Jackie Chung


DOLEMITE IS MY NAME

Dir. Craig Brewer

Starring Eddie Murphy


EMA

Dir. Pablo Larraín

Starring Gael Garcia Bernal, Santiago Cabrera


ENDINGS BEGINNINGS

Dir. Drake Doremus

Starring Shailene Woodley


FRANKIE

Dir. Ira Sachs

Starring Isabelle Huppert, Mira Sorvino


THE FRIEND

Dir. Gabriela Cowperthwaite

Starring Jason Segel


GREED

Dir. Michael Winterbottom

Starring Steve Coogan


GUEST OF HONOUR

Dir. Atom Egoyan

Starring David Thewlis, Laysla De Oliveira


A HERDADE

Dir. Tiago Guedes

Starring Albano Jeronimo, Sandra Faleiro


HEROIC LOSERS

Dir. Sebastian Borensztein

Starring Ricardo Darín, Luis Brandoni, Chino Darín


HOPE GAP

Dir. William Nicholson

Starring Annette Bening, Bill Nighy


HOW TO BUILD A GIRL

Dir. Coky Giedroyc

Starring Beanie Feldstein


I AM WOMAN

Dir. Unjoo Moon

Starring Matty Cardarople, Evan Peters, Danielle Macdonald


JOJO RABBIT

Dir. Taika Waititi

Starring Sam Rockwell, Scarlett Johansson, Rebel Wilson


JUDY

Dir. Rupert Goold

Starring René Zellweger


KNIVES OUT

Dir. Rian Johnson

Starring Daniel Craig, Toni Collette, Jamie Lee Curtis


LA BELLE EPOQUE

Dir. Nicolas Bedos

Starring Daniel Auteuil, Guillaume Canet, Doria Tillier


THE LAUNDROMAT

Dir. Steven Soderbergh

Starring Meryl Streep, Gary Oldman, Antonio Banderas


THE LIGHTHOUSE

Dir. Robert Eggers

Starring Willem Dafoe, Robert Pattinson


MARRIAGE STORY

Dir. Noah Baumbach

Starring Scarlett Johansson


MILITARY WIVES

Dir. Peter Cattaneo

Starring Kristin Scott Thomas,


MOTHERLESS BROOKLYN

Dir. Edward Norton

Starring Edward Norton


NO.7 CHERRY LANE

Dir. Yonfan


THE OTHER LAMB

Dir. Malgorzata Szumowska

Starring Raffey Cassidy


PAIN AND GLORY

Dir. Pedro Almodovar

Starring Antonio Banderas


THE PAINTED BIRD

Dir. Václav Marhoul

Starring Stellan Skarsgard, Barry Pepper, Harvey Keitel


PARASITE

Dir. Bong Joon-ho

Starring Kang-ho Song, Yeo-jeong Jo, So-dam Park


PELICAN BLOOD

Dir. Katrin Gebbe

Starring Nina Hoss, Yana Marinova


THE PERSONAL HISTORY OF DAVID COPPERFIELD

Dir. Armando Iannucci

Starring Dev Patel, Tilda Swinton, Hugh Laurie


PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE

Dir. Céline Sciamma

Starring Noémie Merlant, Adéle Haenel, Luána Bajrami


THE REPORT

Dir. Scott Z. Burns

Starring Adam Driver, Annette Bening


SATURDAY FICTION

Dir. Lou Ye

Starring Li Gong, Tom Wlaschiha


THE TWO POPES

Dir. Fernando Meirelles

Starring Jonathan Pryce, Anthony Hopkins


UNCUT GEMS

Dir. Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie

Starring Adam Sandler


WEATHERING WITH YOU

Dir. Makoto Shinkai

Starring Kotaro Daigo, Nana Mori


WHILE AT WAR

Dir. Alejandro Amenábar

Starring Karra Elejalde, Eduard Fernández, Santi Prego

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