Tuesday, 23 July 2013


The slate for the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival has been announced. Despite not carrying the prestige of Cannes, Venice or Berlin, nor possessing an official jury, TIFF has become one of the most important festivals in the cinema calendar, due to its influence on the Oscar race. Plenty of premieres, as usual. World premieres include 12 Years a Slave, Bertrand Tavernier's Quai d'Orsay, Atom Egoyan's Devil's Knot, August: Osage Country and opening night film The Fifth Estate.

Opening Night
The Fifth Estate (Bill Condon) - USA (World Premiere)

Closing Night
Life of Crime (Daniel Schecter) - USA (World Premiere)

American Dreams in China (Chan Ho Sun) - China / Hong Kong (North American Premiere)
The Art of the Steal (Jonathan Sobol) - Canada (World Premiere)
August: Osage County (John Wells) - USA (World Premiere)
Cold Eyes (Cho Ui Seok and Kim Byung Seo) - South Korea (North American Premiere)
The Grand Seduction (Don McKellar) - Canada (World Premiere)
Kill Your Darlings (John Krokidas) - USA (International Premiere)
The Love Punch (Joel Hopkins) - France (World Premiere)
The Lunchbox (Ritesh Batra) - France / Germany India (North American Premiere)
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (Peter Chadwick) - South Africa / UK (World Premiere)
Parkland (Peter Landesman) - USA (World Premiere)
The Railway Man (Jonathan Teplitzky) - Australia / UK (World Premiere)
The Right Kind of Wrong (Jeremiah Chechik) - Canada (World Premiere)
Rush (Ron Howard) - Germany / UK (International Premiere)
Shuddh Desi Romance (Maneesh Sharma) - India (Canadian Premiere)
Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon (Mike Myers) - USA (World Premiere)

Special Presentations and Midnight Madness after the jump.

It bothers the life out of me that I can't be fucked to format the Special Presentations like I have done for the Galas. But you don't care, right?

All Is By My Side John Ridley, United Kingdom (World Premiere)
Attila Marcel Sylvain Chomet, France (World Premiere)
Bad Words Jason Bateman, USA (World Premiere)
Belle Amma Asante, United Kingdom (World Premiere)
Blue Is The Warmest Color Abdellatif Kechiche, France (North American Premiere)
Burning Bush Agnieszka Holland, Czech Republic (North American Premiere)
Can a Song Save Your Life? John Carney, USA (World Premiere)
Cannibal (Caníbal) Manuel Martín CuencaSpain/Romania/Russia/France (World Premiere)
Dallas Buyers Club Jean-Marc Vallée, USA (World Premiere)
Devil’s Knot Atom EgoyanUSA (World Premiere)
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him and Her Ned Benson, USA
Dom Hemingway Richard Shepard, United Kingdom (World Premiere)
Don Jon Joseph Gordon-Levitt, USA (Canadian Premiere)
The Double Richard Ayoade, United Kingdom (World Premiere)
Enough Said Nicole HolofcenerUSA (World Premiere)
Exit Marrakech Caroline LinkGermany (International Premiere)
Felony Matthew Saville, Australia (World Premiere)
For Those Who Can Tell No Tales Jasmila Žbanić, Bosnia and Herzegovina (World Premiere)
Gloria Sebastián Lelio, Chile/Spain (North American Premiere)
Going Away (Il est parti dimanche) Nicole Garcia, France (World Premiere)
Gravity Alfonso CuarónUSA/United Kingdom (North American Premiere)
The Great Beauty (La Grande Bellezza) Paolo Sorrentino, Italy (North American Premiere)
Half of a Yellow Sun Biyi Bandele Nigeria/United Kingdom (World Premiere)
Hateship Loveship Liza Johnson, USA (World Premiere)
L’intrepido Gianni Amelio, Italy (North American Premiere)
Ida Pawel Pawlikowski, Poland (World Premiere)
The Invisible Woman Ralph Fiennes, United Kingdom (World Premiere)
Joe David Gordon Green, USA (North American Premiere)
Labor Day Jason Reitman, USA (World Premiere)
Like Father, Like Son Hirokazu Kore-Eda, Japan (North American Premiere)
Man of Tai Chi Keanu Reeves, USA/China (North American Premiere)
MARY, Queen of Scots Thomas Imbach, France/Switzerland (North American Premiere)
Mystery Road Ivan Sen Australia (International Premiere)
Night Moves Kelly Reichardt, USA (North American Premiere)
Omar Hany Abu-Assad, Palestine (North American Premiere)
One Chance David Frankel, USA (World Premiere)
Only Lovers Left Alive Jim Jarmusch, USA (North American Premiere)
The Past (Le Passé) Asghar FarhadiFrance/Italy (North American Premiere)
Philomena Stephen Frears, United Kingdom (North American Premiere)
Pioneer Erik Skjoldbjærg, Norway (International Premiere)
Prisoners Denis Villeneuve, USA (World Premiere)
Quai d’Orsay Bertrand TavernierFrance (World Premiere)
REAL (リアル~完�…�なる�-長竜の�–�~) Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Japan (North American Premiere)
Starred Up David Mackenzie United Kingdom (World Premiere)
Third Person Paul Haggis, Belgium (World Premiere)
Those Happy Years (Anni Felici) Daniele Luchetti Italy (World Premiere)
Tracks John Curran, United Kingdom/Australia (North American Premiere)
12 Years a Slave Steve McQueen, United Kingdom (World Premiere)
Under the Skin Jonathan Glazer, USA/United Kingdom (North American Premiere)
Violette Martin Provost, France/Belgium (World Premiere)
Visitors Godfrey Reggio, USA (World Premiere)
Walesa. Man of Hope(Walesa. Czlowiek z nadziei.) Andrzej Wajda, Poland (North American Premiere)
We are the Best! Lukas Moodysson, Sweden (North American Premiere)
Le Week-End Roger Michell, United Kingdom (World Premiere)
You Are Here Matthew Weiner, USA (World Premiere)
Young and Beautiful (Jeune & jolie) François Ozon, France/Belgium (North American Premiere)

All the Boys Love Mandy Lane Jonathan Levine (free screening)