New TIFF News: eight galas and 17 special presentations added to the roster

New TIFF News: eight galas and 17 special presentations added to the roster

The TIFF news keeps pouring in, with the festival announcing today the addition of eight galas (those splashy parties everyone wants to crash) and 17 special presentations, totalling 25 additions, 14 of which are world premieres. This brings the final number of galas this season to 20 (that’s a whole lot of free champagne) and the number of special presentations to 67. At TIFF, there’ll be a star for everyone, like brawny action dudes Jason Statham, Clive Owen (who has two movies premiering) and Gerard Butler, French actress Catherine Deneuve (so engaging we’d watch her eat Kraft dinner and do laundry), TV stars Adam Brody and Alexis Bledel (who taught us that the best way to solve complex teen problems is to talk really, really fast) and mega-stars Robert DeNiro, Nicole Kidman and Nicolas Cage.

To the recently added galas »


Page Eight (Closing-night film)
Starring: Rachel Weisz, Ralph Fiennes, Bill Nighy, Michael Gambon
Director: David Hare

The Awakening
Starring: Rebecca Hall, Dominic West, Imelda Staunton
Director: Nick Murphy

The Beloved
Starring: Catherine Deneuve, Chiara Mastoianni
Director: Christophe Honoré

Starring: Maggie Gyllenhaal, Hugh Dancy, Johnathan Pryce, Rupert Everett, Felicity Jones
Director: Tanya Wexler

Killer Elite
Starring: Jason Statham, Robert De Niro, Clive Owen
Director: Gary McKendry

Machine Gun Preacher
Starring: Gerard Butler
Director: Marc Forster

Starring:  Nicolas Cage, Nicole Kidman
Director: Joel Schumacher

Starring: Jennifer Hudson, Terrance Howard, Wendy Crewson
Director: Darrel J. Roodt

To the recently added special presentations »

Special Presentations

The Cardboard Village
Starring: Michael Lonsdale, Rutger Hauer
Director: Ermanno Olmi

Damsels in Distress
Starring: Adam Brody, Greta Gerwig, Megalyn Echikunwoke
Director: Whit Stilman

Death of a Superhero
Starring: Andy Serkis, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Aisling Loftus
Director: Ian FitzGibbon

The First Man
Director: Gianni Amelio

In Darkness
Starring: Robert Wieçkiewicz, Benno Fürmann
Director: Agnieszka Holland

Starring: Clive Owen
Director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo

Life Without Principle
Director: Johnnie To

Low Life
Director: Nicolas Klotz

Starring: Shahid Kapur, Sonam A. Kapoor, Anupam Kher
Director: Pankaj Kapur

My Worst Nightmare
Starring: Isabelle Huppert
Director: Anne Fontaine

Director: Mathieu Kassovitz

Sleeping Beauty
Starring: Emily Browning, Rachael Blake
Director: Julia Leigh

Director: Emanuele Crialese

That Summer
Director: Philippe Garrel

Violet and Daisy
Starring: Alexis Bledel, Saoirse Ronan, Danny Trejo
Director: Geoffrey Fletcher

Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale
Director: We Te-Sheng

Wuthering Heights
Starring: James Howson, Kaya Scodelario
Director: Andrea Arnold