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iW NEWS | TIFF Adds Eight to Special Presentations

iW NEWS | TIFF Adds Eight to Special Presentations

The Toronto International Film Festival has added eight additional titles to its Special Presentations section, joining 17 films previously announced. According to TIFF, the films “offer the latest achievements from an array of veteran filmmakers, directors on the rise, and celebrated actors working behind the camera.” Films set to screen include: “The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford,” directed by Andrew Dominik (U.S.); British romance “Atonement,” directed by Joe Wright (U.K.); World Trade Organization uprising feature “Battle in Seattle,” directed by Stuart Townsend (U.S.); Todd Haynes‘ “I’m Not There” (U.S.); Paul Haggis‘ story of a soldier that goes missing, “In the Valley of Elah” (U.S.); Sean Penn‘s story about a young man who sells his possessions to live in the wilderness of Alaska, “Into the Wild” (U.S.); Noah Baumbach‘s story of family dysfunction, “Margot at the Wedding” (U.S.); and Tamara Jenkins‘ story of two siblings who re-unite to care for an elderly parent, “The Savages” (U.S.). The Toronto International Film Festival runs September 6 – 15. For more information, visit the TIFF website. [Brian Brooks]

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