The Toronto International Film Festival has unveiled their picks for two of their most beloved — and bold — sections, the ever-popular Midnight Madness program and the forward-thinking Vanguards section. Midnight Madness will open with Jeremy Saulnier’s highly anticipated "Green Room," starring Patrick Stewart, and includes features like "Hardcore" and "Southbound."
"Midnight Madness winds up Festival audiences as the days are winding down and they are hungry for more," says Colin
Geddes, International Programmer for the Festival. "From adrenaline-filled action and untamed horror to twisted comedy and
darkly blurred lines of reality, this year’s lineup welcomes back celebrated masters and fresh visionaries of renegade genre
These genre-heavy picks are joined by Vanguard offerings, which offer off-kilter and bold features for creative and adventurous audiences. This year’s pick draw will likely be Gaspar Noe’s "Love," the Cannes-premiering sex-centric feature filled with — literally — explosive physical loving.
Below are the first additions to the Midnight Madness and Vanguard sections of the TIFF 2015 lineup. The festival runs September 10 – 20.
"Baskin," Can Evrenol, Turkey, World Premiere
"The Devil’s Candy," Sean Byrne, USA, World Premiere
"The Girl in the Photographs," Nick Simon, USA, World Premiere
"Green Room," Jeremy Saulnier, USA, North American Premiere
"The Mind’s Eye," Joe Begos, USA, World Premiere
"Southbound," Roxanne Benjamin, David Bruckner, Patrick Horvath and Radio Silence, USA, World Premiere
"SPL 2 – A Time For Consequences," Soi Cheang, Hong Kong, International Premiere
"Yakuza Apocalypse (Gokudo Daisenso)," Takashi Miike, Japan, North American
"Collective Invention (Dolyeon Byeoni)," Kwon Oh-kwang, South Korea, World Premiere
"Demon," Marcin Wrona, Poland/Israel, World Premiere
"Der Nachtmahr," AKIZ, Germany, North American Premiere
"Evolution," Lucile Hadžihalilović, France, World Premiere
"Lace Crater," Harrison Atkins, USA, World Premiere
"Love," Gaspar Noé, France, North American Premiere
"Men & Chicken (Mænd go Høns)," Anders Thomas Jensen, Denmark. North American Premiere
"My Big Night (Mi Gran Noche)," Álex de la Iglesia, Spain. World Premiere
"The Missing Girl," A.D. Calvo, USA, World Premiere
"Veteran," Ryoo Seung-wan, South Korea, North American Premiere
Previously announced Canadian titles in the Vanguard programme include André Turpin’s "Endorphine," Bruce McDonald’s "Hellions" and Mark Sawers’ "No Men Beyond This Point."