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by Peter Knegt
July 27, 2010 2:25 AM
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Toronto Sets Over 50 Titles For 2010 Fest

A scene from John Cameron Mitchell's "Rabbit Hole."

The Toronto International Film Festival has announced that Robert Redford, Michael Winterbottom, Julian Schnabel, Darren Aronofsky, Francois Ozon, John Cameron Mitchell and Mark Romanek are officially just a few of the directors who will be screening their latest works during their upcoming 35th edition. From the Hyatt Regency on King Street in Toronto - next door to the nearly complete new festival headquarters, the Bell Lightbox - festival co-directors Cameron Bailey and Piers Handling held a press conference to announce upwards of 50 titles that will screen in Toronto during the September 9th - 19th festivities.

"This is a year of exciting and monumental change for this organization," Bailey said, noting both the festival's move to its new home at the Bell Lightbox, and two new initiatives: Extending the festival by one day, and a new "TIFF For Free" program, where a slew of films that have screened at the fest over the years - including "The Big Chill," "Crash" and "Water" - will screen on 35mm for no cost to the public.

As for the new films, the festival has announced an impressive batch of World and North American premieres that will screen in their gala and special presentations programs. Darren Aronofsky's "Black Swan," Robert Redford's "The Conspirator," John Madden's "The Debt," Im Sang-Soo's "The Housemaid," Tom Hooper's "The King's Speech," Guillaume Canet's "Little White Lies," Francois Ozon's "Potiche," Ben Affleck's "The Town," Mike Mills' "Beginners," Rowan Joffe's "Brighton Rock," Tony Goldwyn's "Conviction," Susanne Bier's "In A Better World," Ryan Fleck & Anna Boden's "It's Kind of a Funny Story," Alain Corneau's "Love Crime," Julian Schnabel's "Miral," Mark Romanek's "Never Let Me Go," John Cameron Mitchell's "Rabbit Hole," and Michael Winterbottom's "The Trip" are just a few of them.

"As you can see, it's shaping up to be a fantastic festival," Bailey said.

The complete lineup of today's announced titles is below. The festival will continue to announce titles over the next few weeks, and indieWIRE will have the announcements as they come in. Also, note the designation of whether the film is a World or North American premiere for a good clue as to what might be screening in Venice.

TIFF Co-Directors Cameron Bailey and Piers Handling announce titles for the 2010 festival at the Hyatt Regency in Toronto this morning. Photo by Peter Knegt.


Galas

The Bang Bang Club, directed by Steven Silver (Canada/South Africa)
(World Premiere)

Barney's Version, directed by Richard J Lewis (Canada/Italy)
(North American Premiere)

Black Swan, directed by Darren Aronofsky (USA) [more info]
(North American Premiere)

Casino Jack, directed by George Hickenlooper (Canada)
(World Premiere)

The Conspirator, directed by Robert Redford (USA)
(World Premiere)

The Debt, directed by John Madden (UK)
(North American Premiere)

The Housemaid, directed by Im Sang-Soo (South Korea) [more info]
(North American Premiere)

Janie Jones, directed by David M. Rosenthal (USA)
(World Premiere)

The King's Speech, directed by Tom Hooper (UK) [more info]
(North American Premiere)

Little White Lies, directed by Guillaume Canet (France)
(World Premiere)

Peep World, directed by Barry Blaustein (USA)
(World Premiere)

Potiche, directed by Francois Ozon (France) [more info]
(North American Premiere)

The Town, directed by Ben Affleck (USA) [more info]
(North American Premiere)

The Way, directed by Emilio Estevez (USA)
(World Premiere)

-this article continues on the next page with dozens of films screening in the Special Presentations program-

A scene from Mark Romanek's "Never Let Me Go."


Special Presentations

Another Year, directed by Mike Leigh (UK) [more info]
(North American Premiere)

Beginners, directed by Mike Mills (USA)
(World Premiere)

The Big Picture, directed by Eric Lartigau (France)
(World Premiere)

Biutiful, directed by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (Spain/Mexico) [more info]
(North American Premiere)

Blue Valentine, directed by Derek Cianfrance (USA) [more info]
(Canadian Premiere)

Brighton Rock, directed by Rowan Joffe (UK) [more info]
(World Premiere)

Buried, directed by Rodrigo Cortes (Spain/USA) [more info]
(Canadian Premiere)

Conviction, directed by Tony Goldwyn (USA)
(World Premiere)

Cirkus Columbia, directed by Danis Tanovic (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
(International Premiere)

Dhobi Ghat, directed by Kiran Rao (India)
(World Premiere)

Easy A, directed by Will Gluck (USA)
(World Premiere)

Henry's Crime, directed by Malcom Venville (USA)
(World Premiere)

The Illusionist, directed by Sylvain Chomet (UK) [more info]
(North American Premiere)

In a Better World, directed by Susanne Bier (Denmark/Sweden)
(International Premiere)

I Saw The Devil, directed by Kim Jee-woon (South Korea)
(North American Premiere)

It's Kind of a Funny Story, directed by Ryan Fleck & Anna Boden (USA) [more info]
(World Premiere)

Jack Goes Boating, directed by Philip Seymour Hoffman (USA) [more info]
(International Premiere)

L'Amour Fou, directed by Pierre Thoretton (France)
(World Premiere)

The Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen, directed by Andrew Lau (Hong Kong)
(North American Premiere)

Lope, directed by Andrucha Waddington (Brazil/Spain)
(World Premiere)

Love Crime, directed by Alain Corneau (France)
(International Premiere)

Made In Dagenham, directed by Nigel Cole (UK) [more info]
(World Premiere)

Miral, directed by Julian Schnabel (UK/Israel/France) [more info]
(North American Premiere)

Never Let Me Go, directed by Mark Romanek (United Kingdom) [more info]
(World Premiere)

Norweigan Wood, directed by Tran Anh Hung (Japan)
(North American Premiere)

Outside The Law, directed by Rachid Bouchareb (France/Algeria/Tunisia/Italy/Belgium)
(North American Premiere)

Rabbit Hole, directed by John Cameron Mitchell (USA) [more info]
(World Premiere)

An image from Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden's "It's Kind of a Funny Story."


A Screaming Man, directed by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun (France/Belgium/Chad) [more info]
(North American Premiere)

Stone, directed by John Curran (USA)
(World Premiere)

Submarine, directed by Richard Ayoade (UK)
(World Premiere)

That Girl In Yellow Boots, directed by Anurag Kashyap (India)
(North American Premiere)

Tamara Drewe, directed by Stephen Frears (UK) [more info]
(North American Premiere)

The Trip, directed by Michael Winterbottom (United Kingdom)
(World Premiere)

Trust, directed by David Schwimmer (USA)
(World Premiere)

You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger, directed by Woody Allen (USA/UK/Spain) [more info]
(North American Premiere)

2 Comments

  • Debbie Schmidt | March 14, 2011 4:53 AMReply

    when is the best time to attend the festival, when it kicks off or at the end.

  • indieanajonez | July 29, 2010 4:58 AMReply

    Damn over 50 titles? Must be good to be in Toronto