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TIFF Programs ‘Beasts Of No Nation,’ ‘The Danish Girl,’ ‘The Martian,’ ‘Demolition,’ And More

TIFF Programs 'Beasts Of No Nation,' 'The Danish Girl,' 'The Martian,' 'Demolition,' And More

The Toronto International Film Festival celebrates 40 years in 2015, and today they’ve announced the first wave of titles that will be coming in September. As always, there are some big attractions, so let’s dive in.

Netflix gets their awards season prospects hopping by bringing Cary Fukunaga‘s “Beasts Of No Nation” to Toronto. Tom Hooper‘s “The Danish Girl” starring last year’s Best Actor Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne will screen. Tom McCarthy‘s Catholic Church drama “Spotlight” is heading to Canada, Lenny Abrahamson‘s “Room” (based on the acclaimed novel and starring Brie Larson) and a new Michael Moore documentary, “Who Should We Invade Next?” are also slated.

And that’s not all. Ridley Scott makes a rare festival appearance with his upcoming sci-fi flick “The Martian,” Stephen Frears‘ Lance Armstrong pic “The Program” will ride, Tom Hardy does double duty in “Legend,” while gay rights dramas “Freeheld” and “Stonewall” will both screen. There’s also Jonas Cuaron‘s “Desierto” starring Gael Garcia Bernal, and “Colonia” starring Emma Watson and Daniel Bruhl.

Lastly, opening the festival will be Jean Marc-Vallee‘s “Demolition” starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Naomi Watts.

TIFF runs from September 10-20.

Opening Night

“Demolition,” directed by Jean-Marc Vallee, USA, World Premiere


“Beeba Boys,” directed by Deepa Mehta, Canada, World Premiere

“Eye in the Sky,” directed by Gavin Hood, UK, World Premiere 

“Forsaken,” directed by Jon Cassar, Canada, World Premiere

“Freeheld,” directed by Peter Sollett, USA, World Premiere

“Hyena Road (Hyena Road: Le Chemin du Combat),” directed by Paul Gross, Canada, World Premiere

“Lolo,” directed by Julie Delpy, France, World Premiere

“LEGEND,” directed by Brian Helgeland, United Kingdom, International Premiere

“The Man Who Knew Infinity,” directed by Matt Brown, United Kingdom

“The Martian,” directed by Ridley Scott, USA, World Premiere

“Remember,” directed by Atom Egoyan, Canada, North American Premiere

“Septembers of Shiraz,” directed by Wayne Blair, USA, World Premiere

“Stonewall,” directed by Roland Emmerich, USA, World Premiere

“The Dressmaker,” directed by Jocelyn Moorhouse, Australia, World Premiere 

Special Presentations

“Anomalisa,” directed by Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson, USA, Canadian Premiere

“Beasts of No Nation,” directed by Cary Fukunaga, Ghana, Canadian Premiere

“Black Mass,” directed by Scott Cooper, USA, Canadian Premiere

“Brooklyn,” directed by John Crowley, United Kingdom/Ireland/Canada, Canadian Premiere

“The Club,” directed by Pablo Larrian, Chile, North American Premiere

“Colonia,” directed by Florian Gallenberger, Germany/Luxembourg/France, World Premiere

“The Danish Girl,” directed by Tom Hooper, United Kingdom/Sweden, North American Premiere

“The Daughter,” directed by Simon Stone, Australia, North American Premiere

“Desierto,” directed by Jonás Cuarón, Mexico, World Premiere

“Dheepan,” directed by Jacques Audiard, France, North American Premiere

“The Family Fang,” directed by Jason Bateman, USA, World Premiere

“Guilty (Talvar),” directed by Meghna Gulzar, India, World Premiere

“I Smile Back,” directed by Adam Salky, USA, Canadian Premiere

“The Idol (Ya Tayr El Tayer),” directed by Hany Abu-Assad, United Kingdom/Palestine, World Premiere

“The Lady in the Van,” directed by Nicolas Hytner, USA, World Premiere

“Len and Company,” directed by Tim Godsall, USA, North American Premiere

“The Lobster,” directed by Yorgos Lanthimos, Ireland/United Kingdom/Greece/France/Netherlands, North American Premiere

“Louder than Bombs,” directed by Joachim Trier, Norway/France/Denmark, North American Premiere

“Maggie’s Plan,” directed by Rebecca Miller, USA, World Premiere
“Mountains May Depart (Shan He Gu Ren),” directed by Jia Zhang-ke, China/France/Japan, North American Premiere

“Office,” directed by Johnnie To, China/Hong Kong, International Premiere

“Parched,” directed by Leena Yadav, India/USA, World Premiere

“Room,” directed by Lenny Abrahamson, Ireland/Canada, Canadian Premiere
“Sicario,” directed by Denis Villeneuve, USA, North American Premiere
“Son of Saul (Saul Fia),” directed by László Nemes, Hungary, Canadian Premiere
“Spotlight,” directed by Tom McCarthy, USA, Canadian Premiere

“Summertime,” directed by Catherine Corsini, France, North American Premiere

“Sunset Song,” directed by Terence Davies, United Kingdom/Luxembourg, World Premiere
“Trumbo,” directed by Jay Roach, USA, World Premiere
“Un plus une,” directed by Claude Lelouch, France, World Premiere
“Victoria,” directed by Sebastian Schipper, Germany, Canadian Premiere
“Where To Invade Next,” directed by Michael Moore, USA, World Premiere
“Youth,” directed by Paolo Sorrentino, Italy/France/United Kingdom/Switzerland, North American Premiere

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