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Toronto International Film Festival Reveals Midnight Madness and Vanguard Slate, Including ‘Love,’ ‘Hardcore’ and ‘Green Room’

Toronto International Film Festival Reveals Midnight Madness and Vanguard Slate, Including 'Love,' 'Hardcore' and 'Green Room'

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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.

Midnight Madness

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 

Hardcore,” Ilya Naishuller, Russia/USA, World 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

February,” Osgood Perkins, USA/Canada, 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.” 

READ MORE: Toronto International Film Festival Reveals Short Film and Canadian Programs

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