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TIFF Adds More High-Profile Titles, Including Jonah Hill’s ‘Mid90s,’ ‘Boy Erased,’ ‘Hold the Dark,’ and Many More

The annual festival has unveiled another round of Galas and Special Presentations, plus star-studded Masters and Contemporary World Cinema slates.

"Boy Erased"

“Boy Erased”

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The Toronto International Film Festival​ has unveiled its second batch of titles premiering in its Gala and Special Presentations programs next month, including four new Gala titles and a whopping 22 new Special Presentations, plus their star-studded Masters and Contemporary World Cinema sections.

Joining previously announced titles like “A Star Is Born,” “If Beale Street Could Talk,” “High Life,” and “Widows,” are a number of other major awards season titles, including Jonah Hill’s directorial debut “Mid90s,” Joel Edgerton’s “Boy Erased,” Jeremy Saulnier’s “Hold the Dark,” Paul Greengrass’ fact-based “22 July,” and Naomi Kawase’s English-language debut “Vision.”

The festival also announced this morning that that event will open with David Mackenzie’s “Outlaw King” and close with Justin Kelly’s “Jeremiah Terminator LeRoy.”

“We’re rounding out the lineup of Galas and Special Presentations with some of the most exciting films of the year,” said Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director of TIFF, in an official statement. “Audiences won’t want to miss these premieres from a mix of newcomers and global heavyweights.”

The Masters program will play home to a number of new films from established directors, including Jean-Luc Godard, Jia Zhang-ke, Mike Leigh, Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Hong Sang-soo, Jafar Panahi, and Paolo Sorrentino, while Contemporary World Cinema offers up films from 30 countries — with a strong presence from Latin America and Eastern Europe.

Below are the latest additions to the TIFF 2018 lineup, including new announcements for Galas and Special Presentations, plus the full slates for Masters and Contemporary World Cinema. Stay tuned for more programming announcements in the days to come. The Toronto International Film Festival runs September 6 – 16 in Toronto, Canada.

GALAS 2018

“Green Book​,” ​Peter Farrelly, USA, World Premiere

“Jeremiah Terminator LeRoy,”​ Justin Kelly, Canada/USA/United Kingdom, World Premiere Closing Night Film 

“Jeremiah Terminator LeRoy”

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“The Lie,” ​Veena Sud, Canada, World Premiere

“Outlaw King​,” David Mackenzie, USA/United Kingdom, World Premiere Opening Night Film 


“22 July​,” Paul Greengrass, Norway/Iceland, North American Premiere

“American Woman​,” Jake Scott, USA, World Premiere

“Baby​(B​ao Bei Er​),” Liu Jie, China, World Premiere

“Boy Erased​,” Joel Edgerton, USA, International Premiere

“Driven​,” Nick Hamm, Puerto Rico/United Kingdom/USA, North American Premiere

“Duelles (Mothers’ Instinct)​,” Olivier Masset-Depasse, Belgium/France, World Premiere

“A Faithful Man ​(​L’hommefidèle)​,” Louis Garrel, France, World Premiere

“Gloria Bell,” Sebastián Lelio, USA/Chile, World Premiere

“Hold the Dark​,” Jeremy Saulnier, USA, World Premiere




“Kursk,” Thomas Vinterberg, Belgium/Luxembourg, World Premiere

“Legend of the Demon Cat – Director’s Cut​,” Chen Kaige, China/Japan, World Premiere

“Mid90s​,” Jonah Hill, USA, World Premiere

“A Million Little Pieces,”​ Sam Taylor-Johnson, USA, World Premiere

“Never Look Away​ (W​erk ohne Autor​),” Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, Germany North American Premiere

“The Quietude (​L​a Quietud​),” Pablo Trapero, Argentina, North American Premiere

“Skin,” G​uy Nattiv, USA, World Premiere

“Teen Spirit​,” Max Minghella, USA, World Premiere


“Tell It To The Bees​,” Annabel Jankel, United Kingdom, World Premiere

“Viper Club,” M​aryam Keshavarz, USA, World Premiere

“Vision,” Naomi Kawase, Japan/France, International Premiere

“Vita & Virginia,” C​hanya Button, United Kingdom/Ireland, World Premiere

“Wild Rose,” Tom Harper, United Kingdom, World Premiere


“3 Faces,”​ Jafar Panahi, Iran, North American Premiere

“Ash Is Purest White (​J​iang Hu Er Nü​)​,” ​Jia Zhang-ke, China/France, North American Premiere

“Divine Wind​ (R​ihrabani)​​​,” Merzak Allouache, Algeria/France/Qatar/Lebanon, World Premiere

“Hotel by the River ​(G​angbyun Hotel)​,”​ H​ong Sang-soo, South Korea, North American Premiere

“Killing (​Zan)​, Shinya Tsukamoto, Japan, North American Premiere

“Loro,” ​Paolo Sorrentino, Italy/France, World Premiere

“Our Time ​(N​uestro Tiempo​)​,” C​arlos Reygadas, Mexico/France/Germany/Denmark/Sweden, North American Premiere


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“Peterloo,” Mike Leigh, United Kingdom, Canadian Premiere

“The Image Book (​ Le livre d’image​)​,” Jean-Luc Godard, Switzerland/France, North American Premiere

“The Wild Pear Tree (​A​ halt Ağacı​)​​,” Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Turkey/France/Germany/Bulgaria, North American Premiere

“Transit,” Christian Petzold, Germany, North American Premiere


“The Accused​ (​Acusada​),”​ ​Gonzalo Tobal, Argentina, North American Premiere

“Angel ​(U​n Ange​),” ​​KoenMortier, Belgium/Netherlands/Senegal, International Premiere

“Asako I & II ​(Netemo Sametemo​),” Ryusuke Hamaguchi, Japan/France, North American Premiere

“Before the Frost (​Før Frosten)​,” M​ichael Noer, Denmark, World Premiere

“Belmonte,” Federico Veiroj, Uruguay/Spain/Mexico, World Premiere

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“Asako I & II”


“Birds of Passage​ (​Pájarosdeverano)​​,” C​ristina Gallego & Ciro Guerra, Colombia/Denmark/Mexico/France, Canadian Premiere

“Black 47,” Lance Daly, Ireland/Luxembourg, North American Premiere

“The Black Book,” Valeria Sarmiento, Portugal/France, World Premiere

“Border (​Gräns)​,” ​Ali Abbasi, Sweden/Denmark, North American Premiere

“Bulbul Can Sing,” ​Rima Das, India, World Premiere

“Core of the World,” Natalia Meshchaninova, Russia/Lithuania, International Premiere

“The Dive (​H​atzlila​)​,” ​Yona Rozenkier, Israel, North American Premiere

“Donbass​,” Sergei Loznitsa, Germany/Ukraine/France/Netherlands/Romania, North American Premiere

“The Angel (​​El Ángel​)​,” ​Luis Ortega, Argentina/Spain, North American Premiere

“Birds of Passage”

“EXT. Night ​(L​eil Khargi​)​,” ​Ahmad Abdalla, Egypt/United Arab Emirates, World Premiere

“The Factory (​Завод (Zavod)​)​,” ​Yury Bykov, France/Russia/Armenia, World Premiere

“Florianópolis Dream​ (S​ueño Florianópolis​)​​,” Ana Katz​, A​rgentina/Brazil/France, North American Premiere

“I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians ​(Î​ mi este indiferent dacă în istorie vom intra ca barbari),”​ Radu Jude, Romania/Czech Republic/France/Bulgaria/Germany, North American Premiere

“Jinpa ​(Z​huang Si Le Yi Zhi Yang)​,” Pema Tseden, China, North American Premiere

“Let Me Fall ​(L​of mer ad falla)​,”​ ​Baldvin Z, Iceland/Finland/Germany, International Premiere

“Look at Me,” N​ejib Belkadhi,Qatar/France/Tunisia, World Premiere

“Minuscule – Mandibles From Far Away ​(M​inuscule – Les Mandibules du Bout du Monde),” Thomas Szabo, Hélène Giraud​, France, World Premiere

“The Most Beautiful Couple​ (D​asschönste Paar​)​,” ​SvenTaddicken​, Germany/France, World Premiere


“Museum ​(M​useo)​,” Alonso Ruizpalacios, Mexico, North American Premiere

“One Last Deal (​ Tuntematon mestari)​,” Klaus Härö,​ Finland, World Premiere

“The Other Story (​Sipur Acher)​,” ​Avi Nesher, ​Israel, World Premiere

“Quiénte Cantará,” Carlos Vermut​, Spain/France, World Premiere

“The Realm​ (E​l Reino​),” ​​Rodrigo Sorogoyen​, Spain/France, World Premiere

“Redemption (​Geula​),” Boaz Yehonatan Yacov, Joseph Madmony, Israel, North American Premiere

“Retrospekt,” ​Esther Rots, Netherlands/Belgium, World Premiere

“Roads in February​ (​Les routes e​ n février)​,” Katherine Jerkovic, Canada/Uruguay, World Premiere

“Rosie,” Paddy Breathnach, Ireland, World Premiere

“Sew the Winter to my Skin,” ​Jahmil X.T. Qubeka, S​outh Africa/Germany, World Premiere

“Stupid Young Heart (​H​ölmö nuori sydän​)​,” S​selma Vilhunen, Finland/Netherlands/Sweden, World Premiere

“The Wild Pear Tree”

“Styx,” ​Wolfgang Fischer, Germany/Austria, North American Premiere

“The Sweet Requiem​ (K​yoyang Ngarmo)​​​,” Ritu Sarin,Tenzing Sonam, India/USA, World Premiere

“That Time of Year (​D​en Tid På Året​)​​,” Paprika Steen​, D​unmark, World Premiere

“Ulysses & Mona,” S​ébastien Betbeder​, France, World Premiere

“The Vice of Hope (I​l Vizio Della Speranza​)​,” Edoardo de Angelis, Italy, World Premiere

“Winter Flies ​​(V​šechnobude)​​,”​ Olmo Omerzu, ​CzechRepublic/Slovenia/Poland/Slovakia, International Premiere

“Working Woman​ (I​sha Ovedet​),” ​M​ichal Aviad, Israel, International Premiere

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