Today in Toronto kicks off the 42nd international film festival, which this year will be presented and Ukraine. About it reports UKRINFORM.
The festival will open with Swedish sports drama “Borg/McEnroe” about the confrontation between two legendary tennis players – Swede Bjorn Borg and American John McEnroe on the courts of Wimbledon. The movie was shot by Danish Director Janus Metz Pedersen, and the major role it played Sverrir Gudnason and Shia LaBeouf.
The main prize of the Toronto film festival has traditionally been the people’s choice award.
The films will be presented in a number of programs and sections, and the jury composed by Directors WIM Wenders (Germany), Malgorzata Shumovskii (Poland) and Chen, Kaige (China) will work only in one of them – the “Platform”, where will be presented the following ribbons:
“Status of brad”, directed by Mike white(world premiere);
“Guardianship,” Director Xavier Legrand(North American premiere);
“Dark river”, directed by Clio Barnard(world premiere);
“Euphoria”, the film’s Director Lisa langset(world premiere);
“Razzia”, directed by Nabil AYUSH (world premiere);
“Visible and invisible”, directed by Kamila Andini (world premiere);
“What people say”, directed by IRAM Haq (world premiere);
“If you could see his heart”, directed by Joan Chemla (world premiere);
“Mademoiselle Paradis”, directed by Barbara albert (world premiere);
“Death of Stalin”, directed by Armando’s Iannucci (world premiere);
“The beast”, directed by Michael pierce (world premiere);
“Nice country”, directed by Warwick Thornton(North American premiere, closing film of the “Platform”).
Bodied, Director Joseph Kan, USA – world premiere (opening film of the Midnight Madness)
The Disaster Artist, directed by James Franco, USA – world premiere
Downrange, Director Ryuhei Kitamura, USA world premiere
Great Choice, directed by Robin komisar, USA – canadian premiere
Let the Corpses Tan, Directors Ellen Katte, Bruno Forzani, Belgium/France North American premiere
Mom and Dad, directed by Brian Taylor, USA – world premiere
Brawl in Cell Block 99, directed by S. Craig Thaler, USA – North American premiere
The Crescent, Director Seth A. Smith, Canada – world premiere
Revenge, directed by Coralie Fargo, France – world premiere
The Ritual, directed by David Bruckner, UK – world premiere
Vampire Clay, Director, Soichi Umezawa, Japan – world premiere (closing film).
Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami, Director Sophie Fiennes, UK/Ireland, world premiere (opening film of the program)
JIM & ANDY: the Great Beyond – the story of Jim Carrey & Andy Kaufman featuring a very special, contractually obligated mention of Tony Clifton, directed by Chris Smith, USA/Canada – North American premiere
Jane, directed by Brett Morgen, USA – world premiere
The Judge, directed by Erica Cohn, Palestine/USA world premiere
The Legend of the Ugly King, Director hüseyin Tabak, Germany/Austria – world premiere
Lots of Kids, a Monkey and a Castle, directed by Gustavo Salmerón, Spain – North American premiere
Love Means Zero, directed by Jason Kohn, USA – world premiere
Ex Libris – The New York Public Library, Director Frederick Wiseman, USA North American premiere
The Final Year, directed by Greg Barker, USA – world premiere
The Gospel According to Andre, directed by Kate novack, USA – world premiere
Of Sheep And Men, directed by Karim Sayyad, Switzerland/Qatar – world premiere
One of Us, Directors, Heidi Ewing, Rachel Grady, USA – world premiere
The Other Side of Everything, directed by Mila Turajlic, Serbia/France/Qatar world premiere
Sammy Davis, Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me, directed by Sam Pollard, USA – world premiere
Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood, directed by Matt Tyrnauer, USA – world premiere
Silas Anjali, directed by Nayar and Hawa Essuman, Canada/South Africa/Kenya – world premiere
Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken!, Director Morgan Spurlock, USA world premiere
Azmaish: A Journey through the Subcontinent, Director Sabiha Sumar, Pakistan – North American premiere
BOOM FOR REAL. The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat, directed by Sara Driver USA – world premiere
The China Hustle, directed by jed Rothstein, USA – world premiere
Cocaine Prison directed by Violeta Ayala, Australia/Bolivia/France/ USA – world premiere
Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars, directed by Lili Fini Zanuck, UK – world premiere
Makala, directed by Emmanuel Gras, France – North American premiere (closing film of the program).
In the section of “midnight madness” (Midnight Madness”) included 11 films:
International documentary program (TIFF Docs) will present at the film forum in Toronto 23 picture:
This year for the first time at the International film festival in Toronto will be presented and Ukraine. The festival will work the national stand of Ukraine and will take place Days of Ukrainian movie.
“This and the latest releases which saw the Ukrainian spectator – “DZIDZIO Bass” and “red” and the film “Hitchhiker” Arcadia Nepitella, which will be released in late September, and “the nest of the turtledove” Taras Tkachenko, and festival hits – “School No. 3” and “Process” of Oleg Sentsov, as it is important to talk about it at different venues. Information about Sentsov will also be distributed on the Ukrainian stand, which will run from 7 to 17 September”, – stated in the message.
42 international film festival in Toronto runs until September 17.
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