TIFF 2019 Confirms More Galas & Special Presentations

TIFF Co-Heads Cameron Bailey and Joana Vicente today announced the second set of selections in the Gala and Special Presentations programmes screening this September at the 44th edition of the Toronto International Film Festival.

Artistic director and C0-Head of TIFF Bailey said

“We’re thrilled to announce this second wave of Galas and Special Presentations, which I believe are some of the most compelling in the lineup. Audiences will be delighted by the artistry present in this year’s splashiest sections.”

Vicente the Executive Director and Co-Head of TIFF added that

“Our TIFF programmers have given us a lot to look forward to this year.  These final films add even more emotional resonance and gravitas to this year’s already stellar lineup.”

Newly announced galas include The Aeronauts starring Eddie Redmayne & Felicity Jones and The Burnt Orange Heresy starring Elizabeth Debicki.

Special presentations also announced feature American Son, Deerskin, Dirt Music, The Elder One, Guns Akimbo, Human Capital, Jungleland, Lucy In The Sky, Lyrebird, Mosul, Seberg, Sibyl, Synchronic, The Truth, Wasp Network and Waves. 

These films round out the Gala and Special Presentations programmes for a total of 20 and 55 films, respectively. The 44th Toronto International Film Festival runs September 5–15, 2019.

Venice Film Festival Line Up Announced

The Venice film festival which launches in late August has announced its official line up for 2019. Brad Pitt’s space drama Ad Astra and Robert Pattinson’s Shakespearean drama The King are among those set for world premieres.

Meryl Steep and Gary Oldman’s Steven Sodenberg drama The Laundromat is also included in this year’s line-up.

In a controversial move director Roman Polanski, currently locked in a legal battle over his recent expulsion from the American Academy, will screen his latest film An Officer and a Spy at the festival.

Marriage story featuring Scarlett Johansson and Adam driver also features this year as does Joaquin Phoenix much anticipated comic book movie Joker.

Overall the line-up is considered to potentially have fewer Oscar front runner compared to last year’s selection which launched The Favourite, First Man and A Star Is Born with world premieres.