Friday, 11 July 2008

TIFF 08 - More titles released in Gala, Special Presentations, Masters and Contemporary World Cinema

Seventeen new titles have been released for the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival for 2008. This brings the total films announced to 55 titles, with this round adding excitement to the following programs: 2 Masters and 11 Contemporary World Cinema titles (see announcement) along with 2 Galas and 7 Special Presentations (see announcement). It is thrilling to see that Wong Kar Wai's Ashes of Time Redux is included in the list along with numerous heavy hitters such as Guy Ritchie with RocknRolla, Ari Folman with Waltz with Bashir and Kiyoshi Kurosawa with Tokyo Sonata which won Un Certain Regard Jury Prize winner at Cannes 2008. Here is the complete list of new additions:

Contemporary World Cinema

33 Scenes from Life
Dir: Malgosia Szumowska
Germany/Poland

The Country Teacher
Dir: Bohdan Sláma
Czech Republic/Germany/France

Delta
Dir: Kornél Mundruczó
Hungary/Germany

Fear Me Not
Dir: Kristian Levring
Denmark

El Greco
Dir: Iannis Smaragdis
Greece/Spain/Hungary

Knitting
Dir: Yin Lichuan
China

My Mother, My Bride and I
Dir: Hans Steinbichler
Germany

The Narrows
Dir: François A. Velle
Cast: Kevin Zegers, Vincent D'Onofrio, Titus Welliver
USA

Pandora's Box
Dir:Yesim Ustaoglu
Turkey/France/Belgium/Germany

Teza
Dir: Haile Gerima
Germany/Ethiopia/France

White Night Wedding
Dir: Baltasar Kormakur
Iceland

Gala

The Duchess
Dir: Saul Dibb
Cast: Keira Knightley, Ralph Fiennes, Dominic Cooper, Hayley Atwell and Charlotte Rampling
United Kingdom

Secret Life of Bees
Dir: Gina Prince-Bythewood
Cast: Dakota Fanning, Hilarie Burton, Paul Bettany, Jennifer Hudson, Queen Latifah, Sophie Okonedo and Alicia Keys
USA

Masters

Everlasting Moments
Dir: Jan Troell
Denmark/Sweden

Tokyo Sonata
Dir: Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Japan/The Netherlands/Hong Kong

Special Presentations

Ashes of Time Redux
Dir: Wong Kar-wai
Cast: Leslie Cheung, Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Jacky Cheung
Hong Kong/China

Every Little Step
Dirs: James Stern and Adam Del Deo
Documentary on the 2006 Broadway revival of "A Chorus Line"
USA

Ghost Town
Dir: David Koepp
Cast: Rickey Gervais, Greg Kinnear, Téa Leoni,Billy Campbell, Kristen Wiig, Dana Ivey
USA

Happy-Go-Lucky
Dir: Mike Leigh
Cast: Sally Hawkins, Eddie Marsan
United Kingdom

Religulous
Dir: Larry Charles
Starring Bill Maher
USA

RocknRolla
Dir: Guy Ritchie
Cast: Gerard Butler, Tom Wilkinson, Thandie Newton, Chris Bridges, Jeremy Piven, Idris Elba
United Kingdom

Waltz with Bashir
Dir: Ari Folman
Israel/France/Germany

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