Friday, 15 August 2008

19 Discovery, 6 Vanguard, 5 Visions titles announced for TIFF'08, Plus Future Projections

The film list for this years Toronto International Film Festival just keeps growing and growing! Announced recently were selections added to the Discovery program, Visions & Vanguard program as well as selections for Future Projections. With all of the choices growing exponentially, I may wait until the full film list is released on Tuesday August 19, 2008 before sitting down and making tiered priority to see lists.

Here are the newly released list of films, sorted by program then sorted alphabetically:

Discovery

$9.99
Dir: Tatia Rosenthal
Animation (stop-motion)
Voices: Geoffrey Rush, Anthony LaPaglia
Israel/Australia

Apron Strings
Dir: Sima Urale
New Zealand

Better Things
Dir: Duane Hopkins
United Kingdom

Cold Lunch
Dir: Eva Sørhaug
Norway

Daytime Drinking
Dir: Young-seok Noh
South Korea

Gigantic
Dir: Matt Aselton
Cast: Paul Dano, Zooey Deschanel, John Goodman
USA

Hooked
Dir: Adrian Sitaru
Romania/France

Jesus and the Giant
Dir: Akin Omotoso
South Africa
short film, will be shown with Medicine for Melancholy

Kabuli Kid
Dir: Barmak Akram
France/Afghanistan

Lovely, Still
Dir: Nik Fackler
Cast: Martin Landau, Elizabeth Banks, Adam Scott
USA

Lymelife
Dir: Derick Martini
Cast: Rory Culkin, Alec Baldwin, Jill Hennessy, Timothy Hutton, Kieran Culkin, Emma Roberts and Cynthia Nixon
USA

Rain
Dir: Maria Govan
Bahamas

Parc
Dir: Arnaud des Pallières
Cast: Sergi López, Jean-Marc Barr
France

Snow
Dir: Aida Begic
Bosnia and Herzegovina/Germany/France/Iran

The Stoning of Soraya
Dir: M. Cyrus Nowrasteh
Cast: Shohreh Aghdashloo
USA

Tale 52
Dir: Alexis Alexiou
Greece

Vacation
Dir: Hajime Kadoi
Japan

What Doesn't Kill You
Dir: Brian Goodman
Cast: Ethan Hawke, Mark Ruffalo, Amanda Peet, Donnie Wahlberg
USA

Winds of September
Dir: Tom Shu-Yu Lin
Taiwan

Zift
Dir: Javor Gardev
Bulgaria

Vanguard

Afterwards
Dir: Gilles Bourdos
Cast: Romain Duris, John Malkovich, Evangeline Lilly, Reece Thompson
France/Canada/Germany

Kisses
Dir: Lance Daly
Ireland/Sweden

PA-RA-DA
Dir: Marco Pontecorvo
Italy/France/Romania

Sauna
Dir: Antti-Jussi Annila
Finland

Tears for Sale
Dir: Uroš Stojanovic
Serbia/Croatia

Universalove
Dir: Thomas Woschitz
Austria/Luxembourg

Visions

Expectations
Dir: Mahamat-Saleh Haroun
South Korea/France
short film, will be shown with Je veux voir

Je veux voir
Dirs: Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige
Cast: Catherine Deneuve, Rabih Mroué
Lebanon

Süt
Dir: Semih Kaplanoglu
Turkey/France/Germany

Uncertainty
Dirs: Scott McGehee and David Siegel
Cast: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Olivia Thirlby, Lynn Collins
USA

Unspoken
Dir: Fien Troch
Belgium
World Premiere

Vinyan
Dir: Fabrice du Welz
Cast: Emmanuelle Béart, Rufus Sewell,
France/United Kingdom/Belgium

The Toronto International Film Festival 2008 runs from September 4-13/08 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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