Wednesday, 13 August 2008

Gala and Special Presentation titles added to TIFF'08 Lineup

Two annoucements rolled out today shining a light on the closing night Gala film: Stone of Destiny as well as 20 films added to Special Presentations program. With the announcement a number of high profile films, directors and actors are revealed often for their World Premiere. Due to Special Presentations often providing the opportunity to see these film before it hits the regular theatres, and a lot of these film will make it to regular theatres. There is already buzz surrounding many of the film, here is some of the choices: Michael Winterbottom's Genova, Richard Linklater's Me and Orson Welles, Danny Boyle's Slumdog Millionaire, Stephen Soderbergh's Che (in two parts), Darren Aronofsky's The Wrestler, Marc Abraham's Flash of Genius and Kevin Smith's Zack and Miri Make a Porno.

There are also actors and stars galore in these films including Jennifer Aniston, Charlize Theron, Evan Rachel Wood, Kim Basinger, Adrien Brody, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel Weisz, Robbie Coltrane, Steve Zahn, Woody Harrelson Greg Kinnear, Lauren Graham, Dermot Mulroney, Alan Alda, Mickey Rourke, and Marisa Tomei.

If that isn't enough check out the actors with more than one film that they are starring in: Colin Firth, Catherine Keener and Hope Davis.

Here is the list of films, sorted by program then sorted alphabetically:

Gala

Stone of Destiny
Dir: Charles Martin Smith
Cast: Robert Carlyle, Billy Boyd, Brenda Fricker, Charlie Cox, Kate Mara

Special Presentations

35 Rhums
Dir: Claire Denis
France

Aide-toi le ciel t’aidera
Dir: François Dupeyron
Cast: Félicité Wouassi
France

Un Barrage Contre le Pacifique
Dir: Rithy Panh
Cast: Isabelle Huppert
France/Cambodia/Belgium

The Brothers Bloom
Dir: Rian Johnson
Cast: Adrien Brody, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel Weisz,Rinko Kikuchi, Maximilian Schell, Robbie Coltrane
USA

The Burning Plain
Dir: Guillermo Arriaga
Cast: Charlize Theron, Kim Basinger
USA

Che: Part One
Dir: Stephen Soderbergh
USA/Spain

Che: Part Two
Dir: Stephen Soderbergh
USA/Spain

Easy Virtue
Dir: Stephan Elliott
Cast: Colin Firth, Jessica Biel, Kristin Scott Thomas, Ben Barnes
UK/USA

Genova
Dir: Michael Winterbottom
Cast: Colin Firth, Catherine Keener, Hope Davis
United Kingdom

Faubourg 36
Dir: Christophe Barratier
France

Flash of Genius
Dir: Marc Abraham
Cast: Greg Kinnear, Lauren Graham, Dermot Mulroney, Alan Alda
USA

Inju, la bête dans l'ombre
Dir: Barbet Schroeder
Cast: Benoît Magimel
France

Is There Anybody There?
Dir: John Crowley
Cast: Bill Milner, Michael Caine
United Kingdom

Last Stop 174
Dir: Bruno Barreto
Brazil

Management
Dir: Stephen Belber
Cast: Steve Zahn, Jennifer Aniston, Woody Harrelson
USA

Me and Orson Welles
Dir: Richard Linklater
Cast: Zac Efron, Claire Danes, Ben Chaplin, Christian McKay
United Kingdom

A Perfect Day
Dir: Ferzan Ozpetek
Italy

Séraphine
Dir: Martin Provost
France/Belgium

Slumdog Millionaire
Dir: Danny Boyle
United Kingdom

Synecdoche, New York
Dir: Charlie Kaufman
Cast: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Catherine Keener, Dianne Wiest, Samantha Morton, Michelle Williams, Emily Watson, Hope Davis
USA

A Woman in Berlin
Dir: Max Färberböck
Germany/Poland

The Wrestler
Dir: Darren Aronofsky
Cast: Mickey Rourke, Evan Rachel Wood, Marisa Tomei, Judah Friedlander and the Necro Butcher
USA

Zack and Miri Make a Porno
Dir: Kevin Smith
Cast: Seth Rogen, Elizabeth Banks
USA

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

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