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TORONTO 2018 Discovery / Special Presentations

Toronto’s Discovery programme unveils a line-up rich with promising debuts

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- The section has this year increased its selection, reaching 51 titles, the highest number ever

Toronto’s Discovery programme unveils a line-up rich with promising debuts
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The 43rd Toronto International Film Festival (6-16 September) has announced its full line-up after revealing the Discovery programme, which this year has increased its selection, reaching the highest ever number of 51 titles by first- or second-time filmmakers from all around the world.

In the programme, which aims to promote and suggest new and emerging filmmakers to the whole world, the European presence is once again highly impressive, as 55% of the selected titles (28 films) are European productions or co-productions - ten more than the last edition - with most of them having their world premieres, while many are being presented to North American audiences for the first time.

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Also, this year, TIFF has a relatively modest line-up on a par with last year, with 255 feature films set to be screened, 138 of which as world, 22 as international and 72 as North American premieres. The festival boasts a juicy selection of films in its Galas and Special Presentations (read more here and here - in which there have been two late additions, including Greta [+see also:
film review
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]
by Neil Jordan), the Platform section (see the news), TIFF Docs (see the news), Midnight Madness (see the news), Masters (see the news), Contemporary World Cinema (see the news) and Wavelengths (see the news).

The complete list of films announced is as follows:

Discovery

aKasha (The Roundup) [+see also:
trailer
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 - hajooj kuka (Sudan/South Africa/Qatar/Germany)
An Elephant Sitting StillHu Bo (China)
ANIARA [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
Pella Kågerman, Hugo Lilja (Sweden)
Blind Spot [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
Tuva Novotny (Norway)
ClaraAkash Sherman (Canada)
Complicity - Kei Chikaura (Japan/China)
Consequences [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Darko Štante
film profile
]
Darko Štante (Slovenia/Austria)
Edge of the KnifeGwaai Edenshaw, Helen Haig-Brown (Canada)
Emu RunnerImogen Thomas (Australia)
Cardinals - Grayson MooreAidan Shipley (Canada)
Disappearance - Ali Asgari (Iran/Qatar)
Five Fingers For Marseilles - Michael Matthews (South Africa)
The Future Ahead - Constanza Novick (Argentina)
Ever After [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
 - Carolina Hellsgård (Germany)
Farming [+see also:
film review
film profile
]
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (United Kingdom)
Fig Tree - Aäläm-Wärqe Davidian (Israel/Germany/France/Ethiopia)
Firecrackers - Jasmin Mozaffari (Canada)
Float Like a Butterfly [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
 - Carmel Winters (Ireland)
FreaksZach Lipovsky, Adam Stein (Canada)
Girl [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Lukas Dhont
film profile
]
Lukas Dhont (Belgium)
Gwen [+see also:
film review
film profile
]
 - William McGregor (United Kingdom)
Helmet HeadsNeto Villalobos (Costa Rica/Chile)
Her Job [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Nikos Labôt
film profile
]
Nikos Labôt (Greece/France/Serbia)
IceboxDaniel Sawka (USA)
Jirga - Benjamin Gilmour (Australia)
Mary Goes Round - Molly McGlynn (Canada)
Light as Feathers [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Rosanne Pel
film profile
]
 - Rosanne Pel (Netherlands)
Lionheart - Genevieve Nnaji (Nigeria)
Manta Ray [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
Phuttiphong Aroonpheng (Thailand/France/China)
Orange Days - Arash Lahooti (Iran)
Our Body - Han Ka-ram (South Korea)
PARADE [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
Nino Zhvania (Georgia/Russia)
Phoenix [+see also:
trailer
interview: Camilla Strøm Henriksen
film profile
]
 - Camilla Strøm Henriksen (Norway/Sweden)
Rafiki [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Wanuri Kahiu
film profile
]
Wanuri Kahiu (Kenya/South Africa/France/Lebanon/Norway/Netherlands/Germany/USA)
Saf [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
 - Ali Vatansever (Turkey/Germany/Romania)
ScrewdriverBassam Jarbawi (Palestine/USA/Qatar) (closing film)
Summer Survivors [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Marija Kavtaradzė
film profile
]
 - Marija Kavtaradze (Lithuania)
Tel Aviv on Fire [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Sameh Zoabi
film profile
]
Sameh Zoabi (Luxembourg/France/Israel/Belgium)
The Chambermaid - Lila Avilés (Mexico)
The Crossing - Bai Xue (China) (opening film)
The Day I Lost My Shadow [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Soudade Kaadan
film profile
]
Soudade Kaadan (Syria/France/Qatar/Lebanon)
The Dig [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
Andy Tohill, Ryan Tohill (United Kingdom)
The Extraordinary Journey of Celeste Garcia [+see also:
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]
Arturo Infante (Cuba/Germany)
The Load [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Ognjen Glavonić
film profile
]
Ognjen Glavonic (Serbia/France/Croatia/Iran/Qatar)
The Mercy of the Jungle [+see also:
film review
interview: Joël Karekezi
film profile
]
 - Joël Karekezi (Belgium/France/Germany)
The Third Wife - Ash Mayfair (Vietnam)
Tito and the Birds - Gustavo Steinberg, Gabriel Bitar, André Catoto (Brazil)
Too Late to Die Young [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
- Dominga Sotomayor (Chile/Brazil/Argentina/Netherlands/Qatar)
Touch Me Not [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Adina Pintilie
film profile
]
- Adina Pintilie (Romania/Germany/Czech Republic/Bulgaria/France)
Twin Flower [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
- Laura Luchetti (Italy)
Woman at War [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Benedikt Erlingsson
interview: Benedikt Erlingsson
film profile
]
- Benedikt Erlingsson (Iceland/France/Ukraine)

Special Presentations

Greta [+see also:
film review
film profile
]
- Neil Jordan (USA/Ireland)
Vox Lux - Brady Corbet (USA)

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