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TORONTO 2019 Galas / Special Presentations / Contemporary World Cinema / Wavelengths

Toronto announces its Contemporary World Cinema selection

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- The festival also adds more Gala and Special Presentations to its line-up, and announced its Masters and Wavelengths sections

Toronto announces its Contemporary World Cinema selection
Our Lady of the Nile​ by Atiq Rahimi

The 44th Toronto International Film Festival (5-15 September) has announced the selection of its Contemporary World Cinema section, this year hailing from 48 countries. The section will open with Atiq Rahimi’s third feature Our Lady of the Nile​ and will also include the world premieres of The Barefoot Emperor by​ Jessica Woodworth and Peter Brosens (King of the Belgians [+see also:
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), Maria’s Paradise​ by Zaida Bergroth (Miami [+see also:
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), Nobadi by ​Karl Markovics (Superworld [+see also:
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), and Resin​ by Daniel Joseph Borgman.

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Furthermore, two more titles were added to the Gala selection and 16 to Special Presentations, including the world premieres of Jason Lei Howden‘s Guns Akimbo and Gregor Jordan‘s Dirt Music, rounding up the programmes for a total of 20 and 55 films respectively (see the news).

On the other hand, eleven films by acclaimed and established auteurs were also announced in the festival’s Masters programme, which is now curated by TIFF Cinematheque’s director, Brad Deane. The programme includes the latest works from Marco Bellocchio, Roy Andersson, Bertrand Bonello, Ken Loach and Angela Schanelec, while Arturo Ripstein’s Devil Between the Legs will have its world premiere.

The 19th edition of Wavelengths, which aims to be a testament to political fortitude and artistic experimentation across various genres and perspectives, will feature a total of 37 features and short films. Among the selection, Wavelengths will screen the new films from Pedro Costa, Albert Serra, Ben Rivers and Sergei Loznitsa.

The list of new films announced:

Contemporary World Cinema

37 Seconds - ​Hikari  (Japan/USA)
Adam [+see also:
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- ​Maryam Touzani (Morocco/France/Belgium)
Arab Blues - ​Manele Labidi (France)
Atlantics [+see also:
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interview: Mati Diop
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- ​Mati Diop (France/Senegal/Belgium)
Atlantis - ​Valentyn Vasyanovych (Ukraine)
Bacurau [+see also:
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interview: Kleber Mendonça Filho, Juli…
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- ​Kleber Mendonça Filho, Juliano Dornelles (Brazil)
Balloon - ​Pema Tseden (China)
The Barefoot Emperor -​ Jessica Woodworth, Peter Brosens (Belgium/Netherlands/Croatia/Bulgaria)
Beanpole [+see also:
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- ​Kantemir Balagov (Russia)
Beneath the Blue Suburban Skies - ​Edward Burns (USA)
Blow the Man Down - ​Danielle Krudy, Bridget Savage Cole (USA)
Bombay Rose - ​Gitanjali Rao (India/United Kingdom/Qatar)
Chicuarotes - Gael García Bernal (Mexico)
The Climb - Michael Angelo Covino (USA)
Corpus Christi [+see also:
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- Jan Komasa (Poland/France)
The County - Grímur Hákonarson (Iceland/Denmark/Germany/France)
Dogs Don’t Wear Pants [+see also:
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interview: J-P Valkeapää
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- J-P Valkeapää (Finland/Latvia)
The Father [+see also:
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interview: GoCritic! Interview: Kristi…
interview: Kristina Grozeva, Petar Val…
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- Petar Valchanov, Kristina Grozeva  (Bulgaria/Greece/Italy)
Flatland [+see also:
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- Jenna Bass (South Africa/Luxembourg/Germany)
A Girl Missing [+see also:
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- Koji Fukada (Japan/France)
Hala - Minhal Baig (USA)
Henry Glassie: Field Work - Pat Collins (Ireland)
Incitement​ - Yaron Zilberman (Israel)
Instinct [+see also:
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- Halina Reijn (Netherlands)
The Invisible Life of Eurídice Gusmão [+see also:
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​ - Karim Aïnouz (Brazil/Germany)
Jallikattu​ - Lijo Jose Pellissery (India)
Knuckle City​ - Jahmil X.T. Qubeka (South Africa)
La Llorona​ - Jayro Bustamante (Guatemala/France)
Les Misérables [+see also:
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interview: Ladj Ly
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 [+see also:
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- Ladj Ly (France)
The Long Walk​ - Mattie Do (Laos/Spain/Singapore)
Made in Bangladesh​ - Rubaiyat Hossain (France/Bangladesh/Denmark/Portugal)
Mariam​ - Sharipa Urazbayeva (Kazakhstan)
Maria’s Paradise​ - Zaida Bergroth (Finland/Estonia)
Nobadi - ​Karl Markovics (Austria)
Our Lady of the Nile​ - Atiq Rahimi (France/Belgium/Rwanda)
The Perfect Candidate - Haifaa Al-Mansour (Saudi Arabia/Germany)
Red Fields​ - ​Keren Yedaya (Israel/Luxembourg/Germany)
Resin​ - Daniel Joseph Borgman (Denmark)
So Long, My Son - Wang Xiaoshuai (China)
Spider - ​Andrés Wood (Chile)
A Sun - ​Chung Mong-Hong (Taiwan)
Synonyms [+see also:
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interview: Nadav Lapid
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 [+see also:
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interview: Nadav Lapid
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- Nadav Lapid (France/Israel/Germany)
Terminal Sud [+see also:
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 [+see also:
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- Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche (France)
Three Summers​ - Sandra Kogut (Brazil/France)
Verdict ​- Raymund Ribay Gutierrez (Philippines/France)
A White, White Day [+see also:
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interview: Hlynur Pálmason
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- Hlynur Pálmason (Iceland/Denmark/Sweden)
The Wild Goose Lake [+see also:
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interview: Diao Yinan
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 [+see also:
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- Diao Yinan (China/France)
You Will Die at 20 - ​Amjad Abu Alala (Sudan/France/Egypt/Germany/Norway/Qatar)

Galas

The Aeronauts - Tom Harper (UK)
The Burnt Orange Heresy - Giuseppe Capotondi (USA/UK)

Special Presentations

American Son - Kenny Leon (USA)
Deerskin [+see also:
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interview: Quentin Dupieux
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- Quentin Dupieux (France)
Dirt MusicGregor Jordan (UK/Australia)
The Elder One - Geetu Mohandas (India)
Guns Akimbo - Jason Lei Howden (Germany/New Zealand)
Human Capital - Marc Meyers (USA)
Jungleland - Max Winkler (USA)
Lucy in the Sky - Noah Hawley (USA)
Lyrebird - Dan Friedkin (USA)
Mosul - Matthew Michael Carnahan (USA)
Seberg - Benedict Andrews (USA/UK)
Sibyl [+see also:
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interview: Justine Triet
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- Justine Triet (France/Belgium)
SYNCHRONIC - Aaron Moorhead, Justin Benson (USA)
The Truth - Hirokazu Kore-eda (France/Japan)
Wasp Network - Olivier Assayas (France/Brazil/Spain/Belgium)
Waves - Trey Edward Shults (USA)

Masters

A Hidden Life [+see also:
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- Terrence Malick (USA/Germany)
About Endlessness - Roy Andersson (Sweden/Germany/Norway)
Devil Between the Legs - Arturo Ripstein (Mexico/Spain)
I Was at Home, But… [+see also:
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interview: Angela Schanelec
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- Angela Schanelec (Germany/Serbia)
It Must Be Heaven [+see also:
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interview: Elia Suleiman
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- Elia Suleiman (France/Qatar/Germany/Canada/Palestine/Turkey)
Jordan River Anderson, The Messenger - Alanis Obomsawin (Canada)
Sorry We Missed You [+see also:
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Q&A: Ken Loach
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- Ken Loach (UK/France/Belgium)
To the Ends of the Earth - Kiyoshi Kurosawa (Japan/Uzbekistan/Qatar)
The Traitor [+see also:
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Q&A: Marco Bellocchio
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- Marco Bellocchio (Italy)
The Whistlers [+see also:
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interview: Corneliu Porumboiu
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- Corneliu Porumboiu (Romania/France/Germany)
Zombi Child [+see also:
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interview: Bertrand Bonello
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- Bertrand Bonello (France)

Wavelengths

143 Sahara Street [+see also:
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- Hassen Ferhani (Algeria)
Endless Night [+see also:
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interview: Eloy Enciso
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- Eloy Enciso (Spain)
The Fever [+see also:
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interview: Maya Da-Rin
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- Maya Da-Rin (Brazil/France/Germany)
Fire Will Come [+see also:
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interview: Óliver Laxe
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- Oliver Laxe (Spain/France/Luxembourg)
Heimat is A Space in Time [+see also:
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- Thomas Heise (Germany/Austria)
Krabi, 2562 [+see also:
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- Anocha Suwichakornpong, Ben Rivers (Thailand/UK)
Liberté [+see also:
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- Albert Serra (France/Spain/Portugal/Germany)
State Funeral - Sergei Loznitsa (Netherlands/Lithuania)
Un Film Dramatique [+see also:
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- Éric Baudelaire (France)
Vitalina Varela [+see also:
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- Pedro Costa (Portugal)

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