TIFF Co-Heads Cameron Bailey and Joana Vicente announced today a second wave of films in the Gala and Special Presentations lineup, which will be screened at TIFF this September.
Bailey, Artistic Director and Co-Head of TIFF, said: "We’re thrilled to announce this second wave of Galas and Special Presentations, which I believe are some of the most compelling in the lineup. Audiences will be delighted by the artistry present in this year’s splashiest sections."
The two additional galas include Tom Harper’s The Aeronauts, starring Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones, and Giuseppe Capotondi’s thriller The Burnt Orange Heresy, starring Mick Jagger, Claes Bang and Elizabeth Debicki.
There's also a selection of Special Presentation films, including Lucy in the Sky starring Natalie Portman. The astronaut drama follows Lisa Nowak, a NASA astronaut who returns to Earth after a space mission and begins to lose touch with reality as she begins to date her colleague.
Other new titles include Wave starring Lucas Hedges, Olivier Assayas’ Wasp Network starring Penelope Cruz, FBI drama Seberg starring Kristen Stewart, Human Capital starring Liev Schreiber and Max Winkler's Jungleland starring Charlie Hunnam.
These films round up the total to 20 Gala and 55 Special Presentations being screened at the festival this year. The 44th Toronto International Film Festival runs September 5–15, 2019. Check out the list of additionally announced Galas and Special Presentations below and click here for the full list. ~Marriska Fernandes
The Aeronauts, Tom Harper, United Kingdom - Canadian Premiere
The Burnt Orange Heresy, Giuseppe Capotondi, USA/United Kingdom - North American Premiere
SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS 2019
American Son, Kenny Leon, USA - World Premiere
Deerskin (Le Daim), Quentin Dupieux, France - International Premiere
Dirt Music, Gregor Jordan, United Kingdom/Australia - World Premiere
The Elder One (Moothon), Geetu Mohandas, India - World Premiere
Guns Akimbo, Jason Lei Howden, Germany/New Zealand - World Premiere
Human Capital, Marc Meyers, USA - World Premiere
Jungleland, Max Winkler, USA - World Premiere
Lucy in the Sky, Noah Hawley, USA - World Premiere
Lyrebird, Dan Friedkin, USA - International Premiere
Mosul, Matthew Michael Carnahan, USA - North American Premiere
Seberg, Benedict Andrews, USA/United Kingdom - North American Premiere
Sibyl, Justine Triet, France/Belgium - North American Premiere
SYNCHRONIC, Aaron Moorhead, Justin Benson, USA - World Premiere
The Truth (La vérité), Hirokazu Kore-eda, France/Japan - North American Premiere
Wasp Network, Olivier Assayas, France, Brazil, Spain, Belgium - North American Premiere
Waves, Trey Edward Shults, USA - International Premiere