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2013 TIFF: Gibney, Posin, Turturro, Kevin Macdonald & Sean Durkin Fill Up Special Presentations

With only the Discovery, Mavericks and Masters programmes left to be determined, TIFF head programmers dished out the final make-up of the Galas, Special Presentations and TIFF Kids line-ups. Among the surprise/highly anticipated world preems we find Arie Posin’s The Face of Love, John Turturro’s Fading Gigolo, Kevin Macdonald’s How I Live Now, the long overdue showing for Charlie Stratton’s Therese and the out of nowhere sophomore feature from Quinceañera pairing Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland in The Last of Robin Hood, as well as the “theatrical” world preem to Sean Durkins’ Southcliffe (Channel 4’s TV Mini-Series, see pic above). Here are the added titles:

Blood Ties – Guillaume Canet, France/USA North American Premiere
Bright Days Ahead (Les Beaux jours) – Marion Vernoux, France North American Premiere
Words and Pictures – Fred Schepisi, USA World Premiere

A Promise (Une Promesse) – Patrice Leconte, Belgium/France North American Premiere
The Armstrong Lie – Alex Gibney, USA North American Premiere
Blind Detective – Johnnie To, Hong Kong North American Premiere
Child of God – James Franco, USA North American Premiere
The Face of Love – Arie Posin, USA World Premiere
Fading Gigolo – John Turturro, USA World Premiere
The Finishers – Nils Tavernier, Belgium/France World Premiere
How I Live Now – Kevin Macdonald, United Kingdom World Premiere
The Last of Robin Hood – Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland, USA World Premiere
The Liberator (Libertador) – Alberto Arvelo, Venezuela/Spain World Premiere
Love is the Perfect Crime (Amour Crime Parfait) – Arnaud Larrieu and Jean-Marie Larrieu, France/Switzerland World Premiere
Lucky Them – Megan Griffiths, USA World Premiere
Rock the Casbah – Laïla Marrakchi, France/Morocco International Premiere
Singing Women (Sarki Söyleyen Kadinlar) – Reha Erdem, France/Germany/Turkey World Premiere
Southcliffe – Sean Durkin, United Kingdom International Premiere
Sunshine on Leith – Dexter Fletcher, United Kingdom World Premiere
Therese – Charlie Stratton, USA World Premiere
Unforgiven (Yurusarezarumono) – Lee Sang-il, Japan North American Premiere
The Wind Rises (Kaze Tachinu) – Hayao Miyazaki, Japan North American Premiere

Amazonia – Thierry Ragobert, France/Brazil North American Premiere
Antboy – Ask Hasselbalch, Denmark World Premiere
KHUMBA – Anthony Silverston, South Africa North American Premiere
The World of Goopi and Bagha – Shilpa Ranade, India World Premiere
Zip and Zap and the Marble Gang – Oskar Santos, Spain World Premiere

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at (founded in 2000). Eric is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson's This Teacher (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022 he served as a New Flesh Comp for Best First Feature at the 2022 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Current top films for 2022 include Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).

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