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2018 TIFF: Corbet’s “Vox Lux” & Neil Jordan’s “Greta” Added + Discovery Section Unveiled

2018 TIFF: Corbet’s “Vox Lux” & Neil Jordan’s “Greta” Added + Discovery Section Unveiled

His double Venice film festival award winning The Childhood of a Leader was mysteriously a no-show for the 2015 edition, but TIFF programmers decided Vox Lux was too good to pass up on. Brady Corbet‘s sophomore film was added to the Special Presentations line-up along with (the formerly known The Widow) Greta,  Neil Jordan’s thriller starring Chloë Grace Moretz and Isabelle Huppert. The Discovery section is chock full of debuts from filmmakers we were introduced to in Berlin (Adina Pintilie’s Touch Me Not) and in Cannes (Lukas Dhont’s Girl) and a handful of world preems in Farming by Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje and Swedish director and actress Tuva Novotny with Blind Spot (which was also selected to compete in the San Sebastián. Here are the Discovery selections:

aKasha hajooj kuka | Sudan/South Africa/Qatar/Germany
North American Premiere

ANIARA Pella Kågerman, Hugo Lilja | Sweden
World Premiere

Blind Spot Tuva Novotny

Blind Spot ( Blindsone ) Tuva Novotny | Norway (#5 in pick above)
International Premiere

The Chambermaid ( La Camarista ) Lila Avilés | Mexico
World Premiere

Complicity ( Kazenoki Wa Koto No Youni ) Kei Chikaura | Japan/China
World Premiere

Consequences ( Posledice ) Darko Štante | Slovenia/Austria
World Premiere

* Discovery Opening Film *
The Crossing ( Guo Chun Tian ) Bai Xue | China
World Premiere

The Day I Lost My Shadow ( Yom Adaatou Zouli ) Soudade Kaadan | Syria/France/Qatar/Lebanon
North American Premiere

The Dig Andy Tohill, Ryan Tohill | United Kingdom
North American Premiere

An Elephant Sitting Still ( Da Xiang Xi Di Er Zuo ) Hu Bo | China
Canadian Premiere

Emu Runner Imogen Thomas | Australia
World Premiere

ENDZEIT – EVER AFTER ( ENDZEIT ) Carolina Hellsgård | Germany
World Premiere

The Extraordinary Journey of Celeste García ( El Viaje Extraordinario de Celeste García ) Arturo Infante |
Cuba/Germany
World Premiere

Farming Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje | United Kingdom
World Premiere

Fig Tree Aäläm-Wärqe Davidian | Israel/Germany/France/Ethiopia (#2 in pick above)
World Premiere

Float Like a Butterfly Carmel Winters | Ireland
World Premiere

Girl Lukas Dhont | Belgium
Canadian Premiere

Gwen William McGregor | United Kingdom
World Premiere

Helmet Heads ( Cascos Indomables ) Neto Villalobos | Costa Rica/Chile
World Premiere

Nikos Labot Her Job

Her Job Nikos Labôt | Greece/France/Serbia (#3 in pick above)
World Premiere

Icebox Daniel Sawka | USA
World Premiere

Jirga Benjamin Gilmour | Australia
North American Premiere

Light as Feathers Rosanne Pel | Netherlands
World Premiere

Lionheart Genevieve Nnaji | Nigeria
World Premiere

The Load ( Teret ) Ognjen Glavonic | Serbia/France/Croatia/Iran/Qatar
North American Premiere

Manta Ray ( Kraben Rahu ) Phuttiphong Aroonpheng | Thailand/France/China
North American Premiere

The Mercy of the Jungle Joël Karekezi | Belgium/France/Germany
North American Premiere

Orange Days ( Rooz-haye Narenji ) Arash Lahooti | Iran
World Premiere

Our Body ( A-wol Ba-di ) Han Ka-ram | South Korea
World Premiere

Parade ( Aglumi ) Nino Zhvania | Georgia/Russia
World Premiere

Camilla Strom Henriksen Phoenix

Phoenix ( Føniks ) Camilla Strøm Henriksen | Norway/Sweden (#4 in pick above)
World Premiere

Rafiki Wanuri Kahiu | Kenya/South Africa/France/Lebanon/Norway/Netherlands/Germany/USA
North American Premiere

Saf Ali Vatansever | Turkey/Germany/Romania
World Premiere

* Discovery Closing Film *
Screwdriver (Mafak) Bassam Jarbawi | Palestine/USA/Qatar
North American Premiere

Summer Survivors Marija Kavtaradze | Lithuania
World Premiere

Tel Aviv on Fire Sameh Zoabi | Luxembourg/France/Israel/Belgium
North American Premiere

The Third Wife – Ash Mayfair | Vietnam
World Premiere

Tito and the Birds ( Tito e os Pássaros ) – Gustavo Steinberg, Gabriel Bitar, André Catoto | Brazil
North American Premiere

Too Late to Die Young ( Tarde para morir joven ) Dominga Sotomayor |
Chile/Brazil/Argentina/Netherlands/Qatar
North American Premiere

Touch Me Not – Adina Pintilie | Romania/Germany/Czech Republic/Bulgaria/France
North American Premiere

Twin Flower ( Fiore Gemello ) – Laura Luchetti | Italy
World Premiere

Woman at War ( Kona fer í stríð ) – Benedikt Erlingsson | Iceland/France/Ukraine
North American Premiere

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at IONCINEMA.com, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury 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 was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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