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2023 TIFF: Asmae El Moudir, Roger Ross Williams, Errol Morris, Raoul Peck & Wiseman Load Up TIFF Docs

2023 TIFF: Asmae El Moudir, Roger Ross Williams, Errol Morris, Raoul Peck & Wiseman Load Up TIFF Docs

TIFF Docs programming team announced some big guns in their line-up comprised of some high value world premieres and a sprinkling of North American preems. Following his premiere in Venice, Frederick Wiseman will bring four-hour docu Menus-Plaisirs Les Troisgros to the fest while Errol Morris will be coming from Telluride with The Pigeon Tunnel (which Apple TV+ made public just a couple of days ago – this is about the storied life and career of former British spy David Cornwell, better known as bestselling author John le Carré. A big winner in the Un Certain Regard section, Best Director (and L’Oeil d’or winner) Asmae El Moudir brings The Mother of All Lies – one of my personal faves on the Croisette. Also from Cannes, Pierre-Henri will gift us with Viva Varda! a portrait on the female filmmaker legend. And finally three world premieres to watch out for from established vets, we find Raoul Peck with Silver Dollar Road, Mountain Queen: The Summits of Lhakpa Sherpa by Lucy Walker and Roger Ross Williams with Stamped From the Beginning. Here is the TIFF Docs section line-up:

Boil Alert – Stevie Salas, James Burns | Canada/USA – World Premiere
Bye Bye Tiberias – Lina Soualem | France/Belgium/Qatar/Palestine – North American Premiere
Copa 71 – Rachel Ramsay, James Erskine | United Kingdom – World Premiere OPENING NIGHT FILM
Defiant – Karim Amer | Ukraine/United Kingdom/USA – World Premiere
Flipside – Chris Wilcha | USA – World Premiere
God is a Woman – Andrés Peyrot | France/Switzerland/Panama – North American Premiere
Homecoming – Suvi West, Anssi Kömi | Finland/Norway – World Premiere
In the Rearview – Maciek Hamela | Poland/France/Ukraine – North American Premiere
Menus-Plaisirs Les Troisgros – Frederick Wiseman | France/USA – North American Premiere
Mountain Queen: The Summits of Lhakpa Sherpa – Lucy Walker | USA – World Premiere
Mr. Dressup: The Magic of Make-Believe – Robert McCallum | Canada – World Premiere
Silver Dollar Road – Raoul Peck | USA – World Premiere
Songs of Earth – Margreth Olin | Norway – North American Premiere
Sorry/Not Sorry – Caroline Suh, Cara Mones | USA – World Premiere
Stamped From the Beginning – Roger Ross Williams | USA – World Premiere
Summer Qamp – Jen Markowitz | Canada – World Premiere
The Contestant – Clair Titley | United Kingdom – World Premiere

The Mother of All Lies – Asmae El Moudir | Morocco/Egypt/Saudi Arabia/Qatar – North American Premiere
The Pigeon Tunnel – Errol Morris | United Kingdom/USA/Hungary – International Premiere
The World is Family – Anand Patwardhan | India – World Premiere
Viva Varda! – Pierre-Henri Gibert | France – North American Premiere
Walls – Kasia Smutniak | Italy – 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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