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Latest From Ozon, Bahrani, Baumbach, Gordon Green, Petzold & Hansen-Løve Heading to TIFF…Telluride & Venice

Much like back to school sales in mid July, in our books, TIFF’s first announcement wave reminds us that the end of summer is upon us (we heart fall film festival bliss) and it also gets our team of journalists heading to TIFF in Charlie Foxtrot pickle of a situation as the Docs, Midnight Madness, Vanguard & Wavelengths get revealed in the weeks to come making for scheduling overload. Of star-struck, tickets sale friendly list of showy red carpet items mentioned today, we find our usual set of Oscar bait items (how odd that Quebecois helmers Jean-Marc Vallee and Philippe Falardeau both present tear-jerker items with Reese Witherspoon), acquisitions titles, and more importantly, our first look at items that are pretty much guaranteed a showing at this year’s Telluride and Venice Film Festivals. On tap, we have Mia Hansen-Løve’s Eden, Christian Petzold’s PhoenixNoah Baumbach’s While We’re Young , David Gordon Green’s Manglehorn (see Pacino pic above), Ramin Bahrani’s 99 Homes and Abel Ferrara’s Pasolini. Here are the announced titles so far:

GALAS
Black and White – Mike Binder, USA World Premiere
The Equalizer – Antoine Fuqua, USA World Premiere
Foxcatcher – Bennett Miller, USA Canadian Premiere
Haemoo – Shim Sung-bo, South Korea International Premiere
The Judge – David Dobkin, USA World Premiere
A Little Chaos – Alan Rickman UK World Premiere (Closing Night)
Maps to the Stars – David Cronenberg, Canada/Germany North American Premiere
The New Girlfriend (Une nouvelle amie) – François Ozon, France World Premiere
Pawn Sacrifice – Ed Zwick, USA World Premiere
The Riot Club – Lone Scherfig, United Kingdom World Premiere
Samba – Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano, France World Premiere
This is Where I Leave You – Shawn Levy, USA World Premiere
Wild – Jean-Marc Vallee, Canada World Premiere

SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS
99 Homes – Ramin Bahrani, USA Canadian Premiere
American Heist – Sarik Andreasyan, USA World Premiere
Before We Go – Chris Evans, USA World Premiere
Breakup Buddies – Ning Hao World Premiere
Cake – Daniel Barnz, USA World Premiere
Coming Home – Zhang Yimou, China North American Premiere
The Dead Lands (Hautoa) – Toa Fraser, New Zealand/United Kingdom World Premiere
The Drop – Michael R. Roskam, USA World Premiere
Eden – Mia Hansen-Løve, France World Premiere
Far From Men (Loin des Hommes) – David Oelhoffen, France North American Premiere
Force Majeure (Turist) – Ruben Ostlund, Sweden/Norway/Denmark/France North American Premiere
The Gate – Regis Wargnier, France World Premiere
Good Kill – Andrew Niccol, USA North American Premiere
The Good Lie – Philippe Falardeau, USA World Premiere
Haemoo – Shim Sung-Bo, South Korea International Premiere
Hector and the Search for Happiness – Peter Chelsom, Canada/United Kingdom North American Premiere
The Humbling – Barry Levinson, USA North American Premiere
Hungry Hearts – Saverio Costanzo, Italy International Premiere
The Judge – David Dobkin USA
Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet – Roger Allers, Gaëtan Brizzi, Paul Brizzi, Joan Gratz, Mohammed Saeed Harib, Tomm Moore, Nina Paley, Bill Plympton, Joann Sfar and Michal Socha — Canada/France/Lebanon/Qatar/USA World Premiere
The Keeping Room – Daniel Barber, USA World Premiere
The Last Five Years – Richard LaGravenese, USA World Premiere
Learning to Drive – Isabel Coixet, USA World Premiere
Love & Mercy – Bill Pohlad, USA World Premiere
Manglehorn – David Gordon Green, USA North American Premiere
Men, Women & Children – Jason Reitman, USA World Premiere
Miss Julie – Liv Ullman, Norway/United Kingdom/Ireland World Premiere
Mr. Turner – Mike Leigh, UK
My Old Lady – Israel Horovitz, USA World Premiere
Ned Rifle – Hal Hartley, USA World Premiere
Nightcrawler – Dan Gilroy, USA World Premiere
Pasolini – Abel Ferrara, France/Italy/Belgium North American Premiere
Phoenix – Christian Petzold, Germany World Premiere
The Reach – Jean-Baptiste Leonetti, USA World Premiere
Red Amnesia (Chuangru Zhe) – Wang Xiaoshuai, China North American Premiere
Return to Ithaca – Laurent Cantet, France North American Premiere
A Second Chance (En chance til) – Susanne Bier, Denmark World Premiere
Still Alice – Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland, USA World Premiere
Theory of Everything – James Marsh, United Kingdom/USA World Premiere
Time Out of Mind – Oren Moverman, USA World Premiere
Top Five – Chris Rock, USA World Premiere
While We’re Young – Noah Baumbach, USA World Premiere
Whiplash – Damien Chazelle, USA Canadian 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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