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Posted July 25, 2013


Piers Handling, CEO and Director of TIFF, and Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director of the Toronto International Film Festival, unveiled the first round of titles (16 Galas and 55 Special Presentations) set to premiere at the 38th Toronto International Film Festival® including 40 world premieres.

“An unparalleled caliber of international talent will illuminate the city for 11 spectacular days, to descend on the hottest red carpets representing productions from across the globe including South Africa, France, Canada, South Korea, Australia, Germany, USA, and the United Kingdom,” said Bailey. "We, at filmfestivals.com  could not agree more, rarely have we seen such a strong line up ...from Wikileaks to Mike Myers.... Check the titles below."

The 38th Toronto International Film Festival runs from September 5  to 15, 2013.


American Dreams in China Peter Ho-Sun Chan, Hong Kong/China North American Premiere

The Art of the Steal Jonathan Sobol, Canada World Premiere

August: Osage County John Wells, USA World Premiere

Cold Eyes Cho Ui-seok and Kim Byung-seo, South Korea North American Premiere

Opening Night Film

The Fifth Estate Bill Condon, USA World Premiere

The Grand Seduction Don McKellar, Canada World Premiere

Kill Your Darlings John Krokidas, USA International Premiere

Closing Night Film

Life of Crime Daniel Schechter, USA World Premiere

The Love Punch Joel Hopkins, France World Premiere

The Lunchbox Ritesh Batra, India/France/Germany North American Premiere

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom Justin Chadwick, South Africa World Premiere

Parkland Peter Landesman, USA North American Premiere

The Railway Man Jonathan Teplitzky, Australia/United Kingdom World Premiere

The Right Kind of Wrong Jeremiah Chechik, Canada World Premiere

Rush Ron Howard, United Kingdom/Germany International Premiere

Shuddh Desi Romance Maneesh Sharma, India Canadian Premiere

The Legend of Shep Gordon Mike Myers, USA World Premiere



12 Years a Slave- Steve McQueen, USA World Premiere

All Is By My Side- John Ridley, United Kingdom World Premiere

Attila -Marcel Sylvain Chomet, France World Premiere

Bad Words- Jason Bateman, USA World Premiere

Belle- Amma Asante, United Kingdom World Premiere

Blue Is the Warmest Color

Adèle: Chapters 1 & 2- Abdellatif Kechiche, France North American Premiere

Burning Bush Agnieszka Holland, Czech Republic North American Premiere

Can a Song Save Your Life? -John Carney, USA World Premiere

Cannibal (Caníbal) -Manuel Martín Cuenca, Spain/Romania/Russia/France World Premiere

Dallas Buyers Club- Jean-Marc Vallée, USA World Premiere

Devil's Knot- Atom Egoyan, USA World Premiere

The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him and Her Ned Benson, USA

Dom Hemingway -Richard Shepard, United Kingdom World Premiere

Don Jon- Joseph Gordon-Levitt, USA Canadian Premiere

The Double- Richard Ayoade, United Kingdom World Premiere

Enough Said -Nicole Holofcener, USA World Premiere

Exit Marrakech- Caroline Link, Germany International Premiere

For Those Who Can Tell No Tales- Jasmila Žbanić, Bosnia and Herzegovina World Premiere

Gloria -Sebastián Lelio, Chile/Spain North American Premiere

Going Away (Il est parti dimanche)- Nicole Garcia, France World Premiere

Gravity- Alfonso Cuarón, USA/United Kingdom North American Premiere

The Great Beauty- (La Grande Bellezza) Paolo Sorrentino, Italy North American Premiere

Half of a Yellow Sun- Biyi Bandele, Nigeria/United Kingdom World Premiere

Hateship Loveship- Liza Johnson, USA World Premiere

Ida Pawel -Pawlikowski, Poland World Premiere

L'intrepido -Gianni Amelio, Italy North American Premiere

The Invisible Woman- Ralph Fiennes, United Kingdom World Premiere

Joe David- Gordon Green, USA North American Premiere

Labor Day- Jason Reitman, USA World Premiere

Like Father, Like Son -Hirokazu Kore-eda, Japan North American Premiere (seriously how many films have had that title already)

Man of Tai Chi -Keanu Reeves, USA/China North American Premiere

MARY Queen of Scots- Thomas Imbach, France/Switzerland North American Premiere

Mystery Road -Ivan Sen, Australia International Premiere

Night Moves- Kelly Reichardt, USA North American Premiere

Omar Hany- Abu-Assad, Palestine North American Premiere

One Chance -David Frankel, USA World Premiere

Only Lovers Left Alive- Jim Jarmusch, USA North American Premiere

The Past (Le Passé) -Asghar Farhadi, France/Italy North American Premiere

Philomena Stephen- Frears, United Kingdom North American Premiere

Pioneer (Pionér) -Erik Skjoldbjærg, Norway/Germany/Sweden/France/Finland International Premiere

Prisoners -Denis Villeneuve, USA World Premiere

Quai d'Orsay- Bertrand Tavernier, France World Premiere

REAL- Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Japan North American Premiere

Starred Up- David Mackenzie, United Kingdom World Premiere

Third Person- Paul Haggis, Belgium World Premiere
(Belgium, really? J)

Those Happy Years-(Anni Felici) Daniele Luchetti, Italy World Premiere

Tracks -John Curran, United Kingdom/Australia North American Premiere

Under the Skin- Jonathan Glazer, USA/United Kingdom North American Premiere

Violette- Martin Provost, France/Belgium World Premiere

Visitors- Godfrey Reggio, USA World Premiere

Walesa. Man of Hope. (Walesa. Czlowiek z nadziei.) -Andrzej Wajda, Poland North American Premiere

We are the Best! (Vi är bäst!)- Lukas Moodysson, Sweden North American Premiere

Le Week-End- Roger Michell, United Kingdom World Premiere

You Are Here -Matthew Weiner, USA World Premiere

Young and Beautiful- (Jeune & Jolie) François Ozon, France/Belgium North American Premiere (Cannes was not enough to launch that weaker film from French author, let’s see how north American audience have to say)