TIFF 2018: A Star is Born, The Hate U Give, First Man announced for Toronto festival


Ryan Gosling as Neil Armstrong in First Man, YA e-book adaptation The Hate U Give and a pair of high-profile remakes — A Star is Born and Widows — are among the many first choices unveiled for this 12 months’s Toronto Worldwide Movie Festival.

Organizers announced an preliminary batch of gala and particular presentation movies slated for this 12 months’s version on Tuesday.

The record includes celebrity-studded initiatives, acclaimed titles from the movie festival circuit and the newest entries from notable worldwide filmmakers.

Gosling reteams with La La Land director Damien Chazelle in First Man, whereas Bradley Cooper makes his directorial debut with A Star is Born, wherein he additionally co-stars with Woman Gaga. 

Viola Davis presides over a star-studded ensemble forged in 12 Years a Slave director Steve McQueen’s Widows, a female-led heist thriller primarily based on a British sequence, whereas Keira Knightly stars in Wash Westmoreland’s historic biopic Colette.

TIFF will even debut The Hate U Give, the anticipated teen-focussed drama primarily based on Angie Thomas’ bestselling American younger grownup novel, together with film variations of award-winning CanLit novels Via Black Spruce by Joseph Boyden and The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt. 

A number of notable movies from the Cannes Movie Festival are additionally making the journey to Toronto, together with Asghar Farhadi’s opener, the psychological thriller All people Is aware of, the Japanese-language Palme d’Or-winning trendy drama Shoplifters and two notable, female-directed initiatives that made a splash on La Croisette: Eva Husson’s all-women warfare film Ladies of the Solar, on the premiere of which feminine filmmakers staged a strong protest, and Nadine Labaki’s social drama Capernaum,which captured the Jury Prize.

Altogether, slightly below one-third of the TIFF movies announced as we speak are directed by ladies, together with new initiatives from Patricia Rozema (Mouthpiece), Stella Meghie (The Weekend), Nandita Das (Manto), Claire Denis (Excessive Life), Amma Asante (The place Arms Contact) and Nicole Holofcener (The Land of Regular Habits). Final 12 months, the festival made a five-year dedication to prioritizing gender parity initiatives and rising the participation of and alternatives for ladies each behind and in entrance of the digicam with its program Share Her Journey.

Together with the brand new movies from Rozema and Meghie, different Canadian filmmakers on Tuesday’s record embody Kim Nguyen, Don McKellar and Keith Behrman. 

The 2018 Toronto Worldwide Movie Festival runs Sept. 6-16.

TIFF titles announced Tuesday embody:

GALAS 2018

  • Stunning Boy, Felix van Groeningen, USA
  • Galveston, Mélanie Laurent, USA
  • All people Is aware of, Asghar Farhadi, Spain/France/Italy
  • First Man, Damien Chazelle, USA
  • The Hate U Give, George Tillman, Jr., USA
  • Hidden Man, Jiang Wen, China
  • Excessive Life, Claire Denis, Germany/France/Poland/United Kingdom
  • Husband Materials, Anurag Kashyap, India
  • The Kindergarten Instructor, Sara Colangelo, USA
  • The Land of Regular Habits, Nicole Holofcener, USA
  • Life Itself, Dan Fogelman, USA
  • The Public, Emilio Estevez, USA
  • Purple Joan, Sir Trevor Nunn, United Kingdom
  • A Star is Born, Bradley Cooper, USA
  • Shadow, Zhang Yimou, China
  • What They Had, Elizabeth Chomko, USA
  • Widows, Steve McQueen, United Kingdom/USA


  • Ben is Again, Peter Hedges, USA
  • Burning, Lee Chang-dong, South Korea
  • Can You Ever Forgive Me?, Marielle Heller, USA
  • Capernaum, Nadine Labaki, Lebanon
  • Chilly Warfare, Paweł Pawlikowski, Poland/United Kingdom/France
  • Colette, Wash Westmoreland, United Kingdom
  • Dogman, Matteo Garrone, Italy/France
  • The Entrance Runner, Jason Reitman, USA
  • Big Little Ones, Keith Behrman, Canada
  • Ladies of the Solar (Les filles du soleil), Eva Husson, France
  • Lodge Mumbai, Anthony Maras, Australia
  • The Hummingbird Venture, Kim Nguyen, Canada
  • Maya, Mia Hansen-Løve, France
  • Manto, Nandita Das, India
  • Monsters and Males, Reinaldo Marcus Inexperienced, USA
  • Mouthpiece, Patricia Rozema, Canada
  • Non-Fiction, Olivier Assayas, France
  • Previous Man & the Gun, David Lowery, USA
  • Papi Chulo, John Butler, Eire
  • Roma, Alfonso Cuarón, Mexico/USA
  • Shoplifters, Hirokazu Kore-eda, Japan
  • The Sisters Brothers, Jacques Audiard, USA/France/Romania/Spain
  • Sundown, László Nemes, Hungary/France
  • Via Black Spruce, Don McKellar, Canada
  • The Weekend, Stella Meghie, USA
  • The place Arms Contact, Amma Asante, United Kingdom
  • White Boy Rick, Yann Demange, USA
  • Wildlife, Paul Dano, USA




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