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Toronto reveals its first titles

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- The Canadian festival will feature lots of world premieres of eagerly-awaited European titles

Toronto reveals its first titles
The Guardians by Xavier Beauvois

The 42nd Toronto International Film Festival, which runs from 7 to 17 September, has announced its first batch of selected titles in the Gala and Special Presentations sections. This first announcement, which includes 14 Gala titles and 33 Special Presentations titles, features 25 world premieres, many of which are eagerly-awaited European films expected during the autumn festival season.

Among the titles announced, the Galas section includes the latest films by Joe Wright (Winston Churchill drama Darkest Hour [+see also:
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]
starring Gary Oldman), Deniz Gamze Ergüven (L.A.-set crime thriller Kings [+see also:
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film profile
]
starring Daniel Craig and Halle Berry), and Haifaa Al Mansour (Frankenstein author biopic Mary Shelley, starring Elle Fanning), as well as the new comedy by French directing duo Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano (C’est la vie! [+see also:
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]
).

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The Special Presentations section features new titles by Sebastián Lelio (Orthodox Jewish romance film Disobedience [+see also:
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]
starring Rachel McAdams and Rachel Weisz), Xavier Beauvois (1915 France set The Guardians [+see also:
film review
interview: Xavier Beauvois
film profile
]
starring Nathalie Baye), Mélanie Laurent (Plonger [+see also:
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]
, a love story that passes through different countries, starring María Valverde and Gilles Lellouche), Mahamat-Saleh Haroun (A Season in France [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Mahamat-Saleh Haroun
film profile
]
, the director’s first film set in France), Wim Wenders (love story Submergence [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
, starring James McAvoy and Alicia Vikander), Joachim Trier (psychological thriller Thelma [+see also:
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trailer
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interview: Joachim Trier
film profile
]
), and Stephen Frears (Queen Victoria drama Victoria and Abdul [+see also:
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]
, starring Judi Dench).

The full list of films announced:

Gala Presentations

Breathe [+see also:
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Andy Serkis (United Kingdom)
The Catcher Was A SpyBen Lewin (USA)
C’est la vie! [+see also:
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trailer
film profile
]
Olivier Nakache, Eric Toledano (France) (closing film)
Darkest Hour [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
Joe Wright (United Kingdom)
Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool [+see also:
film review
film profile
]
Paul McGuigan (United Kingdom)
Kings [+see also:
film review
film profile
]
Deniz Gamze Ergüven (France/Belgium)
Long Time RunningJennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier (Canada)
Mary ShelleyHaifaa Al Mansour (Ireland/United Kingdom/Luxembourg/USA)
The Mountain Between UsHany Abu-Assad (USA)
MudboundDee Rees (USA)
StrongerDavid Gordon Green (USA)
Untitled Bryan Cranston/Kevin Hart FilmNeil Burger (USA)
The Wife [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Björn Runge
film profile
]
Björn Runge (United Kingdom/Norway/Sweden/Switzerland/USA)
Woman Walks AheadSusanna White (USA)

Special Presentations

Battle of the SexesValerie Faris, Jonathan Dayton (USA)
BPM (Beats Per Minute) [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Arnaud Valois
interview: Robin Campillo
film profile
]
Robin Campillo (France)
The BrawlerAnurag Kashyap (India)
The Breadwinner [+see also:
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]
Nora Twomey (Canada/Ireland/Luxembourg)
Call Me By Your Name [+see also:
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]
Luca Guadagnino (Italy/France/USA/Brazil)
Catch the Wind [+see also:
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]
- Gaël Morel (France)
The Children Act - Richard Eyre (United Kingdom)
The Current War - Alfonso Gomez-Rejon (USA)
Disobedience [+see also:
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film profile
]
- Sebastián Lelio (United Kingdom)
Downsizing - Alexander Payne (USA)
A Fantastic Woman [+see also:
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trailer
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]
- Sebastián Lelio (Chile/Germany/USA/Spain)
First They Killed My Father - Angelina Jolie (Cambodia)
The Guardians [+see also:
film review
interview: Xavier Beauvois
film profile
]
- Xavier Beauvois (France)
Hostiles - Scott Cooper (USA)
The Hungry - Bornila Chatterjee (India)
I, Tonya - Craig Gillespie (USA)
Lady Bird - Greta Gerwig (USA) (opening film)
mother! - Darren Aronofsky (USA)
Novitiate - Maggie Betts (USA)
Omerta - Hansal Mehta (India)
Plonger [+see also:
film review
film profile
]
- Mélanie Laurent (France)
The Price of Success [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Teddy Lussi-Modeste
film profile
]
- Teddy Lussi-Modeste (France)
Professor Marston & the Wonder Women - Angela Robinson (USA)
The Rider - Chloé Zhao (USA)
A Season in France [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Mahamat-Saleh Haroun
film profile
]
- Mahamat-Saleh Haroun (France)
The Shape of Water - Guillermo del Toro (USA)
Sheikh Jackson - Amr Salama (Egypt) (closing film)
The Square [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Ruben Östlund
film profile
]
- Ruben Östlund (Sweden/Germany/France/Denmark/USA)
Submergence [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
- Wim Wenders (France/Germany/Spain/Belgium/USA)
Suburbicon - George Clooney (USA)
Thelma [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Joachim Trier
film profile
]
- Joachim Trier (Norway/Sweden/France/Denmark)
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri [+see also:
film review
trailer
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]
 - Martin McDonagh (USA/UK)
Victoria and Abdul [+see also:
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trailer
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]
- Stephen Frears (United Kingdom)

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