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Europe dominates Toronto selection

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Europe dominates Toronto selection

The first phase of selections comprising galas and special presentations for the 36th Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF, September 8-18) have been announced and Europe dominates that list.

US director Davis Guggenheim’s From The Sky Down, a documentary on Irish band U2, will open TIFF, the first time a documentary has opened the festival. European galas include Rodrigo García’s Albert Nobbs [+see also:
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(Ireland/US); David Cronenberg’s A Dangerous Method (France/Ireland/UK/Germany/Canada); Rémi Bezancon’s A Happy Event (France); Luc Besson’s The Lady (France/UK) and Madonna’s W.E. (UK/US).

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European special presentations include 360 (Fernando Meirelles, UK/Austria/France/Brazil); The Artist [+see also:
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(Michel Hazanavicius, France); Americano (Mathieu Demy, France/US); Anonymous (Roland Emmerich, Germany/UK); A Better Life (Cédric Kahn, France); Chicken with Plums (Marjane Satrapi, Vincent Paronnaud, France/Germany/Belgium); Coriolanus [+see also:
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(Ralph Fiennes, UK); The Deep Blue Sea (Terence Davies, UK); Elles (Malgoska Szumowska, France/Poland/Germany); Habemus Papam [+see also:
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interview: Nanni Moretti
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(Nanni Moretti, Italy/France); Headhunters (Morten Tyldum, Norway); Melancholia [+see also:
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interview: Lars von Trier
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(Lars von Trier, Denmark/Sweden/France/Germany); Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (Lasse Hallstrom, UK); Shame (Steve McQueen, UK); The Skin I Live In [+see also:
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interview: Pedro Almodóvar
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(Pedro Almodóvar, Spain); Trishna (Michael Winterbottom, UK/India); Tyrannosaur [+see also:
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(UK); We Need to Talk About Kevin [+see also:
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interview: Lynne Ramsay
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(Lynne Ramsay, UK); Where Do We Go Now? (Nadine Labaki, France/Lebanon/Italy/Egypt); and Woman in the Fifth (Pawel Pawlikowski, France/Poland/UK).

Piers Handling, Director and CEO of TIFF, said, “The international scope and diversity of voices in these programmes are impressive and inspiring.”

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