Toronto Film Fest Announces First Selections

The website for the Toronto International Film Festival went live today and several of the selections for this year’s festival have been announced. Cannes hits Les Herbes Folles (Wild Grass) and Fish Tank will get their North American premieres at this year’s festival as well as films by Manoel de Oliveira and Hirokazu Kore-eda.

Here are the confirmed selections so far for this year’s TIFF:

MASTERS
Eccentricities of a Blonde-Haired Girl
by Manoel de Oliveira (France/Portugal/Spain)
Les Herbes Folles
by Alain Resnais (France)
Air Doll
by Hirokazu Kore-eda (Japan)

VISIONS
Face
by Tsai Ming-liang (France/Taiwan/The Netherlands/Belgium)
Independencia
by Raya Martin (France)
Irène
by Alain Cavalier (France)
Karaoke
by Chris Chong Chan Fui (Malaysia)
Nymph
by Pen-Ek Ratanaruang (Thailand)
To Die Like a Man
by João Pedro Rodrigues (Portugal/France)

VANGUARD
Fish Tank
by Andrea Arnold (UK)

More after the jump…

DISCOVERY
Gigante
by Adrian Biniez (Uruguay/Germany/Argentina/The Netherlands)
The Happiest Girl in the World
by Radu Jude (Romania/The Netherlands)
Kelin
by Ermek Tursunov (Kazakhstan)
La Pivellina
by Tizza Covi and Rainer Frimmel (Austria/Italy)
Samson and Delilah
by Warwick Thornton (Australia)
Should I Really Do It
by Ismail Necmi (Turkey)

CONTEMPORARY WORLD CINEMA
Eyes Wide Open
by Haim Tabakman (Israel)
Huacho
by Alejandro Fernandez Almendras (Chile)
Like You Know It All
by Hong Sang-soo (Republic of Korea)
Lourdes
by Jessica Hausner (Austria/France/Germany)
Men on the Bridge
by Asli Özge (Germany/Turkey/The Netherlands)
My Year Without Sex
by Sarah Watt (Australia)
Police, Adjective
by Corneliu Porumboiu (Romania)
The Time that Remains
by Elia Suleiman (France/Belgium/Italy)
The Wind Journeys
by Ciro Guerra (Colombia)

Film Misery will have in-depth coverage of this year’s festival. An announcement on what that will entail will come later.

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  • G1000

    Some of these flicks sound interesting, but I’m hoping to hear news about “Nine” and “Shutter Island” maybe premiering at Toronto (maybe “The Road” as well). That would make for an interesting festival.

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