TIFF Unveils First Round of Galas and Special Presentations

TIFF Unveils First Round of Galas and Special Presentations
Celebrating its 40th edition, the annual Toronto International Film Festival has pieced together another enormous year of programming. The fest, which runs from September 10 to 20, recently announced its programs for this year, and now organizers have filled the lineup in with a list of galas and special presentations.

Films being treated to galas include Deepa Mehta's Beeba Boys, Jean-Marc Vallée's Demolition (which opens the fest), Jocelyn Moorhouse's The Dressmaker, Gavin Hood's Eye in the Sky, Jon Cassar's Forsaken, Peter Sollett's Freeheld, Paul Gross' Hyena Road, Brien Helgeland's Legend, Julie Delpy's Lolo, Matthew Brown's The Man Who Knew Infinity, Ridley Scott's The Martian, Stephen Frears' The Program, Atom Egoyan's Remember, Wayne Blair's Septembers of Shiraz and Roland Emmerich's Stonewall.

There's also a wealth of special presentations at the fest. These include Scott Cooper's Black Mass, John Crowley's Brooklyn, Pablo Larraín's The Club, Florian Gallenberger's Colonia, Tom Hooper's The Danish Girl, Simon Stone's The Daughter, Jonás Cuarón's Desierto, Jacques Audiard's Dheepan, Jean-Paul Rappeneau's Families, Jason Bateman's The Family Fang, Meghan Gulzar's Guilty, Adam Salky's I Smile Back, Hany Abu-Assad's The Idol, Nicholas Hytner's The Lady in the Van, Tim Godsall's Len and Company, Yorgos Lanthimos' The Lobster, Joachim Trier's Louder than Bombs, Rebecca Miller's Maggie's Plan, Jia Zhang-ke's Mountains May Depart, Johnnie To's Office, Leena Yadav's Parched, Lenny Abrahamson's Room, Denis Villeneuve's Sicario, László Nemes' Son of Saul, Tom McCarthy's Spotlight, Catherine Corsini's Summertime, Terence Davies' Sunset Song, Jay Roach's Trumbo, Claude Lelouch's Un plus use, Sebastian Schipper's Victoria, Michael Moore's Where to Invade Next and Paolo Sorrentino's Youth.

More information on the festival is available here.