TIFF announces its first wave of titles, including ‘Widows’

Toronto International Film Festival - High Life

We love the Toronto International Film Festival (referred to from here on out as TIFF) about as much as one can possibly love a Film Festival — who doesn’t love a good ol’ cup of Tim Hortons, eh? — and they always have an amazing line-up.

This year is no exception, and it might honestly be one of the craziest years in recent memory: we have new films from Steve McQueen, Barry Jenkins, Claire Denis, Asghar Farhadi, Damien Chazelle, Nicole Holofcener, Oliver Assayas, David Lowery and many, many more. We’ve got the first wave of Gala and Special Presentation titles below for your browsing pleasure, with a few links to some coverage we’ve given some of these titles in the past, be it a trailer or, in a few cases, reviews from other festivals. Here’s the line-up:


Beautiful Boy, Felix van Groeningen, USA

Everybody Knows, Asghar Farhadi, Spain/France/Italy

First Man, Damien Chazelle, USA

Galveston, Mélanie Laurent, USA

The Hate U Give, George Tillman, Jr., USA

Hidden Man, Jiang Wen, China

High Life, Claire Denis, Germany/France/Poland/United Kingdom

Husband Material, Anurag Kashyap, India

The Kindergarten Teacher, Sara Colangelo, USA

The Land of Steady Habits, Nicole Holofcener, USA

Life Itself, Dan Fogelman, USA

The Public, Emilio Estevez, USA

Red Joan, Sir Trevor Nunn, United Kingdom

Shadow, Zhang Yimou, China

A Star is Born, Bradley Cooper, USA

What They Had, Elizabeth Chomko, USA

Widows, Steve McQueen, United Kingdom/USA

Special Presentations:

Ben is Back, Peter Hedges, USA

Burning, Lee Chang-dong, South Korea

Can You Ever Forgive Me?, Marielle Heller, USA

Capernaum, Nadine Labaki, Lebanon

Cold War, Paweł Pawlikowski, Poland/United Kingdom/France

Colette, Wash Westmoreland, United Kingdom

Dogman, Matteo Garrone, Italy/France

The Front Runner, Jason Reitman, USA

Giant Little Ones, Keith Behrman, Canada

Girls of the Sun (Les filles du soleil), Eva Husson, France

Hotel Mumbai, Anthony Maras, Australia

The Hummingbird Project, Kim Nguyen, Canada

If Beale Street Could Talk, Barry Jenkins, USA

Manto, Nandita Das, India

Maya, Mia Hansen-Løve, France

Monsters and Men, Reinaldo Marcus Green, USA

MOUTHPIECE, Patricia Rozema, Canada

Non-Fiction, Olivier Assayas, France

The Old Man & The Gun, David Lowery, USA

Papi Chulo, John Butler, Ireland

Roma, Alfonso Cuarón, Mexico/USA

Shoplifters, Hirokazu Kore-eda, Japan

The Sisters Brothers, Jacques Audiard, USA/France/Romania/Spain

Sunset, László Nemes, Hungary/France

Through Black Spruce, Don McKellar, Canada

The Wedding Guest, Michael Winterbottom, United Kingdom

The Weekend, Stella Meghie, USA

Where Hands Touch, Amma Asante, United Kingdom

White Boy Rick, Yann Demange, USA

Wildlife, Paul Dano, USA

TIFF takes place in Toronto from September 6 through 16. We’ll be on hand providing coverage throughout!

Still from ‘High Life’ via TIFF.