TIFF unveils first 2019 titles, including ‘Joker’ and ‘Jojo Rabbit’

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Man, we hate late summer. Sure, the weather’s pretty good, if you like hot weather, and if you’re a baseball fan, you’re sure to be in heaven, but Hollywood and the film world at large generally sits out the month of August. The one thing that keeps us going throughout these trying times is the fact that the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) is on the horizon, and this year’s first title reveals are… well, awesome.

We’ve got new work from Taika Waititi, Robert Eggers, Bong Joon-Ho, Steven Soderbergh, Armando Iannucci, Noah Baumbach, and more. Movies like Ford v. Ferrari Just Mercy, Dolemite is My Name and Joker will be making premieres. And roughly 50 percent of the slate has been directed by women, so, hooray representation!

Anyways, without further ado, here’s the TIFF line up.

Here are the Gala Presentations, beginning with the opening and closing night films:

Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band 
Daniel Roher | Canada 

Marjane Satrapi | United Kingdom

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
Marielle Heller | USA

Jill Culton | USA

Roger Michell | United Kingdom

Ford v Ferrari
James Mangold | USA

Kasi Lemmons | USA

Lorene Scafaria | USA

Todd Phillips | USA

Just Mercy 
Destin Daniel Cretton | USA

Ordinary Love
Lisa Barros D’Sa, Glenn Leyburn | United Kingdom

The Goldfinch
John Crowley | USA

The Sky Is Pink 
Shonali Bose | India

The Song of Names 
François Girard | Canada

True History of the Kelly Gang 
Justin Kurzel | Australia

Western Stars 
Thom Zimny, Bruce Springsteen | USA

American Woman
Semi Chellas | Canada

Chinonye Chukwu| USA

Here are the Special Presentations:

A Herdade
Tiago Guedes | Portugal

Bad Education
Cory Finley | USA

Coming Home Again
Wayne Wang | USA/South Korea

The Two Popes
Fernando Meirelles

Dolemite Is My Name
Craig Brewer | USA

Pablo Larraín | Chile

Endings, Beginnings
Drake Doremus | USA

Ira Sachs | France/Portugal

Michael Winterbottom | United Kingdom

Guest of Honour 
Atom Egoyan | Canada

Heroic Losers (La odisea de los giles)
Sebastian Borensztein | Argentina/Spain

Honey Boy 
Alma Har’el | USA

Hope Gap
William Nicholson | United Kingdom

How to Build a Girl 

Coky Giedroyc | United Kingdom

I Am Woman 
Unjoo Moon | Australia

Jojo Rabbit 
Taika Waititi | USA

Rupert Goold | United Kingdom

Knives Out
Rian Johnson | USA

La Belle Époque 
Nicolas Bedos | France

Marriage Story
Noah Baumbach | USA

Military Wives 
Peter Cattaneo | United Kingdom

Motherless Brooklyn 
Edward Norton | USA

No.7 Cherry Lane 
Yonfan | Hong Kong

Pain and Glory 
Pedro Almodóvar | Spain

Parasite (Gisaengchung) 
Bong Joon-ho | South Korea

Pelican Blood (Pelikanblut) 
Katrin Gebbe | Germany/Bulgaria

Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Portrait de la jeune fille en feu) 
Céline Sciamma | France

Saturday Fiction (Lan Xin Da Ju Yuan)
Lou Ye | China

The Friend 
Gabriela Cowperthwaite | USA

The Laundromat 
Steven Soderbergh | USA

The Lighthouse 
Robert Eggers | USA

The Other Lamb 
Malgorzata Szumowska | Belgium/Ireland/USA

The Painted Bird 
Václav Marhoul | Czech Republic/Ukraine/Slovakia

The Personal History of David Copperfield 
Armando Iannucci | United Kingdom

The Report 
Scott Z. Burns | USA

Uncut Gems 
Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie | USA

Weathering With You 
Makoto Shinkai | Japan

While at War (Mientras Dure La Guerra) 
Alejandro Amenábar | Spain/Argentina

TIFF runs from September 5 to 15 in Toronto, Canada. Head on over to their website for more information.