TIFF 2018 Lineup Revealed

Events, Film Festivals, Past Events

by Nancy Tartaglione | Deadline Hollywood

The Toronto Film Festival has unveiled its roster of Gala and Special Presentations screenings for the 2018 edition which runs September 6-16. Among the world premieres are Felix Van Groeningen’s Beautiful Boy starring Steve Carell and Timothée Chalamet; Steve McQueen’s Widows, Peter Hedges’ Julia Roberts-starrer Ben Is Back and Barry Jenkins’ If Beale Street Could Talk.

A key pillar in the launch of awards season, it’s the first of the three early fall shows to reveal — although it kicks off after both Venice and Telluride (Venice announces tomorrow and Telluride does not officially announce its lineup until the Friday before its Labor Day weekend run). As ever, there’s a lot to sink one’s teeth into here, and we’re parsing and updating the full list below.

Toronto yesterday canceled its planned press conference for this morning in the wake of Sunday night’s shooting in the city that killed two and wounded at least 15, and said it stands “with our fellow Torontonians in condemnation of this violence.”

The full list of titles announced today:

Gala Presentations:

Movie stars. Red-carpet premieres. Major audience interest.

  • A Star is Born – Bradley Cooper, USA,  North American Premiere
  • Beautiful Boy – Felix van Groeningen, USA,  World Premiere
  • Everybody Knows – Asghar Farhadi, Spain/France/Italy,  North American Premiere
  • First Man – Damien Chazelle, USA,  Canadian Premiere
  • Galveston – Mélanie Laurent, USA,  Canadian Premiere
  • Hidden Man – Jiang Wen, China,  International Premiere
  • High Life – Claire Denis, Germany/France/Poland/United Kingdom,  World Premiere
  • Husband Material – Anurag Kashyap, India,  World Premiere
  • Life Itself – Dan Fogelman, USA,  World Premiere
  • Red Joan – Sir Trevor Nunn, United Kingdom, World Premiere
  • Shadow – Zhang Yimou, China,  North American Premiere
  • The Hate U Give – George Tillman Jr., USA,  World Premiere
  • The Kindergarten Teacher – Sara Colangelo, USA,  Canadian Premiere
  • The Land of Steady Habits – Nicole Holofcener, USA,  World Premiere
  • The Public – Emilio Estevez, USA,  World Premiere
  • What They Had – Elizabeth Chomko, USA,  International Premiere
  • WidowsSteve McQueen, United Kingdom/USA,  World Premiere

Special Presentations:

High-profile premieres and the world’s leading filmmakers.

  • Ben is Back – Peter Hedges, USA, World Premiere
  • Burning – Lee Chang-dong, South Korea, North American Premiere
  • Can You Ever Forgive Me? – Marielle Heller, USA, International Premiere
  • Capernaum – Nadine Labaki, Lebanon, North American Premiere
  • Cold War – Paweł Pawlikowski, Poland/United Kingdom/France, Canadian Premiere
  • Colette – Wash Westmoreland, United Kingdom, Canadian Premiere
  • Dogman – Matteo Garrone, Italy/France, Canadian Premiere
  • Giant Little Ones – Keith Behrman, Canada, World Premiere
  • Girls of the Sun – Eva Husson, France, International Premiere
  • Hotel Mumbai – Anthony Maras, Australia, World Premiere
  • If Beale Street Could TalkBarry Jenkins, USA, World Premiere
  • Manto – Nandita Das, India, North American Premiere
  • Maya – Mia Hansen-Løve, Franc,e World Premiere
  • Monsters and MenReinaldo Marcus Green, USA, Canadian Premiere
  • MOUTHPIECE – Patricia Rozema, Canada, World Premiere (Opening Film)
  • Non-Fiction – Olivier Assayas, France Canadian Premiere
  • Papi Chulo – John Butler, Ireland, World Premiere
  • Roma – Alfonso Cuarón, Mexico/USA, Canadian Premiere
  • Shoplifters – Hirokazu Kore-eda, Japan, Canadian Premiere (Closing Film)
  • Sunset – László Nemes, Hungary/France, North American Premiere
  • The Front Runner – Jason Reitman, USA, International Premiere
  • The Hummingbird Project – Kim Nguyen, Canada, World Premiere
  • The Old Man & The Gun – David Lowery, USA, International Premiere
  • The Sisters Brothers – Jacques Audiard, USA/France/Romania/Spain, North American Premiere
  • The Weekend – Stella Meghie, USA, World Premiere
  • Through Black Spruce – Don McKellar, Canada, World Premiere
  • The Wedding Guest – Michael Winterbottom, United Kingdom, World Premiere
  • Where Hands TouchAmma Asante, United Kingdom, World Premiere
  • White Boy Rick – Yann Demange, USA, International Premiere
  • Wildlife – Paul Dano, USA, Canadian Premiere

TIFF 2018 Official Site