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Toronto International Film Festival 2018: Galas & Special Presentation Lineup: FIRST MAN, BEAUTIFUL BOY, & More

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Toronto International Film Festival 2018: Galas & Special Presentation Lineup

First Man, Beautiful Boy, A Star is Born, and other films in the Galas and Special Presentation sections of the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) has been announced. The 43th Toronto International Film Festival is “a publicly-attended non-competitive film festival. Founded in 1976, the TIFF is now one of the most prestigious film festivals in the world. The festival has begun to give more attention to mainstream Hollywood films [but] still maintains its focus on independent cinema. It features retrospectives of national cinemas and individual directors, highlights of Canadian cinema, as well as a variety of African, South American, and Asian films.”

Like every year, this year’s TIFF has a stellar lineup of films and premieres. “Of the 17 Galas and 30 Special Presentations, this first announcement includes 21 World Premieres, 7 International Premieres, 8 North American Premieres and 11 Canadian Premieres.” Some of the most noteworthy films include: First Man, Beautiful Boy, A Star is Born, The Hate U Give, Widows, Shoplifters, and White Boy Rick.

The full lineup of the Galas and Special Presentation for the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival:

GALAS 2018

“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
“The Hate U Give,” George Tillman, Jr., USA, World 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
“The Kindergarten Teacher,” Sara Colangelo, USA, Canadian Premiere
“The Land of Steady Habits,” Nicole Holofcener, USA, World Premiere
“Life Itself,” Dan Fogelman, USA, World Premiere
“The Public,” Emilio Estevez, USA, World Premiere
“Red Joan,” Sir Trevor Nunn, United Kingdom, World Premiere
“A Star is Born,” Bradley Cooper, USA, North American Premiere
“Shadow,” Zhang Yimou, China, North American Premiere
“What They Had,” Elizabeth Chomko, USA, International Premiere
“Widows,” Steve McQueen, United Kingdom/USA, World Premiere


“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,” Pawe Pawlikowski, Poland/UnitedKingdom/France, Canadian Premiere
“Colette,” Wash Westmoreland, United Kingdom, Canadian Premiere
“Dogman,” Matteo Garrone, Italy/France, Canadian Premiere
“The Front Runner,” Jason Reitman, USA, International Premiere
“Giant Little Ones,” Keith Behrman, Canada, World Premiere
“Girls of the Sun” (Les filles du soleil), Eva Husson, France, International Premiere
“Hotel Mumbai,” Anthony Maras, Australia, World Premiere
“The Hummingbird Project,” Kim Nguyen, Canada, World Premiere
“If Beale Street Could Talk,” Barry Jenkins, USA, World Premiere
“Maya,” Mia Hansen-Løve, France, World Premiere
“Manto,” Nandita Das, India, North American Premiere
“Monsters and Men,” Reinaldo Marcus Green, USA, Canadian Premiere
Special Presentations Opening Night
“Mouthpiece,” Patricia Rozema, Canada, World Premiere
“Non-Fiction,” Olivier Assayas, France, Canadian Premiere
“The Old Man & the Gun,” David Lowery, USA, International Premiere
“Papi Chulo,” John Butler, Ireland, World Premiere
“Roma,” Alfonso Cuarón, Mexico/USA, Canadian Premiere
Special Presentations Closing Night
“Shoplifters,” Hirokazu Kore-eda, Japan, Canadian Premiere
“The Sisters Brothers,” Jacques Audiard, USA/France/Romania/Spain, North American Premiere
“Sunset,” László Nemes, Hungary/France, North American Premiere
“Through Black Spruce,” Don McKellar, Canada, World Premiere
“The Wedding Guest,” Michael Winterbottom, United Kingdom, World Premiere
“The Weekend,” Stella Meghie, USA, World Premiere
“Where Hands Touch,” Amma Asante, United Kingdom, World Premiere
“White Boy Rick,” Yann Demange, USA, International Premiere
“Wildlife,” Paul Dano, USA, Canadian Premiere

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