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Toronto International Film Festival Adds 2 Galas and 16 Special Presentations To Lineup

Including films by Olivier Assayas, Justine Triet,Trey Edward Shults, and Hirokazu Kore-eda


TIFF Co-Heads Cameron Bailey and Joana Vicente today announced the second set of selections in the Gala and Special Presentations programmes screening this September at the 44th edition of the Toronto International Film Festival.

“We’re thrilled to announce this second wave of Galas and Special Presentations, which I believe are some of the most compelling in the lineup,” said Bailey, Artistic Director and Co-Head of TIFF. “Audiences will be delighted by the artistry present in this year’s splashiest sections.”

“Our TIFF programmers have given us a lot to look forward to this year,” said Vicente, Executive Director and Co-Head of TIFF. “These final films add even more emotional resonance and gravitas to this year’s already stellar lineup.”

These films round out the Gala and Special Presentations programmes for a total of 20 and 55 films, respectively.

The 44th Toronto International Film Festival runs September 5–15, 2019.

GALAS 2019

The Aeronauts Tom Harper | United Kingdom

Canadian Premiere

The Burnt Orange Heresy Giuseppe Capotondi | USA/United Kingdom

North American Premiere


American Son Kenny Leon | USA

World Premiere

Deerskin (Le Daim) Quentin Dupieux | France

International Premiere

Dirt Music Gregor Jordan | United Kingdom/Australia

World Premiere

The Elder One (Moothon) Geetu Mohandas | India

World Premiere

Guns Akimbo Jason Lei Howden | Germany/New Zealand

World Premiere

Human Capital Marc Meyers | USA

World Premiere

Jungleland Max Winkler | USA

World Premiere

Lucy in the Sky Noah Hawley | USA

World Premiere

Lyrebird Dan Friedkin | USA

International Premiere

Mosul Matthew Michael Carnahan | USA

North American Premiere

Seberg Benedict Andrews | USA/United Kingdom

North American Premiere

Sibyl Justine Triet | France/Belgium

North American Premiere

SYNCHRONIC Aaron Moorhead, Justin Benson | USA

World Premiere

The Truth (La vérité) Hirokazu Kore-eda | France/Japan

North American Premiere

Wasp Network Olivier Assayas | France, Brazil, Spain, Belgium

North American Premiere

Waves Trey Edward Shults | USA

International Premiere

Albert Shin’s Clifton Hill was previously announced as part of the Special Presentations programme.

For film synopses, cast lists, images, and more information, see and

Festival tickets go on sale September 2 at 10am (TIFF Member pre-sale August 31, 10am–4pm). Buy tickets online at, by phone at 416.599.2033 or 1.888.258.8433, or in person at a box office. See box office locations and hours at


About TIFF

TIFF is a not-for-profit cultural organization whose mission is to transform the way people see the world through film. An international leader in film culture, TIFF projects include the annual Toronto International Film Festival in September; TIFF Bell Lightbox, which features five cinemas, major exhibitions, and learning and entertainment facilities; and innovative national distribution program Film Circuit. The organization generates an annual economic impact of $189 million CAD. TIFF Bell Lightbox is generously supported by contributors including Founding Sponsor Bell, the Province of Ontario, the Government of Canada, the City of Toronto, the Reitman family (Ivan Reitman, Agi Mandel and Susan Michaels), The Daniels Corporation and RBC. For more information, visit

The Toronto International Film Festival is generously supported by Lead Sponsor Bell, Major Sponsors RBC, L’Oréal Paris and Visa, and Major Supporters the Government of Ontario, Telefilm Canada, and the City of Toronto.

The Gala programme is made possible through the generous sponsorship of Fairmont.​

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