TIFF 2013 Adds BASTARDS, METALLICA THROUGH THE NEVER, Preview of Spike Jonze’s HER, and More

     August 20, 2013


The 2013 Toronto International Film Festival has made the final touches on its line-up, and made some nice additions.  For the first time, TIFF will have movies in IMAX.  The films that will be going big are Gravity, Man of Tai Chi, Metallica Through the Never, and The Wizard of Oz.  All of these movies except Man of Tai Chi will also be in 3D.  Other additions include Claire DenisBastards, a conversation with Spike Jonze and a preview of his new film Her (the full film is scheduled to debut as the closer at the New York Film Festival), Ron Howard‘s Jay-Z documentary Made in America, and more.

Hit the jump for the new additions.  The 2013 Toronto International Film Festival runs from September 5 – 15th.

It’s worth noting that some of these have already been announced, but they’re mixed in with the new additions.

A Touch of Sin (Tian zhu ding) Jia Zhangke, China/Japan (North American Premiere)
Abuse of Weakness (Abus de Faiblesse) Catherine Breillat, France/Belgium/Germany (World Premiere)
Bastards (Les Salauds) Claire Denis, France (North American Premiere)
Closed Curtain (Parde) Kambozia Partovi and Jafar Panahi, Iran (North American Premiere)
Concrete Night Pirjo Honkasalo, Finland/Sweden/ Denmark (World Premiere)
Home From Home – Chronicle of a Vision (Die Andere Heimat – Chronik einer Sehnsucht), Edgar Reitz, Germany/France (North American Premiere)
How Strange to be Named Federico: Scola Narrates Fellini (Che strano chiamarsi Federico: Scola racconta Fellini) Ettore Scola, Italy (International Premiere)
Moebius Kim Ki-duk, South Korea (North American Premiere)
Norte, The End of History (Norte, Hangganan ng Kasaysayan) Lav Diaz, Philippines (North American Premiere)
Our Sunhi (Uri Sunhi) Hong Sangsoo, South Korea (North American Premiere)

her-spike-jonze-poster12.12.12, produced by Amir Bar-Lev
Followed by live discussion with concert co-organizer Harvey Weinstein
For No Good Reason
In conjunction with Ralph Steadman For No Good Reason installation at the CIBC Canadian Film Gallery at TIFF Bell Lightbox
In Conversation With… Irrfan Khan
Onstage discussion with Bollywood screen legend
In Conversation With… Spike Jonze
Interactive session with an exclusive preview of Her
InRealLife, Beeban Kidron
Made in America, Ron Howard
Followed by live conversation with Ron Howard
Our Man In Tehran, Drew Taylor and Larry Weinstein
Followed by conversation with Ken Taylor
What is Cinema? (Qu’est ce que le cinéma?), Chuck Workman
Followed by conversation with Chuck Workman
Women & Film 40th Anniversary
Preceded by I Am Somebody, Madeline Anderson
Includes onstage discussion with Kay Armatage and Madeline Anderson

1982 Tommy Oliver, USA (World Premiere)
All About the Feathers (Por las Plumas) Neto Villalobos, Costa Rica (World Premiere)
The Amazing Catfish (Los insólitos peces gato) Claudia Sainte-Luce, Mexico (North American Premiere)
Around the Block Sarah Spillane, Australia (World Premiere)
Bends Flora Lau, Hong Kong (North American Premiere)
Beneath the Harvest Sky Aron Gaudet and Gita Pullapilly, USA (World Premiere)
Bethlehem Yuval Adler, Israel (North American Premiere)
Bobô Inês Oliveira, Portugal (International Premiere)
Border Alessio Cremonini, Italy (World Premiere)
Canopy Aaron Wilson, Australia (World Premiere)
Fat Mark Phinney, USA (World Premiere)
Giraffada Rani Massalha, France/Germany/Italy/Palestine (World Premiere)
I Am Yours (Jeg Er Din) Iram Haq, Norway (International Premiere)
Ilo Ilo Anthony Chen, Singapore (North American Premiere)
The Militant (El Lugar Del Hijo) Manolo Nieto, Uruguay (World Premiere)
Miracle (Zázrak) Juraj Lehotsky, Slovakia/Czech Republic (International Premiere)
My Love Awaits Me by the Sea (Habibi Bistanani And il Bahar) Mais Darwazah, Germany/Jordan/Palestine/Qatar (World Premiere)
Of Good Report Jahmil X.T. Qubeka, South Africa (International Premiere)
Palo Alto Gia Coppola, USA (North American Premiere)
Paradise (Paraiso) Mariana Chenillo, Mexico (World Premiere)
Salvation Army (L’Armée du salut) Abdellah Taïa, France (North American Premiere)
South is Nothing (Il Sud è Niente) Fabio Mollo, France/Italy (World Premiere)
The Stag John Butler, Ireland (World Premiere)
The Summer of Flying Fish (El verano de los peces voladores) Marcela Said, Chile/France (North American Premiere)
Trap Street (Shuyin Jie) Vivian Qu, China (North American Premiere)

metallica-through-the-never-poster-yahoo-brandedWitching & Bitching (Las brujas de Zugarramurdi) Alex de la Iglesia, Spain/France (World Premiere)

Gravity Alfonso Cuarón, USA/United Kingdom (North American Premiere)
Man of Tai Chi Keanu Reeves, USA/China  (North American Premiere)
Metallica Through the Never Nimród Antal, Canada/USA (World Premiere)
The Wizard of Oz Victor Fleming, USA (World Premiere)

Grosse Fatigue, Camlle Henrot, 2013 (North American Premiere)
Ralph Steadman For No Good Reason, Ralph Steadman, 1970 to 2013 (World Premiere)
Sweat, Radical Friend (Kirby McClure and Julia Grigorian), 2012 (World Premiere)
David Cronenberg: Transformation
   Treatment, Candice Breitz, 2013 (World Premiere)
   Une Danse des Bouffons (or A Jester’s Dance), Marcel Dzama, 2013 (World Premiere)
   Swarm, James Coupe, 2013 (World Premiere)
   Introduction to the Memory Personality, Jeremy Shaw, 2012/2013 (North American Premiere)
   Rough Cut (Hiker Meat), Jamie Shovlin, 2012-2013 (World Premiere)
   walkthrough, Laurel Woodcock, 2013 (World Premiere)

how-i-live-now-uk-posterFestival films chosen by committee to “appeal specifically to the next generation of movie lovers”
Around the Block Sarah Spillane, Australia (World Premiere)
Beneath the Harvest Sky Aron Gaudet and Gita Pullapilly, USA (World Premiere)
Exit Marrakech Caroline Link, Germany (International Premiere)
The Finishers Nils Tavernier, Belgium/France (World Premiere)
The F Word Michael Dowse Canada/Ireland (World Premiere)
Giraffada Rani Massalha, France/Germany/Italy/Palestine (World Premiere)
How I Live Now Kevin Macdonald, United Kingdom (World Premiere)
Palo Alto Gia Coppola, USA (North American Premiere)
The Square Jehane Noujaim, Egypt/USA (World Premiere)
Tracks John Curran, United Kingdom/Australia (North American Premiere)

Selections from the festival “programmed for a diverse audience interested in the urban arts”
All Is By My Side John Ridley, United Kingdom/Ireland (World Premiere)
Belle Amma Asante, United Kingdom (World Premiere)
Cristo Rey Leticia Tonos Paniagua, Dominican Republic/France/Haiti (World Premiere)
Empire of Dirt Peter Stebbings, Canada (World Premiere)
Half of a Yellow Sun Biyi Bandele, Nigeria/United Kingdom (North American Premiere)
Made in America Ron Howard, USA (World Premiere)
Omar Hany Abu-Assad, Palestine (North American Premiere)
Starred Up David Mackenzie, United Kingdom (World Premiere)
Supermensch The Legend of Shep Gordon Mike Meyers, USA (World Premiere)
Words and Pictures Fred Schepisi, USA (World Premiere)


Latest News