TIFF 2019: MASTERS, WAVELENGTHS AND FOREIGN FILM LINEUPS ANNOUNCED

The latest films by Hirokazu Kore-eda, Terrence Malick, Mati Diop, Nadav Lapid, Anocha Suwichakornpong, Trey Edward Shults and Roy Andersson will screen in Toronto

Catharine Deneuve (left) and Juliette Binoche play mother and daughter in Hirokazu Kore-eda's The Truth. (Photo Courtesy of TIFF)

If you had been holding out hope that James Gray’s Ad Astra and Greta Gerwig’s adaptation of Little Women would be announced in TIFF’s final wave of title announcements… well, sorry about that. Neither film looks to be making its way up north for the festival, though Ad Astra is slated to open in Toronto the following week.

But here’s what is coming: the festival’s final remaining gala slots will be filled by The Aeronauts, in which Wild Rose director Tom Harper reunites The Theory Of Everything’s Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones as a scientist and a pilot attempting to measure the earth’s atmosphere in a hot-air balloon, and Giuseppe Capotondi’s Venice closer The Burnt Orange Heresy, an adaptation of Charles Willeford’s art-heist novel starring Elizabeth Debicki, Claes Bang, Donald Sutherland and Mick Jagger.

Among the 17 additional special presentations, we find new work from French veterans: Olivier Assayas’s Wasp Network is a thriller about dissidents in 90s Cuba starring Edgar Ramirez, Penélope Cruz and Gael García Bernal; Justine Triet’s Sibyl is a psychodrama starring Virginie Efira as a therapist and writer who uses one of her patients (Adèle Exarchopoulos) as a source of story material, and Quentin Dupieux’s Deerskin promises to be another of that filmmaker’s idiosyncratic experiments, with The Artist’s Jean Dujardin as a man who develops an intense attachment to a deerskin jacket.

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