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Lineup Revealed for 2020 Toronto International Film Festival

The announced slate of films include those from Spike Lee, Chloé Zhao and Regina King…

"Ammonite" starring Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan is among this year's TIFF lineup © 2020 BBC Films − All right reserved.

The Toronto International Film Festival has today announced its lineup for the 2020 edition of the annual festival, including the previously announced “Nomadland” from Chloé Zhao, Spike Lee’s “David Byrne’s American Utopia” which will open the festival, and the directorial debut of Viggo Mortensen, “Falling.”

The 45th edition will run from Sept. 10 to Sept. 19, with more information on public screening venues and ticket dates to be revealed in August on the festival’s website, as the festival prepares to navigate its way safely through the current pandemic.

The closing night will see a presentation of Mira Nair’s “A Suitable Boy,” while other films include Regina King’s “One Night in Miami” and “Another Round” from acclaimed Danish director Thomas Vinterberg. Francis Lee’s “Ammonite” starring Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan is also scheduled for the festival, which is expected to be an Oscar player come next year.

Included in the festival’s press release is the following statement from Artistic Director and Co-Head of TIFF, Cameron Bailey:

“We began this year planning for a 45th Festival much like our previous editions, but along the way we had to rethink just about everything. This year’s lineup reflects that tumult. The names you already know are doing brand new things this year, and there’s a whole crop of exciting new names to discover. We’re thankful to every filmmaker and company that joined us on this adventure, and we can’t wait to share these brilliant films with our audiences.”

Below is the full lineup for the 45th edition of the Toronto International Film Festival:

180 Degree Rule dir. Farnoosh Samadi
76 Days dir. Hao Wu, Anonymous, Weixi Chen
Ammonite dir. Francis Lee
Another Round (Druk) dir. Thomas Vinterberg
Bandar Band dir. Manijeh Hekmat
Beans dir. Tracey Deer
Beginning (Dasatskisi) dir. Dea Kulumbegashvili
The Best is Yet to Come (Bu Zhi Bu Xiu) dir. Wang Jing
Bruised dir. Halle Berry
City Hall dir. Frederick Wiseman
Concrete Cowboy dir. Ricky Staub
David Byrne’s American Utopia dir. Spike Lee (Opening Night Film)
The Disciple dir. Chaitanya Tamhane
Enemies of the State dir. Sonia Kennebeck
Falling dir. Viggo Mortensen
The Father dir. Florian Zeller
Fauna dir. Nicolás Pereda
Fireball: Visitors from Darker Worlds dir. Werner Herzog, Clive Oppenheimer
Gaza mon amour dir. Tarzan Nasser, Arab Nasser
Get the Hell Out (Tao Chu Li Fa Yuan) dir. I-Fan Wang
Good Joe Bell dir. Reinaldo Marcus Green
I Care A Lot dir. J Blakeson
Inconvenient Indian dir. Michelle Latimer
The Inheritance dir. Ephraim Asili
Lift Like a Girl (Ash Ya Captain) dir. Mayye Zayed
Limbo dir. Ben Sharrock
Memory House (Casa de Antiguidades) dir. João Paulo Miranda Maria
MLK/FBI dir. Sam Pollard
The New Corporation: The Unfortunately Necessary Sequel dir. Joel Bakan, Jennifer Abbott
New Order (Nuevo orden) dir. Michel Franco
Night of the Kings (La Nuit des Rois) dir. Philippe Lacôte
Nomadland dir. Chloé Zhao
No Ordinary Man dir. Aisling Chin-Yee, Chase Joynt
Notturno dir. Gianfranco Rosi
One Night in Miami dir. Regina King
Penguin Bloom dir. Glendyn Ivin
Pieces of a Woman dir. Kornél Mundruczó
Preparations to Be Together For an Unknown Period of Time (Felkészülés meghatározatlan ideig tartó együttlétre) dir. Lili Horvát
Quo Vadis, Aïda? dir. Jasmila Žbanić
Shadow In The Cloud dir. Roseanne Liang
Shiva Baby dir. Emma Seligman
Spring Blossom dir. Suzanne Lindon
A Suitable Boy dir. Mira Nair (Closing Night Presentation)
Summer of 85 (Été 85) dir. François Ozon
The Third Day dir. Felix Barrett, Dennis Kelly
Trickster dir. Michelle Latimer
True Mothers (Asa Ga Kuru) dir. Naomi Kawase
Under the Open Sky (Subarashiki Sekai) dir. Miwa Nishikawa
Violation dir. Madeleine Sims-Fewer, Dusty Mancinelli
Wildfire dir. Cathy Brady

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Written by Bradley Weir

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