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Toronto Film Festival announces 2023 lineup

TIFF 2023 announces 60 films in first wave of Galas and TIFF 2023 announces 60 films in first wave of Galas and Special Presentations



Including Craig Gillespie’s Dumb Money, Anna Kendrick’s Woman of the Hour, Viggo Mortensen’s The Dead Don’t Hurt, Ning Hao’s The Movie Emperor, Maggie Betts’ The Burial, Alexander Payne’s The Holdovers, Ellen Kuras' Lee, Um Tae-Hwa’s Concrete Utopia, Thea Sharrock’s Wicked Little Letters, Cord Jefferson’s American Fiction, Richard Linklater’s Hit Man, Lukas Moodysson's Together 99, Michael Keaton’s Knox Goes Away, Lee Tamahori’s The Convert, Ethan Hawke's Wildcat, Jonathan Glazer’s The Zone of Interest, Hirokazu Kore-eda's Monster, Catherine Breillat’s Last Summer, Marco Bellocchio's Kidnapped, and more.

TORONTO — TIFF is thrilled to announce 60 official selections in the Gala and Special Presentations programmes for this year’s Festival, with films representing 70 countries from around the world, shining the spotlight on imaginative storytelling, exceptional performances, and out-of-the-box filmmaking. The first wave of the 2023 Official Selection features 37 World Premieres, 7 International Premieres, 12 North American Premieres, and 4 Canadian Premieres. "This year’s Galas & Special Presentations showcase a rich tapestry of talent, vision, and storytelling,” said Cameron Bailey, CEO, TIFF. “From thought-provoking narratives to breathtaking visuals and stories so unreal they have to be real, each work embodies the power of cinema to inspire, challenge, and move audiences. Get ready to experience an unforgettable celebration of film and a memorable and star-studded festival, showcasing the best of global cinema for film lovers in September." GALA PRESENTATIONS 2023 * Previously announced Concrete Utopia Um Tae-Hwa | South Korea North American Premiere Sales Title - North America Rights Available Dumb Money Craig Gillespie | USA World Premiere Fair Play Chloe Domont | USA International Premiere Flora and Son John Carney | Ireland/USA Canadian Premiere Hate to Love: Nickelback Leigh Brooks | Canada World Premiere Sales Title - International Rights Available Lee Ellen Kuras | United Kingdom World Premiere Sales Title - US Rights Available *Next Goal Wins Taika Waititi | USA World Premiere NYAD Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Jimmy Chin | USA International Premiere Punjab ’95 Honey Trehan | India World Premiere Sales Title - International Rights Available Solo Sophie Dupuis | Canada World Premiere Sales Title - US Rights Available The End We Start From Mahalia Belo | United Kingdom World Premiere Sales Title - North American Rights Available The Movie Emperor Ning Hao | China World Premiere Sales Title - International Rights Available The New Boy Warwick Thornton | Australia North American Premiere Sales Title – North American Rights Available The Royal Hotel Kitty Green | Australia/United Kingdom Canadian Premiere SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS 2023 * Previously announced A Difficult Year Éric Toledano and Olivier Nakache | France International Premiere Sales Title - US Rights Available A Normal Family Hur Jin-ho | South Korea World Premiere Sales Title - North American Rights Available American Fiction Cord Jefferson | USA World Premiere Anatomy of a Fall Justine Triet | France Canadian Premiere Close to You Dominic Savage | Canada/United Kingdom World Premiere Sales Title - International Rights Available Days of Happiness Chloé Robichaud | Canada World Premiere Sales Title - International Rights Available El Rapto Daniela Goggi | Argentina North American Premiere Sales Title - North American Rights Available Ezra Tony Goldwyn | USA World Premiere Sales Title - North American and various International Rights Available Fingernails Christos Nikou | USA International Premiere Four Daughters Kaouther Ben Hania | France/Tunisia/Germany/Saudi Arabia North American Premiere Sales Title - Some Rights Available His Three Daughters Azazel Jacobs | USA World Premiere Sales Title - International Rights Available Hit Man Richard Linklater | USA North American Premiere Sales Title - US Rights Available In Restless Dreams: The Music of Paul Simon Alex Gibney | USA World Premiere Sales Title - International Rights Available Kidnapped Marco Bellocchio | Italy/France/Germany North American Premiere Knox Goes Away Michael Keaton | USA World Premiere Sales Title - US Rights Available La Chimera Alice Rohrwacher | Italy/France/Switzerland North American Premiere Last Summer Catherine Breillat | France North American Premiere *Les Indésirables Ladj Ly | France World Premiere Sales Title - North America Rights Available Memory Michel Franco | USA/Mexico North American Premiere Sales Title - International Rights Available Monster Kore-eda Hirokazu | Japan North American Premiere Mother Couch Niclas Larsson | USA World Premiere North Star Kristin Scott Thomas | United Kingdom World Premiere Sales Title - International Rights Available One Life James Hawes | United Kingdom World Premiere Sales Title - International Rights Available Pain Hustlers David Yates | USA World Premiere Poolman Chris Pine | USA World Premiere Sales Title - Some Rights Available Reptile Grant Singer | USA World Premiere Rustin George C. Wolfe | USA International Premiere *Seven Veils Atom Egoyan | Canada World Premiere Sales Title - US Rights Available Shoshana Michael Winterbottom | United Kingdom/Italy World Premiere Sales Title - North American Rights Available Sing Sing Greg Kwedar | USA World Premiere Sales Title - US Rights Available Smugglers Ryoo Seung-wan | South Korea North American Premiere Sales Title - International Rights Available Swan Song Chelsea McMullan | Canada World Premiere Sales Title - Some Rights Available The Beast Bertrand Bonello | France/Canada North American Premiere Sales Title - International Rights Available The Burial Maggie Betts | USA World Premiere The Convert Lee Tamahori | Australia/New Zealand World Premiere Sales Title - International Rights Available The Critic Anand Tucker | United Kingdom World Premiere Sales Title - Some Rights Available The Dead Don’t Hurt Viggo Mortensen | Mexico/Canada/Denmark World Premiere Sales Title - Worldwide Rights Available The Holdovers Alexander Payne | USA International Premiere The Peasants DK Welchman, Hugh Welchman | Poland/Serbia/Lithuania World Premiere Sales Title - Some Rights Available The Zone of Interest Jonathan Glazer | United Kingdom/Poland/USA Canadian Premiere Together 99 Lukas Moodysson | Sweden/Denmark World Premiere Unicorns Sally El Hosaini, James Krishna Floyd | United Kingdom/USA/Sweden World Premiere Sales Title - International Rights Available Uproar Paul Middleditch, Hamish Bennett | New Zealand World Premiere Sales Title - International Rights Available Wicked Little Letters Thea Sharrock | United Kingdom World Premiere Sales Title - International Rights Available Wildcat Ethan Hawke | USA International Premiere Sales Title - North American Rights Available Woman of the Hour Anna Kendrick | USA World Premiere Sales Title - US Rights Available All rights availability details are subject to change. Accredited industry professionals, including buyers, can download the full TIFF 2023 Rights List on the Delegate Resources section of tiff.net/industry. The complete list will be posted late August.

Press Contact

Alejandra Sosa Director, Communications masosa@tiff.net


Social Media: Twitter: @TIFF_Net @TIFF_Industry Instagram / TikTok & Letterboxd: @tiff_net Facebook.com/TIFF TIFF prefers Visa. The Toronto International Film Festival takes place September 7–17, 2023. TIFF will respect SAG-AFTRA protocols regarding the participation of its members at the Festival. 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, learning and entertainment facilities; and innovative national distribution program Film Circuit. The organization generates an annual economic impact of $200 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 tiff.net. TIFF is generously supported by Lead Sponsor Bell, Major Sponsors RBC, Visa, and BVLGARI®, 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 Dyson.

LA CHIMERA is generously supported by the Istituto Italiano di Cultura in Toronto.

Artscape Sandbox is the Official home of the 2023 Press Office & The Media Inclusion Initiative.

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