American Son by Kenny Leon
American Son by Kenny Leon

Toronto International Film Festival announced the second set of films in the Gala and Special Presentations programs screening this September at the 44th edition of the Festival.

Gala Presentations include the Tom Harper’s The Aeronauts and Giuseppe Capotondi ‘s The Burnt Orange Heresy.

Special Presentations include the World Premieres of American Son by Kenny Leon, Human Capital by Marc Meyers, Jungleland by Max Winkler, Lucy in the Sky by Noah Hawley and SYNCHRONIC by Aaron Moorhead along with Justin Benson.

“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 programs 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

Max Winkler | USA
World Premiere

Lucy in the Sky
Noah Hawley | USA
World Premiere

Dan Friedkin | USA
International Premiere

Matthew Michael Carnahan | USA
North American Premiere

Benedict Andrews | USA/United Kingdom
North American Premiere

Justine Triet | France/Belgium
North American Premiere

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

Trey Edward Shults | USA
International Premiere

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

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