Closing Night Presentation: A Suitable Boy, Mira Nair

TIFF Co-Heads Cameron Bailey and Joana Vicente announced the lineup of titles selected for the 45th Toronto International Film Festival running from September 10-19th.

This year’s features represent a diverse selection of the highest-quality films from around the globe. Films on offer will reflect first-rate international cinema, documentaries, and Canadian creativity. The strong representation of women, Black people, Indigenous people, and people of color among TIFF’s selection reflects the organization’s continuing commitment to normalizing gender parity and racial equality for future generations.

“We began this year planning for a 45th Festival much like our previous editions,” said Bailey, Artistic Director and Co-Head of TIFF, “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.”

TIFF announced last week that Spike Lee‘s adaptation of David Byrne’s America Utopia would open the festival, and it was announced today that Mira Nair‘s A Suitable Boy will close out the festival. Films by ​Kornél Mundruczó,​ Regina KingFrancis LeeJasmila ŽbanićGianfranco RosiChaitanya TamhaneHalle BerryMichelle LatimerChloé ZhaoNicolás PeredaWerner HerzogTracey DeerViggo MortensenMiwa NishikawaThomas VinterbergSam Pollard are among TIFF’s lineup in this watershed year.

“TIFF 2020 is a special edition and symbolizes what is possible when collaboration, ingenuity, and passion take center stage,” said Vicente, Executive Director and Co-Head of TIFF. “It’s also a time for us to celebrate and affirm some of the founding values of TIFF, including the power film has to propel us forward as a society and present a diversity of voices. I’m proud and ​excited to share these films with audiences.”

Feature Film Lineup

180 Degree Rule ​Farnoosh Samadi |​ Iran

76 Days H​ao Wu​, Anonymous, ​Weixi Chen​ | USA

Ammonite​ Francis Lee​ | United Kingdom

Another Round​ (​Druk)​ Thomas Vinterberg | Denmark

Bandar Band M​anijeh Hekmat | ​Iran/Germany

Beans​ ​Tracey Deer​ | Canada

Beginning ​(Dasatskisi)​ ​Dea Kulumbegashvili​ | ​Georgia/France

The Best is Yet to Come (​ Bu Zhi Bu Xiu)​ ​Wang Jing | China

Bruised​ Halle Berry | USA

City Hall​ Frederick Wiseman | USA

Concrete Cowboy​ Ricky Staub | USA

Opening Night Film

David Byrne’s American Utopia ​Spike Lee | USA

David Byrne’s American Utopia, Spike Lee

The Disciple Chaitanya Tamhane | India

Enemies of the State​ S​onia Kennebeck ​​|USA

Falling​ Viggo Mortensen | Canada/United Kingdom

The Father​ Florian Zeller | United Kingdom/France

Fauna​ N​icolás Pereda​ | Mexico/Canada

Fireball: Visitors from Darker Worlds W​erner Herzog, C​live Oppenheimer​ | United Kingdom/USA

Gaza mon amour​​ Tarzan Nasser, Arab Nasser​ | ​Palestine/​ France/ Germany/Portugal/Qatar

Get the Hell Out​ (​Tao Chu Li Fa Yuan)​ I​-Fan Wang ​| Taiwan

Good Joe Bell​ Reinaldo Marcus Green | USA

I Care A Lot J​ Blakeson | United Kingdom

Inconvenient Indian M​ichelle Latimer |​ C​anada

The Inheritance​ Ephraim Asili | USA

Lift Like a Girl (​​Ash Ya Captain​)​ Mayye Zayed| Egypt/Germany/Denmark

Limbo ​Ben Sharrock | United Kingdom

Memory House ​(​Casa de Antiguidades)​ ​João Paulo Miranda Maria​| Brazil/France

MLK/FBI​ Sam Pollard | USA

The New Corporation: The Unfortunately Necessary Sequel​ ​Joel Bakan, Jennifer Abbott |​ Canada

New Order​ (​Nuevo orden​) Michel Franco​ | Mexico

Night of the Kings​ (L​a Nuit des Rois)​ P​hilippe Lacôte |​ C​ôte d’Ivoire/France/Canada/Senegal

Nomadland​ Chloé Zhao ​| USA

No Ordinary Man​ A​isling Chin-Yee, Chase Joynt ​| Canada

Notturno G​ian franco Rosi​ |​ Italy/France/Germany 

One Night in Miami R​egina King|USA 

Penguin Bloom​ ​Glendyn Ivin​ | Australia 

Pieces of a Woman K​ornél Mundruczó​ | USA/Canada/Hungary 

Preparations to Be Together For an Unknown Period of Time​ (Felkészülés meghatározatlan ideig tartó együttlétre​) ​Lili Horvát​ | Hungary 

Quo Vadis, Aïda? Ja​smila Žbanić ​| B​osnia and Herzegovina/Norway/TheNetherlands/Austria/Romania/France/Germany/Poland/Turkey 

Shadow In The Cloud​ R​oseanne Liang ​| USA/NewZealand 

Shiva Baby​ Emma Seligman​ | USA/Canada

Spring Blossom​ Suzanne Lindon | France

Closing Night Presentation

A Suitable Boy​ ​Mira Nair​ | United Kingdom/India

Summer of 85​ ​(​Été​ 85​) ​François Ozon​ | France

The Third Day​ Felix Barrett, Dennis Kelly ​| United Kingdom 

Trickster ​Michelle Latimer | Canada

True Mothers​ (​Asa Ga Kuru​) Naomi Kawase | Japan 

Under the Open Sky​ (S​ubarashiki Sekai​) M​iwa Nishikawa​ | Japan 

Violation​ M​adeleine Sims-Fewer, Dusty Mancinelli ​| Canada 

Wildfire ​Cathy Brady​ | United Kingdom/Ireland

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