Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Toronto's Third 2015 Announcement: The Analysis

Welcome back...

The Toronto International Film Festival announced another set of films this morning for their Sept.10-20 soiree.  That announcement contains clues about what could play a week earlier at Telluride.  To wit:

Canadian Premiere status for Jafhar Panahi's "Taxi" which premiered at Berlin, makes it seem likely to show up at Telluride. (UPDATE;  "TAXI HAD ITS N. AMER. PREEM IN APRIL IN MEXICO...so probably NOT playing Telluride)

International Premiere status for documentaries "He Named Me Malala" and "Amazing Grace" also seem to point to a Telluride play before landing at Telluride.

Other docs listed as Canadian Premieres that didn't play at Sundance and so could well be headed to Telluride include:

"A Young Patriot"
"Heart of a Dog"
"Winter on Fire"

I'm hedging my best here as documentaries are notoriously fickle to nail down in terms of their actual dates of presentation.

That said, the "Hitchcock/Truffaut" presentation could be phenomenal.

Films listed in the TIFF Masters section that appear to be off the table for Telluride owing to their status as World or North American Premieres include, in part:

"Our Little Sister"
"Every Thing Will Be Fine"
"Cemetery of Splendor"
"The Assassin"

Films still unannounced for any fall film fest we're aware of:

"I Saw the Light"
"Our Brand is Crisis"
"In the Heart of the Sea"
"By the Sea"
"Steve Jobs"
"Secret in Their Eyes"
"Bridge of Spies"
"Queen of the Desert"
"Salt and Fire"
"45 Years"
"13 Minutes"
"Adam Jones/Burnt"
"The Light Between Oceans"
"Crimson Peak"
"The 33"
"The Last Face"

More to come in tomorrow's regularly scheduled MTFB post...


Anonymous said...

Here we go with semantics again, but the LA Times is reporting AMAZING GRACE "will be screened for the first time ever at the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival".


Michael Patterson said...

Yup. Some confusion. However, Showbiz411.com says Tellruide then Toronto and purports to be quoting the guy behind the film: