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‘Down for Life’ to world preem at Toronto

Danny Glover starrer will unspool at film festival

TORONTO — “Down for Life,” starring Danny Glover and Snoop Dogg, will world preem at the Toronto Film Festival, it was announced Thursday.

Helmer Alan Jacobs’ torn-from-the-headlines pic about a teen Latina gang leader in South Central L.A. is one of 11 titles that will unspool in the Contemporary World Cinema section, along with seven pics in Visions.

Other CWC world preems include “Beyond the Circle,” a political fable from Bangladeshi helmer Golam Rabbany Biplob; “Heiran,” a star-crossed lovers tale from Iran’s Shalizeh Arefpour; Sebastian Cordero’s romantic thriller “Rabia”; Francesca Gregorini and Tatiana von Furstenberg’s school drama “Tanner Hall”; and “Sawasdee Bangkok,” an omnibus film from Thai directors Wisit Sasanatieng, Aditya Assarat, Kongdej Jaturanrasmee and Pen-ek Ratanaruang.  

Program also includes international preems of pics from Australia’s Ana Kokkinos (“Blessed”), Italy’s Giuseppe Piccioni (“Giulia Doesn’t Date at Night”), Finland’s Mika Kaurismaki (“The House of Branching Love”) and Czech Republic’s Jan Hrebejk (“Shameless”).

Harmony Korine’s “Trash Humpers” and Jason Lehel’s “Gaia” will world preem in Visions, as well as Pablo Stoll’s “Hiroshima” and Pedro González-Rubio’s “To the Sea.”  

Tilda Swinton stars in helmer Luca Guadagnino’s romantic drama “I Am Love,” receiving its international preem in Visions.

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