The Toronto International Film Festival completed its 40th anniversary slate on Tuesday, adding 31 features to various programs, as well as announcing the stars set to dig deep in its new In Conversation With series, and the impressive array of entertainment lined up for its free, four-day Festival Street bash.
The festival’s official screening schedule was also released Tuesday.
ICW, which replaces the former Mavericks program, will present intimate onstage conversations with Julianne Moore (starring opposite Ellen Page in Peter Sollett’s Toronto world-premiering “Freeheld”), Salma Hayek (starring opposite Adrien Brody in Matteo Garrone’s Toronto world-premiering “Septembers of Shiraz”), Sarah Silverman (starring in Adam Salky’s Canadian-premiering “I Smile Back”) and “Mad Man” creator Matthew Weiner.
Discovery — showcasing new directors from around world — added 25 titles, including notable feature bows: Maris Curran’s “Five Nights in Maine,” starring David Oyelowo (“Selma”) as a recently widowed man seeking out his estranged mother-in-law (Dianne Wiest); Irish filmmaker Michael Lennox’s comic psychological thriller “A Patch of Fog,” starring Stephen Graham (Al Capone in “Boardwalk Empire) and “Game of Thrones” thesp Coneth Hill; and “Martha Marcy May Marlene” producer Josh White’s 2015 Sundance audience-award-winning “James White.”
Vanguard adds the world premiere of Brazilian filmmaker Pedro Morelli’s Canadian-produced “Zoom,” a multi-plot comedy in which a comic book artist, novelist and film director write stories about each other, starring Gael Garcia Bernal and Jason Priestley.
TIFF Kids will screen four pics, including the world premiere of “Iron Giant: Signature Edition.” The remastered and enhanced version of Brad Bird’s critically acclaimed 1999 animated feature will feature two new scenes and bow in the U.S. in late September.
Festival Street, which runs from Sept. 10 to 13, will deploy a decorated balloon fleet, premiere a cross-genre dance work inspired by Frederick Wiseman’s doc “Titicut Follies” and present live sets from “Arab Idol” winner Mohammad Assaf (also in the world-premiering doc “The Idol”) and the band Bruce Peninsula (creators of the soundtrack for filmmaker Andrew Cividino’s feature debut “The Sleeping Giant”).
The 40th Toronto International Film Festival runs from Sept. 10 to 20.
“A Patch of Fog,” director Michael Lennox, United Kingdom (world premiere)
“The Ardennes,” director Robin Pront, Belgium (world premiere)
“Beast,” directors Tom McKeith, Sam McKeith, Australia/Philippines (world premiere)
“Black,” directors Adil El Arbi, Bilall Fallah, Belgium (world premiere)
“Born to Dance,” director Tammy Davis, New Zealand (world premiere)
“Degrade,” directors Arab Nasser, Tarzan Nasser, Palestine/France/Qatar (North American premiere)
“Desde Alla,” director Lorenzo Vigas, Venezuela (North American premiere)
“Downriver,” director Grant Scicluna, Australia (international premiere)
“Eva Nova,” director Marko Skop, Slovakia (world premiere)
“Five Nights in Maine,” director Maris Curran, USA (world premiere)
“The Here After,” director Magnus von Horn, Poland/Sweden/France (North American premiere)
“Ixcanul,” director Jayro Bustamante, Guatemala/France (Canadian premiere)
“James White,” director Josh Mond, USA (Canadian premiere)
“Keeper,” director Guillaume Senez, Belgium/Switzerland/France (North American premiere)
“Les Cowboys,” director Thomas Bidegain, France/Belgium (North American premiere)
“Meghmallar,” director Zahidur Rahim Anjan, Bangladesh (world premiere)
“Mountain,” director Yaelle Kayam, Israel/Denmark (North American premiere)
“My Name is Emily,” director Simon Fitzmaurice, Ireland (North American premiere)
“The Paradise Suite,” director Joost van Ginkel, Netherlands/Sweden/Bulgaria (world premiere)
“Semana Santa,” director Alejandra Márquez Abella, Mexico (world premiere)
“Spear,” director Stephen Page, Australia (world premiere)
“Very Big Shot,” director Mir-Jean Bou Chaaya, Lebanon/Qatar (world premiere)
“The Wait,” director Piero Messina, Italy (North American premiere)
“We Monsters,” director Sebastian Ko, Germany (North American premiere)
“Wedding Doll,” director Nitzan Gilady, Israel (international premiere)
“The Boy and the Beast,” director Mamoru Hosoda, Japan (international premiere)
“My Skinny Sister,” director Sanna Lenken, Sweden/Germany (Canadian premiere)
“Phantom Boy,” directors Alain Gagnol and Jean-Loup Felicioli, France/Belgium (North American premiere)
“The Iron Giant: Signature Edition,” director Brad Bird, USA (world premiere)
“Zoom,” director Pedro Morelli, Canada (world premiere)
“Heat,” director Michael Mann, USA