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Sandra Bullock’s ‘Our Brand Is Crisis,’ Robert Redford’s ‘Truth’ to Premiere at Toronto

David Gordon Green’s “Our Brand Is Crisis,” starring Sandra Bullock and Billy Bob Thornton; James Vanderbilt’s CBS scandal film “Truth,” starring Cate Blanchett and Robert Redford; and “Twilight” director Catherine Hardwicke’s “Miss You Already,” starring Drew Barrymore and Toni Collette, will world premiere at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival, it was announced Tuesday.

Natalie Portman’s “A Tale of Love and Darkness,” based on Amos Oz’s bestselling novel, will receive its North American premiere following its debut at the Cannes Film Festival.

In all, Toronto added almost 100 films (including more than 40 world premieres) across its Gala, Special Presentations, City to City, Contemporary World Cinema and Wavelengths programs. It also added 38 international short films to Short Cuts.

The festival will close with the world premiere of Paco Cabezas’ “Mr. Right,” a romantic comedy with a hitman twist, starring Anna Kendrick and Sam Rockwell.

Special Presentations added 19 titles, including eight world premieres: Gordon Green’s “Crisis”; Vanderbilt’s “Truth”; Gaby Dellal’s family saga “About Ray,” starring Naomi Watts, Elle Fanning and Susan Sarandon; Marc Abraham’s “I Saw the Light,” the story of country legend Hank Williams, starring Tom Hiddleston; Rob Reiner’s teen rehab tale “Being Charlie,” starring Nick Robinson and Morgan Saylor; Matthew Cullen’s “London Fields,” based on Martin Amis’ novel and starring Thornton; Lorene Scafaria’s “The Meddler,” about a recent widow (Sarandon) who moves to L.A. to be closer to her daughter; and Indian filmmaker Pan Nalin’s comic drama “Angry Indian Goddesses.”

The City to City program, spotlighting London this year, includes four world premieres in its slate: Tom Geens’ “Couple in a Hole,” George Amponsah’s “The Hard Stop,” David Farr’s “The Ones Below” and Michael Caton-Jones’ “Urban Hymns.”

Contemporary World Cinema — the program with the broadest global reach — adds 56 movies, including 26 world premieres. Leanne Pooley’s “25 April,” which uses animation to tell the story of the 1915 battle of Gallipoli; Christopher Doyle’s “Hong Kong Trilogy: Preschooled Preoccupied Preposterous”; Eric Khoo’s Singapore Hotel-set “In the Room”; and Salem Brahimi’s family drama set in 1980s Algeria, “Let Them Come,” which is one of six films featured in the fest’s Contemporary World Speakers series, have been added to the lineup.

Wavelengths, the festival’s experimental strand, adds 54 films (10 feature length), videos and installations.

The 40th Toronto International Film Festival runs from September 10 to 20.

“Disorder,” director Alice Winocour, France/Belgium (North American premiere)
“Man Down,” director Dito Montiel, USA (North American premiere)
“Miss You Already,” director Catherine Hardwicke, United Kingdom (world premiere)
“Mississippi Grind,” director Ryan Fleck, Anna Boden, USA (Canadian premiere)
“Mr. Right,” director Paco Cabezas, USA (world premiere) (closing night film)

Special Presentations
“45 Years,” director Andrew Haigh, United Kingdom (Canadian premiere)
“About Ray,” director Gaby Dellal, USA (world premiere)
“Angry Indian Goddesses,” director Pan Nalin, India (world premiere)
“Being Charlie,” director Rob Reiner, USA (world premiere)
“Body (Body/Cialo),” director Małgorzata Szumowska, Poland (North American premiere)
“Equals,” director Drake Doremus, USA (North American premiere)
I Saw the Light,” director Marc Abraham, USA (world premiere)
“London Fields,” director Matthew Cullen United Kingdom/USA (world premiere)
“Ma Ma,” director Julio Medem, Spain/France (international premiere)
“The Meddler,” director Lorene Scafaria, USA (world premiere)
“Mr. Six,” director Guan Hu, China (North American premiere)
“Mustang,” director Deniz Gamze Ergüven, Turkey/France/Germany (North American premiere)
“My Mother,” director Nanni Moretti, Italy/France (North American premiere)
Our Brand Is Crisis,” director David Gordon Green, USA (world premiere)
“A Tale of Love and Darkness,” director Natalie Portman Israel/USA (North American premiere)
“A Tale of Three Cities,” director Mabel Cheung, China (international premiere)
“Truth,” director James Vanderbilt, USA (world premiere)
“The Wave,” director Roar Uthaug, Norway (international premiere)
“The Witch,” director Robert Eggers, USA/Canada (Canadian premiere)

Contemporary World Cinema
“25 April,” director Leanne Pooley, New Zealand (world premiere)
“3000 Nights,” director Mai Masri, Palestine/France/Jordan/Lebanon/United Arab Emirates/Qatar (world premiere)
“An,” director Naomi Kawase, Japan/France/Germany ((North American premiere))
“The Apostate (El Apóstata),” director Federico Veiroj, Spain/France/Uruguay (world premiere)
“As I Open My Eyes,” director Leyla Bouzid, Tunisia/France/Belgium (North American premiere)
“Baba Joon,” director Yuval Delshad, Israel (world premiere)
“Box,” director Florin Șerban, Romania/Germany/France (North American premiere)
“Campo Grande,” director Sandra Kogut, Brazil/France (world premiere)
“Chevalier,” director Athina Rachel Tsangari, Greece (North American premiere)
“A Copy of My Mind,” director Joko Anwar, Indonesia/South Korea (North American premiere)
“Cuckold,” director Charlie Vundla, South Africa (world premiere)
“Embrace of the Serpent,” director Ciro Guerra, Colombia/Venezuela/Argentina (North American premiere)
“The Endless River,” director Oliver Hermanus, South Africa/France (North American premiere)
“The Fear,” director Damien Odoul, France (world premiere)
“Frenzy,” director Emin Alper, Turkey/France (North American premiere)
“Girls Lost,” director Alexandra-Therese Keining, Sweden (world premiere)
“Granny’s Dancing on the Table,” director Hanna Sköld, Sweden (world premiere)
“A Heavy Heart,” director Thomas Stuber, Germany (world premiere)
“Homesick,” director Anne Sewitsky, Norway ((Canadian premiere))
“Hong Kong Trilogy: Preschooled Preoccupied Preposterous,” director Christopher Doyle, Hong Kong (world premiere)
“Honor Thy Father,” director Erik Matti, Philippines (world premiere)
“Invisible,” director Lawrence Fajardo, Philippines/Japan (international premiere)
“In the Room,” director Eric Khoo, Hong Kong/Singapore (world premiere)
“Incident Light,” director Ariel Rotter, Argentina/France/Uruguay (world premiere)
“I Promise You Anarchy,” director Julio Hernández Cordón, Mexico/Germany (North American premiere)
“Ivy,” director Tolga Karaçelik, Turkey (Canadian premiere)
“Jack,” director Elisabeth Scharang, Austria (North American premiere)
“Journey to the Shore,” director Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Japan/France (North American premiere)
“The Kind Words,” director Shemi Zarhin, Israel/Canada (international premiere)
“Koza,” director Ivan Ostrochovský, Slovakia/Czech Republic (North American premiere)
“Lamb,” director Yared Zeleke, Ethiopia/France/Germany/Norway (North American premiere)
“Last Cab to Darwin,” director Jeremy Sims, Australia (international premiere)
“Let Them Come,” director Salem Brahimi, France/Algeria (world premiere)
“Magallanes Salvador del Solar,” director Peru/Argentina/Colombia/Spain (international premiere)
“Mekko,” director Sterlin Harjo, USA (international premiere)
“A Month of Sundays,” director Matthew Saville, Australia (world premiere)
“Much Loved,” director Nabil Ayouch, Morocco/France (North American premiere)
“Murmur of the Hearts,” director Sylvia Chang, Taiwan/Hong Kong (North American premiere)
“One Breath,” director Christian Zübert, Germany (world premiere)
“One Floor Below,” director Radu Muntean, Romania/France/Germany/Sweden (North American premiere)
“Parisienne,” director Danielle Arbid, France (world premiere)
“Paths of the Soul,” director Zhang Yang, China (world premiere)
“The People vs. Fritz Bauer,” director Lars Kraume, Germany (North American premiere)
“Price of Love,” director Hermon Hailay, Ethiopia (North American premiere)
“Rams,” director Grímur Hákonarson, Iceland (Canadian premiere)
“Schneider vs. Bax,” director Alex van Warmerdam, Netherlands/Belgium (North American premiere)
“Song of Songs,” director Eva Neymann, Ukraine (North American premiere)
“Sparrows,” director Runar Rúnarsson, Iceland/Denmark (world premiere)
“Starve Your Dog,” director Hicham Lasri, Morocco (world premiere)
“The Steps,” director Andrew Currie, Canada (world premiere)
“Story of Judas,” director Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche, France (North American premiere)
“Stranger,” director Yermek Tursunov, Kazakhstan (world premiere)
“Thank You for Bombing,” director Barbara Eder, Austria (world premiere)
“The Treasure,” director Corneliu Porumboiu, Romania/France (North American premiere)
“Truman,” director Cesc Gay, Spain/Argentina (world premiere)
“The Whispering Star,” director Sion Sono, Japan (world premiere)

City to City (London)
“Couple in a Hole,” director Tom Geens, United Kingdom/Belgium/France (world premiere)
“The Hard Stop,” director George Amponsah, United Kingdom (world premiere)
“Kill Your Friends,” director Owen Harris, United Kingdom (North American premiere)
“Kilo Two Bravo,” director Paul Katis, United Kingdom (international premiere)
“London Road,” director Rufus Norris, United Kingdom (international premiere)
“Northern Soul,” director Elaine Constantine, United Kingdom (North American premiere)
“The Ones Below,” director David Farr, United Kingdom (world premiere)
“Urban Hymn,” director Michael Caton-Jones, United Kingdom (world premiere)

Wavelengths (features)
“Afternoon,” director Tsai Ming-liang, Taiwan (North American premiere)
“Arabian Nights: The Restless One,” director Miguel Gomes, Portugal/France/Germany/Switzerland (North American premiere)
“Arabian Nights: The Desolate One,” director Miguel Gomes, Portugal/France/Germany/Switzerland (North American premiere)
“Arabian Nights: The Enchanted One,” director Miguel Gomes, Portugal/France/Germany/Switzerland (North American premiere)
“Eva Doesn’t Sleep,” director Pablo Aguero, France/Argentina/Spain (world premiere)
“The Event,” director Sergei Loznitsa, Netherlands/Belgium (North American premiere)
“No Home Movie,” director Chantal Akerman, Belgium (North American premiere)
“The Other Side,” director Roberto Minervini, France/Italy (North American premiere)
“The Sky Trembles and the Earth is Afraid and the Two Eyes Are Not Brothers,” director Ben Rivers, United Kingdom (North American premiere)

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