Toronto 2017 Lineup, Round 1

The Toronto International Film Festival has announced a first round of films lined up for its 2017 edition, running from September 7 through 17. In all, fourteen Gala and thirty-three Special Presentations—so far. Here’s the rundown; each of the titles will take you to its page at the festival’s site for synopses, images, cast lists, and so on. I’ve added the occasional link or two here as well.


Breathe, directed by Andy Serkis, World Premiere.

The Catcher Was a Spy, Ben Lewin, World Premiere.

C'est la vie!, Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano, World Premiere, Closing Night Film.

Darkest Hour, Joe Wright, Canadian Premiere.

Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool, Paul McGuigan, Canadian Premiere.

Kings, Deniz Gamze Ergüven, World Premiere.

Long Time Running, Jennifer Baichwal and Nicholas de Pencier, World Premiere.

Mary Shelley, Haifaa Al Mansour, World Premiere.

The Mountain Between Us, Hany Abu-Assad, World Premiere.

Mudbound, Dee Rees, International Premiere. Critics Round Up.

Stronger, David Gordon Green, World Premiere.

Untitled Bryan Cranston/Kevin Hart Film, Neil Burger, World Premiere.

The Wife, Björn Runge, World Premiere.

Woman Walks Ahead, Susanna White, World Premiere.

Special Presentations

Battle of the Sexes, Valerie Faris and Jonathan Dayton, International Premiere.

BPM (Beats Per Minute), Robin Campillo, North American Premiere. Reviews from Cannes.

The Brawler, Anurag Kashyap, World Premiere.

The Breadwinner, Nora Twomey, World Premiere.

Call Me By Your Name, Luca Guadagnino, Canadian Premiere. Critics Round Up.

Catch the Wind, Gaël Morel, International Premiere.

The Children Act, Richard Eyre, World Premiere.

The Current War, Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, World Premiere.

Disobedience, Sebastián Lelio, World Premiere.

Downsizing, Alexander Payne, Canadian Premiere.

A Fantastic Woman, Sebastián Lelio, Canadian Premiere.

First They Killed My Father, Angelina Jolie, Canadian Premiere.

The Guardians, Xavier Beauvois, World Premiere.

Hostiles, Scott Cooper, International Premiere.

The Hungry, Bornila Chatterjee, World Premiere.

I, Tonya, Craig Gillespie, World Premiere.

Lady Bird, Greta Gerwig, International Premiere, Special Presentations Opening Film.

mother!, Darren Aronofsky, North American Premiere.

Novitiate, Maggie Betts, International Premiere.

Omerta, Hansal Mehta, World Premiere.

Plonger, Mélanie Laurent, World Premiere.

The Price of Success, Teddy Lussi-Modeste, International Premiere.

Professor Marston & the Wonder Women, Angela Robinson, World Premiere.

The Rider, Chloé Zhao, Canadian Premiere. Critics Round Up.

A Season in France, Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, World Premiere.

The Shape of Water, Guillermo del Toro, Canadian Premiere.

Sheikh Jackson, Amr Salama, World Premiere, Special Presentations Closing Film.

The Square, Ruben Östlund, North American Premiere. Reviews from Cannes.

Submergence, Wim Wenders, World Premiere.

Suburbicon, George Clooney, North American Premiere.

Thelma, Joachim Trier, International Premiere. Image above.

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Martin McDonagh, North American Premiere.

Victoria and Abdul, Stephen Frears, North American Premiere.

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