TIFF 2019: Full Lineup Revealed!

Joker, Knives Out, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, The Lighthouse and more make up a huge festival lineup!

by | July 23, 2019 | Comments

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Toronto International Film Festival just announced the lineup for their 2019 fest and looks like it’s going to be a banner year. Running September 5 – 15, these 10 days kick off awards seasons, with TIFF in recent years ascending as one of the premier tastemakers in gold trophies, while maintaining its cool, upstart cred and internet hype-friendly selections. Here are some notable entries for 2019, followed by the full festival list.

Joker is probably the highest-profile selection, a standalone supervillain story starring Joaquin Phoenix as he tracks the origins of Batman’s greatest foe. Knives Out is Rian Johnson’s post-Last Jedi flick, a contempo murder mystery with a decked-out cast. The Lighthouse is the latest from The Witch‘s Robert Eggers, a black-and-white fantasy/horror film starring Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe and set in the 1890s. Jojo Rabbit is from director Taika Waititi (who also stars as Adolf Hitler), returning to his indie roots before he’ll be back for Thor: Love and Thunder.

Women are staying in the picture with multiple major films. The festival will be closing with Radioactive, Marjane Satrapi’s biopic of Marie Curie starring Rosamund Pike. Marielle Heller follows the Best Actor and Actress-nominated Can You Ever Forgive Me? with promise of another major performance with Tom Hanks in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, all about the legendary Fred Rogers. Kasi Lemmons is putting out Harriet, starring Cynthia Erivo as Harriet Tubman, who led hundreds of American slaves to freedom on the Underground Railroad. Hustlers was made by Lorene Scafaria, and that one depicts the true story of strippers who ripped off Wall Street brokers, echoing the female-driven heist flick Widows. Meanwhile, the animated Abominable was co-directed by Jill Culton, bringing a little breezy levity to the fest.

Gala

  • Opening night: Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band, directed by Daniel Roher
  • Closing night: Radioactive, directed by Marjane Satrapi
  • A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, directed by Marielle Heller
  • Abominable, directed by Jill Culton
  • American Woman, directed by Semi Chellas
  • Blackbird, directed by  Roger Michell
  • Clemency, directed by Chinonye Chukwu
  • Ford v Ferrari, directed by James Mangold
  • Harriet, directed by Kasi Lemmons
  • Hustlers, directed by Lorene Scafaria
  • Joker, directed by Todd Phillips
  • Just Mercy, directed by Destin Daniel Cretton
  • Ordinary Love, directed by Lisa Barros D’Sa, Glenn Leyburn
  • The Goldfinch, directed by John Crowley
  • The Sky Is Pink, directed by Shonali Bose
  • The Song of Names, directed by François Girard
  • True History of the Kelly Gang, directed by Justin Kurzel
  • Western Stars, directed by Thom Zimny, Bruce Springsteen

Special presentations

  • A Herdade, directed by Tiago Guedes
  • Bad Education, directed by Cory Finley
  • Coming Home Again, directed by Wayne Wang
  • Dolemite is My Name, directed by Craig Brewer
  • Ema, directed by Pablo Larraín
  • Endings, Beginnings, directed by Drake Doremus
  • Frankie, directed by Ira Sachs
  • Greed, directed by Michael Winterbottom
  • Guest of Honour, directed by Atom Egoyan
  • Heroic Losers, directed by Sebastian Borensztein
  • Honey Boy, directed by Alma Har’el
  • Hope Gap, directed by William Nicholson
  • How to Build a Girl, directed by Coky Giedroyc
  • I Am Woman, directed by Unjoo Moon
  • Jojo Rabbit, directed by Taika Waititi
  • Judy, directed by Rupert Goold
  • Knives Out, directed by Rian Johnson
  • La Belle Époque, directed by Nicolas Bedos
  • Marriage Story, directed by Noah Baumbach
  • Military Wives, directed by Peter Cattaneo
  • Motherless Brooklyn, directed by Edward Norton
  • No. 7 Cherry Lane, directed by Yonfan
  • Pain and Glory, directed by Pedro Almodóvar
  • Parasite, directed by Bong Joon-ho
  • Pelican Blood, directed by Katrin Gebbe
  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire, directed by Céline Sciamma
  • Saturday Fiction, directed by Lou Ye
  • The Friend, directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite
  • The Laundromat, directed by Steven Soderbergh
  • The Lighthouse, directed by Robert Eggers
  • The Other Lamb, directed by Malgorzata Szumowska
  • The Painted Bird, directed by Václav Marhoul
  • The Personal History of David Copperfield, directed by Armando Iannucci
  • The Report, directed by Scott Z Burns
  • The Two Popes, directed by Fernando Meirelles
  • Uncut Gems, directed by Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie
  • Weathering With You, directed by Makoto Shinkai
  • While at War, directed by Alejandro Amenábar

 

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