With the Toronto International Film Festival just weeks away, a new slate of high-profile movie premieres have been announced featuring a cast of A-list talent.

On Tuesday, the festival announced a new batch of titles, including two more Gala premieres, and more titles in the Special Presentations, Masters, and Contemporary World Cinema programmes.

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Newly announced films include “Lucy In The Sky” starring Natalie Portman as an astronaut losing touch with reality on her return to Earth, Jamie Dornan and Anthony Mackie as paramedics in the sci-fi/horror “Synchronic”, and the biographical thriller “Seberg”, featuring Kristen Stewart as iconic actress Jean Seberg in a tale about the young FBI agent (played by Jack O’Connell) who investigates her after she becomes embroiled in the civil rights movement of the 1960s.

Also announced are “Guns Akimbo” starring Daniel Radcliffe as a nerdy video game developer who becomes a participant in an illegal livestreamed deathmatch, the on-screen reunion of “The Theory Of Everything” stars Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones in “The Aeronauts”, about a 19th-century scientist and a hot-air balloonist who make altitudinal and meteorological history, and the family drama “Human Capital” starring “Stranger Things” It girl Maya Hawke.

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Actors are stepping behind the camera for two more festival selections. Gael Garcia Bernal’s “Chicuarotes” and Edward Burns’ “Beneath the Blue Suburban Skies” will screen during TIFF.

Focusing on new works by established directors, the Masters programme unveiled a slate that includes new works by Terrence Malick, Alanis Obomsawin, Ken Loach, and Elia Suleiman.

TIFF runs from September 5 through 15.

See the full list of new titles below.


“The Aeronauts,” T​om Harper, Canadian Premiere

“The Burnt Orange Heresy,” G​iuseppe Capotondi, North American Premiere

Special Presentations

“American Son,” ​Kenny Leon, World Premiere

“Deerskin,” Quentin Dupieux, International Premiere

“Dirt Music,” ​Gregor Jordan, World Premiere

“The Elder One,” ​Geetu Mohandas, World Premiere

“Guns Akimbo,” J​ason Lei Howden, World Premiere

“Human Capital​,” Marc Meyers, World Premiere

“Jungleland,” M​ax Winkler, World Premiere

“Lucy in the Sky,” N​oah Hawley, World Premiere

“Lyrebird,” D​an Friedkin, International Premiere

“Mosul,” M​atthew Michael Carnahan, American Premiere

“Seberg,” B​enedict Andrews, North American Premiere

“Sibyl,” Justine Triet, North American Premiere

“SYNCHRONIC,” ​Aaron Moorhead, Justin Benson, World Premiere

“The Truth,” H​irokazu Kore-eda, North American Premiere

“Wasp Network,” ​Olivier Assayas, North American Premiere

“Waves,” Trey Edward Shults, International Premiere


“A Hidden Life​,” Terrence Malick, North American Premiere

“About Endlessness​,” Roy Andersson​, North American Premiere

“Devil Between the Legs​​,” Arturo Ripstein, World Premiere

“I Was at Home, But…,” Angela Schanelec, North American Premiere

“It Must Be Heaven,”​ Elia Suleiman, North American Premiere

“Jordan River Anderson, The Messenger,” Alanis Obomsawin​, World Premiere

“Sorry We Missed You​,” Ken Loach, North American Premiere

Contemporary World Cinema

“37 Seconds​,” Hikari, Canadian Premiere

“Adam,” ​Maryam Touzani, North American Premiere

“Arab Blues​,” ​Manele Labidi, North American Premiere

“Atlantics: A Ghost Love Story,” M​ati Diop, North American Premiere

“Atlantis,” ​Valentyn Vasyanovych, North American Premiere

“Bacurau,” K​leber Mendonça Filho, North American Premiere

“Balloon​,” ​​Pema Tseden, North American Premiere

“The Barefoot Emperor​,” Jessica Woodworth, Peter Brosens, World Premiere

“Beanpole​,” Kantemir Balagov, North American Premiere

“Beneath the Blue Suburban Skies,” ​Edward Burns, World Premiere

“Blow the Man Down,” ​Danielle Krudy, Bridget Savage Cole, International Premiere

“Bombay Rose,” ​Gitanjali Rao, North American Premiere

“Chicuarotes​,” Gael García Bernal, North American Premiere

“The Climb,” Michael Angelo Covino, Canadian Premiere

“Corpus Christi​,” Jan Komasa, North American Premiere

“The County​,” Grímur Hákonarson, International Premiere

“Dogs Don’t Wear Pants​​,” J-P Valkeapää, North American Premiere

“The Father​,” Petar Valchanov, Kristina Grozeva, North American Premiere

“Flatland​,” Jenna Bass, North American Premiere

“A Girl Missing​,” Koji Fukada, North American Premiere

“Hala​,” Minhal Baig, Canadian Premiere

“Henry Glassie: Field Work​,” Pat Collins, World Premiere

“Incitement,” Yaron Zilberman, World Premiere

“Instinct​,” Halina Reijn, North American Premiere

“The Invisible Life of Eurídice Gusmão​,” Karim Aïnouz, North American Premiere

“Jallikattu​,” Lijo Jose Pellissery, World Premiere

“Knuckle City,”​ Jahmil X.T. Qubeka, International Premiere

“La Llorona​,” Jayro Bustamante, North American Premiere

“Les Misérables,”​ Ladj Ly, North American Premiere

“The Long Walk​,” Mattie Do, North American Premiere

“Made in Bangladesh​,” Rubaiyat Hossain, World Premiere

“Mariam​,” Sharipa Urazbayeva, North American Premiere

“Maria’s Paradise​,” Zaida Bergroth, World Premiere

“Nobadi,” ​Karl Markovics, World Premiere

“Our Lady of the Nile​,” Atiq Rahimi, World Premiere

“The Perfect Candidate​,” Haifaa Al-Mansour, North American Premiere

“Red Fields​,” Keren Yedaya, International Premiere

“Resin,” Daniel Joseph Borgman, World Premiere

“So Long, My Son​,” Wang Xiaoshuai, North American Premiere

“Spider​,” Andrés Wood, International Premiere

“A Sun,” ​Chung Mong-Hong, World Premiere

“Synonyms​,” Nadav Lapid, North American Premiere

“Terminal Sud​,” Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche, North American Premiere

“Three Summers,” Sandra Kogut, World Premiere

“Verdict,” R​aymund Ribay Gutierrez, Canadian Premiere

“A White, White Day,” Hlynur Pálmason, North American Premiere

“The Wild Goose Lake​,” Diao Yinan, North American Premiere

“You Will Die at Twenty,” A​mjad Abu Alala, North American Premiere