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TIFF - September 10 - 19th!



Films by Spike Lee, ​Kornél Mundruczó,​ Regina King, Francis 

Lee, Jasmila Žbanić, Gianfranco Rosi, Chaitanya Tamhane, 

Halle Berry, Michelle Latimer, Chloé Zhao, Nicolás Pereda, 

Werner Herzog, Tracey Deer, Viggo Mortensen, Miwa 

Nishikawa, Thomas Vinterberg, Sam Pollard are among TIFF’s 

lineup in this watershed year.

TIFF Co-Heads Cameron Bailey and Joana Vicente today 

announced the lineup of titles selected for the 45th Toronto 

International Film Festival. This year’s features represent a 

diverse selection of the highest-quality films around the 


Films on offer will reflect first rate international cinema, 

documentaries and Canadian creativity.  

The strong representation of women, Black people 

,Indigenous people, and people of colour among TIFF’s 

selection reflects the organization’s continuing commitment 

to normalizing gender parity and racial equality for future 


“We began this year planning for a 45th Festival much like 

our previous editions,” said Bailey, Artistic Director and Co-

Head of TIFF, “but along the way we had to rethink just about 

everything. This year’s lineup reflects that tumult. The names 

you already know are doing brand new things this year, and 

there’s a whole crop of exciting new names to discover. We’re 

thankful to every filmmaker and company that joined us on 

this adventure, and we can’t wait to share these brilliant films 

with our audiences.”

“TIFF 2020 is a special edition and symbolizes what is 

possible when collaboration, ingenuity, and passion take 

centre stage,” said Vicente, Executive Director and Co-Head 

of TIFF. “I​t’s also a time for us to celebrate and affirm some of 

the founding values of TIFF, including the power film has to 

propel us forward as a society and present a diversity of 

voices. I’m proud and ​excited to share these films with 


The 45th Toronto International Film Festival runs September 10–19, 2020. 

180 Degree Rule ​Farnoosh Samadi |​ Iran

76 Days H​ ao Wu​, Anonymous, ​Weixi Chen​ | USA

Ammonite​ Francis Lee​ | United Kingdom

AnotherRound​(​Druk)​ ThomasVinterberg|Denmark 

BandarBandM​ anijehHekmat|​Iran/Germany

Beans​ ​Tracey Deer​ | Canada


Beginning ​(Dasatskisi)​ ​Dea Kulumbegashvili​ | ​Georgia/


The Best is Yet to Come (​ Bu Zhi Bu Xiu)​ ​Wang Jing | China

Bruised​ Halle Berry | USA

City Hall​ Frederick Wiseman | USA

Concrete Cowboy​ Ricky Staub | USA .​Opening Night Film.​

David Byrne’s American Utopia ​Spike Lee | USA 

The Disciple ​Chaitanya Tamhane | India 

Enemies of the State Sonia Kennewick ​​|USA 

Falling​ Viggo Mortensen | Canada/United Kingdom 

The Father​ Florian Zeller | United Kingdom/France 

Fauna​ N​ icolás Pereda​ | Mexico/Canada

Fireball: Visitors from Darker Worlds W​ erner Herzog, C​ live Oppenheimer​ | United Kingdom/USA 

Gazamonamour​​TarzanNasser,ArabNasser​|P​ alestine/​France/G​ ermany/Portugal/Qatar 

GettheHellOut​(​TaoChuLiFaYuan)​ I​-FanWang​|Taiwan

Good Joe Bell​ Reinaldo Marcus Green | USA

I Care A Lot J​ Blakeson | United Kingdom

Inconvenient Indian M​ ichelle Latimer |​ C​anada

The Inheritance​ Ephraim Asili | USA 

LiftLikeaGirl(​​AshYaCaptain​)​MayyeZayed|E​ gypt/Germany/Denmark

Limbo ​Ben Sharrock | United Kingdom

MemoryHouse​(​CasadeAntiguidades)​ ​



 MLK/FBI​ Sam Pollard | USA

The New Corporation: The Unfortunately Necessary Sequel​ ​Joel Bakan, Jennifer Abbott |​ Canada

New Order​ (​Nuevo orden​) Michel Franco​ | Mexico

Night of the Kings​ (L​ a Nuit des Rois)​ P​ hilippe Lacôte |​ C​ ôte d’Ivoire/France/Canada/Senegal

Nomadland​C​ hloéZhao​|USA

NoOrdinaryMan​A​ islingChin-Yee,ChaseJoynt​|Canada

Notturno G​ ianfranco Rosi​ |​ Italy/France/Germany

One Night in Miami Regina King |USA

Penguin Bloom​ ​Glendyn Ivin​ | Australia

PiecesofaWomanK​ ornélMundruczó​|USA/Canada/Hungary

Preparations to Be Together For an Unknown Period of Time​ (F​ elkészülés meghatározatlan ideig tartó együttlétre​) ​Lili Horvát​ | Hungary

Quo Vadis, Aïda? J​ asmila Žbanić ​| B​ osnia and Herzegovina/N​ orway/The Netherlands/Austria/Romania/France/Germany/Poland/Turkey

ShadowInTheCloud​R​ oseanneLiang​|USA/NewZealand Shiva 

Baby​ Emma Seligman​ | USA/Canada

Spring Blossom​ Suzanne Lindon | France

.​Closing Night Presentation.​

A Suitable Boy​ ​Mira Nair​ | United Kingdom/India

Summer of 85​ ​(​Été​ 85​) ​François Ozon​ | France

The Third Day​ Felix Barrett, Dennis Kelly ​| United Kingdom 

Trickster ​Michelle Latimer | Canada

True Mothers​ (​Asa Ga Kuru​) Naomi Kawase | Japan


Under the Open Sky​ (S​ ubarashiki Sekai​) M​ iwa Nishikawa​ | 

Japan Violation​ M​ adeleine Sims-Fewer, Dusty Mancinelli ​| 

Canada Wildfire ​Cathy Brady​ | United Kingdom/Ireland

For more information, please see tiff.net.

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facebook.com/TIFF youtube.com/TIFF twitter.com/TIFF_NET 

instagram.com/TIFF_NET #TIFF20

About TIFF

TIFF is a not-for-profit cultural organization whose mission is to transform the way people see the world through film. An international leader in film culture, TIFF projects include the annual Toronto International Film Festival in September; TIFF Bell Lightbox, which features five cinemas, learning and entertainment facilities; and innovative national distribution program Film Circuit. The organization generates an annual economic impact of $189 million CAD. TIFF Bell Lightbox is generously supported by contributors including Founding Sponsor Bell, the Province of Ontario, the Government of Canada, the City of Toronto, the Reitman family (Ivan Reitman, Agi Mandel and Susan Michaels), The Daniels Corporation and RBC. For more information, visit tiff.net​.


  TIFF is generously supported by Lead Sponsor Bell, Major Sponsors RBC, L’Oréal Paris, and Visa, and Major Supporters the Government of Canada, Government of Ontario, and the City of Toronto.

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