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TIFF 2020: Toronto Film Festival reveals feature film line-up


The 2020 Toronto International Film Festival has announced the eagerly anticipated feature film line-up.

The 45th edition of the event continues TIFFs commitment to represent a diverse selection of the highest-quality films from internationally recognised creatives. The line-up is a positive representation of women, Black people, Indigenous people, and people of colour as the festival continues its drive to push toward racial equality.

“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. “It’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 audiences.”

Films by Spike Lee, Kornél Mundruczó, Regina King, Francis Lee, Halle Berry, Werner Herzog, Tracey Deer, Viggo Mortensen, Miwa Nishikawa, Thomas Vinterberg, Sam Pollard and more are featured while Mira Nair’s A Suitable Boy to close Festival on September 19.

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

See the full line-up, below.

TIFF 2020 Feature Film Line-up:

  • 180 Degree Rule Farnoosh Samadi | Iran
  • 76 Days Hao Wu, Anonymous, Weixi Chen | USA
  • Ammonite Francis Lee | United Kingdom
  • Another Round (Druk) Thomas Vinterberg | Denmark
  • Bandar Band Manijeh Hekmat | Iran/Germany
  • Beans Tracey Deer | Canada
  • Beginning (Dasatskisi) Dea Kulumbegashvili | Georgia/France
  • 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
  • David Byrne’s American Utopia Spike Lee | USA (Opening Night Film)
  • The Disciple Chaitanya Tamhane | India
  • Enemies of the State Sonia Kennebeck | USA
  • Falling Viggo Mortensen | Canada/United Kingdom
  • The Father Florian Zeller | United Kingdom/France
  • Fauna Nicolás Pereda | Mexico/Canada
  • Fireball: Visitors from Darker Worlds Werner Herzog, Clive Oppenheimer | United Kingdom/USA
  • Gaza mon amour Tarzan Nasser, Arab Nasser | Palestine/France/Germany/Portugal/Qatar
  • Get the Hell Out (Tao Chu Li Fa Yuan) I-Fan Wang | Taiwan
  • Good Joe Bell Reinaldo Marcus Green | USA
  • I Care A Lot J Blakeson | United Kingdom
  • Inconvenient Indian Michelle Latimer | Canada
  • The Inheritance Ephraim Asili | USA
  • Lift Like a Girl (Ash Ya Captain) Mayye Zayed | Egypt/Germany/Denmark
  • Limbo Ben Sharrock | United Kingdom
  • Memory House (Casa de Antiguidades) João Paulo Miranda Maria | Brazil/France
  • 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 (La Nuit des Rois) Philippe Lacôte | Côte d’Ivoire/France/Canada/Senegal
  • Nomadland Chloé Zhao | USA
  • No Ordinary Man Aisling Chin-Yee, Chase Joynt | Canada
  • Notturno Gianfranco Rosi | Italy/France/Germany
  • One Night in Miami Regina King | USA
  • Penguin Bloom Glendyn Ivin | Australia
  • Pieces of a Woman Kornél Mundruczó | USA/Canada/Hungary
  • Preparations to Be Together For an Unknown Period of Time (Felkészülés meghatározatlan ideig tartó együttlétre) Lili Horvát | Hungary
  • Quo Vadis, Aïda? Jasmila Žbanić | Bosnia and Herzegovina/Norway/The Netherlands/Austria/Romania/France/Germany/Poland/Turkey
  • Shadow In The Cloud Roseanne Liang | USA/New Zealand
  • Shiva Baby Emma Seligman | USA/Canada
  • Spring Blossom Suzanne Lindon | France
  • A Suitable Boy Mira Nair | United Kingdom/India (Closing Night Presentation)
  • 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 (Subarashiki Sekai) Miwa Nishikawa | Japan
  • Violation Madeleine Sims-Fewer, Dusty Mancinelli | Canada
  • Wildfire Cathy Brady | United Kingdom/Ireland