Toronto International Film Festival Unveils 2020 Lineup

Featuring new works by Spike Lee, Regina King, Halle Berry, and many more

Toronto Film Festival Announces 2020 Lineup
Regina King, Spike Lee, Halle Berry

    Pandemic or not, Toronto International Film Festival is trucking forward and has announced its 2020 lineup. Set to run from September 10th to 19th, the hybrid event will include limited offline film screenings and virtual red carpets, press conferences, and industry events.

    “We will be relying on drive-ins and outdoor screenings and will have some indoor screenings, and then there’s a strong digital component, not just for the public, but also for the industry,” festival co-head Joana Vicente told The Hollywood Reporter.

    What’s more, they’ve tapped 50 top industry directors and actors to serve as TIFF Ambassdors throughout the 10-day event. These include Ava DuVernay, Taika Waititi, Martin Scorsese, Claire Denis, Denis Villeneuve, and the list goes on.


    So, what’s on the docket? Quite a lot, all things considered. Spike Lee’s filmed version of David Byrne’s American Utopia will open the festival; Oscar winner Regina King brings her directorial debut One Night in Miami; Roseanne Liang will roll out her action horror pic Shadow in the Cloud; and Werner Herzog will add a dose of existential terror with his meteorite documentary, Fireball: Visitors from Darker Worlds.

    Other highlights include Francis Lee’s Ammonite starring Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan; Glendyn Ivin’s Penguin Bloom featuring Jacki Weaver and Naomi Watts; Florian Zeller’s dementia drama The Father that stars Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Colman; and Halle Berry’s directorial debut feature Bruised in which she also stars.

    Consult the full lineup below and stay tuned for more coverage on Consequence of Sound.

    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
    Opening Night Film – David Byrne’s American Utopia Spike Lee | USA
    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 | France/Germany/Portugal/Palestine/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
    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 (Subarashiki Sekai) Miwa Nishikawa | Japan
    Violation Madeleine Sims-Fewer, Dusty Mancinelli | Canada
    Wildfire Cathy Brady | United Kingdom/Ireland


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