Yesterday, the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), announced the line-ups for their Galas and Special Presentations programmes for the upcoming 37th edition of the festival.
Among the 60 films announced are a stunning 38 world premieres, including the latest from Rian Johnson, Terrence Malick, and Derek Cianfrance.
I've decided to take a brief look at the 10 foreign language titles that will have their world premieres in Toronto, from Sept 6-16.
Read on for a preview of the foreign films that will be premiering at this year's TIFF:
Gala and Special Presentation Films
directed by Gauri Shinde
Legendary Indian actress Sridevi returns to the screen after a fifteen-year absence in this funny and touching story about an Indian woman who struggles to learn the English language in order to help provide for her family. A multilingual movie shot in 4 languages: English, Hindi, Telugu & Tamil.
Twice Born (Venuto al mondo)
directed by Sergio Castelitto
Italy, Spain, Croatia
From Italian actor-director Sergio Castellitto. A single mother brings her teenage son to Sarajevo, where his father died in the Bosnian conflict years ago. Starring Penélope Cruz and Emile Hirsch.
directed by Ziad Doueiri
Lebanese born filmmaker Ziad Doueiri who first came to notice as a focus puller for Quentin Tarantino, tells the story of an Arab surgeon living in Tel Aviv discovers a dark secret about his wife in the aftermath of a suicide bombing. Based on an international best-selling novel by Yasmina Khadra.
Capital (Le capital)
directed by Costas-Gavras
Legendary director Costa-Gavras returns with an international drama following the head of a giant European investment bank desperately clinging to power when an American hedge fund company tries to buy them out. Starring Gabriel Byrne and Gad Elmaleh.
The Deep (Djúpið)
directed by Baltasar Kormákur
Icelandic director Baltasar Kormákur, brings an astonishing survival story based on true incident that took place on the frigid seas off Iceland in 1984. Starring Ólafur Darri Ólafsson.
Dreams for Sale (夢売るふたり )
directed by Nishikawa Miwa
From acclaimed Japanese writer-director Nishikawa Miwa. A married couple turn to crime when they find themselves in a dire financial situation after they lose their restaurant in a fire. Starring Takako Matsu and Sadao Abe.
directed by Margarethe von Trotta
70-year-old German filmmaker Margarethe von Trotta takes a look at the life of philosopher and political theorist Hannah Arendt, who reported for The New Yorker on the war crimes trial of the Nazi Adolf Eichmann. Starring German screen legend Barbara Sukowa.
In the House (Dans la maison)
directed by François Ozon
The always unpredictable French director François Ozon's latest, about a high-school teacher and his student whose essays about a friend's family begin to blur the lines between reality and fiction. Starring Fabrice Luchini, Kristin Scott Thomas and Emmanuelle Seigner.
The Last Supper (王的盛宴)
directed by Lu Chuan
Probably my most anticipated title of the entire festival. Chinese auteur Lu Chuan's stunning historical epic, set during the fall of the Qin Dynasty. It was banned by the censors in China just before its scheduled premiere last month. Their loss is Toronto's gain. Starring Ye Liu, Daniel Wu, and Chen Chang.
directed by Eran Riklis
From Israeli director Eran Riklis, the story of an Israeli fighter pilot shot down over Lebanon who must make his way across the war-torn country with the aid of an angry young Palestinian boy. Starring Stephen Dorff and Ashraf Barhom.
Let me know what you think of this year's TIFF lineup?