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Sridevi's ENGLISH VINGLISH to world premiere in Toronto Film Festival

July 25, 2012 11:19:55 AM IST
updated July 28, 2012 12:34:07 PM IST
By Rajesh Kumar Singh, Glamsham Editorial
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Piers Handling, CEO and Director, and Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director, of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), have made the announcement of the first list of films to premiere at the 37th TIFF. These include 17 titles in the Galas section and 45 in Special Presentations programme, with 38 world premieres. ENGLISH VINGLISH, a film by debutant director Gauri Shinde and the comeback vehicle of Sridevi after a 14 year's gap, is in the Galas list. The film is produced by Balki and also stars French actor Mehdi Nebbou, Adil Hussain and Priya Anand. Amitabh Bachchan has a guest appearance in it. It will be the world premiere of the film in advance of its domestic release on 21st September, 2012. Deepa Mehta's MIDNIGHT'S CHILDREN (Canada/ United Kingdom) will also have its world premiere in this section while THE RELUCTANT FUNDAMENTALIST by Mira Nair will have its North American premiere. It is worth a mention that films like LAGAAN and SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE first got noticed at TIFF. The Festival runs from September 6 to 16, 2012.

Among the other world premieres are films by directors like Andrew Adamson, Ben Affleck, David Ayer, Maiken Baird, Noah Baumbach, J.A. Bayona, Stuart Blumberg, Josh Boone, Laurent Cantet, Sergio Castellitto, Stephen Chbosky, Lu Chuan, Derek Cianfrance, Nenad Cicin-Sain, Costa-Gavras, Ziad Doueiri, Liz Garbus, Dustin Hoffman, Rian Johnson, Neil Jordan, Baltasar Kormakur, Shola Lynch, Roger Michell, Nishikawa Miwa, Ruba Nadda, Mike Newell, Francois Ozon, Sally Potter, Robert Pulcini & Shari Springer Berman, Eran Riklis, David O. Russell, Ben Timlett & Bill Jones & Jeff Simpson, Tom Tykwer & Andy Wachowski & Lana Wachowski, Margarethe von Trotta, Joss Whedon and Yaron Zilberman.


'We are thrilled to announce so many exciting and prestigious films today, with many more to follow,' said Handling. 'This year's Festival is looking particularly strong with bold, adventuresome work coming from established and emerging filmmakers.'

'This year we present our most diverse Gala programme to date with films from Japan, China, India, the United Kingdom, Denmark, Italy, USA and Canada,' said Bailey. 'Toronto's red carpet is a global one and we're excited to welcome some of the world's best filmmakers and greatest stars to Canada.'

Here is the complete list of films announced so far:-

A Royal Affair Nikolai Arcel, Denmark/Sweden/Czech Republic/Germany North American Premiere
Argo Ben Affleck, USA World Premiere
The Company You Keep Robert Redford, USA North American Premiere
Dangerous Liaisons Hur Jin-ho, China North American Premiere
English Vinglish Gauri Shinde, India World Premiere
Love, Marilyn Liz Garbus, USA World Premiere
Midnight's Children Deepa Mehta, Canada/ United Kingdom World Premiere
The Reluctant Fundamentalist Mira Nair, USA North American Premiere
Silver Linings Playbook David O. Russell, USA World Premiere
Thermae Romae Hideki Takeuchi, Japan North American Premiere
Twice Born Sergio Castellitto, Italy/Spain/Croatia World Premiere
Free Angela & All Political Prisoners Shola Lynch, USA/France World Premiere
Great Expectations Mike Newell, United Kingdom World Premiere
Hyde Park on Hudson Roger Michell, United Kingdom World Premiere
Inescapable Ruba Nadda, Canada World Premiere
Jayne Mansfield's Car Billy Bob Thornton, USA/Russia North American Premiere film
Looper Rian Johnson, USA World Premiere (Opening Film)


A Few Hours of Spring Stephane Brize, France North American Premiere
Anna Karenina Joe Wright, United Kingdom International Premiere
At Any Price Ramin Bahrani, United Kingdom/USA North American Premiere
The Attack Ziad Doueiri, France World Premiere
Byzantium Neil Jordan, United Kingdom World Premiere
Capital Costa-Gavras, France World Premiere
Caught in the Web Chen Kaige, Japan/China International Premiere
Cloud Atlas Tom Tykwer, Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski, USA World Premiere
The Deep (Djupi.) Baltasar Kormakur, Iceland/Norway World Premiere
Dormant Beauty Marco Bellocchio, Italy/France International Premiere
Dreams for Sale Nishikawa Miwa, Japan World Premiere
End Of Watch David Ayer, USA World Premiere
Everybody Has A Plan Ana Piterbarg, Argentina International Premiere
Foxfire Laurent Cantet, France/Canada World Premiere
Frances Ha Noah Baumbach, USA World Premiere
Ginger and Rosa Sally Potter, United Kingdom World Premiere
Hannah Arendt Margarethe von Trotta, Germany World Premiere
The Hunt Thomas Vinterberg, Denmark North American Premiere
The Iceman Ariel Vromen, USA North American Premiere
Imogene Robert Pulcini, Shari Springer Berman, USA World Premiere
The Impossible J.A. Bayona, Spain/USA World Premiere
In the House Francois Ozon, France World Premiere
Kon-Tiki Joachim Roenning and Espen Sandberg, United Kingdom/Norway/Denmark International Premiere
The Last Supper Lu Chuan, China World Premiere
A Late Quartet Yaron Zilberman, USA World Premiere
A Liar's Autobiography -- The Untrue Story of Monty Python's Graham Chapman
Lore Cate Shortland, Australia/United Kingdom/Germany North American Premiere
Mr. Pip Andrew Adamson, New Zealand World Premiere
Much Ado About Nothing Joss Whedon, USA World Premiere
No Pablo Larrain, Chile/USA North American Premiere
Outrage Beyond Takeshi Kitano, Japan North American Premiere
The Perks of Being a Wallflower Stephen Chbosky, USA World Premiere
The Place Beyond the Pines Derek Cianfrance, USA World Premiere
Quartet Dustin Hoffman, United Kingdom World Premiere
Reality Matteo Garrone, Italy/France North American Premiere
Rust and Bone Jacques Audiard, France/Belgium North American Premiere
The Sapphires Wayne Blair, Australia North American Premiere
The Sessions Ben Lewin, USA International Premiere
Tai Chi 0 Stephen Fung, China North American Premiere
Thanks for Sharing Stuart Blumberg, USA World Premiere
The Time Being Nenad Cicin-Sain, USA World Premiere
To The Wonder Terrence Malick, USA North American Premiere
Venus & Serena Maiken Baird, USA World Premiere
Writers Josh Boone, USA World Premiere
Zaytoun Eran Riklis, United Kingdom/Israel/France World Premiere

(Rajesh Kumar Singh is Editorial Consultant for Festivals and Markets for He is a filmmaker, critic and market analyst)


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