The International Competition comprises 14 titles, six of which are European: Szabolcs Tolnai’s The Hourglass (Hungary), Adrian Sitaru’s Hooked (Romania), Daniel Hernández’s Ordinary Boys(Spain), Diastème’s Sunny Spells [trailer] (France) and Petros Sevastikoglou’s Three Moments and Αlexander Avranas’ Without, both from Greece.
Special Screenings include British director Richard Jobson’s New Town Killers and Claire Denis’ 35 Shots of Rum, alongside US titles W., Rachel Getting Married and a host of films from throughout the world.
Fernando Eimbcke’s Lake Tahoe is one of three Out of Competition titles.
TIFF also offers retrospectives on Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, Ousmane Sembene Retrospective and Terence Davies. As well as parallel sections Greek Films, Division And Unity: Cinema In The Middle East, Experimental Forum, Balkan Survey: Tribute to Contemporary Turkish Cinema & Romanian Shorts and a tribute to Manos Zakharias.
Theo Angelopoulos’The Dust of Time will also screen during the festival and there will be over a dozen masterclasses held by, among others, the Dardenne brothers, DoP Haris Zambarloukos, Oliver Stone, Emir Kusturica, Davies, Angelopoulos and Jobson.
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