Toronto International Film Festival 2017
Line Up


When a regimented, self-obsessed virtuoso violinist (Bridges) is diagnosed with a life-threatening illness, he is forced to move back in with his estranged wife (Lane) as he begins treatment. As they attempt to learn how to live with each other again, he experiences a profound change in his behaviour which compels him to learn to connect with the music and the people that surround him in astonishing and unexpected ways.

 
Genre
Drama

Director 
Reed Morano

Cast
Academy Award Winner
Jeff Bridges
Academy Award Nominee
Diane Lane

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CAA
WME




 


From the directors of American Splendor

Inspired by an apocryphal tale, Party of the Century is an unexpected love story between Pete (Hedlund), a working class elevator operator, and Fawn (Moretz), a beautiful Hollywood ingénue, both of whom score coveted invites to the most legendary party of all time, Truman Capote’s Black And White Ball. 
 
Genre
Love Story

Director 
Academy Award Nominees
Robert Pulcini &
Shari Springer Berman

Cast
Garrett Hedlund
Chloë Grace Moretz
Josh Gad

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CAA



 

On the eve of the admissions cycle for New York City kindergartens, Alex (Danes) and Greg Wheeler (Parsons) have high hopes for their son Jake, a bright and precocious four-year-old who happens to prefer Cinderella to GI Joe. Aware they can’t afford private school tuition, Judy (Spencer), the director of Jake’s preschool, encourages them to accentuate Jake’s ‘gender variant’ expression to help him stand out and try and get a scholarship. As Alex and Greg navigate their roles as parents, a rift grows between them, one that forces them to confront their own concerns about what’s best for Jake, and each other.
 
Genre
Drama

Director 
Silas Howard

Cast
Four-times Golden Globe Award Winner
Claire Danes
Golden Globe Award Winner
Jim Parsons
Academy Award Winner
Octavia Spencer
Priyanka Chopra

Domestic Sales Representative

CAA



 

Infidelity has put great strain on the Harper household as Greg, the lead investigator in a child abduction case which has brought into the spotlight a similar case from years past, struggles to find a way to forgive his well-heeled wife, Jackie.  As Jackie’s guilt slowly gnaws away at her sanity, a malicious presence begins manifesting itself in the Harper house, putting their young son, Connor, in mortal danger.  An unexpected and quite literal change in perspective reveals a ghost from the past and the cold, hard truth about the evil in the Harper household is finally uncovered.

 
Genre
Horror

Director 
Adam Randall

Cast
Academy Award Winner

Helen Hunt
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CAA



 

Strange But True is a tense and multi-layered thriller in the tradition of Mystic River and In The Bedroom in which Ronnie Chase tragically dies on the night of the school prom while his girlfriend Melissa survives. Five years later, Melissa turns up at the Chase household to tell the surviving members of his family that she is pregnant with his child. Though skeptical, they find themselves trying to prove her right, compelled by the resurfacing of their grief, only to discover that the truth is much more terrifying than they could have ever imagined.

 
Genre
Thriller

Director 
Rowan Athale

Cast
Margaret Qualley
Nick Robinson
Connor Jessup
Greg Kinnear
Amy Ryan
Blythe Danner
Brian Cox

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WME


 
Trying to escape her broken past, Sarah O'Neill (Séana Kerslake) is building a new life on the fringes of a backwood rural town with her young son Chris (James Quinn Markey). A terrifying encounter with a mysterious neighbour shatters her fragile security, throwing Sarah into a spiralling nightmare of paranoia and mistrust, as she tries to uncover if the disturbing changes in her little boy are connected to an ominous sinkhole buried deep in the forest that borders their home.
 
Genre
Horror

Director 
Lee Cronin

Cast
Seána Kerslake



 

Together with Possum, a hideous hand-puppet, disgraced puppeteer Philip returns to his childhood home. Staying with his cruel stepfather, Maurice, Philip soon discovers that ridding himself of Possum is no easy task. When his attempts to destroy the demonic puppet fail, Philip suspects Maurice of manipulating Possum to cause him further distress. As their relationship deteriorates, repressed memories of a traumatic childhood start to resurface. When a local child goes missing and the police suspect him of the crimes, Philip is forced to confront the nightmares of his past and discovers that the real demon lurks much closer to home.
 

Genre
Horror
Director 
Matthew Holness
Cast

Sean Harris
Alun Armstrong




 
STEEL COUNTRY


When a young boy turns up dead in a sleepy Western Pennsylvania town, a local truck driver, Donald, takes it upon himself to play detective, embarking on an obsessive investigation in order to prove that the boy had been murdered, leading to unthinkable and harrowing consequences.

Genre
Thriller
Director 
Simon Fellows
Cast
Andrew Scott 
Bronagh Waugh
Denise Gough




 



In 2008, rookie journalist Jay Bahadur forms a half-baked plan to embed himself among the pirates of Somalia. He ultimately succeeds in providing the first close-up look into who these men are, how they live, and the forces that drive them. 
 

Genre
Comedy drama, true story
Director 
Bryan Buckley
Cast

Evan Peters
Academy Award Nominee &
Golden Globe Award Nominee

Barkhad Abdi
Academy Award Nominee
Melanie Griffith
Academy Award Winner
Al Pacino

Domestic Sales Representative
UTA


 

Executives Attending TIFF 2017

Hilary Davis
Co-Managing Director
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Stephen Kelliher
Director and Head of Sales & Marketing
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UK Film Centre, 9th Floor, Hyatt Regency
Dates: 6th - 12th September 2017


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