TIFF Announces First Batch of Films for 2017 Festival

Tragically Hip documentary 'Long Time Running' gets gala opening

The Toronto International Film Festival unveiled its first slate of films set to be screened in September. New films from directors Guillermo del Toro, David Gordon Green, Angelina Jolie, George Clooney, and Darren Aronofsky were announced for the festival on Tuesday.

The Tragically Hip documentary Long Time Running, directed by Jennifer Baichwal and Nicholas de Pencier, was also announced for the festival’s gala opening.

Here’s the complete list of announced films for the festival’s gala opening showcase.

Breathe, directed by Andy Serkis
The Catcher Was A Spy, directed by Ben Lewin
Darkest Hour, directed by Joe Wright
Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool, directed by Paul McGuigan
Kings, directed by Deniz Gamze Ergüven
Long Time Running, directed by Jennifer Baichwal and Nicholas de Pencier
Mary Shelley, directed by Haifaa Al Mansour
The Mountain Between Us, directed by Hany Abu-Assad
Mudbound, directed by Dee Rees
Stronger, directed by David Gordon Green
The Wife, directed by Bjorn Runge
Woman Walks Ahead, directed by Susanna White

And the rest of the films unveiled in Tuesday’s announcement.

Battle of the Sexes, directed by Valerie Faris and Jonathan Dayton
BPM (Beats Per Minute), directed by Robin Campillo
The Brawler, directed by Anurag Kashyap
The Breadwinner, directed by Nora Twomey
Call Me By Your Name, directed by Luca Guadagnino
Catch the Wind, directed by Gael Morel
The Children Act, directed by Richard Eyre
Disobedience, directed by Sebastian Lelio
Downsizing, directed by Alexander Payne
A Fantastic Woman, directed by Sebastian Lelio
First They Killed My Father, directed by Angelina Jolie
The Guardians, directed by Xavier Beauvois
Hostiles, directed by Scott Cooper
The Hungry, directed by Bornila Chatterjee
I, Tonya, directed by Craig Gillespie
mother!, directed by Darren Aronofsky
Novitiate, directed by Maggie Betts
Omerta, directed by Hansal Mehta
Plonger, directed by Mélanie Laurent
The Price of Success, directed by Teddy Lussi-Modeste
Professor Marston & the Wonder Women, directed by Angela Robinson
The Rider, directed by Chloé Zhao
A Season in France, directed by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun
The Shape of Water, directed by Guillermo del Toro
Sheikh Jackson, directed by Amr Salama
The Square, directed by Ruben Östlund
Submergence, directed by Wim Wenders
Suburbicon, directed by George Clooney
Thelma, directed by Joachim Trier
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, (directed by Martin McDonagh
Victoria and Abdul, directed by Stephen Frears

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