The 43rd Toronto International Film Festival 2018 will be held from September 6 to 16, 2018.
It is the festival that rises, less glamorous than Cannes or Venice, but ideally located for Hollywood, i.e. on the American continent and six months of the Oscars. This is where we launch the campaign demanding American films that will come out in the fall and targets the statuettes at the end of the winter. It will include Everybody Knows and Cold War seen in Cannes or Burning presented out of competition since its director Lee Chang-dong is a member of the Jury. Or First Man, Galveston and The Sisters Brothers (ter) also competing in Venice.
But also The Death and Life of John F. Donovan, Xavier Dolan’s first American film, The Fall of the American Empire by Quebecer Denys Arcand. High Life, improbable space-opera by the very demanding Claire Denis (Trouble Every Day, Let the Sunshine In …) with Robert Pattinson and Juliette Binoche. And Widows who signs the return of Steve McQueen (Shame, 12 Years a Slave …). Let us finally mention the closing film JT Leroy by Justin Kelly on the greatest literary manipulation of the 21st century with Kirsten Stewart as a transgender writer. Exciting!