The Toronto International Film Festival announces Six World Premieres for its 2024 line-up

As the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) gears up to welcome local and international film lovers to its fine city across September 5th to 15th this year, the Gala and Special Presentation programmes have announced six titles that will be premiering ahead of the Festival’s official program selection.

The six titles announced thus far include the documentary Elton John: Never Too Late, which will include never-before-seen concert footage of the singer over the past 50 years, as well as hand-written journals and present-day footage of him and his family; Harbin, from director Min-ho Woo, which follows Korean independence activists who launched a daring attack in Harbin against the Japanese to gain their country’s independence; The Life of Chuck, a science-fiction drama from Mike Flanagan (Doctor Sleep, Netflix’s The Haunting of Hill House) and based on a Stephen King novella, starring Tom Hiddleston, Mark Hamill, Karen Gillan, Chiwitel Ejiofor and Jacob Tremblay; Marielle Heller‘s anticipated horror comedy Nightbitch, starring Amy Adams as woman who pauses her career to be a stay-at-home mom, soon seeing her domesticity taking a surreal turn; Rez Ball, a sports drama produced by LeBron James that details a Native American high school basketball team from Chuska, New Mexico, competing for the state championship title but then contend with losing their star player; and the animated adventure The Wild Robot from DreamWorks, about a robot who must adapt to their new surroundings following their shipwrecking on a deserted island.

“We know the TIFF audience has been eagerly anticipating what films will be coming to Toronto this September, and today’s announcement is a snapshot of what’s to come this year: a wonderfully wide range of titles that span genres and generations, with discoveries for everyone,” said Anita Lee, Chief Programming Officer, TIFF. “TIFF is renowned for finding and showcasing works from both emerging and established filmmakers from all around the world, and for creating an unmatched groundswell of excitement, often paving the way for awards season, thanks to the hundreds of thousands of industry delegates and public filmgoers that attend each year. As we approach our 50th Festival, we are proud to evolve and expand our offerings to meet the needs of the industry and our audiences while always remaining true to what TIFF stands for — transforming the way people see the world through film.”

The Toronto International Film Festival returns September 5 – 15, 2024 for its 49th edition, with 11 days of Canadian and international cinema, special events and talks with some of the biggest names in film, and TIFF’s Industry Conference: a place to connect with film professionals and explore the art and business of cinema.  For further updates and announcements, check the official TIFF website.

Peter Gray

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