BREAKING FILM NEWS

Saturday, August 22, 2009

TIFF 2009: The New Additions...

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Director Lars von Trier's "Antichrist" and Michael Haneke's Palme d'Or-winning "The White Ribbon" have now been added to this year's Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) lineup, running September 10-19 in Toronto.

Both features will make their North American premieres as part of TIFF's 'Masters' program.

Over 300 films will screen @ TIFF this year, singling out Australia, the Middle East and Israel.

Film-makers set to attend this year's Fest include Werner Herzog, Steven Soderbergh, Jane Campion, Joel and Ethan Coen, Jean-Marc Vallée, Michael Moore, George A. Romero, Johnnie To and Jean-Pierre Jeunet.

Actors attending will include George Clooney, Penelope Cruz, Michael Douglas, Viggo Mortensen, Demi Moore, Michael Sheen, Mads Mikkelsen, Liam Neeson, Chris Rock and Naomi Watts.

Celebrities accompanying films will include Oprah Winfrey, Sacheen Littlefeather and rap star Snoop Dogg.

TIFF has increased the total number of films featured this year to 335, to screen in 18 different programs.

The final addition of film titles will include Margarethe von Trotta's "Vision", Jaco Van Dormael's "Mr. Nobody", Rachel Perkins "Bran Nue Dae", Sarah Watt's "My Year Without Sex" and Pema Tseden's "The Search"...