It is now confirmed that the films featuring Jake Gyllenhaal, Tom Holland, Benedict Cumberbatch, Kate Winslet, Andrew Garfield, Idris Elba, Frances McDormand, Bryan Cranston, Margot Robbie, Kevin Hart, Nicole Kidman, Emma Watson, and Woody Harrelson will debut at the 2017 Toronto Film Festival.

TIFF chief Cameron Bailey told Independent UK that the festival is tighter this year, with fewer movies than in the past. There is an acquisition title “I, Tonya” that features Margot Robbie as an athlete.

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Gary Oldman’s “Darkest Hour,” Idris Elba and Kate Winslet’s “The Mountain Between Us,” Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse’s “The Current War,” Annette Bening’s “Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool,” and Bryan Cranston’s “Untouchable” are premiering at the fest.

Special screenings of international films

The Toronto Film Festival will feature the following movies in “Special Screenings” category:

  • Battle of the Sexes” – Directors Valerie Faris and Jonathan Dayton will be forefronts with their new film. “Battle of the Sexes” is based on the 1973 tennis match between Bobby Riggs and Billie Jean King. The cast includes Emma Stone, Andrea Riseborough, Steve Carell, Elisabeth Shue, Sarah Silverman, and Austin Stowell.
  • Beats Per Minute” – Directed by Robin Campillo, “Beats Per Minute” competed for the Palme d'Or in the main competition section at the Cannes Film Festival. On June 24, it went to the Moscow International Film Festival. The film stars Nahuel Pérez Biscayart, Arnaud Valois, Antoine Reinartz, Yves Heck, Emmanuel Ménard, and François Rabette.
  • Brawler” – This American fight drama had its world premiere at the 2011 Fantasia Film Festival - this year’s TFF is bringing “Brawler” in HD version. Directed and written by Chris Sivertson, the film features Marc Senter, Nathan Grubbs, Michael Bowen, Pell James, Bryan Batt, Dane Rhodes, Garrett Hines and Brian Staph.
  • The Breadwinner” – This upcoming Canadian film will have its world premiere at the 2017 Toronto Film Festival in September. “The Breadwinner” is directed by Nora Twomey and written by Angelina Jolie and Mimi Polk Gitlin, based on a novel of the same name by Deborah Ellis.

What is the festival about?

The Toronto Film Festival is dedicated to presenting the best international movies to fans. As a cultural institution, TIFF offers lectures, screenings, festivals, discussions, workshops, and the chance to meet filmmakers from the United States and Canada.

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TIFF artistic director Cameron Bailey and CEO Piers Handling claim that they are committed to treating all people with respect and may welcome new filmmakers of all backgrounds.

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