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22 August 2019 à 17:08

French cinema at the Toronto International Film Festival 2019

34 French or majority French films (26 features and 8 shorts, as well as a series) will be presented at the 44th Toronto International Film Festival, the largest film festival on the American continent, whose latest edition will take place from September 5 through 15. An excellent year for French cinema on this preminent stage of world cinema.

With 34 French or majority French coproduction titles (26 features, 8 shorts), as well as a series presented in its various sections, TIFF pays homage, even more than during previous editions, to the diversity of talents and vast range of French cinema. Although some directors present in the selection are TIFF veterans (Olivier Assayas, Alice Winocour, Albert Serra), others will be attending for the first time, notably Ladj Ly, Mati Diop, and Justine Triet.

Thirty French artists (or people linked to French films) have already confirmed their presence, including: Isabelle Huppert, Olivier Assayas, Ladj Ly, Nicolas Bedos, Céline Sciamma, Justine Triet, Alice Winocour, Noémie Merlant, Rebecca Zlotowski, Adèle Haenel, Mati Diop, Éric Baudelaire, Rabah Ameur-Zaïmèche, Doria Tillier, Ira Sachs, Hirokazu Kore-Eda, Atiq Rahimi, Albert Serra, Barbara Sukowa...

The new generation of French women filmmakers boasts a strong presence

This 2019 of TIFF brings together five of the most important French women filmmakers on the international scene, recalling once again the specificity of our industry, a pioneer on the international film stage which remains very male dominated. Hence, Céline Sciamma, Justine Triet, Alice Winocour, Rebecca Zlotowski, and Mati Diop will gather together under the titular shadow of Agnès Varda, without forgetting Manèle Labidi, Rubaiyat Hossain, and Hind Meddeb, as well as the five women short filmmakers (out of 8 shorts presented).
With a view to attaining gender parity, TIFF is especially attentive to ensuring that women's voices are heard during the festival's 10 days, notably via the Share Her Journey program created last year and intended to run for five years.

A politically engaged and international French line-up

The power of French cinema also lies in its ability to be open to other cultures and to put them in the spotlight. Many films linked to France in terms of production reflect this diversity, whether they are about working conditions in the textile industry in Bangladesh (Made in Bangladesh by Rubaiyat Hossain) or about political antagonisms in the Rwanda of 1974 (Our Lady of the Nile by Atiq Rahimi).
In an entirely different register, the Italian Filippo Meneghetti recounts, in Two of Us, the love story between two retired women and whose hidden life is revealed little by little.

UniFrance at TIFF / Film Market

As is the case every year, UniFrance provides its members with a dedicated stand within the Film Market at the Hyatt Hotel. 21 French exporters will be present this year at the UniFrance stand.

Exporters present:

On Saturday, September 7, UniFrance will organize its traditional French Night, an event bringing together the crews and talents of the French films selected, along with international producers, exporters, distributors, and film industry professionals.

Last but not least, with the French Lounges, which will take place on September 6 and 8, UniFrance organizes events dedicated to artists, producers, and sales agents, aimed at encouraging networking with the media, festival programmers, and foreign distributors attending TIFF.

All the French films at the Toronto International Film Festival 2019

Special Presentations

Contemporary World Cinema

Discovery

Masters

Wavelengths

Platform

TIFF Docs

Cinematheque

Special Events

Short Fillms - Official Selection

Short Films - Wavelengths

Primetime

Author : Communications

Latest update : 28 August 2019 à 17:08 CEST

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Two of Us

(2019 - Upcoming release)

A Fool God

A Fool God

(2019)

A Girl Missing - © Yogokao Film Partners - Comme des cinémas

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(2019 - Upcoming release)

About Endlessness - © Studio 24

About Endlessness

(2018)

Adam

Adam

(2019 - Upcoming release)

And then the Bear

And then the Bear

(2019)

Arab Blues - © Carole Bethuel

Arab Blues

(2019 - Post Production)

Atlantics: A Ghost Love Story

Atlantics: A Ghost Love Story

(2019 - Upcoming release)

August

August

(2019 - Upcoming release)

Bacurau

Bacurau

(2018 - Upcoming release)

Black Sun

Black Sun

(2019)

Butterflies

Butterflies

(2019)

Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi

(2019 - Upcoming release)

Cunningham

Cunningham

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Deerskin

Deerskin

(2019)

Fire Will Come

Fire Will Come

(2018)

Frankie

Frankie

(2019)

It Must Be Heaven

It Must Be Heaven

(2018 - Upcoming release)

La Belle Epoque

La Belle Epoque

(2019 - Upcoming release)

Les Misérables

Les Misérables

(2019 - Upcoming release)

Liberté

Liberté

(2019)

Lucía en el limbo

Lucía en el limbo

(2018)

Made in Bangladesh

Made in Bangladesh

(2019 - Upcoming release)

Martin Eden

Martin Eden

(2019 - Upcoming release)

My Zoé

My Zoé

(2018 - Post Production)

Noura's Dream

Noura's Dream

(2019 - Upcoming release)

Our Lady of the Nile

Our Lady of the Nile

(2019 - Upcoming release)

Paris Stalingrad

Paris Stalingrad

(2019 - Upcoming release)

Pickpocket - Poster France

Pickpocket

(1959)

Pompéi

Pompéi

(2018 - Upcoming release)

Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Portrait of a Lady on Fire

(2019)

Proxima

Proxima

(2019 - Upcoming release)

She Runs

She Runs

(2019)

Sibyl

Sibyl

(2018)

Sing Me a Song

Sing Me a Song

(2019 - Upcoming release)

Sorry We Missed You - © Joss Barratt

Sorry We Missed You

(2019 - Upcoming release)

South Terminal

South Terminal

(2018 - Upcoming release)

Synonyms

Synonyms

(2018)

The Audition

The Audition

(2019 - Upcoming release)

The Cordillera of Dreams

The Cordillera of Dreams

(2018 - Upcoming release)

The County

The County

(2019)

The Domain

The Domain

(2019 - Upcoming release)

The Fever

The Fever

(2019 - Upcoming release)

The Truth - © L. Champoussin / 3B-Bunbuku-MiMovies-FR3

The Truth

(2019 - Upcoming release)

The Weeping Woman

The Weeping Woman

(2019 - Upcoming release)

The Whistlers - © Vlad Cioplea

The Whistlers

(2019 - Upcoming release)

The Wild Goose Lake

The Wild Goose Lake

(2018 - Upcoming release)

Three Summers

Three Summers

(2019 - Upcoming release)

Toomas Beneath the Valley of the Wild Wolves

Toomas Beneath the Valley of the Wild Wolves

(2019)

Un film dramatique

Un film dramatique

(2019 - Upcoming release)

Varda by Agnès

Varda by Agnès

(2018)

Verdict

Verdict

(2019 - Upcoming release)

Wasp Network - International Poster

Wasp Network

(2019 - Upcoming release)

Yandere

Yandere

(2019)

You Will Die at 20

You Will Die at 20

(2019 - Upcoming release)

Zombi Child

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TIFF - 2019

Type : Feature film and short film festival

Theme : All films