TIFF 2023 Primetime programme expands spotlight on international storytellers with nine remarkable new series

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August 14, 2023

TIFF 2023 Primetime programme expands spotlight on international storytellers with nine remarkable new series

This year’s programme features new series from Lulu Wang, Shawn Levy, Hagar Ben-Asher and Ron Leshem, Jeon Woo-sung, and Sasha Leigh Henry

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All the Light We Cannot See (2023) Photo Credit: Courtesy of TIFF

TORONTO — The Toronto International Film Festival® Primetime programme has been revealed for 2023, with nine compelling and thought-provoking series from around the world, including eight World Premieres.

“This year’s Primetime programme is bigger than ever and gives audiences the exclusive and unmatched opportunity to celebrate the best new international series together, in cinema, on the big screen,” said Anita Lee, TIFF Chief Programming Officer. “TIFF audiences will be the first to see the Prime Video series Expats — Lulu Wang’s highly anticipated follow-up to The Farewell, starring Nicole Kidman, Sarayu Blue, and Ji-young Yoo, a Pulitzer Prize-winning adaptation from Shawn Levy and Steven Knight, a high-octane Korean thriller, a brand new vision from the creator of Euphoria, an atypical love story between Domhnall Gleeson and Andrea Riseborough, a contemporary Scandinavian tragedy, and three powerful Canadian series, all spotlighting underrepresented voices from an exciting new wave of storytellers.”


TIFF’s 2023 Primetime programme features compelling series from Canada and around the world.

Alice & Jack Victor Levin, Juho Kuosmanen, Hong Khaou | United Kingdom
World Premiere
North American Sales Title

All the Light We Cannot See Shawn Levy, Steven Knight | USA
World Premiere

Bad Boy Hagar Ben-Asher, Ron Leshem, Daniel Chen, Roee Florentin, Moshe Malka, Amit Cohen, Daniel Amsel | Israel
World Premiere
North American Sales Title

Bargain Byun Seung-min, Jeon Woo-sung | South Korea
North American Premiere

Black Life: Untold Stories Leslie Norville | Canada
World Premiere

Bria Mack Gets A Life Sasha Leigh Henry | Canada
World Premiere

Estonia Miikko Oikkonen | Finland/Sweden/Belgium/Estonia
World Premiere
North American Sales Title

Expats Lulu Wang | USA
World Premiere

Telling Our Story Kim O’Bomsawin | Canada
World Premiere – English Language Version

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