TIFF announces five more World Premieres from Canada, France, India, UK, and USA

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July 9, 2024

TIFF announces five more World Premieres from Canada, France, India, UK, and USA

Ron Howard's survival thriller Eden, Anderson .Paak's directorial debut K-POPS, Sophie Deraspe's Canada/France co-production Shepherds, Reema Kagti's off-Bollywood tale Superboys of Malegaon, and John Crowley's anticipated We Live in Time

Toronto — The Toronto International Film Festival, renowned for bringing global cinema to Toronto’s local and international public audiences, is announcing five more exciting World Premiere titles from the Gala programme, sponsored by Dyson, and the Special Presentation programme. Today’s films are from internationally acclaimed filmmakers and feature stories from Canada, France, India, the United Kingdom, and the USA: Eden is a survival thriller based on true events about the lengths we will go to in pursuit of a better life, directed by Ron Howard, written by Halifax-born Noah Pink and starring Jude Law, Ana de Armas and Sydney Sweeney; K-POPS, a dramatic comedy that takes inspiration from eight-time Grammy Award winner Anderson .Paak’s own life, bridging family lineages and cultures; Shepherds, an adaptation of the Canadian novel D’où viens tu, berger?, which follows a young advertising executive who trades in his Montreal life to become a shepherd in France; Superboys of Malegaon, a film based on the life of Nasir Shaikh, an amateur filmmaker from the town of Malegaon, India, and what happens when filmmaking and friendships collide; and We Live in Time, a highly anticipated romance starring Florence Pugh and Andrew Garfield as a couple whose chance encounter changes their lives as they fall in love, build a home, start a family, and face difficult truths.

“I’m thrilled to share today’s list of World Premiere films, featuring stories from around the world that highlight the scope and breadth of TIFF’s programming,” said Anita Lee, Chief Programming Officer, TIFF. “We have a Canada/France co-production set in the French Alps, directed by a French Canadian auteur; a Seoul-set comedic debut from musician Anderson .Paak; a Bollywood glimpse into the vibrant film industry of Malegaon, India; a London-set love story starring Florence Pugh from an Irish director; and a highly original survival thriller that takes us to the Galapagos Islands from Ron Howard. I can’t wait for TIFF audiences to take these journeys on the big screen and be transported by cinema together this September.”

Film details (in alphabetical order):

Eden | Ron Howard | USA
World Premiere | Gala
Imagine Entertainment / AGC Studios

K-POPS | Anderson .Paak | USA
World Premiere | Special Presentation
Sales Title - Rights Available (WME)

Shepherds | Sophie Deraspe | Canada/France
World Premiere | Special Presentation
DCP, micro_scope, Avenue B Productions, Maison 4:3, Pyramide International

Superboys of Malegaon | Reema Kagti | India
World Premiere | Gala
Amazon MGM Studios

We Live in Time | John Crowley | United Kingdom/France
World Premiere | Special Presentation
Sphere Films / StudioCanal

More Festival details will be announced in the coming weeks. Tickets for TIFF ’24 go on sale to TIFF Members by level beginning on Friday, August 16. For more details, visit tiff.net/join. The full Festival schedule will be released on Tuesday, August 13.

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TIFF 2024 takes place September 5–15, 2024.

About TIFF
TIFF is a not-for-profit cultural organization with a mission to transform the way people see the world through film. An international leader in film culture, TIFF projects include the annual Toronto International Film Festival® in September; TIFF Lightbox, which features five cinemas, learning and entertainment facilities; and the innovative national distribution program Film Circuit. The organization generates an annual economic impact of $200 million CAD. TIFF Lightbox is generously supported by contributors including the Province of Ontario, the Government of Canada, the City of Toronto, the Reitman family (Ivan Reitman, Agi Mandel, and Susan Michaels), The Daniels Corporation, and RBC. For more information, visit tiff.net.

TIFF is generously supported by Lead Sponsor Bell, Major Sponsors RBC, Visa, and BVLGARI®, and Major Supporters the Government of Ontario, Telefilm Canada, and the City of Toronto.

The Gala programme is generously sponsored by Dyson.

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