|Red Carpet Ready: Meryl Streep is officially expected at TIFF!|
Continuing the theme of Masters, TIFF also announced the films by the Meryl Streeps of the festival circuit as it unveiled the titles for the Masters programme of the festival circuit. The Masters programme houses the latest works by some of the most renowned auteurs in world cinema. Among the films are new works by Claire Denis, Jafar Panahi, and Kim Ki-duk.
Also among the final films announced for the festival is the last—and highly speculated—Midnight Madness film, Witching and Bitching. TIFF-goers can also see a different perspective on one of last year’s festival hits, Argo, as the story of Canadian Ambassador Ken Taylor is told in a different—and, one suspects, less abbreviated—light in Our Man in Tehran, a new documentary by Drew Taylor and Larry Weinstein. Taylor will appear in conversation in the festival’s Mavericks programme in conjunction with the World Premiere of the film. Also appearing in the Mavericks programme are filmmaker Spike Jonze and Ron Howard, and actor Irrfan Khan (Life of Pi).
The full list of films and the final schedule are now live at www.tiff.net. Let the Sophie’s Choice decisions of Weekend One begin!