TIFF Adds 2 Canadian Titles Including Ottawa-shot Thriller

I am the Pretty Thing that Lives in the House.
Courtesy of TIFF.
TIFF announced a whack of new titles today including the selections for the TIFF Docs, Midnight Madness, Vanguard, and TIFF Cinematheque. (Read more on the docs coming to TIFF over at POV.) The selections include two notable Canadian titles in the Vanguard: the Ottawa-shot thriller I am the Pretty Thing that Lives in the House from February/The Blackcoat’s Daughter director Osgood Perkins and Nacha Vigalondo’s Colossal starring Anne Hathaway, which sounds especially promising. These films join Anne Émond’s previously announced Nelly in the Vanguard programme.

Nacho Vigalondo | Canada | World Premiere
Gloria is an ordinary woman who, after losing her job and being kicked out of her apartment by her boyfriend, is forced to leave her life in New York and move back to her hometown. When news reports surface that a giant creature is destroying Seoul, South Korea, Gloria gradually comes to the realization that she is somehow connected to this far-off phenomenon. As events begin to spin out of control, Gloria must determine why her seemingly insignificant existence has such a colossal effect on the fate of the world. Starring Anne Hathaway, Jason Sudeikis, Dan Stevens, Austin Stowell, and Tim Blake Nelson

I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House
Osgood Perkins | Canada/USA | World Premiere I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House is a modern and minimalist ghost story, set in an 1800s farmhouse in rural Massachusetts. Lily, a hospice nurse, retells the story of how she moved into the house to care for an ailing horror writer in the last few months of her life...and never left.

Please visit www.tiff.net for the full slate of announced films.
TIFF runs Sept. 8-18.