The people behind the Toronto International Film Festival
have released yet another list of titles
that will be featured at this year's event, the great majority of which are world premieres, added to the slate to increase TIFF's profile as a film market. Festival co-director Noah Cowan believes the fact that filmmakers are choosing to debut in Toronto rather than at major European festivals is a sign of TIFF's rising status, and says that he's fielded calls from major American distributors about nearly every film on this list.
Among the most interesting films on this latest list are: Werner Herzog's Rescue Dawn
, a fictional version of the story told in his 1997 documentary Little Dieter Needs to Fly
; Fay Grim
, Hal Hartley's long-awaited follow up to Henry Fool
; Scott Caan's second directorial effort
, The Dog Problem
; This Is England
, Shane Meadows' story of a boy who becomes a skinhead in 1980s England; the rather frightening-titled Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Show
, a documentary that "chronicles the personal and professional journeys of four rising comedians as they traverse the country on a tour bus with Vaughn"; Alatriste
, the Viggo Mortensen-speaking-Spanish flick we told you about
This year's TIFF runs September 7-16.