Toronto, Aug 16 (Canadian-Media): 11 filmmakers, including 3 major Asian filmmakers, considered as the legends and Masters of their craft have been selected for the Masters Programme for Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in this year, media reports said.
3 major Asian filmmakers included in the list this year are: Hong Sang-soo, Shinya Tsukamoto, Jia Zhang-ke.
The rest of the eight filmakers are Paolo Sorrentino, Jean-Luc Godard, Christian Petzold, Jafar Panahi, Merzak Allouache Carlos Reygadas, Nuri Bilge Ceylan, and Mike Leigh
South Korea's Hong Sang-soo's 'Hotel by the River (Gangbyun Hotel)',
Japan's Shinya Tsukamoto's 'Killing (Zan)',
China/France's Jia Zhang-ke's 'Ash Is Purest White ( Jiang Hu Er Nü)' all to be filmed in the North American Premiere.
Italian maestro Paolo Sorrentino’s comedy 'Loro' would be premiered as part of the 2018 TIFF Masters slate.
French—Swiss filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard’s 'The Image Book', to be included in the North American premiere.
German director Christian Petzold’s 'Transit', to be also included in the North American premiere.
Iranian maverick Jafar Panahi's '3 Faces' to be included in the North American Premiere.
Algerian visionary Merzak Allouache's 'Divine Wind', selected for World premiere.
Mexican master Carlos Reygadas's 'Our Time' would be included in the North American Premiere.
Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan's 'The Wild Pear Tree' for the North American premiere.
British director Mike Leigh's 'Peterloo', to be a Canadian premiere.
Other filmmakers are: South Korean director Hong Sang-soo, who returns to the program with 'Hotel by the River', a black-and white-drama set in an isolated hotel during a cold winter; Chinese pioneer Jia Zhang-ke will introduce his largest production to date, 'Ash Is Purest White', a look at the rapid evolution of Chinese capitalist society explored through the romance between two mismatched people; Veteran Japanese director Shinya Tsukamoto will present 'Killing', a samurai genre film set in mid-19th century Japan.
(Reporting by Asha Bajaj)