Toronto, Aug 10 (Canadian-Media): Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) announced on Aug 8 that TIFF Cinematheque would unveil 2019 festival selection to highlight original formats and filmmakers with TIFF ties, TIFF reports said.
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To fulfil its its commitment for film preservation, TIFF said that select screenings in 35mm, with two prints coming from the TIFF Film Reference Library Screening Collection, would be featured by 2019 TIFF Cinematheque programme at the Festival.
During TIFF 2019, tickets to all TIFF Cinematheque screenings would be freely distributed at the Steve & Rashmi Gupta Box Office at TIFF Bell Lightbox on a first-come, first-served basis two hours before each film screening.
“We’re fortunate to have such a wealth of resources to choose film prints from for this Festival programme,” said Brad Deane, Director of TIFF Cinematheque. “These five features are so different from each other but they all convey the possibilities and value of the medium. We know each choice will add depth to conversations happening around new titles at the Festival and that they’ll also showcase the important work TIFF and other organizations do year-round to restore and preserve film. It’ll be a treat to share them with Festival audiences.”
Titles selected by TIFF Cinematheque for this year's program would range form a 30th-anniversary presentation that premiered at the Festival (Euzhan Palcy’s A Dry White Season) to a much-admired drama by a director with a new film in the Special Presentations category (Pablo Larraín’s No).
Besides Palcy and Larraín, who will be on hand to discuss their films, the slate will also pair feature classics with filmmakers such as: director Angela Schanelec will present Robert Bresson’s Pickpocket, and director Rian Johnson will introduce Herbert Ross’ The Last of Sheila.
The 44th Toronto International Film Festival runs September 5–15, 2019.
Films screening as part of the Cinematheque programme include:
A Dry White Season Euzhan Palcy | USA (1989)
Pickpocket Robert Bresson | France (1959)
No Pablo Larraín | Chile/USA (2012)
The Last of Sheila Herbert Ross | USA (1973)
The Last Waltz Martin Scorsese | USA (1978)
(Reporting by Asha Bajaj)