Toronto, Aug 16 (Canadian-Media): The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) has uncovered the lineup for the 2018 Masters program, comprising of 11 new films by renowned, established filmmakers with remarkable bodies of work, media reports said.
Films screening as part of the Masters program include:
'3 Faces', a thoughtful examination of traditional gender roles and artistic independence, by Iran's Jafar Panahi for North American Premiere;
'Divine Wind ( Rih rabani)', which explores religious radicalization that spans over four decades, by Merzak Allouache (from Algeria/France/Qatar/Lebanon) for World Premiere;
'Loro', starring Toni Servillo as infamous politician Silvio Berlusconi, by Paolo Sorrentinofrom (from Italy/France) for World Premiere;
'Our Time (Nuestro Tiempo)', revealing an existential meditation on a couple’s open relationship, by Carlos Reygadas (from Mexico/France/Germany/Denmark/Sweden), to be included for North American Premiere;
'Peterloo', in which the filmmaker Mike Leigh (United Kingdom) explores the history of British parliamentary reform, to be included for Canadian Premiere;
'The Image Book (Le livre d’image)', winner of the inaugural 2018 Special Palme d’Or at Cannes, by Jean-Luc Godard (from Switzerland/France) to be included for North American Premiere;
'The Wild Pear Tree (Ahlat Ağacı)', for its cinematic use of landscape, by Nuri Bilge Ceylan (from Turkey/France/Germany/Bulgaria) to be in North American Premiere;
'Transit', an adaptation of Anna Seghers’ World War II novel offering and timely reflections on rootlessness and exile, by Christian Petzold (from Germany) for North American Premiere
The projects in this year's program reflect on history, focus on personal introspection, and critically evaluates society, which prove that innovation in storytelling is not exclusive to newer generations of filmmakers.
“We are delighted to present incisive new works from master filmmakers from virtually every continent in the world,” said Piers Handling, TIFF Director & CEO. “While each of these filmmakers has undeniably already established a reputation, it is inspiring to witness that none of them have lost their commitment to bold and meaningful cinema — one that is alive with ideas.”
(Reporting by Asha Bajaj)