Venice, Toronto Tease Early 2018 Film Titles

Venice Toronto Tease Early 2018 Film Titles

Bradley Cooper’s directorial debut “A Star is Born,” Brady Corbet’s “Vox Lux,” Julian Schnabel’s “At Eternity’s Gate,” Rick Alverson’s “The Mountain,” and at least one episode of the Coens’ western anthology mini-series “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs” are tipped to be joining the Venice Film Festival which kicks off August 31st.

Those additions to the Venice line-up, which won’t be fully announced until tomorrow, come at the same time as the Toronto Film Festival has unveiled its Gala and Special Presentations screenings for their 2018 edition which runs September 6th-16th.

The Toronto Galas list is headed by Damien Chazelle’s “First Man,” Steve McQueen’s “Widows,” Claire Denis’ “High Life,” Dan Fogelman’s “Life Itself,” Felix van Groeningen’s “Beautiful Boy,” Zhang Yimou’s “Shadow,” Nicole Holofcener’s “The Land of Steady Habits,” and the aforementioned “A Star is Born”.

There’s also Asghar Farhadi’s “Everybody Knows,” Melanie Laurent’s “Galveston,” George Tillman, Jr’s “The Hate U Give,” Jiang Wen’s “Hidden Man,” Anurag Kashyap’s “Husband Material,” Sara Colangelo’s “The Kindergarten Teacher,” Emilio Estevez’s “The Public,” Sir Trevor Nunn’s “Red Joan,” and Elizabeth Chomko’s “What They Had”.

Toronto has also announced thirty special presentation films including the world premieres of Barry Jenkins’ “If Beale Street Could Talk,” Anthony Maras’ “Hotel Mumbai,” Mia Hansen-Løve’s “Maya,” Peter Hedges’ “Ben is Back” and Kim Nguyen’s “The Hummingbird Project”.

Also screening is Jason Reitman’s “The Front Runner,” Alfonso Cuarón’s “Roma,” Olivier Assayas’ “Non-Fiction,” David Lowery’s “The Old Man & The Gun”

Matteo Garrone’s “Dogman,” Lee Chang-dong’s “Burning,” Paweł Pawlikowski’s “Cold War,” Wash Westmoreland’s “Colette,” Hirokazu Kore-eda’s “Shoplifters,” Eva Husson’s “Girls of the Sun,” Jacques Audiard’s “The Sisters Brothers,” Laszlo Nemes’ “Sunset,” Michael Winterbottom’s “The Wedding Guest” and Marielle Heller’s “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” amongst several others.

The full lineups for both festivals are expected to be announced in coming days.