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Kevin Smith, Joshua Oppenheimer and Other Additions to 2014 TIFF Lineup

Goodbye to Language

Following the announcement of its Special Presentation and Gala selections last week, this morning TIFF released the Documentaries, Masters, Midnight Madness and Vanguard programs for the upcoming festival. That just leaves Mavericks, Discovery, Wavelengths, Contemporary World and several others to go. 17 world premieres have been added, along with Cannes (Godard, Sissako, Zvyagintsev, Polsky, Wiseman, Mitchell) and Venice (Andersson, Oppenheimer, Hong Sang-soo) holdovers. You’ll note that the ‘Canadian Premiere’ asterisk likely indicates a Telluride bow. Artistic Director Cameron Bailey spoke to the LA Times about the new ruling on premiere statuses, as a result of the immediate media narratives that take shape on Twitter moments after credits roll. Check out the festival additions below.


Beats of the Antonov
Hajooj Kuka (Sudan/South Africa)
World Premiere

I Am Here (Wo Jiu Shi Wo)
Lixin Fan (China)
International Premiere

Iraqi Odyssey
Samir (Iraq/Switzerland/Germany/United Arab Emirates)
World Premiere

Merchants of Doubt
Robert Kenner (USA)
Canadian Premiere

National Diploma (Examen d’Etat)
Dieudo Hamadi (France/Congo)
North American Premiere

National Gallery
Frederick Wiseman (France/USA)
North American Premiere

Natural Resistance
Jonathan Nossiter (Italy/France)
North American Premiere

Red Army
Gabe Polsky (USA/Russia)
Canadian Premiere

Seymour: An Introduction
Ethan Hawke (USA)
International Premiere

Silvered Water, Syria Self-Portrait (Ma’a al Fidda)
Ossama Mohammed and Wiam Simav Bedirxan (Syria/France)
North American Premiere

Sunshine Superman
Marah Strauch (USA/Norway/United Kingdom)
World Premiere

Tales of the Grim Sleeper
Nick Broomfield (USA/United Kingdom)
World Premiere

The Look of Silence (Senyap)
Joshua Oppenheimer (Denmark/Indonesia/Norway/Finland/United Kingdom)
Canadian Premiere

This Is My Land
Tamara Erde (France)
World Premiere

The Yes Men Are Revolting
Laura Nix and the Yes Men (USA)
World Premiere

Previously Announced
Roger & Me
Michael Moore, USA


1001 Grams
Bent Hamer (Norway/Germany/France)
World Premiere

A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence (En duva satt på en gren och funderade på tillvaron)
Roy Andersson (Sweden/Norway/France/Germany)
North American Premiere

The Face of an Angel
Michael Winterbottom (United Kingdom)
World Premiere

The Golden Era (Huang jin shi dai)
Ann Hui (China/Hong Kong)
North American Premiere

Goodbye to Language 3D (Adieu au langage 3D)
Jean-Luc Godard (France)
North American Premiere

Hill of Freedom (Ja-yu-ui eon-deok)
Hong Sang-soo (South Korea)
North American Premiere

Andrey Zvyagintsev (Russia)
Canadian Premiere

Revivre (Hwajang)
Im Kwon-taek (South Korea)
North American Premiere

Abderrahmane Sissako (France/Mauritania/Mali)
North American Premiere


[REC] 4: Apocalypse
Jaume Balagueró (Spain)
World Premiere

Big Game
Jalmari Heleander (Finland/United Kingdom/Germany)
World Premiere

Jonas Govaerts (Belgium)
World Premiere

Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films
Mark Hartley (Australia)
International Premiere

It Follows
David Robert Mitchell (USA)
North American Premiere

The Guest
Adam Wingard (USA)
Canadian Premiere

Midnight Madness Opening Night Film
Tokyo Tribe
Sion Sono (Japan)
International Premiere

Kevin Smith (USA)
World Premiere

What We Do in the Shadows
Taika Waititi, Jemaine Clement (New Zealand/USA)
Canadian Premiere


Fabrice Du Welz (France/Belgium)
North American Premiere

The Duke of Burgundy
Peter Strickland (United Kingdom)
World Premiere

Goodnight Mommy (Ich seh, Ich seh)
Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala (Austria)
North American Premiere

Gerard Johnson (United Kingdom)
International Premiere

Dave McKean (United Kingdom)
World Premiere

Over Your Dead Body
Takashi Miike (Japan)
International Premiere

Shrew’s Nest (Musarañas)
Juanfer Andrés and Esteban Roel (Spain)
World Premiere

Justin Benson/Aaron Moorhead (USA)
World Premiere

They Have Escaped
JP Valkeapää (Finland)
North American Premiere

Waste Land
Pieter Van Hees (Belgium)
World Premiere

The World of Kanako (Kawaki)
Tetsuya Nakashima (Japan)
International Premiere


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