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August 23, 2018

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Touchwood PR’s TIFF 2018 Film Line-up

The sound of the world’s film critics simultaneously opening their calendars, day planners and excel spreadsheets was almost audible this week when TIFF announced the full 2018 line-up and schedule. This year we’re excited to be going into TIFF with eight films on the Touchwood PR line-up, six world premieres, one North American premiere and one Canadian premiere. Comedy, drama, thriller, political satire; we’ve got it all this year. If you’re covering, or even just attending the festival this year, ask us about…

World Premiere
Short Cuts Selection
Directed by Zack Russell

In this Short Cuts selection, a woman recording a video in her apartment is interrupted by a maintenance worker and forced into a precarious situation. Crafted masterfully by Zachary Russell, 7A is a genre-bending film that leaves you gasping for air.

Duelles (Mothers’ Instinct)
World Premiere
Special Presentation
Directed by Olivier Masset-Depasse


When a sudden tragedy uproots the lives of two women and their families, they begin to question the relationships they once held so dear, in this psychological thriller from Olivier Masset-Depasse (Illégal).

Falls Around Her
World Premiere
Contemporary World Cinema
Directed by Darlene Naponse


The legendary Tantoo Cardinal shines as a world-famous Anishinaabe musician who returns to the reserve to rest and recharge — only to discover that fame (and the outside world) are not easily left behind, in writer-director Darlene Naponse’s riveting portrait of resilience set among a northern First Nation.

World Premiere
Masters Selection
Directed by Paolo Sorrentino

Paolo Sorrentino skewers Italian politics in this satirical, profane, and imaginative fictionalization of controversial Italian tycoon and politician Silvio Berlusconi and his inner circle.

Mademoiselle de Joncquières
World Premiere
Platform Selection
Directed by Emmanuel Mouret

When a romance between a widow and a notorious libertine takes an unexpected turn, Mademoiselle de Joncquières becomes instrumental to one lover’s plans for revenge, in this stunningly shot period film from Emmanuel Mouret.

Canadian Premiere
Special Presentation
Directed by Olivier Assayas


French auteur Olivier Assayas probes the promises and pitfalls of art in the age of digital communication, in this comedy about a Parisian publisher (Guillaume Canet) and his successful-actor wife (Juliette Binoche) adapting to the new-media landscape.0

North American Premiere
Contemporary World Cinema
Directed by Guillaume Giovanetti and Çagla Zencirci


A young mute woman living as an outcast in a remote, superstitious mountain village near Turkey’s Black Sea finds her true voice when she comes to the aid of a mysterious injured fugitive, in this poetic fairy tale–inspired film from from Franco-Turkish directing duo Guillaume Giovanetti and Çagla Zencirci.

Ulysses & Mona
World Premiere
Contemporary World Cinema
Directed by Sébastien Betbeder

An art student (Manal Issa) sets out to revive the prospects of a jaded famous artist (Eric Cantona) retired from his life as an artist years ago, in this understated comedy from French director Sébastien Betbeder.

In addition to this stellar film line-up, Touhwood PR will also be working on the following industry progrmmes and events:

TIFF Rising Stars

Each year, TIFF selects a group of talented young actors for this once in a lifetime professional development programme which provides exciting networking opportings, mentorship, access to industry events and red carpets. This year’s TIFF Rising Stars are Devery Jacobs, Lamar Johnson, Michaela Kurimsky, Stephane Bak, Ahmed Malek, Josh Wiggins, and Eleanor Worthington-Cox.

Birks Diamond Tribute to the Year’s Women in Film

Each year, Telefilm and Birks celebrate Canadian women in film. The Tribute, now in its sixth year, has become a must-attend industry event during TIFF. This year, the honourees will be receiving a cash prize to support their upcoming projects. The 2018 honourees are director Nettie Wild; actors Tantoo Cardinal and Pascale Bussières; screenwriter Susan Coyne; and emerging directors Stella Meghie and Jeanne Leblanc.

The Canada Party at TIFF 2018

Hosted by the Canadian Film Fest, this is the ultimate, unapologetically Canadian party to celebrate Canadian filmmakers during TIFF. Guests of honour will include talent who have a film in the festival and Canadian filmmakers/actors (established and new voices) who have contributed to the film industry both north and south of the border.


By invitation only, hosted by UNIFRANCE in honour of French films at TIFF.

UNIFRANCE’s French Night Cocktail Parties

In honour of French films screening at TIFF this year, UNIFRANCE will be hosting an invite only cocktail reception with top French filmmakers and talent expected to attend.

eONE’s Best of the Fest

eOne’s annual Best of the Fest celebrates all of eOne’s films premiering at this year’s Festival
and its entertainment properties seen around the world.

For more information about any of this TIFF films, programmes and events, connect with our team directly! See you at TIFF!

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