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Toronto 2011. Masters Lineup

The Toronto International Film Festival has completed rolling out its massive lineup. Here's the Masters program.

"The mammoth Toronto International Film Festival unveiled the last of its 2011 lineup today, with added titles to its Masters section," reports indieWIRE's Brian Brooks. "Additionally, the event announced more selections for its Maverick series and Discovery program." We'll get to the Mavericks and Discoveries, but first, an overview of the complete Masters lineup:

Chantal Akerman's Almayer's Folly (La Folie Almayer). TIFF: "Somewhere in South-East Asia, in a little lost village on a wide and turbulent river, a European man clings to his pipe dreams out of love for his daughter. Working freely from Joseph Conrad's debut novel, Akerman tells the story of a trader in 1950s Malaysia whose dreams of a Western life for his Malay daughter slowly lead to destruction. A quest for the absolute, a story of passion and madness." Here are a few images.

Nuri Bilge Ceylan's Once Upon A Time in Anatolia (Bir Zamanlar Anadolu'da). See the Cannes roundup. Trailer.

Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne's The Kid with a Bike (Le Gamin au valor). Cannes roundup and Daniel Kasman's review. Trailer.

Bruno Dumont's Outside Satan (Hors Satan). Cannes roundup. Daniel Kasman and Ryland Walker Knight spoke with Dumont in Cannes. Clip.

Robert Guédiguian's Snows of Kilimanjaro (Neiges du Kilimandjaro). Cannes roundup. Clip (without subtitles).

Bruce McDonald's Hard Core Logo II. TIFF: "Fifteen years have passed since Bruce McDonald completed his infamous documentary that chronicled the demise of the punk rock outfit Hard Core Logo and captured lead singer Joe Dick's on-camera suicide. Reluctantly, Bruce finds himself following the band Die Mannequin to a recording studio in a remote town after hearing that band leader Care Failure has claimed to be channelling the spirit of Joe Dick. As increasingly bizarre events unfold, Bruce tries desperately to connect with Care in the hopes of saving the young rock star from the same tragic fate as Joe. Starring Bruce McDonald, Care Failure and Julian Richings."

 


Aki Kaurismäki's Le Havre. Cannes roundup and Daniel Kasman's review. Clip.

Kim Ki-Duk's Arirang. Cannes roundup. Trailer.

 


Hirokazu Kore-Eda's I Wish (Kiseki). TIFF: "Koichi lives with his mother and retired grandparents in Kagoshima, the southern part of Kyushu region. Separated by their parents' divorce, his brother Ryunosuke lives with their father in Hakata in northern Kyushu. A new bullet train line in the region will be inaugurated soon, and Koichi starts to believe a 'miracle' will happen the first moment these new bullet trains intersect each other from opposite directions with their highest speed; his only wish is for his family to live together once again. With some help from grown-ups around him, Koichi sets out on a journey with a group of friends, each hoping to witness a miracle."

Jafar Panahi and Mojtaba Mirtahmasbi's This Is Not a Film. Cannes roundup and Daniel Kasman's review. Clip.

Aleksandr Sokurov's Faust. TIFF: "Freely inspired by Goethe's story, Alexander Sokurov radically reinterprets the myth. Faust is a thinker, a rebel and a pioneer, but also an anonymous human made of flesh and blood driven by inner impulses, greed and lust. Faust is the last part of Sokurov's tetralogy."

Béla Tarr's The Turin Horse. Berlinale roundup. Trailer.

Gus Van Sant's Restless. Cannes roundup and Daniel Kasman's review. Trailer.

Wim Wenders's Pina. The roundup. Trailer.

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