TIFF 2011 - Drive - Ryan Gosling

TIFF announces Gala & Special Presentation Line-up

Toronto International Film Festival announces 2011 festival galas and special presentations.

A Dangerous Method - Michael Fassbender and Viggo Mortensen
A Dangerous Method by director David Cronenberg

It’s that time of year again! With the 2011 edition of the Toronto International Film Festival just around the corner, the festival group today announced the first batch of special presentations and galas.

Toronto can expect films from some of the most important and influential directors working today. The 2011 festival will feature world premieres from directors like Luc Besson, Cameron Crowe, Mark Duplass, Roland Emmerich, Francis Ford Coppola, Marc Foster, Alexander Payne, Sarah Polley and Michael Winterbottom. The fest will also play host to North American debuts from Pedro Almodóvar, George Clooney, David Cronenberg, Ralph Fiennes, William Friedkin, Ann Hui, Madonna(huh?), Steve McQueen, Todd Solondz and Lars von Trier. It’s definitely a great line-up, be sure to check out the full list below.

And this announcement is just the tip of the iceberg. Every year TIFF showcases hundreds of the best films from Canada and around the world; we can expect more big announcements between now and early September. We’re particularly excited about what TIFF has in store for the Midnight Madness programme.


TIFF 2011 runs from September 8th to the 18th.
For more details visit the official TIFF 2011 website here.


Albert Nobbs – Rodrigo Garcia, Ireland (World Premiere)

Butter Jim – Field Smith, USA (World Premiere)


A Dangerous Method – David Cronenberg, France/Ireland/United Kingdom/Germany/Canada (North American Premiere)

A Happy Event – Rémi Bezancon, France (World Premiere)

The Ides of March – George Clooney, USA (North American Premiere)

The Lady – Luc Besson, France/United Kingdom (World Premiere)


Moneyball – Bennett Miller, USA (World Premiere)

Peace, Love, & Misunderstanding – Bruce Beresford, USA (World Premiere)

Take this Waltz – Sarah Polley, Canada (World Premiere)

W.E. – Madonna, United Kingdom (North American Premiere)



11 Flowers – Wang Xiaoshuai, China/France (World Premiere)

50/50 – Jonathan Levine, USA (World Premiere)

360 – Fernando Meirelles UK/Austria/France/Brazil (World Premiere)


The Artist – Michel Hazanavicius, France (Toronto Premiere)

Americano – Mathieu Demy, France (World Premiere)

Anonymous – Roland Emmerich, Germany (World Premiere)

A Better Life – Cédric Khan, France (World Premiere)

Burning Man – Jonathan Teplitzky, Australia (World Premiere)

Chicken with Plums – Marjane Satrapi, Vincent Paronnaud, France/Germany/Belgium (North American Premiere)

Coriolanus – Ralph Fiennes, United Kingdom (North American Premiere)

Countdown – Huh Jong-ho, Korea (World Premiere)

Dark Horse – Todd Solondz, USA (North American Premiere)

The Deep Blue Sea – Terence Davies, United Kingdom (World Premiere)

The Descendants – Alexander Payne, USA (World Premiere)

Drive – Nicolas Winding Refn, USA (Canadian Premiere)

Elles – Malgoska Szumowska, France/Poland/Germany (World Premiere)

The Eye of the Storm – Fred Schepisi, Australia (International Premiere)

Friends With Kids – Jennifer Westfeldt, USA (World Premiere)

Habemus Papam – Nanni Moretti, Italy/France (North American Premiere)

Headhunters – Morten Tyldum, Norway (North American Premiere)

Hick – Derick Martini, USA (World Premiere)

The Hunter – Daniel Nettheim, Australia (World Premiere)

Jeff, Who Lives at Home – Jay Duplass, Mark Duplass, USA (World Premiere)

Killer Joe – William Friedkin, USA (North American Premiere)

Like Crazy – Drake Doremus, USA (International Premiere)

Machine Gun Preacher – Marc Forster, USA (World Premiere)

Martha Marcy May Marlene – Sean Durkin, USA (Canadian Premiere)

Melancholia – Lars von Trier, Denmark/Sweden/France/Germany (North American Premiere)

The Oranges – Julian Farino, USA (World Premiere)

Pearl Jam Twenty – Cameron Crowe, USA (World Premiere)

Rampart – Oren Moverman, USA (World Premiere)

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen – Lasse Hallstrom, United Kingdom (World Premiere)

Shame – Steve McQueen, United Kingdom (North American Premiere)

A Simple Life – Ann Hui, Hong Kong, China (North American Premiere)

The Skin I Live In – Pedro Almodóvar, Spain (North American Premiere)

Take Shelter – Jeff Nichols, USA (Canadian Premiere)

Ten Year – Jamie Linden, USA (World Premiere)

Trishna – Michael Winterbottom, United Kingdom (World Premiere)

Twixt – Francis Ford Coppola, USA (World Premiere)

Tyrannosaur – Paddy Considine, United Kingdom (Canadian Premiere)

We Need to Talk About Kevin – Lynne Ramsay, United Kingdom (North American Premiere)

Where Do We Go Now? – Nadine Labaki, France/Lebanon/Italy/Egypt (International Premiere)

Woman in the Fifth – Pawel Pawlikowski, France/Poland/United Kingdom (World Premiere)