Festival Season Tidbits: NYFF And TIFF Add Handfuls Of Films To Round Out Lineups

As September draws closer, and the festival season following suit with the likes of Venice, TIFF and NYFF launching next month, the lineups for these festivals are slowly rounding out, particularly the latter two, who have announced even more additions Tuesday.

First up, TIFF, whose lineup is just nearly complete, made a few more announcements this week, revealing that a handful of new films will be brought to the festival. Including Olivier Assayas’ Something In The Air and Michael Haneke’s Amour, most of these films announced here are festival holdovers, but premiering this year will be the new film from Michael Winterbottom, Everyday, as well as the Juno Temple-starring The Brass Teapot. The Masters series is easily the most interesting reveal here, including films from directors like Cristian Mungiu, Hong Sang-soo and yes, even Abbas Kiarostami whose film Like Someone In Love will be heading up north after a debut at Cannes this past year. Toss in films from the likes of Bertolucci and even Kim Ki-duk, and you have an absolutely killer collection of films.

And that can also be said for the announcements coming out of this year’s New York Film Festival. Including a special screening of Lawrence Of Arabia and The Princess Bride, the much talked about The Shining documentary Room 237 will show here, as well as a new Roman Polanski documentary from Roman Polanski: Wanted And Desired helmer Marina Zenovich, Roman Polanski: Odd Man Out. A new documentary on the relationship between Liv Ullman and Ingmar Bergman, Liv and Ingmar will screen, and in a very special engagement Disney will bring Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs. Oh, and in honor of honoree Nicole Kidman, The Paperboy will screen.

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