Caption – Cameron Bailey, co-Head and Artistic Director of TIFF making the announcements at the press conference at the Royal York Hotel on August 1, 2018

There is no other film festival quite like the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in the city.   What began as a dream has today emerged as one of the biggest film festivals in the country.  Initiated as the Festival of Festivals in 1976 and renamed as TIFF in 1994, the festival has grown by leaps and bounds and showcases more than 300 films over a ten day period.  Running this year from September 6-16, TIFF has announced several titles to the Festivals lineup.

Amongst these, several films will be showcased from India and other countries with a focus on the South Asian subcontinent:

HUSBAND MATERIAL by Anurag Kashyap, India

A spirited girl finds herself caught in a complicated love triangle while burdened with societal and familial pressures, in the latest from prolific Indian director Anurag Kashyap (Gangs of WasseypurThe Brawler). Starring Vicky Kaushal, Abhishek Bachchan, and newcomer Taapsee Pannu.

HOTEL MUMBAI by Anthony Maras, Australia

Dev Patel, Armie Hammer, Nazanin Boniadi (Homeland), and Anupam Kher (The Big Sick) star in Anthony Maras’s debut feature, about the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks and its survivors.

THE WEDDING GUEST by Michael Winterbottom, UK

The latest from Michael Winterbottom follows a mysterious, young British Muslim man (Dev Patel) on his journey across Pakistan and India.

MANTO by Nandita Das, India

Nandita Das’s biopic follows the most tumultuous years in the life of iconoclastic writer Saadat Hasan Manto and those of the countries — India and Pakistan — Manto inhabited and chronicled.

CLARA by Akash Sherman

An obsessive astronomer and his unconventional research assistant probe their difficult pasts as they seek out the existence of extraterrestrial life.

For more information and announcements, visit– FOR THE LOVE OF FILMS

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