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Toronto film festival unveils Canadian lineup

08/07/2013 01:40 EDT | Updated 10/07/2013 05:12 EDT
The Toronto International Film Festival trumpets homegrown productions today, as it announces the Canadian titles coming to this year's event in September.

TIFF chief executive Piers Handling and artistic director Cameron Bailey are revealing Canadian films in the lineup this afternoon in downtown Toronto.

So far, anticipated titles already announced include star-studded projects such as family drama August: Osage County, biopic Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, space thriller Gravity, period tale Kill Your Darlings and romantic comedy Enough Said, the final film by James Gandolfini.

Some of Canada's top filmmakers were part of previous announcements and will be bringing their latest work to TIFF, including Don McKellar (The Grand Seduction), Denis Villeneuve (Prisoners), Jean-Marc Vallée (Dallas Buyers Club), Atom Egoyan (Devil's Knot), and Paul Haggis (Third Person), Alanis Obomsawin (Hi-Ho Mistahey!) and Barry Avrich (Filthy Gorgeous).

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