Organizers unveiled the full 2013 film schedule today, including the remaining batch of titles joining the official lineup and issuing a lengthy list of stars expected to walk its red carpets.
Filmmakers, industry figures and celebrity guests expected to descend on Toronto range from A-list actors such as Michael Fassbender, Julia Roberts, Jake Gyllenhaal and Scarlett Johansson to Bollywood up-and-comer Parineeti Chopra, British filmmaker Steve McQueen, artist Marcel Dzama and former Canadian ambassador Ken Taylor.
New titles by noted cinematic auteurs were among Tuesday's additions, including the latest from dissident Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi (the drama Closed Curtain, co-directed by Kambozia Partovi) and French filmmaker and writer Catherine Breillat (autobiographical tale Abuse of Weakness starring Isabelle Huppert).
Also joining the program are two films spotlighting major music events: Amir Bar-Lev's 12.12.12, a film about the star-studded concert that saw acts like Bruce Springsteen, The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney and Alicia Keys take the stage to raise funds for Hurricane Sandy relief, and Ron Howard's Made in America, which examines rap mogul Jay Z's debut as a curator for a music festival in Philadelphia.
Both films are also part of Mavericks program, which offers onstage chats with the creative minds behind several high-profile TIFF titles. Taylor, one of the main architects of The Canadian Caper, will also take part to discuss his new documentary Our Man in Tehran.
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The Toronto International Film Festival opens Sept. 5 with the premiere of the WikiLeaks drama The Fifth Estate. It runs through Sept. 15.