2011 Toronto Film Festival Line Up Announced

The first slate of films that are expected to screen at the 2011 Toronto Film Festival and it is a brilliant line up of movies. Both the gala screenings and the special presentations are full of all the movies that are expected to bring the cinema screen to life at the end of the year after a dismal first half.

Some of the films are US premieres of stuff that has already been shown at Cannes and some of it will be world premieres from some great directors. The ones of interest include George Clooney‘s The Ides of March, Bennett Miller‘s Moneyball, Luc Besson‘s The Lady, Alexander Payne‘s The Descendants and so many more. The festival will also welcome back resident Canadian David Cronenberg and his psychosexual drama A Dangerous Method.

The only glaring omission from this list as Deadline pointed out is Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy which was widely expected to be shown. However with this fantastic line up, its hard to be disappointed.

The 10 day festival begins on September 8th. Read the full line up below.

Albert Nobbs (Rodrigo Garcia)
Butter (Jim Field Smith)
A Dangerous Method (David Cronenberg)
A Happy Event (Rémi Bezancon)
The Ides of March (George Clooney)
The Lady (Luc Besson)
Moneyball (Bennett Miller)
Peace, Love, & Misunderstanding (Bruce Beresford)
Take this Waltz (Sarah Polley)
W.E. (Madonna)

Special Presentations
11 Flowers (Wang Xiaoshuai)
50/50 (Jonathan Levine)
360 (Fernando Meirelles)
The Artist (Michel Hazanavicius)
Americano (Mathieu Demy)
Anonymous (Roland Emmerich)
A Better Life (Cédric Khan)
Burning Man (Jonathan Teplitzky)
Chicken with Plums (Marjane Satrapi, Vincent Paronnaud)
Coriolanus (Ralph Fiennes)
Dark Horse (Todd Solondz)
The Deep Blue Sea (Terence Davies)
The Descendants (Alexander Payne)
Drive (Nicolas Winding Refn)
Elles (Malgoska Szumowska)
The Eye of the Storm (Fred Schepisi)
Friends With Kids (Jennifer Westfeldt)
Habemus Papam (Nanni Moretti)
Headhunters (Morten Tyldum)
Hick (Derick Martini)
The Hunter (Daniel Nettheim)
Jeff, Who Lives at Home (Jay Duplass, Mark Duplass)
Killer Joe (William Friedkin)
Like Crazy (Drake Doremus)
Machine Gun Preacher (Marc Forster)
Martha Marcy May Marlene (Sean Durkin)
Melancholia (Lars von Trier)
The Oranges (Julian Farino)
Pearl Jam Twenty (Cameron Crowe)
Rampart (Oren Moverman)
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (Lasse Hallstrom)
Shame (Steve McQueen)
A Simple Life (Ann Hui)
The Skin I Live In (Pedro Almodóvar)
Take Shelter (Jeff Nichols)
Ten Year (Jamie Linden)
Trishna (Michael Winterbottom)
Twixt (Francis Ford Coppola)
Tyrannosaur (Paddy Considine)
We Need to Talk About Kevin (Lynne Ramsay)
Where Do We Go Now? (Nadine Labaki)
Woman in the Fifth (Pawel Pawlikowski)

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Will Chadwick

Will has written for the site since October 2010, he currently studies English Literature and American Studies at the University of Birmingham in the UK. His favourite films include Goodfellas, The Shawshank Redemption and The Godfather and his favourite TV shows are Mad Men, Six Feet Under, The Simpsons and Breaking Bad.