2012 Toronto Film Festival

2012 Toronto Film Festival Adds De Palma's 'Passion', Bier, 'Yellow,' 'Spring Breakers' and 'Smashed'

The list of anticipated titles is now massive

Paul Anderson and Noomi Rapace in Passion
Paul Anderson and Noomi Rapace in Passion

I now have to accept the fact there will be several films showing at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival that I simply won't be able to see. I have gone to Cannes three straight years and this will be my third year in Toronto and of the six festivals I've never seen a line-up packed with so many highly anticipated films and today the fest added even more.

Sending out the complete line-up today the fest has added three films to their Galas selection and 18 Special Presentations along with several Contemporary World Cinema selections, the latter of which includes James Ponsoldt's Smashed which is said to feature a performance from Mary Elizabeth Winstead that may be up for Oscar consideration.

The announcement confirmed Paul Thomas Anderson's The Master will be part of the Special Presentations selection as will Brian De Palma's Passion, a remake of Love Crime starring Rachel McAdams and Noomi Rapace, a film I discussed recently right here.

Additionally we see Peter Webber's Emperor starring Matthew Fox and Tommy Lee Jones, Spike Lee's Michael Jackson documentary Bad 25 taking a look at the 25th anniversary of Jackson's "Bad" album, Yvan Attal's Do Not Disturb, Susanne Bier's Love is All You Need, Harmony Korine's Spring Breakers starring Selena Gomez, James Franco and Vanessa Hudgeons and Nick Cassavetes' Yellow starring Sienna Miller, Gena Rowlands, Ray Liotta, David Morse, Lucy Punch, Max Theoriot, Riley Keough, Daveigh Chase, Heather Wahlquist and Melanie Griffith.

I have added the complete list of Galas and Special Presentations below. I will be putting together a most anticipated list once we get closer to the fest's September 6 start as I'll be there through the 14th, but tell me, how many of these would you want to see? I am having a hard time trying to decide.

I have added links to the titles that are currently in the RopeofSilicon database and I am working now on adding images for the latest additions. So if you want more information on any of them just give it a click.

You can also click here if you haven't yet taken a look at the Midnight Madness selection, which includes even more anticipated titles.

GALAS
  • A Royal Affair (dir. Nikolai Arcel) - Denmark/Sweden/Czech Republic/Germany
  • Argo (dir. Ben Affleck) - USA
  • The Company You Keep (dir. Robert Redford) - USA
  • Dangerous Liaisons (dir. Hur Jin-ho) - China
  • Emperor (dir. Peter Webber) - Japan/USA
  • English Vinglish (dir. Gauri Shinde) - India
  • Free Angela and All Political Prisoners (dir. Shola Lynch) - USA/France
  • Great Expectations (dir. Mike Newell) - United Kingdom
  • Hyde Park on Hudson (dir. Roger Michell) - United Kingdom
  • Inescapable (dir. Ruba Nadda) - Canada
  • Jayne Mansfield's Car (dir. Billy Bob Thornton) - USA/Russia
  • Looper (dir. Rian Johnson) - USA [Opening Film]
  • Love, Marilyn (dir. Liz Garbus) - USA
  • Midnight's Children (dir. Deepa Mehta) - Canada/ United Kingdom
  • The Reluctant Fundamentalist (dir. Mira Nair) - USA
  • Silver Linings Playbook (dir. David O. Russell) - USA
  • Song for Marion (dir. Paul Andrew Williams) - UK
  • Thermae Romae (dir. Hideki Takeuchi) - Japan
  • Twice Born (dir. Sergio Castellitto) - Italy/Spain/Croatia
  • What Maisie Knew (dir. Scott McGehee, David Siegel) - USA
SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS
  • A Few Hours of Spring (dir. Stephane Brize) - France
  • Anna Karenina (dir. Joe Wright) - United Kingdom
  • Arthur Newman (dir. Dante Ariola) - USA
  • At Any Price (dir. Ramin Bahrani) - United Kingdom/USA
  • The Attack (dir. Ziad Doueiri) - France
  • Bad 25 (dir. Spike Lee) - USA
  • Byzantium (dir. Neil Jordan) - United Kingdom
  • Capital (dir. Costa-Gavras) - France
  • Caught in the Web (dir. Chen Kaige) - Japan/China
  • Cloud Atlas (dir. Tom Tykwer, Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski) - USA
  • The Deep (dir. Baltasar Kormakur) - Iceland/Norway
  • Disconnect Henry (dir. Alex Rubin) - USA
  • Do Not Disturb (dir. Yvan Attal) - France
  • Dormant Beauty (dir. Marco Bellocchio) - Italy/France
  • Dreams for Sale (dir. Nishikawa Miwa) - Japan
  • End Of Watch (dir. David Ayer) - USA
  • Everybody Has A Plan (dir. Ana Piterbarg) - Argentina
  • Foxfire (dir. Laurent Cantet) - France/Canada
  • Frances Ha (dir. Noah Baumbach) - USA
  • Ginger and Rosa (dir. Sally Potter) - United Kingdom
  • Greetings from Tim Buckley (dir. Dan Algrant) - USA
  • Hannah Arendt (dir. Margarethe von Trotta) - Germany
  • The Hunt (dir. Thomas Vinterberg) - Denmark
  • The Iceman (dir. Ariel Vromen) - USA
  • Imogene (dir. Robert Pulcini, Shari Springer Berman) - USA
  • The Impossible (dir. J.A. Bayona) - Spain/USA
  • In the House (dir. Francois Ozon) - France
  • Kon-Tiki (dir. Joachim Roenning and Espen Sandberg) - United Kingdom/Norway/Denmark
  • The Last Supper (dir. Lu Chuan) - China
  • A Late Quartet (dir. Yaron Zilberman) - USA
  • A Liar's Autobiography - The Untrue Story of Monty Python's Graham Chapman (dir. Ben Timlett, Bill Jones, Jeff Simpson) - United Kingdom
  • Lines of Wellington (dir. Valeria Sarmiento) - Portugal
  • Lore (dir. Cate Shortland) - Australia/United Kingdom/Germany
  • Love is All You Need (dir. Susanne Bier) - Denmark
  • The Master (dir. Paul Thomas Anderson) - USA
  • Mr. Pip (dir. Andrew Adamson) - New Zealand
  • Much Ado About Nothing Joss Whedon) - USA
  • No (dir. Pablo Larrain) - Chile/USA
  • On The Road (dir. Walter Salles) - France/Brazil [read my review]
  • Outrage Beyond (dir. Takeshi Kitano) - Japan
  • The Paperboy (dir. Lee Daniels) - USA [read my review]
  • Passion (dir. Brian De Palma) - France/Germany
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower (dir. Stephen Chbosky) - USA
  • The Place Beyond the Pines (dir. Derek Cianfrance) - USA
  • Quartet (dir. Dustin Hoffman) - United Kingdom
  • Reality (dir. Matteo Garrone) - Italy/France
  • Rhino Season (dir. Bahman Ghobadi) - Iraqi Kurdistan/Turkey
  • Rust and Bone (dir. Jacques Audiard) - France/Belgium
  • The Sapphires (dir. Wayne Blair) - Australia
  • The Sessions (dir. Ben Lewin) - USA
  • The Son Did It (dir. Daniele Ciprì) - Italy/France
  • Spring Breakers (dir. Harmony Korine) - USA
  • The Suicide Shop (dir. Patrice Leconte) - France/Belgium/Canada
  • Tai Chi 0 (dir. Stephen Fung) - China
  • Thanks for Sharing (dir. Stuart Blumberg) - USA
  • Therese Desqueyroux (dir. Claude Miller) - France
  • The Time Being (dir. Nenad Cicin-Sain) - USA
  • To The Wonder (dir. Terrence Malick) - USA
  • Venus and Serena (dir. Maiken Baird) - USA
  • White Elephant (dir. Pablo Trapero) - Argentina/Spain
  • Writers (dir. Josh Boone) - USA
  • Yellow (dir. Nick Cassavetes) - USA
  • Zaytoun (dir. Eran Riklis) - United Kingdom/Israel
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  • Criterion10

    Wow, today just keeps getting better and better. Psyched to see Spring Breakers playing there, my expectations are through the roof for the film. I'm a huge fan of Harmony Korine's first film, Gummo (one of my all time favorites), and even though he's been rather hit or miss lately (I liked Julien Donkey-Boy, while Trash Humpers was rubbish), I'm still excited for anything he does. It's probably to early to ask, but Brad, what are your chances of seeing the film at the festival? If I had to pick one film I'd want you to see, it would easily be that one.

  • AS

    All of these movies and no Only God Forgives? Bummer. That, The Master, Django and Killing Them Softly are the only movies I'm really looking forward to. If OGF & Django get pushed into 2013, 2012 is going to be an epic letdown.

    • Criterion10

      I highly doubt that Django will be pushed into 2013.

      • AS

        I don't know, he's going to have a hell of a time trying to edit all of it by Dec. 25th. I wouldn't be surprised.

        • Gabriel

          QT was probably editing it while he was shooting the film

  • toro913

    I'm seeing 40 films this year, but I know that some of the very high profile ones will be sold out by the time I get to choose my films. I will probably skip all the ones that are supposed to be coming out very soon (Looper, The Master etc...) and take some risks on some unknowns.

  • http://timeforafilm.com Alex Thomas

    Wow that's a huge list. At least going to Cannes means you can cross a fair few of here!

    Recently saw the trailer for Looper, it looked amazing.

    As far as I can tell 'No' isn't getting a release until 2013 so it's one I'd consider from the lesser names. The Sessions and A Royal Affair I both enjoyed, but it's such a big list. Looking forward to your most anticipated.

  • Cordia

    damn, at least 25 movies i would like to see if i were there.