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Toronto Unleashes Final Wave of Programming, Includes Claire Denis, Jia Zhangke, Catherine Breillat and More

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood August 20, 2013 at 11:36AM

The Toronto International Film Festival unleashed its final wave of programming announcements this morning. The final count of films is totaling 288 features and 78 shorts, representing 70 countries from around the globe. The fest is boasting 146 world premieres.
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"A Touch of Sin."
"A Touch of Sin."

The Toronto International Film Festival unleashed its final wave of programming announcements this morning. The final count of films is totaling 288 features and 78 shorts, representing 70 countries from around the globe. The fest is boasting 146 world premieres.

Included in the newly added programs is an array of "in-depth" conversations with various artists, like Spike Jonze ('Her"), Ron Howard ('Rush") and Harvey Weinstein.

Highlights from the new batch of programmed titles include a "Masters" section screening Claire Denis' "Bastards," "Jia Zhangke's "A Touch of Sin" and Catherine Breillat's "Abuse of Weakness."

Check out the full new lineup here.

This article is related to: Festivals, Toronto International Film Festival, Claire Denis, Claire Denis, Zhang Ke Jia, Zhang Ke Jia, Catherine Breillat


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.