TIFF Adds More Documentaries in Masters and Wavelengths

What You Gonna Do When the World’s On Fire?

By Pat Mullen

TIFF added a whack of movies this morning to its 2018 line-up. Among the load of over 100 films announced was the news that the festival scored Netflix’s period drama Outlaw King, which reunites Hell or High Water director David Mackenzie and actor Chris Pine, as the opening night Gala. The fest tapped the Laura Dern vehicle Jeremiah Termiator Leroy about notorious author Laura Albert/“JT LeRoy” whose story has been featured in the documentaries The Cult of JT LeRoy and Author: The JT LeRoy Story.

On the documentary front, Jean-Luc Godard’s love it or hate it Cannes oddity The Image Book popped up in the Masters line-up. Wavelengths offered a few docs, hybrids, and non-fiction goodies including Wang Bing’s acclaimed eight-hour doc Dead Souls and new films from Sergei Loznitsa, Jodie Mack, and Roberto Minervini.

Notably absent among the line-up was Morgan Neville’s Orson Welles doc They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead, which, presumably, would have made a fine accompaniment to screen alongside Welles’s final and highly anticipated The Other Side of the Wind. Welles’s drama was also missing from the list despite a world premiere tapped for Venice.

The docs announced today include:


The Image Book ( Le livre d’image)
Jean-Luc Godard | Switzerland/France | North American Premiere


Dead Souls (Si Ling Hun)
Wang Bing | France/Switzerland | North American Premiere

The Grand Bizarre
Jodie Mack | USA | North American Premiere

Erased – Ascent of the Invisible (Tirss, Rihlat Alsoo’oud ila Almar’i)
Ghassan Halwani | Lebanon | North American Premiere

Those Who Desire (Los que desean)
Elena López Riera | Switzerland/Spain | International Premiere

The Trial
Sergei Loznitsa | Netherlands | North American Premiere

What You Gonna Do When the World’s on Fire?
Roberto Minervini | Italy/USA/France | North American Premiere

TIFF runs Sept. 6 to 16.