TIFF announces extensive programming lineup for November and tease to December

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Toronto/CMEDIA: An extensive lineup of programming for the month of November  is being unveiled by the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), a news release said.

Orlando, My Political Biography, Christian Petzold retrospective, and centennial celebration of Ousmane Sembène. Bryan Lee O’Malley, Guy Maddin, BenDavid Grabinsky, and best-selling author R. F. Kuang have been confirmed as special guests.

Besides captivating retrospectives from TIFF Cinematheque, a diverse range of engaging activities is being presented by the TIFF’s Public Programming team including TIFF CEO Cameron Bailey’s hosting of a screening of Krzysztof Kieslowski’s Three Colors: Blue.

A 16-film retrospective of the acclaimed German auteur Christian Petzold will be celebrated for his latest award-winning hit Afire, which screened at the TIFF Bell Lightbox this past summer. 

Curated by TIFF Cinematheque Senior Curator Andréa Picard featuring a number of imported archival prints, this retrospective is one of the largest ever assembled on the director’s work.

Also being celebrated by TIFF Cinematheque is  the centenary of Ousmane Sembène, the Senegalese auteur whose legacy extends beyond as a world-class satirist, rebel, and revolutionary artist with his relatively small nine features.

With screenings of Ceddo, Emitaï, and Xala (TIFF’ 23 Classics Selection), all brand new 4K restorations courtesy of Janus Films, his work will be celebrated throughout the month of November.

The latest Loved It event featuring bestselling author R. F. Kuang  (Babel, Yellowface) on The Personal History of David Copperfield would be presented by Public Programming.

Public Programming would also present TIFF Primetime advance screening of the new Netflix series Scott Pilgrim Takes Off (episodes 101-103) with writers and co-showrunners Bryan Lee O’Malley and BenDavid Grabinski, as well as the return of International Cinema Cafe. 

 Sing-a-long-a, featuring special holiday screenings coming this December, would also be returning this year.