Here is a list of 25 films from the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) 2017, we are most excited about:

Molly’s Game

Director: Aaron Sorkin
Country: USA, Language: English
Cast: Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba, Michael Cera, Kevin Costner.

Aaron Sorkin’s directorial debut stars Jessica Chastain and Idris Elba in the true story of Molly Bloom, proprietor of Hollywood’s most exclusive high-stakes poker game for a decade before being shut down by the FBI.

Faces Places

Director: Agnes Varda and JR
Country: France, Language: French
Cast: Agnes Varda, JR.

French master Agnès Varda collaborates with mysterious street artist JR in this wondrous travelogue, in which the duo travel through small villages in the French countryside and immortalize the faces of those they meet in immense public murals.

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Director: Alexander Payne
Country: USA, Language: English
Cast: Matt Damon, Christoph Waltz, Hong Chau, Kristen Wiig.

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Matt Damon headlines a cast that includes Kristen Wiig, Christoph Waltz, Hong Chau, Laura Dern, Jason Sudeikis, Alec Baldwin, and Neil Patrick Harris in Alexander Payne’s sci-fi social satire about a man who chooses to shrink himself (literally) to simplify his life.

The Current War

Director: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon
Country: USA, Language: English
Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Shannon, Nicholas Hoult, Tom Holland, Katherine Waterston.

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Alfonso Gomez-Rejon (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl) directs Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Shannon, Nicholas Hoult, Tom Holland, and Katherine Waterston in this account of the race for marketable electricity in the United States between Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse.

Lean on Pete

Director: Andrew Haigh
Country: USA, UK; Language: English
Cast: Charlie Plummer, Steve Buscemi, Chloë Sevigny, Travis Fimmel.

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Andrew Haigh (Weekend, 45 Years) directs Steve Buscemi and Chloë Sevigny in this modern-day western, about a 15-year-old lost soul who hooks up with a pair of itinerant horse trainers and develops a powerful bond with a racehorse on its last legs.


Director: Andrey Zyyagintsev
Country: Russia, France, Belgium, Germany; Language: Russian
Cast: Maryana Spivak, Alexey Rozin, Matvey Novikov, Marina Vasilyeva, Andris Keishs, Alexey Fateev.

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The latest from Andrey Zvyagintsev (Leviathan) profiles a family torn apart by a vicious divorce, in which the parents are more interested in starting their lives over with new partners than tending to their 12-year-old son.

The Brawler

Director: Anurag Kashyap
Country: India, Language: Hindi
Cast: Vineet Kumar Singh, Zoya Hussain, Ravi Kissan, Jimmy Shergill, Sadhana Singh.

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A lower-caste boxer struggles to make his mark on the boxing world, in the highly anticipated film from Anurag Kashyap.

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