Indian filmmaker Payal Kapadia’s documentary “A Night of Knowing Nothing”, which won the Ole d’Or (Golden Eye) award at last month’s Cannes Film Festival, will have its international premiere in the Wavelength Feature segment of the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).
Indian filmmaker Payal Kapadia’s documentary “A Night of Knowing Nothing”, which won the Ole d’Or (Golden Eye) award at last month’s Cannes Film Festival, will have its international premiere in the Wavelength Feature segment of the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival TIFF), the festival organizers announced on Wednesday.
“A Night of Knowing Nothing” was screened as part of the Directors’ Fortnight, a segment that runs parallel to the film gala at Cannes. The film, helmed by a Mumbai-based director, follows a university student in India who writes a letter to her estranged lover while she is away.
Kapadia, an alumnus of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), also has films like the documentary “And What is the Summer Saying” (2018) and “Last Mango Before the Monsoon”, a 2015 short, among others. .
Also part of the lineup are “Futura”, “The Girl and the Spider”, “St. Anne”, “The Tsugua Diaries” and “Neptune Frost”, which will open the Wavelength Features section.
In the Wavelength Shorts segment, there are six entries, including titles such as “The Capacity for Eager Anger”, “Dear Chantal”, “Inner Outer Space” and “Train Again”.
TIFF also unveiled films in its TIFF Docs and Midnight Madness sections.
Stanley Nelson’s “Attica” will serve as the opening film for the TIFFS docs section, showcasing 12 titles.
Also part of the slate is “Babe,” a “becoming costume”—inventor-investigator-environmentalist-filmmaker, a National Geographic doc on “Burning.”
“Komala”, “The Devil’s Drivers”, “Flea” and “Hold Your Fire”, among others. Cannes Film Festival will open Palme d’Or winner Julia Dokournau’s “Titan” Midnight Madness section, which features a total of six films – “After Blue (Dirty Paradise)”, “Dashcam”, “Saloum”, “You’re Not My” Mother”, and “Zalva”.
Joanna Vicente, Executive Director and Co-Head of the Festival, said she is proud to present the films selected for the popular shows TIFF Docs, Wavelength and Midnight Madness. “Always stimulating, exhilarating and engaging, this year’s offerings are guaranteed to thrill festival audiences,” Vincent said in a statement.
Cameron Bailey, artistic director and co-head of TIFF, said that as an audience-first film festival, it is important to enchant film buffs with boundary-pushing stories.
“It is exciting that even at this extraordinary time in our industry, we are able to bring such thought-provoking selections to these prestigious TIFF events,” she said.
The prestigious film festival will run from September 9 to September 18. As announced earlier, Malayalam-language feature film “Paaka” by filmmaker Nitin Lukos for the first time will also have its world premiere under the Discovery section of TIFF.