Wow, what a line-up for the Toronoto International Film Festival this year!

Deciding to open with Rian Johnson’s Looper (which was already explosively reviewed last year by a ton of critics) is a great choice, as the scifi flick is quickly creeping to the top of many film fan’s lists now that the summer event movies are passing us by. Audiences at TIFF will be seeing the film on September 6th, several week before the film is released.

But once it starts so strong, TIFF won’t be letting up with the potential greatness across each genre as a ton of excellent and interesting directors are debuting work at the festival.

Affleck’s CIA spy thriller about a Hollywood-backed operation to get hostages out of Iran, Argo, premieres meanwhile Affleck will also be prmoting Terry Malick’s To The Wonder, the first of the director’s several back-to-back projects.

Also representing the sci-fi end of the spectrum, The Wachowskis and Tom Tykwer will debut Cloud Atlas, the universe-faring story spanning multiple parts and featuring Tom Hanks, Hugh Grant, Hugo Weaving, Susan Sarandon, Keith David, And Jim Broadbent in multiple roles.

The Silver Linings Playbook premiere will have David O Russell presenting his drug-addiction tale that stars Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper, as Ryan Gosling and Blue Valentine director Derek Cianfrance team back up to premiere The Place Beyond The Pines, which also stars Eva Mendes.

Even the classics wil be well represented as Joss Whedon presents his first post-Avengers project, Much Ado About Nothing, Mike Newell presents his take on Dicken’s Great Expectations, starring Ralph Fiennes, Helena Bonham Carter, and Jason Flemyng, while Joe Wright presents his adaptation of the great Russian novel Anna Karenina by Tolstoy.

There’s genuinely many more films to be excited about, so check out the list and note any one’s you’re interested in hearing reactions from or seeing yourself. There will be more announced, so keep a lookout at

List below via Indiewire

World Premieres

“Looper” (Rian Johnson) (Opening Film)
“Cloud Atlas” (The Wachowskis & Tom Tykwer)
“Argo” (Ben Affleck)
“The Silver Linings Playbook” (David O Russell)
“Love, Marilyn” (Liz Garbus)
“Free Angela And All Political Prisoners” (Shola Lynch)
“The Place Beyond The Pines” (Derek Cianfrance)
“Midnight’s Children” (Deepa Mehta)
“Hyde Park On Hudson” (Roger Michell)
“Great Expectations” (Mike Newell)
“Inescapable” (Rubba Nadda)
“Twice Born” (Sergio Castellitto)
“English Vinglish” (Gauri Shinde)
“The Perks Of Being A Wallflower” (Stephen Chbosky)
“Thanks For Sharing” (Stuart Blumberg)
“End Of Watch” (David Ayer)
“Imogene” (Robert Puccini and Shari Springer Berman)
“A Late Quartet” (Yaron Zilberman)
“Much Ado About Nothing” (Joss Whedon)
“Frances Ha” (Noah Baumbach)
“The Time Being” (Nenad Cicin-Sain)
“Writers” (Josh Boone)
“At Any Price” (Ramin Bahrani)
“Venus And Serena” (Maiken Baird)
“Byzantium” (Neil Jordan)
“Quartet” (Dustin Hoffman)
“Ginger And Rosa” (Sally Potter)
“A Liar’s Autobiography” (Ben Timlett, Bill JOnes, Jeff Simpson)
“Foxfire” (Laurnet Cantet)
“In The House” (Francois Ozon)
“The Impossible” (JA Bayona
“Hannah Arendt (Margarethe Von Trotta)
“Mr. Pip” (Andrew Adamson)
“Capital” (Costa-Gavras”
“The Attack” (Ziad Doueriri)
“Zaytoun” (Eran Riklis)
“The Deep” (Baltasar Kormakur)
“Dreams For Sale (Nishikawa Miwa)
“The Last Supper” (Lu Chuan)

International/North American Premieres

“To The Wonder” (Terrence Malick)
“Anna Karenina” (Joe Wright)
“The Reluctant Fundamentalist” (Mira Nair)
“The Company You Keep” (Robert Redford)
“Jayne Mansfield’s Car” (Billy Bob Thornton)
“A Royal Affair” (Nikolai Arcel)
“Dangerous Liasons” (Hur Ji-Ho)
“Thermae Romae” (Hideki Takeuchi)
“Caught IN THe Web” (Chen Kaige)
“Dormant Beauty” (Marco Belloccchio)
“Everybody Has A Plan” (Ana Piterbarg) w/Viggo Mortensen
“Kon-Tiki” (Espen Sandberg
“Reality” (Matteo Garrone)
“A Few Hours Of Spring” (Stephan Brize)
“The Hunt” (Thomas Vintenberg)
“The Iceman” (Ariel Vromen)
“Lore” (Cate Shortland)
“No” (Pablo Larrain)
“OUtrage Beyond” (Takeshi Kitano)
“Rust And Bone” (Jacques Audiard)
“The Sapphires” (Wayne Blair)
“Tai Chi O” (Stephen Fung)

Canadian Premiere

“The Sessions” (Ben Lewis)