The Toronto Film Festival has unveiled additional titles for its 40th edition which includes films by three acclaimed veteran Latin American directors: Luis Ospina from Colombia, Arturo Ripstein from Mexico, and Patricio Guzmán from Chile.
Luis Ospina will be presenting the world premiere of his documentary film Todo comenzó por el fin / It All Started at the End in the TIFF Docs section. The film recounts the history of "El Grupo Cali," the prolific bohemian artistic collective that revolutionized Colombian film and literature in the 1970s and '80s.
In the Masters section of the festival Mexican maestro Arturo Ripstein will be presenting the North American premiere of La calle de la amargura / Bleak Street. Starring Patricia Reyes Spíndola, Nora Velázquez, Sylvia Pasquel, Alejandro Suárez, Arcelia Ramírez, and Alberto Estrella, Bleak Street is true-crime story about the bizarre 2009 murders of dwarf-wrestling brothers Alberto and Alejandro Jiménez.
The Masters section will also host the North American premiere of El botón de nácar / The Pearl Button, which chronicles the history of the indigenous peoples of Chilean Patagonia, whose decimation by colonial conquest prefigured the brutality of the Pinochet regime.
The 40th edition of the Toronto Film Festival will take place September 10-20 in Canada.