Jonás Cuarón's DESIERTO to Premiere at Toronto

The Toronto Film Festival announced the first selection slate for its 40th anniversary edition, which includes the world premiere of the Mexican film Desierto by Jonás Cuarón as special presentation.

Produced by Alfonso Cuarón, Carlos Cuarón, Alex García and Charles Gillibert, and starring Gael García Bernal and Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Desierto is a thriller about a group of would-be immigrants whose dream of entering the US becomes a nightmare when a deranged vigilante begins stalking them through the Sonoran Desert.

The Special Presentations section the festival also announced the North American premiere of the Chilean film The Club / El club by Pablo Larráin, which had its world premiere at the Berlin Film Festival last February, where it was awarded the Grand Jury Prize. 

The 40th edition of the Toronto Film Festival will take place September 10-20 in Canada.