2023 TIFF: “All the Light We Cannot See” & “Expats” to Have World Premiere in Toronto

Mark Ruffalo in
Mark Ruffalo in "All the Light We Cannot See"

TIFF’s Primetime program is dedicated to blurring the lines between film and television by showcasing some of the visionary new shows. This year’s lineup was been unveiled, with All the Light We Cannot See and Expats leading the way with their world premieres in Toronto.

Anthony Doerr’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel All the Light We Cannot See will have its world premiere in Toronto before heading to Netflix in the fall. The same goes for Lulu Wang’s Amazon series Expats, starring Nicole Kidman, Sarayu Blue, and Ji-young Yo.

The Primetime program line-up will also include Alice & Jack starring Andrea Riseborough and Domhnall Gleeson, the Israeli crime drama Bad Boy, and several Canadian projects, including comedy Bria Mack Gets a Life and docu-series Black Life: Untold Stories.

Anita Lee, TIFF’s Chief Programming Officer, described this year’s Primetime program as “bigger than ever” and said it will give audiences “the exclusive and unmatched opportunity to celebrate the best new international series together, in cinema, on the big screen.”

The 2023 Toronto International Film Festival is scheduled to take place from September 7-17, with Hayao Miyazaki’s The Boy and the Heron making history as the first animated film to open the festival.