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Tarr Nair: Monsoon Wedding and Film Festival

tarr nair: Mira Nair, director of Monsoon Wedding and last year's Queen Of Katwe, will join the previously announced jurors Lee Chang-dong and Bel Tarr, according to NOW Magazine. Nair replaces Margarethe Von Trotta, who is no longer able to attend the festival due to another commitment. The Toronto International Film Festival revealed one last wave of programming today, named its International Rising Stars and announced a change to the Platform jury. TIFF also added two more titles to its Special Presentations lineup the world premiere of Neil Jordan's Greta, starring Chlo Grace Moretz and Isabelle Huppert as two very different women who forge an unlikely friendship, and the North American premiere of Brady Corbet's Vox Lux, a tale of traumatized sisters that also features Natalie Portman and Jude Law their first shared credit since 2007's Wong Kar-wai's My Blueberry Nights. Among the titles screening in the program are Bai Xue's The Crossing, about a teenage girl drawn into dangerous activities in China; Daniel Sawka's Icebox, about a young boy caught up in the American immigration process, and Wanuri Kahiu's Rafiki, a gay love story set in Kenya. And, of course, the festival rolled out its Discovery program, adding 46 first features from 37 different countries, 29 of them world premieres. ( As reported in the news.