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‘Boys Kills World,’ ‘Hell of a Summer’ & More: A Thrilling Midnight Madness Lineup Unveiled for TIFF

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The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) is gearing up for an exciting year with a lineup that includes the highly-anticipated final film by Hayao Miyazaki, “The Boy and the Heron,” and the world debut of the Nicolas Cage-led film “Dream Scenario.” However, one of the most eagerly awaited segments of the festival is the Midnight Madness lineup, known for showcasing underground and cult films. This year, 10 titles will grace the screen, with 7 of them celebrating their world premieres. Among the intriguing selections is the musical extravaganza “Dicks: The Musical,” directed by Larry Charles, which is set to make its grand debut.

Returning to the Royal Alexandra Theatre for its second year, Midnight Madness will take audiences on a thrilling journey across different cultures and genres. The world premieres include Moritz Mohr’s “Boy Kills World,” Mladen Đorđević’s “Working Class Goes to Hell,” Harmony Korine’s “AGGRO DR1FT,” Finn Wolfhard and Billy Bryk’s “Hell of a Summer,” Nikhil Nagesh Bhat’s “Kill,” Weston Razooli’s “Riddle of Fire,” Jason Yu’s “Sleep,” Meshal Aljaser’s “NAGA,” and Demián Rugna’s “When Evil Lurks.”

TIFF’s International Programmer, Peter Kuplowsky, guarantees an unforgettable experience, stating that the films will have viewers splitting their sides with laughter, excitement, and amazement. He also highlights the festival debuts of Saudi Arabia and Serbia through “NAGA” and “Working Class Goes to Hell,” respectively.

Midnight Madness has a rich history of launching cult classics and fan-favorite films. Last year’s premieres included “The Blackening,” “Sisu,” and “Weird: The Al Yankovic Story,” while previous editions showcased gems like “Seven Psychopaths,” “Tusk,” “Halloween” (2018), and “What We Do in the Shadows.”

As fans eagerly await the cinematic extravaganza, they can feast their eyes on the trailer for “Dicks: The Musical” and anticipate the announcement of the coveted Midnight Madness People’s Choice Award winner. TIFF promises an electrifying experience that caters to diverse tastes, making it a must-attend event for film enthusiasts.

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