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Arcand, Cronenberg added to TIFF

TORONTO (CP) _ Acclaimed Canadian directors Denys Arcand and David Cronenberg will receive the red-carpet treatment at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival.

Organizers announced the full lineup of Canadian talent for the festival at a news conference Tuesday, with Arcand and Cronenberg getting gala presentations for their films.

Arcand, who won an Oscar in 2004 for "The Barbarian Invasions," will show "Days of Darkness" ("L’Age des Tenebres") about a man who struggles to find his place in life.

The comedy, starring Marc Labreche, was the closing film at the Cannes Film Festival in May.

Cronenberg will screen his thriller "Eastern Promises," starring Viggo Mortensen ("A History of Violence") as a Russian mobster whose life is shaken by a midwife, played by Naomi Watts.

Cronenberg showed up at the news conference with Mortensen.

Jeremy Podeswa’s "Fugitive Pieces" will open the 32nd annual Toronto International Film Festival, which runs from Sept. 6 to 15.