The films will join five others from previous festivals in the Zabaltegi-Pearls section. Zabaltegi-Pearls will compete for the TCM Audience Award, which carries a 70,000 ($94,930) for the importer of the winning film. A second prize of 35,000 will go to the European film obtaining the most votes from the audience at the end of each screening.
Barbet Schroeder's Terror's Advocate, Nadine Labaki's Lebanese beauty salon-centered Caramel, Frank Oz's family drama Death at a Funeral, Pen-ek Ratanaruang's Ploy and Julian Schnabel's "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly" round out the showcase's slate.
Zabaltegi-Pearls also will offer special screenings of Carlos Saura's music-based Fados, screening in Toronto; a restored version of Richard Lester's Beatles movie Help; and Lou Reed's Berlin, Schnabel's tribute to Lou Reed's 2005 live performance of his mythical album.