Analyzing sixteen of the movies at this year’s TIFF said to be “based on true stories” to see which ones are worth seeing, which ones have Oscar chances and most of all, which ones you can believe were really true stories.
Browsing: Toronto International Film Festival
Written by Joe Barton (Humans) and directed by David Bruckner (The Signal, Southbound), the film follows four friends hiking through the Scandinavian wilderness.
The crime drama from the filmmaker behind In Bruges stars Frances McDormand, Sam Rockwell and Woody Harrelson.
With festival season having begun last week, Edward Douglas recommends the 12 TIFF World Premieres that he thinks will be “Can’t Miss” movies at the annual Canadian film festival.
Both filmmakers will be returning to the Toronto Film Festival after having success with previous films that played the fest. Gilroy’s Nightcrawler premiered there in 2014 leading to his screenplay receiving an Oscar nomination.
Directorial debuts by actors Brie Larson and Simon Baker, Aaron Sorkin’s directorial debut Molly’s Game, starring Jessica Chastain, and a new movie from comedian Louis C.K. are just some of the many new additions to the 42nd annual Canadian film festival, which runs from September 7 through 17.
The 11 newly-announced TIFF World Premieres includes Mike White’s Brad’s Status, the latest from Veep creator Armando Iannucci, plus other international filmmakers. Last year’s highlight in the program was Barry Jenkins’ Oscar-winning Best Picture, Moonlight.
Midnight Madness program includes James Franco’s The Disaster Artist and new films from France, the UK and Japan. Morgan Spurlock’s doc Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken! will also World Premiere. The Canadian film festival kicks off on September 7.
Besides Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford, you can expect to see Margot Robbie, Jessica Chastain and Ben Stiller north of the border come September.