Ramin Bahrani’s much fancied 99 Homes will not compete in this year’s awards season as it emerged that Broad Green Pictures has acquired all US rights and will distribute theatrically in spring 2015.
The Toronto International Film Festival leadership announced the juried and audience award winners as the 39th annual event wrapped on Sunday (September 14).
SPC, RADiUS and Saban Films have added to their Toronto trophy cabinets, taking rights to Still Alice, Adult Beginners and American Heist, respectively.
The co-directors sat down with Jean Noh ahead of the world premiere at Toronto of the gangster drama exec produced by Martin Scorsese.
Patricia Clarkson and Ben Kingsley star in the Spanish director’s first film she says is ‘feel good.’
After making his directorial debut 16 years ago, Alan Rickman returns to the director’s chair with a period drama starring Kate Winslet and Matthias Schoenaerts.
The French directing duo follow up their huge hit Intouchables with Samba, starring Omar Sy as an African immigrant in Paris who falls in love with his immigration worker.
French director David Oelhoffen adapts Albert Camus’ short story The Guest into a survival story set during the Algerian War, starring Viggo Mortensen and Reda Kateb.
The directing duo talk about their second feature, which premiered in the Vanguard section at Toronto.
Boo Ji-young’s sophomore feature Cart is a topical tale of workers at a big-box retail store.
In David Oelhoffen’s Far From Men, Viggo Mortensen plays a reclusive teacher who helps a villager accused of commiting a murder escape into the mountains during the Algerian war.
Daniel Horowitz talks to the Finnish director and lead star of Midnight Madness premiere Big Game.
The Oscar-winning Danish filmmaker follows the romance Love Is All You Need with this darker tale of a detective (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) who crosses a moral line after a family tragedy.
In Good Kill, Ethan Hawke plays a conflicted former fighter pilot now operating drones from a base in Las Vegas.
Michael Winterbottom talks about his genre-bending new film inspired loosely by the Amanda Knox-Meredith Kercher case.
Danish director and Toronto regular Lone Scherfig (An Education) tackles the badly behaved British aristocracy in Laura Wade’s adaptation of her play Posh, about an infamous Oxford University dining club.
Icelandic director Baldvin Z’s second feature interweaves the story of three very different characters struggling with modern life in Reykjavik.
Three years after his feature directorial debut Carré blanc played at the festival in 2011, the French director who made his name in commercials returns to Toronto with thriller The Reach.
The filmmaking brothers talk about their Venice and Toronto selection, including how they were inspired by addict-turned-writer/actress Arielle Holmes.
Toronto artistic director Cameron Bailey talks to Jeremy Kay about food trucks, not being a snob and the Tulluride policy
As Participant Media celebrates 10 years and 55 films, Jeremy Kay talks to CEO Jim Berk about the company’s growth and further global expansion.
Kirk D’Amico, founder of Myriad Pictures, tells Jeremy Kay about the move into Canadian distribution and prestige productions in the pipeline
The Ottawa-born, Ryerson University graduate tells Jeremy Kay why he was the perfect person to play a booze and drug-addled former child star who bluffs his way into a job as a high school guidance counsellor.
Dir: Lixin Fan. China. 2014. 88mins
Dirs: Roger Allers, Gaëtan Brizzi, Paul Brizzi, Joan Gratz, Mohammed Saeed Harib, Tomm Moore, Nina Paley, Bill Plympton, Joann Sfar, Michal Socha. Canada-France-Lebanon-Qatar-US. 2014. 84mins
Dir: Matt Shakman. US. 2014. 93mins
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A round up of the world premieres across TIFF’s programme, with details on each film including contact information.