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LATEST TORONTO FILM FESTIVAL NEWS

Samba

Broad Green Pictures takes Samba for US

18-Sep-2014 | By

Gabriel Hammond and Daniel Hammond’s ambitious company continues to build its distribution pipeline and has announced the second major acquisition of a Toronto title within a week.

Focus World acquires Ruth & Alex

17-Sep-2014 | By

Richard Loncraine’s drama was one of the more favourably received acquisitions titles in Toronto and becomes the latest selection to find a US home.

The Imitation Game

TIFF audiences honour Imitation

14-Sep-2014 | By

The Toronto International Film Festival leadership announced the juried and audience award winners as the 39th annual event wrapped on Sunday (September 14).

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TORONTO FILM FESTIVAL FEATURES

Andrew Lau and Andrew Loo, Revenge of the Green Dragons

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The co-directors sat down with Jean Noh ahead of the world premiere at Toronto of the gangster drama exec produced by Martin Scorsese.

Isabel Coixet

Isabel Coixet, Learning To Drive

By Daniel Horowitz

Patricia Clarkson and Ben Kingsley star in the Spanish director’s first film she says is ‘feel good.’

Alan Rickman, A Little Chaos

By Andreas Wiseman

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.

Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano

Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano, Samba

By Wendy Mitchell

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.

David Oelhoffen

David Oelhoffen, Far From Men

By Tara Karajica

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.

Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead

Justin Benson & Aaron Moorhead, Spring

By Ian Sandwell

The directing duo talk about their second feature, which premiered in the Vanguard section at Toronto.

Boo Ji-young

Boo Ji-young, Cart

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Boo Ji-young’s sophomore feature Cart is a topical tale of workers at a big-box retail store.

Viggo Mortensen in Far From Men

Viggo Mortensen, Far From Men

By Tara Karajica

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.

Jalmari Helander & Onni Tommila

Jalmari Helander & Onni Tommila, Big Game

By Daniel Horowitz

Daniel Horowitz talks to the Finnish director and lead star of Midnight Madness premiere Big Game.

Susanne Bier, A Second Chance

By Wendy Mitchell

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.

Andrew Niccol

Andrew Niccol, Good Kill

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In Good Kill, Ethan Hawke plays a conflicted former fighter pilot now operating drones from a base in Las Vegas.

Michael Winterbottom, The Face of an Angel

By Wendy Mitchell

Michael Winterbottom talks about his genre-bending new film inspired loosely by the Amanda Knox-Meredith Kercher case.

Lone Scherfig

Lone Scherfig, The Riot Club

By Andreas Wiseman

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.

Baldvin Z

Baldvin Z, Life In A Fishbowl

By Wendy Mitchell

Icelandic director Baldvin Z’s second feature interweaves the story of three very different characters struggling with modern life in Reykjavik.

The Reach

Jean-Baptiste Léonetti, The Reach

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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.

Safdie Brothers

Joshua & Benny Safdie, Heaven Knows What

By Tara Karajica

The filmmaking brothers talk about their Venice and Toronto selection, including how they were inspired by addict-turned-writer/actress Arielle Holmes.

Cameron Bailey

Toronto: Cameron Bailey talks size and the Telluride policy

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Toronto artistic director Cameron Bailey talks to Jeremy Kay about food trucks, not being a snob and the Tulluride policy

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Participant Media: game changers

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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.

October Gale

Myriad Pictures: breaking out

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Kirk D’Amico, founder of Myriad Pictures, tells Jeremy Kay about the move into Canadian distribution and prestige productions in the pipeline

Guidance

Pat Mills, Guidance

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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.

TORONTO REVIEWS

The Editor

The Editor

By Mark Adams, chief film critic

Dirs: Matthew Kennedy, Adam Brooks. Canada. 2014. 99mins

Samba

Samba

By Mark Adams, chief film critic

Dirs/scr: Olivier Nakache, Eric Toledano. France. 2014. 115mins

I Am Here

By David D'Arcy

Dir: Lixin Fan. China. 2014. 88mins

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TORONTO DAILIES

Toronto 2014: Daily 5

Toronto 2014: Screen's dailies

Download Screen International’s daily magazines from the Toronto International Film Festival here.

TORONTO BLOGS

Secret Cinema founder on future of cinema

Secret Cinema founder Fabien Riggall’s speech at the Toronto International Film Festival, in which he revealed details of ‘Secret Space and discussed analog vs digital.

TORONTO LINE-UP

Toronto 2014: World premieres

A round up of the world premieres across TIFF’s programme, with details on each film including contact information.