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Call For Submissions: Screen's Toronto 2015 Product Guide

Screen International Presents: Toronto 2015 Product Guide

Piers Handling Cameron Bailey

Toronto chiefs talk London focus and festival's future

By Michael Rosser

Cameron Bailey and Piers Handling spoke to Screen in between screenings in London.

Andrew Lau and Andrew Loo, Revenge of the Green Dragons


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


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


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


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


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


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.


The World Of Kanako

The World Of Kanako

By Mark Adams, chief film critic

Dir: Tetsuya Nakashima. Japan. 2014. 118mins

Sand Dollars

Sand Dollars

By Lee Marshall

Dir/scr: Laura Amelia Guzman, Israel Cardenas. Dominican Republic-Mexico-Argentina. 2014. 85mins


By Mark Adams, chief film critic

Dir: Naji Abu Nowar. UAE-Qatar-Jordan-UK. 2014. 100mins



Toronto 2014: Daily 5

Toronto 2014: Screen's dailies

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



Early awards hopefuls plant flags


New York and Venice had each set sail into awards season amid a squall of potent announcements by the time Toronto entered the fray on Tuesday with a flotilla of programming highlights.


Toronto 2014: World premieres

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