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LATEST TORONTO FILM FESTIVAL NEWS

Handsome Devil

Radiant Films International to sell TIFF entry 'Handsome Devil'

25-Aug-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Mimi Steinbauer’s sales company will introduce international buyers in Toronto to John Butler’s Contemporary World Cinema selection.

Past Life

Toronto: Bleiberg Entertainment boards 'Past Life'

25-Aug-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The Los Angeles-based production and sales outfit has acquired worldwide rights to Avi Nesher’s historical drama heading into the Toronto International Film Festival.

No TIFF press conference for 'The Birth Of A Nation'

24-Aug-2016 | By

In the latest episode in the imbroglio to engulf Nate Parker, it emerged on Wednesday there will be no official press conference for The Birth Of A Nation at the Toronto International Film Festival.

The Levelling

Mongrel International to sell TIFF selection 'The Levelling'

24-Aug-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Charlotte Mickie and her team will commence international sales in Toronto where Hope Dickson Leach’s feature directorial debut will receive its world premiere in Discovery.

Andrew Scott

Andrew Scott to star in 'Steel Country'; Bankside boards sales

24-Aug-2016 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: Gareth Ellis-Unwin (The King’s Speech) to produce; MPC to produce and fully finance.

Elle

Toronto: Discovery, Next Wave, VR, In Conversations unveiled

23-Aug-2016 | By

Programmers at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) announced that Isabelle Huppert, Kunle Afolayan and Genevieve Nnaji and Mark Wahlberg will be among the eight participants in the In Conversation With… series.

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TORONTO FILM FESTIVAL FEATURES

Snowden

Toronto 2016: watch the trailers for Gala screenings Video

By Cecile Pin

Gala World premieres include Oliver Stone’s Snowden and Mira Nair’s Queen Of Katwe.

Call For Submissions: Screen's Toronto 2016 Product Guide

Screen International Presents: Toronto 2016 Product Guide

Stranger

Yermek Tursunov on his Kazakh Oscar entry 'Stranger'

By Tiffany Pritchard

Stranger focuses on one boy’s meditative search for the meaning of life.

Veteran

Ryoo Seung-wan talks Korean box office hit 'Veteran'

By Tiffany Pritchard

Director talks corruption, near-death stunts and sequels following well-received TIFF screening.

Horizon

TIFF 2015: Fridrik Thor Fridriksson and Bergur Bernberg, 'Horizon'

By Wendy Mitchell

Icelandic filmmaking veteran Fridrik Thor Fridriksson returns to Toronto with Horizon, which he directed alongside photographer and budding filmmaker Bergur Bernburg.

the wave

TIFF 2015: Roar Uthaug, 'The Wave'

By Wendy Mitchell

Director Roar Uthaug’s fourth feature The Wave (Bolgen) has the proud distinction of being Scandinavia’s first disaster movie.

High-Rise behind the scenes

TIFF 2015: Ben Wheatley reveals the story behind 'High-Rise'

By Michael Rosser

Ben Wheatley had his biggest budget to date to create the dystopian world portrayed in JG Ballard’s novel High-Rise. Michael Rosser speaks to the UK film-maker about his vision to “shoot on location in the past”.

TIFF 2015: Jeremy Irons talks 'The Man Who Knew Infinity'

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The British actor discusses his role as a brilliant mathematician alongside co-star Dev Patel in Matthew Brown’s period drama.

TIFF 2015: Dev Patel talks 'The Man Who Knew Infinity'

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The star of HBO’s The Newsroom and Neill Blomkamp’s Chappie will next be seen in the Toronto world premiere of The Man Who Knew Infinity, playing a poor Brahmin maths prodigy from South India who became a Fellow of the Royal Society and Trinity College.

Angry Indian Goddesses

Pan Nalin, 'Angry Indian Goddesses'

By Wendy Mitchell

Indian director Pan Nalin (Samsara) comes to Toronto with the world premiere of Angry Indian Goddesses, which screens in Special Presentations and is sold by Mongrel Media.

Girls Lost

Alexandra-Therese Keining, 'Girls Lost'

By Wendy Mitchell

With gender identity making headlines around the globe, Alexandra-Therese Keining’s Girls Lost (Pojkarna) couldn’t be more timely.

Michael Luisi

Michael Luisi, WWE Studios

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The president of WWE Studios, the film subsidiary of World Wrestling Entertainment, is in Toronto scouring the ground for titles.

Marina Cordoni

Interview: Marina Cordoni

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With her latest venture, industry insider Marina Cordoni is using her passion and experience as an international sales agent and executive producer to benefit film-makers, she tells Screen.

The Danish Girl

Awards season preview: a shot at glory

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As the autumn festival line-ups are revealed, Screen analyses the titles in pole position for a competitive awards season.

terence davies

TIFF 2015: Terence Davies talks 'Sunset Song'

By Wendy Mitchell

Terence Davies has been striving to bring Sunset Song to the big screen for 15 years. Ahead of the film’s world premiere in Toronto, he tells Screen why the classic novel struck such a powerful chord.

Charlotte Mickie

TIFF 2015: Interview, Charlotte Mickie

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Charlotte Mickie continues to champion bold, authentic voices at Mongrel Media’s new international arm. Screen talks to her about the company’s diverse slate.

Jean-Marc Vallee

TIFF 2015: Jean-Marc Vallée talks 'Demolition'

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After Dallas Buyers Club and Wild, Jean-Marc Vallée hopes awards season magic strikes again with this year’s TIFF opener Demolition.

Land of Mine

TIFF 2015: Martin Pieter Zandvliet talks 'Land Of Mine'

By Wendy Mitchell

Land Of Mine, based on the true story of mine clearance by German POWs in Denmark, makes its bow in TIFF’s Platform strand.

Hany Abu-Assad

TIFF 2015: Hany Abu-Assad talks 'The Idol'

By Andreas Wiseman

Hany Abu-Assad, the Oscar-nominated director of Omar and Paradise Now, tells Screen about his latest film The Idol, which charts the unlikely true story of how Palestinian singer Mohammed Assaf won talent contest Arab Idol. Interview by Andreas Wiseman.

TIFF 2015: Hou Hsiao-Hsien talks 'The Assassin'

By Damon Wise

Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-Hsien has had a banner year, with Cannes’ best director prize under his belt and a stint on the Venice jury. Ahead of its TIFF screening, he talks to Damon Wise about The Assassin.

TORONTO REVIEWS

born to dance

'Born to Dance': Review

By Sarah Ward

Dir: Tammy Davis. New Zealand. 2015. 96 mins.

Paths of the Soul

'Paths of the Soul': Review

By Allan Hunter

Dir/scr/prod: Zhang Yang. China 2015, 115 mins

Parisienne

'Parisienne': Review

By Lisa Nesselson

Dir: Danielle Arbid. Fr. 2015. 119mins 

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TORONTO DAILIES

Toronto 2015 Day 6

Toronto 2015: Screen's dailies

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