Istvan Szabo's period comedy
The selection was widely anticipated givenproducer Robert Lantos' long-time association with Toronto; this will be theninth Lantos-produced picture to open the event. Based on the novel
Leads Bening and Irons -- who has alsoenjoyed several visits to Toronto, most notably the 1990 premiere of
The film is aSerendipity Point Films production in association with First Choice Films, AstralMedia, Telefilm Canada, and Corus Entertainment. It is distributed in Canada byTHINKfilm, and by Sony Pictures Classics in the USA. Summit Entertainment isselling international.
The festival separatelyannounced that it will be expanding its range of venues to include the FamousPlayers Paramount multiplex and the Art Gallery of Ontario's Jackman Hall,increasing the number of festival-dedicated screens to 21. Also returning tothe fold is the 1,200-seat Ryerson Theatre, making it the festival's third-largestvenue after Roy Thomson Hall and the Elgin Theatre.