eOne Films International chief Charlotte Mickie anticipates a strong turnout for tomorrow’s (12) screening of Canadian festival entry Starbuck.
Ken Scott’s Quebecois hit comedy stars Patrick Huard, Julie Le Breton and Antoine Bertrand in the story of a 42-year-old eternal teenager who learns he has fathered 533 children following a sperm bank deposit years ago. Tomorrow’s P&I screening is at 1.45pm at Scotiabank before public shows on Sept 14 and 15.
eOne Films International’s prestige slate includes Guy Maddin’s festival entry Keyhole starring Jason Patric as a gangster who returns home after a long absence. Isabella Rossellini and Udo Kier round out the cast.
Mickie is also talking up The Hunter, a psychological thriller from Daniel Nettheim starring Willem Dafoe as a mercenary who accepts an assignment to hunt down a fabled beast in Tasmania and gets sucked into a family mystery. Sam Neill and Frances O’Connor also star.
Rounding out the slate are Susan Youssef’s Palestinian film Habibi, a forbidden love drama set in the West Bank starring Maisa Abdelhadi, Kais Nashef and Najwa Mubarki, and Julia Leigh’s Cannes entry Sleeping Beauty with Emily Browning.