Regina King’s directorial debut ‘One Night in Miami’ and Viggo Mortensen’s ‘Falling’ are among the titles they will have during the pandemic-replaced event.
Hollywood A-listers won’t be personally performing on any red carpets at the Toronto Film Festival in September, but their latest films will be screened online and hopefully on a theatrical screen as part of the 45th edition pandemic.
TIFF, which has unveiled the full lineup of its films, has added titles with a big name like J Blakeson’s legal thriller I Take Great Care, starring Rosamund Pike and produced by Black Bear Pictures; Roseanne Liang’s action horror pic Dell in the Cloud starring Chloe Grace Moretz; and Glendyn Ivin Bloom penguin, who likes Jacki Weaver and Naomi Watts.
Also a leader for Toronto is Regina King, the best Oscar-winning actress If Beale Street Can Talk, bring its directory debut, One night in Miami, starring Eli Goree, Leslie Odom Jr., Aldis Hodge and Kingsley Ben-Adir as African-American icons of the 1960s such as Cassius Clay and Malcolm X; and Florian Zeller The Father, dementia dementia Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Colman who debuted at Sundance.
The Toronto 2020 Film Festival, which kicks off September 10-19, has chosen a hybrid event with limited in-person film entries and mostly virtual red carpets, press conferences and industry events f half of the new coronavirus outbreak. In order to secure star wattage for the Toronto festival in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, organizers also recruited about 50 directors and top industry players to serve as TIFF Ambassadors and appear online during the event. ten days.
Many are veterans of the Canadian festival, including Mortensen, Ava DuVernay, Taika Waititi, Nicole Kidman, Martin Scorsese, Nadine Labaki, Alfonso Cuarón, Cardinal Tantoo, Riz Ahmed, Isabelle Huppert, Claire Denis, Priyanka Chopra, David Oyelowo, Rosamund Pike, Sarah Gadon and Denis Villeneuve.
“We are relying on our ambassadors to help us start industry conversations for the industry audience. We’ve got a lot of stakeholders who are really our important supporters and we want to make sure they get opportunities that they normally get in a green room. or at a social event and can do it online (this year), ”said TIFF artistic director and co-head Cameron Bailey The Hollywood Reporter.
In an era of cooperation, not competition, between a traditionally rival film festival, TIFF also reserved Viggo Mortensen Falls, which moved Sundance; Frederick Wiseman’s Civic Center and Wang Jing’s The Best is Going On both will lower Venice before switching to screening in Toronto.
Elsewhere, Francois Ozon Summer of 85 and Ben Sharrock’s asylum comedy Limbu Both will be screened in Toronto after being named as selections for the Cannes 2020 Virtual Festival. And the feature of Emma Seligman’s debut Shiva baby, which controls Polly Draper and Rachel Sennott, is booked inside Toronto after being programmed at this year’s canceled SXSW festival.
The festival co-heads Joana Vicente and Cameron Bailey plan a reduced September event that will be held mostly online this year with a digital platform for the first time to comply with security precautions during the COVID-19 pandemic . “We will be able to rely on outdoor drive-ins and screening and we will have some indoor screens, and then there is a strong digital component, not only for the public, but also for the industry,” Vicente said THR.
Other titles that represent the best in international cinema include Iranian director Farnoosh Samadi 180 degree rule; Italian director Gianfranco Rosi Night; Manijeh Hekmet street film Bandar Street; Mayye Zayed’s Lift like Girl; Irish director Cathy Brady Fire fighting; Helmer Indian Chaitanya Tamhane’s The disciple; and Jasmila Zbanic’s Where are you going, Aida?
Toronto will also show episodes of an international television series, including the BBC adaptation of Mira Nair Suitable Child romance, set to close this year’s Toronto festival, as well as Michelle Latimer’s CBC miniseries Trickster u Third Day, the HBO and Sky drama starring Jude Law and Naomi Harris.
The Canadian contingent in Toronto will include Latimer who also shows the documentary of its feature Indian inconvenient, on Canadian Jonathan King stories; Tracey Deer’s age drama Beans; Ordinary Man No., by directors Aisling Chin-Yee and Chase Joynt; and the psychological thriller Breach, directed by Madeleine Sims-Fewer, who also stars, and Dusty Mancinelli.
Earlier Toronto programmers announced studio and indie titles for the 45th edition, including the filmed version of HBO’s Spike Lee directed by David Byrne American Utopia Broadway stage play, which will open the festival; Search Pictures Nomadland, a street drama film by director Chloé Zhao that controls Frances McDormand and will be staged at the same time in Venice; the MMA drama Bruised, The feature of Halle Berry’s directorial debut in which she also controls; and Ricky Staub’s horse drama Concrete Cowboy, starring Idris Elba and Caleb McLaughlin.
Other previously announced titles related to Toronto include Francis Lee’s Ammonite, underlined by Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan; Thomas Vinterberg’s Another round; Fauna, by director Nicolás Pereda; Reinaldo Marcus Green’s Good Joe Bell, starring Mark Wahlberg; Spring Flower, the film’s debut by director Suzanne Lindon; and Naomi Kawase True mothers.
Other documentaries added to the Toronto 2020 lineup include Enemies of the state, from National Bird director Sonia Kennebeck focused on the case of the alleged persecution of a hacker by the US government; Werner Herzog’s film of meteorites Fireball: Visitors from Darker Worlds, has already been picked up by Apple for its Apple TV + platform; and civil rights director Sam Pollard MLK / FBI, recounting FBI surveillance by Dr. Martin Luther King.