‘One Night in Miami’, the first film directed by Regina King and Viggo Mortensen’s ‘Falling’, are among the titles decided to play during the epidemic-altered event.
The Hollywood A-listers will not run in person on any red carpet at the Toronto Film Festival in September, but their latest films will appear online and on the theatrical screen as part of the 45th edition of the epidemic, as expected.
TIFF unveils its full film lineup, adding big-name titles like Jay Blakeson’s legal thriller I care a lot Starring Rosamond Pike and produced by Black Bear Pictures; Action horror photo of Rosen Liang Shadow in the cloud, Starring Chloe Grace Moret; And Glendin Evin Penguin bloom, Which stars stars such as Jackie Weaver and Naomi Watts.
Also for Toronto is Regina King, a Best Supporting Actress Oscar winner If Beal Street can talk, His directorial debut, One night in Miami, Eli Goree, Leslie Odom Jr., Aldis Hodge, and Kingsley Ben-Edir in 1960s African-American icons such as Cassius Clay and Malcolm X; And Florian Zeller Father, Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Coleman dementia drama that debuted on Sundance.
The 2020 Toronto Film Festival, scheduled to run from September 10–19, has opted for a hybrid event with limited in-person film screenings and mostly virtual red carpets, press conferences and industry events amidst the novel coronovirus outbreak. To ensure star wattage for the Toronto festival in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, organizers have recruited around 50 top industry directors and actors to serve as TIFF ambassadors and appear online during the 10-day event .
There are many Canadian festival stalwarts, including Mortensen, Ava DuVernay, Taka Vetti, Nicole Kidman, Martin Scorsese, Nadine Labaki, Alfonso Quarone, Tantu Cardinal, Ridge, Ahmed, Isabel Huppert, Claire Dennis, Priyanka Chopra, David Oyelowo, Rosamund Pike Are included. Sara Gadon and Denise Villanueve.
“We are attracting our ambassadors to help us kickstart industry conversations for industry audiences. We have found a lot of stakeholders who are really important supporters of ours and we want to make sure that they Get the opportunities they usually get! ” In the green room or a social event and they can do it online (this year), ”told TIFF artistic director and co-head Cameron Bailey Hollywood reporter.
In an era of collaboration, and not competition, traditionally between rival Fall Film Festivals, TIFF has also booked Viggo Mortensen it’s falling, Who bowed in sundance; Frederick weissman City Hall And Wang Jing Ki The best is yet to come Both will bow in venice Before going to the screening in Toronto.
Elsewhere, Francois Ozone Summer of 85 And Ben Sharrock’s asylum seeker comedy Limbo Both will screen in Toronto under the name Cannes 2020 Virtual Festival Selection. And Emma Seligman’s first feature is Shiva baby, Who stars Polly Draper and Rachel Senott, has been booked in Toronto after being programmed at the canceled SXSW festival this year.
Festival co-heads Joanna Vicente and Cameron Baillie plan a slim-down-September event most of the time online this year with a digital platform to follow safety precautions during the COVID-19 epidemic Will be. “We will rely on drive-in and outdoor screenings and some indoor screening, and then there is a strong digital component, not only for the public, but also for the industry,” Vicente explained Three hearted.
Other titles representing the best in international cinema include Iranian director Farnosh Samadi. 180 degree law; Italian director Gianfranco Rosie notturno; Manijah Hemmet’s road movie Monkey Road; Muay Zayed Lift like a girl; Irish director Cathy Brady’s Forest fire; Indian Helmet Chaitanya Tamhane Pupil; And Jasmila Zambik’s Q Vadis, Idea?
Toronto will also screen episodes of international TV series, including a BBC adaptation of Mira Nair A suitable boy The novel, set to kick off the Toronto festival this year, as well as Michelle Latimer’s CBC Miniseries Trickster And day 3, HBO and Sky drama starring JBO Law and Naomi Harris.
The Canadian contingent in Toronto will also feature Litimer, which will also feature his feature documentary. Inconvenient indian, About Canadian storyteller Jonathan King; Tracy Dear’s upcoming drama Legumes; No ordinary man, Under the direction of directors Chin-Yi and Chez Joynt; And psychological thriller Violation, Directed by Madelyn Sims-Fuer, who also stars, and Dusty Maninselli.
Toronto programmers first announced studio and indie titles for the 45th edition, including a filmed version of David Bien directed by HBO’s Spy Lee. American utopia Broadway stage play, which will open the festivities; Searchlight pictures Nomadland, A road movie drama from director Chloe Zhao featuring Frances MacDormand and they will be together in Venice; MMA Drama Injury, Halle Berry’s directorial debut film in which she also starred; And Ricky Staub’s mounted drama Concrete shepherd, Starring Idris Elba and Caleb McLaughlin.
Other previously announced titles bound for Toronto include Francis Legge Ammon Tops by Kate Winslet and Cyrus Ronan; Of Thomas Winterberg another round; Fauna, From director Nicholas Pareda; Of renaldo marcus green Good Joe Bell, Starring Mark Wahlberg; Spring blossom, Director Suzanne Linden’s first film; And Naomi Kawase True mother.
Other documentaries added to the Toronto 2020 lineup include State enemies, From National bird Focused on the case of alleged harassment of a hacker by director Sonia Kennebec and the US government; Meteoroid film by werner herzog Fireball: Visitors from deep worlds, Already picked up by Apple for its Apple TV + platform; And civil rights director Sam Pollard MLK / FBI, Which Dr. Martin remembers Luther King’s FBI surveillance.