Regina King’s directorial debut “One Night in Miami” and “Falling” by Viggo Mortensen are among the titles to be played during the pandemic of the changed event.
Hollywood A-listers will not personally walk the red carpet at the Toronto Film Festival in September, but their latest films will be screened online and hopefully on theatrical screens as part of the pandemic 45th edition.
TIFF unveiled its entire film line-up and added major titles, such as J Blakeson’s legal thriller I really care starring Rosamund Pike and produced by Black Bear Pictures; Roseanne Liang action horror photo Shadow in the clouds, starring Chloe Grace Moretz; and Glendyn Ivin Penguin Bloomplayed by Jacki Weaver and Naomi Watts.
Regina King, the Oscar̵7;s best supporting actress, is also heading to Toronto If Beale Street could talk, launch of her directorial debut, One night in Miami, starring Eli Goree, Leslie Odom Jr., Aldis Hodge and Kingsley Ben-Adir as African-American icons in the 1960s as Cassius Clay and Malcolm X; and Florian Zeller’s Father, a dementia drama by Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Colman, which debuted at Sundance.
The Toronto 2020 Film Festival, scheduled for September 10-19, has opted for a hybrid event with limited personal film screenings and mostly virtual red carpets, press conferences and industrial events during the new coronavirus outbreak. To ensure stellar performance for the Toronto Festival in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, the organizers also hired about 50 top directors and actors from the industry, who act as TIFF ambassadors and perform online throughout the 10-day event.
Many are veterans of the Canadian Festival, including Mortensen, Ava DuVernaya, Taika Waititi, Nicole Kidman, Martin Scorsese, Nadine Labaki, Alfonso Cuarón, Cardinal Tattoo, Riza Ahmed, Isabelle Huppert, Claire Denis, Priyanka Chopra, David Oyelow, Sarah Gadon Pike and Denis Villeneuve.
“We draw on our ambassadors to help us kick-start industry talks for industry audiences. We have a lot of stakeholders who are really important supporters of our company, and we want to make sure they get the opportunities they would normally get in a green room or at a social event and can do so online (this year), “said Artistic Director and CEO Cameron. Bailey TIFF The Hollywood Reporter.
In an era of cooperation and not competition between traditionally competitive film festivals in the autumn, TIFF also reserved Viggo Mortensen’s fallingwho worshiped at Sundance; Frederick Wiseman’s City Hall and Wang Jing The best is yet to come they both bow in Venice before going to a screening in Toronto.
Anywhere, Francois Ozon Summer 85 and comedy by asylum seeker Ben Sharrock Limbo both will be screened in Toronto after being named as selections for the Cannes 2020 Virtual Festival. And Emmy Seligman’s debut film Shiva Babyplayed by Polly Draper and Rachel Sennott, is included in Toronto after being programmed this year for the canceled SXSW Festival.
Festival leaders Joana Vicente and Cameron Bailey are planning a slim September event that will take place mostly online this year, with the first digital platform to adhere to security measures during the COVID-19 pandemic. “We will rely on input and external projections and we will have several internal projections, and then there will be a strong digital component not only for the public but also for industry,” said Vicente. THR.
Other titles representing the best of international film include Iranian director Farnoosh Samadi 180 degree rule; Italian director Gianfranco Rosi night; Manijeh Hekmet’s road movie Bandar Road; Mayye Zayed An elevator like a girl; Irish director Cathy Brady’s lightning bolt; Indian helper Chaitanya Tamhane’s disciple; and Jasmini Zbanicova Quo Vadis, Aida?
Toronto will also screen episodes of international television series, including a BBC adaptation of Mira Nair Suitable boy a novel that is set to close this year at the Toronto Festival, as well as Michelle Latimer’s CBC miniberries crook and Third day, HBO and Sky drama with Jude Law and Naomi Harris.
The Canadian contingent in Toronto will also include Latimer, which will also screen its feature documentary Inappropriate Indian, about the Canadian narrator Jonathan King; Tracey Deer’s drama for teens beans; No ordinary person, from directors Aisling Chin-Yee and Chase Joynt; and a psychological thriller violation, directed by Madeleine Sims-Fewer, who also plays, and Dusty Mancinelli.
Toronto programmers previously announced studio and indie titles for the 45th edition, including a film version of David Byrne, made by Spike Lee from HBO American utopia A Broadway stage play that opens the festival; Browse images Nomadland. a road film drama by director Chloé Zhao, starring Frances McDormand and will be bowed in Venice at the same time; drama MMA bruised, Director’s debut Halle Berry, in which he also stars; and Ricky Staub’s driving drama Concrete cowboy, starring Idris Elba and Caleb McLaughlin.
Other previously announced titles for Toronto include Francis Lee’s Ammonia, toasted Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan; Thomas Vinterberg Next round; fauna, by director Nicolás Pereda; Reinaldo Marcus Green’s Good Joe Bell, starring Mark Wahlberg; Spring flower, Suzanne Lindon’s debut film; and Naomi Kawase Real mothers.
Other documentaries included in the Toronto 2020 series include Enemies of the state, from National bird director Sonia Kennebeck and focused on the case of the alleged harassment of a hacker by the US government; Werner Herzog’s meteorite film Fireball: Visitors from darker worlds, Apple has already highlighted its Apple TV + platform; and Sam Pollard, Director of Civil Rights MLK / FBI, which describes the FBI’s oversight of Dr. Martin Luther King.