Thursday, July 30, 2009

More Films Announced

The festival released the names of 8 more films, 4 in the Gala programme, and 4 in Special Presentations.

Galas include:

  • The Damned United, from Tom Hooper, with Michael Sheen as Brian Clough, who took over as manager of the Leeds United football team for a short time during the 70's.
  • Dil Bole Hadippa, from Anurag Singh, with Rani Mukherjee as a girl who masquerades as a man to join a male-only cricket team in her village.
  • Micmacs (Micmacs à tire-larigot), from Jean-Pierre Jeunet, a "fantastical comedy" in which a group of friends conspire to bring down two arms manufacturers.
  • What's Your Raashee?, from Ashutosh Gowariker based on the novel Kimball Ravenswood, follows a man who has 10 days to find a girl to marry in order to save his family from ruin.

In Special Presentations:

  • The Good Heart, from Dagur Kári, about a bar owner (Brian Cox), who takes a homeless boy under his wing.
  • The Hole, from Joe Dante, about two brothers (Chris Massoglia and Nathan Gamble) and their neighbour (Hayley Bennett) who find a bottomless hole in the boys' basement. Also stars Teri Polo and Bruce Dern.
  • Soul Kitchen, from Fatih Akin, about a restaurant owner struggling with keeping his place alive and his long-distance girlfiend.
  • Up in the Air, a comedy from Jason Reitman (Juno), starring George Clooney as a jet-setting downsizing expert.


My experiences at the Toronto International Film Festival. Note this blog is not affiliated with the Toronto International Film Festival Group or the festival itself.
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