Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Closing Gala Announced

The festival announced today that The Young Victoria, from French-Canadian director Jean-Marc Vallée (who was previously at the festival with his film C.R.A.Z.Y.), will be the closing film of the festival. With a script from Julian Fellowes (who won the Oscar for best original screenplay for Gosford Park in 2002), The Young Victoria is about the early years of Queen Victoria's reign. The movie stars Emily Blunt as Queen Victoria, Rupert Friend, Paul Bettany (who will be opening the festival with the film Creation), Miranda Richardson, and Jim Broadbent, and amongst its co-producers counts Martin Scorsese and Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York.

In addition to normal tickets, there is a special ticket package available for the Closing gala. The
Roy Thomson Hall Closing Night Film and Cocktail package is $180.25 per person (no discounts for students or seniors) and includes a ticket for the film as well as an after party. However, note that it is balcony seating, and there is no guarantee of celebrity attendance (I'm assuming that technically covers both the film and the after party, but more so the latter).


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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