Now in its fortieth edition, also this year Toronto International Film Festival – taking into account the apparent situation of instability in the United States due to protests among the categories of the sector, which will in fact determine the following releases and the visibility of the latest productions at events of this type – promises to guarantee an interesting offer among exclusive premieres of selected films and the presence of very important guests designed to entertain participants with all the latest news related to the world of cinema.
As the opening day is scheduled for Thursday 7 September and the program spans ten days, the organizers have confirmed that in response to the SAG-AFTRA union strike, the festival will still follow its “schedule” and will comply with the necessary changes if there are withdrawals from participating stars. Thus, the presence of celebrities such as Dakota Johnson, Berenice Bejo, Aquafina, Sandra Oh and Mads Mikkelsen was confirmed.
Among the many titles in the Gala section is director Brian Helgeland’s latest film Finestkind, starring Jenna Ortega, Tommy Lee Jones, Ben Foster and Toby Wallace. Compared to the special presentations, we find “Daddio”, the first director’s test for Christy Hall, starring the duo Dakota Johnson and Sean Penn as protagonists, focused on the personal stories of a woman addressed to a taxi driver and with a special focus on relationships. significant individuals. The same section will also host the world premiere of Quiz Lady, a film directed by Jessica Yu and starring Sandra Oh and Awkwafina.
But along with international titles, Italian cinema will also be able to get the attention it deserves. Among the films that are in absolute preview is “Vacation” directed by Edoardo Gabbriellini, produced by none other than Luca Guadagnino, one of the most famous contemporary directors of our country in Italy and abroad. Here’s the official synopsis:
“Veronica, after a long trial and two years in prison for the murder of her mother and lover, was found not guilty. He is only twenty years old and has his whole life ahead of him, but it is difficult to look into the future when all eyes are still on that tragic event. Through the memories of her and her best friend Jada, we rewind the tape of a story that the more it advances, the more unsettling it becomes.”
A complete list of screenings and all useful information can be found on the official website, where there is a shop and a section for buying tickets.
Even for those who won’t be able to enjoy the event on site, this will certainly be a meeting worth keeping an eye on, given the great contribution of the new productions, which will certainly be talked about for a long time to come.
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