Daily Archives: August 8, 2013
With a little less than a month left until the 38th annual Toronto International Film Festival gets underway, the anticipation and excitement continues to mount. In the early hours of Wednesday afternoon, avid followers of the festival’s announcements were treated to a slew of Canadian content set to rock the event. With high-profile names such as Jake Gyllenhaal, Daniel Radcliffe, and the late Corey Monteith having flicks added to the already stellar lineup. TIFF 2013 is shaping up to be one of the best. Below you’ll find all the information on these hotly anticipated flicks. Additionally, you can check out all the films announced here.
Enemy: Denis Villeneuve, Canada/Spain World Premiere:
Based on The Double by Nobel Laureate José Saramago, this film explores the troubled psyche of a man who is torn between his mistress and his wife. Jake Gyllenhaal gives a brilliant performance as both Adam and Anthony — a man and his double — engaged in a lethal and erotic battle.
The F Word: Michael Dowse, Canada/Ireland World Premiere:
When Wallace meets Chantry, it could be love at first sight… except she lives with her long-term boyfriend. And so Wallace, acting with both best intentions — and maybe a little denial — discovers the dirtiest word in romance: friends. Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Zoe Kazan, Adam Driver and TIFF Rising Star Megan Park.
All the Wrong Reasons: Gia Milani, Canada World Premiere:
Loss of one’s identity drives this ensemble film from first-time feature writer/director Gia Milani. Cory Monteith stars as an ambitious department store manager whose wife (Karine Vanasse) copes with a loss as co-worker (Kevin Zegers) battles back from a traumatic injury and cashier (Emily Hampshire) takes advantage of it all.
Lastly, but certainly not least. Also announced was a plethora of Canadian short films, which you can check out here.
Remember, The Cinema Monster will be covering the festival in its entirety. Posting reviews and Q and A’s throughout its duration, in addition to all the news and announcements leading up to the big day, September 5. Follow me on Twitter (@cinema_monster) and Facebook for up to the minute information.