41st Toronto film fest unveils lineup
“Bold and adventuresome” is how the Toronto International Film Festival’s CEO describes this year’s film lineup.
“Revealing the first round of films offers a highly anticipated glimpse into the festival’s lineup this year,” said Handling. “Bold and adventuresome work by established and emerging filmmakers from Canada, France, South Africa, Ireland, the UK, Australia, USA, South Korea, Iceland, Germany, Denmark, Chile, India and China will illuminate Toronto screens and red carpets over another remarkable 11 days this September.”
“The global voices, transformative stories and diverse perspectives of these films capture the cinematic climate of today,” Bailey said. “New films featuring cinema’s brightest talents promise to captivate and entertain the world’s film community and audiences alike.”
Antoine Fuqua’s The Magnifi Seven will open the 2016 TIFF. Starring Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D’Onofrio, Byung-Hun Lee, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Martin Sensmeier, Haley Bennett and Peter Sarsgaard, The Magnificent Seven will have its world premiere on Sept 8 at Roy Thomson Hall.
Two Chinese movies will be screened during the special presentations as world premieres, I Am Not Madame Bovary, directed by Feng Xiaogang, and The Wasted Times (Luo Man Di Ke Xiao Wang Shi) directed by Cheng Er.
I Am Not Madame Bovary tells a story about café proprietor who spends a decade petitioning the Chinese legal system after being swindled by her ex-husband.