41st Toronto film fest un­veils lineup

China Daily (Canada) - - ACROSS AMERICAS - By NA LI in Toronto re­nali@chi­nadai­lyusa.com

“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.

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