Last Tuesday, TIFF announced their first programming announcement for 40th Toronto International Film Festival. I have been waiting excitedly for the first films hoping that one of the films I’m hoping to see at the festival gets announced. Gala and Special Presentation films were announced which included two films I was hoping would screen at the festival, Brooklyn (starring Saoirse Ronan) and The Danish Girl (starring Eddie Redmayne). Brooklyn received rave reviews during Sundance Film Festival and I have always been a fan of Saoirse. So very excited to get to see this film at the festival. Also, ever since Eddie got cast in The Danish Girl, I was excited for the film and knew it would definitely be screened at TIFF if they finish the film in time for the festival. I bought a TIFF Flex 10 Pack this yet. So, those films . I had a feeling that TIFF would program something ‘Canadian’ to open the 40th TIFF. So, Jean-Marc Vallée’s film, Demolition, just seemed perfect. I am hoping to see this film, Ridley Scott’s The Martian (starring Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain) and possibly Atom Egoyan’s Remember (starring Christopher Plummer), Spotlight (starring Rachel McAdams, Mark Ruffalo), Freeheld (starring Julianne Moore, Ellen Page) and Room (starring Brie Larson). Of course, I cannot use all my Flex Pack on these films as I am hoping other films will be at the festival too. Check out the trailers for some of the films I have mentioned below:
The next TIFF programming announcement is tomorrow where they will announce the Canadian films part of this year’s festival. Excited to see which Canadian films will be part of the festival this year. Stay tune for my next blog on this soon.