July 27, 2011
Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Madonna and more to showcase films at Toronto festival
Full line-up for Toronto International Film Festival is announced
The line-up for the Toronto International Film Festival has been revealed with some of the biggest movies on the horizon set to premiere. World premieres will include a baseball drama starring Brad Pitt (Moneyball), the story of the Burmese prisoner Aung San Suu Kyi (The Lady), an ensemble movie by the director of City of God (360) and the new film starring George Clooney, from the director of Sideways (The Descendants).
Other films to feature (but not debut) include Ides Of March (George Clooney's fourth film as director), WE (from Madonna) and Tyrannosaur (by Paddy Considine).
The Canadian festival has become known as the front-runner for awards ceremonies, with the Oscar race starting as soon as the ceremony ends.
While the festival doesn't have a jury and a prize, like Cannes or Venice, there is the People's Choice Award, as voted by the audience as a whole.
Last year The King's Speech took the award, in 2008 the winner was Slumdog Millionaire.
It's not just English-language features, however, with the schedule featuring pictures from all corners of the world, including 11 Flowers from China, Americano from France and Habemus Papam from Italy.
The festival will run for 11 days, from September 8–18. For the full line-up visit the official website.
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