As we all know, the Toronto Festival really kicks off Oscar season. Usually the film that wins the audience award goes on to be represented in some way at the Oscars.
We will be looking at films by the following:
Michael Moore (“Sicko”)
Richard Attenborough (“Closing the Ring”)
Kenneth Branagh (“Sleuth”)
Wayne Wang (“A Thousand Years of Good Players”)
These havehave been added to the lineup of the increasingly relevant film festival, which runs Sept. 6-15.
New additions also include movies starring:
Philip Seymour Hoffman (“Before the Devil Knows You're Dead” or “Charlie Wilson’s War”)
Catherine Zeta-Jones (“Death Defying Acts”)
Jessica Alba (“Bill” or “Awake”)
Uma Thurman (“In Bloom”)
Kevin Bacon (“Saving Angelo” or “Death Sentence” or “Rails and Ties”)
Aaron Eckhart (I will assume “Bill”)
Rachel McAdams (“Married Life” or “Return”),
To name just a few. In total, the festival will feature 349 films from 55 countries. Look out for the big breakout as there is always one.