TIFF Line-up Announced
The Toronto International Film Festival has begun listing films. This year’s selection is formidable, with noted directors like Alejandro González Iñárritu (Babel, 21 Grams), Darren Aronofsky (The Wrestler, Requiem for a Dream), and Woody Allen (Match Point, Annie Hall) partaking in the festival. Iñárritu’s entry, Biutiful, stars Javier Bardem as Uxbal, a man involved in illegal activities who is confronted by a childhood friend who is now a police officer. Aronofsky’s film, Black Swan, is a psychological thriller starring Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis as rival ballet dancers in a New York production of Swan Lake. Woody Allen returns to the festival with You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger, which will hopefully be a return to form for the neurotic director.
Philip Seymour Hoffman will be making his directorial debut at the festival, with Jack Goes Boating, and fellow actors Ben Affleck and David Schwimmer will return to the director’s chair with the films The Town and Trust, respectively.
Check out the full line up here:
– Dave Robson