As a Torontonian, the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) is something we anticipate all year. Those 10 days in early September (September 5-15) put this city on the map; and it seems like every year it just keeps getting bigger and better.
This morning, 70 movies that are going to be part of the TIFF lineup were released and it does not disappoint movie fans.
It looks like this year is going to be the year of the Benedict Cumberbatch; Mr Cumberbatch has not one, but THREE films being shown at the festival.
The highly anticipated Fifth Estate will open up the festival on September 5. The Fifth Estate is the movie about WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange (played by Cumberbatch) and all the scandals surrounding him and the website (take a look at the trailer here).
His other two films that are premiering at TIFF are Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave – featuring Brad Pitt and Michael Fassbender – and August: Osage County (Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts).
Another big movie making its way to the north is the Nelson Mandela biopic: Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. The film that has already generated Oscar buzz will be premiering at the 38th annual festival.
Daniel Radcliffe’s film, Kill Your Darlings, will also be in the lineup.
TIFF has a good record when it comes to award winning films, do you think this year will hold the same promise?
To see all the films announced on Tuesday, check out the TIFF website.