Cory Monteith’s last film All The Wrong Reasons heads to TIFF
This year’s Toronto International Film Festival lineup revealed
BY CASSANDRA SZKLARSKI, THE CANADIAN PRESS AUGUST 7, 2013 | Vancouver Sun
TORONTO — Jake Gyllenhaal, Daniel Radcliffe and the late Cory Monteith are among the stars of Canadian features headed to this year’s Toronto International Film Festival.
Organizers revealed a star-packed slate from homegrown directors including Denis Villeneuve, Michael Dowse, Jennifer Baichwal, Louise Archambault, Bruce McDonald and Xavier Dolan.
They include Monteith’s ensemble drama “All The Wrong Reasons,” a debut feature from writer/director Gia Milani that also stars Emily Hampshire, Kevin Zegers and Karine Vanasse.
The late “Glee” star plays an ambitious department store manager married to Vanasse’s character.
Villeneuve returns to the fest with “Enemy,” a Canada/Spain co-production starring Gyllenhaal as a man torn between his mistress and his wife. That’s in addition to his Hugh Jackman thriller “Prisoners,” a U.S.-backed feature previously announced for the fest.
The Toronto International Film Festival runs Sept. 5 to 15.
“The scope of this year’s feature films is as broad as Canada’s filmmaking community and demonstrates the deep versatility of our filmmakers,” senior programmer Steve Gravestock said Wednesday in a release.
“From clever, biting satire to intimate social commentary, powerful dramas and even a truly magical comedy, the settings and themes vary, but the perspectives are always uniquely Canadian.”
Dowse follows up last year’s hockey romp “Goon” with the romantic comedy “The F Word,” a Canada/Ireland co-production starring Radcliffe, Zoe Kazan, Adam Driver and Canadian actress Megan Park.
McDonald’s “The Husband,” is about a man struggling to keep it together as his wife is released from jail for sleeping with a 14-year-old boy and Dolan’s “Tom At The Farm” is a Canada/France co-production about a young advertising copywriter who travels to the country for a funeral.
Jennifer Beals, meanwhile, appears in Terry Miles’ “Cinemanovels,” which stars Lauren Lee Smith as a woman who prepares a film retrospective for her late estranged father, while Archambault’s “Gabrielle” centres on a young woman with Williams syndrome struggling to gain her independence.
And Baichwal collaborates with Edward Burtynsky for the documentary “Watermark,” about our relationship with water.
Previously announced Canadian features in the gala program include Jonathan Sobol’s “The Art of the Steal,” Don McKellar’s “The Grand Seduction” and Jeremiah Chechik’s “The Right Kind of Wrong.”
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