As the 38th annual Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) starts September 5, 2013; it promises to be another celebration of movies this year. The festival opens with "The Fifth Estate" (directed by Bill Condon) and ends with "Life of Crime" (directed by Daniel Schechter). However, the total number of films to be shown this year on TIFF is 366 which include 146 films which will get its premiere here. Here are some of the much-awaited movies at TIFF 2013.
"Blue is the Warmest Colour"
Directed by Abdellatif Kechiche, the film created a sensation at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival by winning the Palme d'Or. Based on "Blue Angel", a 2010 French novel by Julie Maroh; the film got an NC-17 rating by the Motion Picture Association of America because of explicit sexual content. However, the film was not required to make any cuts for the release.
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"The Grand Seduction"
Michael Dowse and Ken Scott write this comedy film from Canada while Don McKeller directs it. Taylor Kitsch, Liane Balaban and Brendan Gleeson star in the film. It is a remake of the 2003 film called "Seducing Doctor Lewis". The film holds every possibility to be the Canadian hit at the festival.
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"A Touch of Sin"
Chinese film director Jia Zhang-Ke calls this a "martial arts film" based in modern China. On the other hand, the major events in the film, 3 murders and one suicide, did actually happen. This film was nominated for the Palme d'Or at the Cannes this year. The film ended up winning the Best Screenplay award. China's leading actress Zhao Tao, who is Jia's wife in real life, stars in the film.
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This techno-thriller required $80 million to be made. This is the first film of Alfonso Cuarón to be a part of TIFF since the much celebrated "Children of Men" (2006). Sandra Bullock and George Clooney star in the film. Critics have already termed the film with phrases like "phenomenally directed" and "technically perfect".
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