This year’s Toronto film festival’s lineup is said to be the best ever. Given last year’s award season contenders, this year is shaping up to be one of the strongest and most competitive yet.
Some of the most anticipated films to be previewed at the film festival include the following:
Labor Day, based on a novel of the same name by Joyce Maynard, is directed by Jason Reitman, stars Kate Winslet, Gattlin Griffith, and Josh Brolin. It tells the story of a single mother and her teenage son who bring an escaped felon into their home after a shopping trip, thus embarking on an emotional and perilous Labor Day weekend.
Gravity directed by Alfonso Cuarón, stars Sandra Bullock and George Clooney. It is said to be one of the most anticipated films of 2013, wowing crowds at this year’s Cannes Festival. The 3-D space thriller has Bullock’s and Clooney’s characters hoping and fighting for life in space after their mission is compromised when satellite debris destroy their shuttle.
12 Years a Slave, directed by Shame’s Steve McQueen, is said to be a strong contender for this year’s award season. With a strong cast that includes Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Quvenzhane Wallis, and Paul Giamatti, 12 Years a Slave has already garnered positive reviews. The movie tells the story of a free slave from upstate New York who is kidnapped and sold into slavery, all the while trying to reunite with his family.
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby directed by Ned Benson is split into two, Him and Her. The two-part love story is uniquely told by a married couple's own perspective while trying to understand each other. The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him and Her being split into two and released on the same day, makes it risky and worthy enough to capture the audience attention.
For the complete guide to this year’s film lineup, head over to the Toronto Film Festival website.
The festival begins its run today Sept. 5th and finishes Sept. 15th.