Get ready Toronto because TIFF 2015 starts on September 10 and Jake Gyllenhaal is kicking it off. The American actor stars alongside Naomi Watts in Demolition, this year's opening film directed by Montreal's Jean-Marc Vallée.
Earlier today, TIFF CEO and director Piers Handling joined artistic director Cameron Bailey in a live press conference to announce the gala and special presentation films for the 40th annual festival.
The list includes numerous highly-anticipated films such as: Peter Sollett's Freeheld starring Academy Award winner Julianne Moore, Canadian Ellen Page and Steve Carrell; Ridley Scott's The Martian with Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain and Kristen Wiig; and Tom Hooper's The Danish Girl, another biopic starring last year's Oscar winning best actor Eddie Redmayne. Here, he plays one of the first people to ever undergo sexual reassignment surgery.
Jacques Audiard's Dheepan, which won this year's Palme d'Or, will get its North American premiere during the festival. As will Son of Saul, a Hungarian film directed by László Nemes that earned the Grand Prix, another top prize at Cannes. Atom Egoyan's Remember will also screen at the festival.
During the 10 days film fest, numerous celebrities will descend upon Toronto. Be on the lookout for Emma Watson, Johnny Depp, Benedict Cumberbatch, Donald and Kiefer Sutherland, Kate Winslet and Liam Hemsworth. And, you can check out the full list of films here.
What are you looking forward to seeing during TIFF 2015? Let us know in the comments.
by Amy Grief via blogTO