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Toronto is further enriched by European films

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- The line-up for the upcoming Canadian festival starts to take shape, with Emmanuelle Bercot in the Special Presentations section and Adrian Sitaru and Marie Noëlle in the Contemporary World Cinema

Toronto is further enriched by European films
Marie Curie by Marie Noëlle

The 41st edition of the Toronto International Film Festival is just around the corner (8-18 September), and new films have just been added to the line-up.

The Special Presentations section will host the world premiere of 150 Milligrams [+see also:
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by French director Emanuelle Bercot, a film based on the true story of lung specialist Irène Frachon, who found herself at the centre of a health scandal in 2009; the section will also feature Brain on Fire, a co-production between Ireland and Canada directed by Irish filmmaker Gerard Barrett, and The Exception, a period drama by British director David Leveaux. The Promise [+see also:
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, by Oscar-winning director Terry George, will instead be screened in the Galas section. 

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The Contemporary World Cinema section, the ‘beating heart of the festival’ in the words of artistic director Cameron Bailey, will host the world premiere of yet another biographical film about a woman: Marie Curie, The Courage of Knowledge [+see also:
interview: Marie Noëlle
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, by French director and screenwriter Marie Noëlle, who also produced the film together with other French, German and Polish production companies. Other European films being screened in the section include The Fixer [+see also:
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by Romanian filmmaker Adrian Sitaru, Handsome Devil, the second film by Irish director John Butler, and Zaćma: Blindness [+see also:
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, a sombre period drama set in the 1960s, directed by Polish filmmaker Ryszard Bugajski. Then there’s Turkish/German/Polish co-production Clair Obscur [+see also:
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, a film about the delicate social and psychological condition of two Turkish women, by director Yesim Ustaoglu.

Big names from the world of film will also be present at the festival in the dedicated Masters section. The section most notably features Polish director Andrzej Wajda’s piece Afterimages [+see also:
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, the culmination of a project he had long pondered doing: the portrayal of avant-garde artist Władysław Strzemiński, who lived in Poland under Stalinist orthodoxy. Another world premiere comes in the form of  J: Beyond Flamenco [+see also:
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, an all-Spanish production which director Carlos Saura, whose previous work includes Flamenco, Flamenco [+see also:
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in 2010, uses to once again bring together film, music and dance.

Of the 51 films in the Wavelengths section line-up, those most worth mentioning are Mimosas [+see also:
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interview: Oliver Laxe
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, the second feature film by Spaniard Óliver Laxe, who was awarded the Grand Prix in Critics’ Week at the 69th Cannes Film Festival, and I Had Nowhere to Go [+see also:
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by multi-award-winning director Douglas Gordon, which was recently shown in the Filmmakers of the Present section of the Locarno Film Festival. Also fresh from Locarno and winners of the Leopard for Best Director and the Filmmakers of the Present competition respectively, are The Ornithologist [+see also:
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interview: João Pedro Rodrigues
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by Portuguese director João Pedro Rodrigues, and The Human Surge [+see also:
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, the debut work by Eduardo Willialm.

(Translated from Italian)

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