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Toronto braced for British invasion

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Toronto braced for British invasion

As many as 23 British films will enjoy premieres at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival (September 10-19) including Cannes Jury Prize winner Fish Tank [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Andrea Arnold
film profile
]
, and both the festival opening gala Creation and closing night film The Young Victoria [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
.

UK Film Council CEO John Woodward said, “Toronto shows how the UK film industry continues to consistently produce exciting new films that can earn a place in the international marketplace. The fact that nine of them have been funded with public money demonstrates how important that investment is in getting independent films made in what is an increasingly tough economic climate.

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Other selected films include Jane Campion’s Bright Star [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
; Paul King’s Bunny and the Bull [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
; Oliver Parker’s Dorian Gray [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
; Stephen Poliakoff’s Glorious 39 [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
; Daniel Barber’s Harry Brown [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
; Henrique Goldman’s Jean Charles; Xiaolu Guo’s She, a Chinese [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
; Jordan Scott’s Cracks [+see also:
trailer
interview: María Valverde
film profile
]
(co-production with Ireland); Tom Harper’s The Damned United [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
; J Blakeson’s The Disappearance of Alice Creed [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
; Lone Scherfig’s An Education [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
; Samantha Morton’s The Unloved; Scott Hicks’s The Boys are Back [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
(co-production with Australia); Terry Gilliam’s The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
(co-production with Canada); Rachid Bouchareb’s London River [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
(co-production with France and Algeria); Ian FitzGibbon’s Perrier’s Bounty (co-production with Ireland); Michael J Bassett’s Solomon Kane [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
(co-production with France and the Czech Republic); Harmony Korine’s Trash Humpers (co-production with the US); Nick Stringer’s Turtle: The Incredible Journey (co-production with Austria and Germany); and Nicolas Winding Refn’s Valhalla Rising [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Nicolas Winding Refn
film profile
]
(co-production with Denmark).

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