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European films sparkle in Toronto selection

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European films sparkle in Toronto selection

The line-up of this year’s Toronto International Film Festival (September 9-19) features an astounding array of cinema from Europe.

The selection features an impressive 11 films that are British or are UK co-productions. These include Tom Hooper’s The King’s Speech (UK/Australia); Andy de Emmony’s East is East sequel West is West; Mike Leigh’s Another Year [+see also:
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interview: Mike Leigh
film profile
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; Rowan Joffe’s Brighton Rock; Nigel Cole’s Made in Dagenham; Julian Schnabel’s Miral [+see also:
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(UK/Israel/France); Mark Romanek’s Never Let Me Go, featuring Carey Mulligan and Keira Knightley; Richard Ayoade’s Submarine; Stephen Frear’s Tamara Drewe [+see also:
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interview: Stephen Frears
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; Michael Winterbottom’s The Trip; and Woody Allen’s You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger [+see also:
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(UK/Spain/USA).

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In addition, British director Malcolm Venville’s US production Henry’s Crime and Robert Redford’s The Conspirator, with British star James McAvoy, are amongst the chosen films.

Mainland Europe features strongly with a plethora of French titles (see news), along with Richard J Lewis’ Barney’s Version (Canada/Italy), Danis Tanovic’s Cirkus Columbia [+see also:
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interview: Danis Tanovic
film profile
]
(Bosnia and Herzegovina, see review), Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Biutiful [+see also:
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(Spain/Mexico), Rodrigo Cortés’ Buried (Spain/USA), Susanne Bier’s In a Better World [+see also:
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(Denmark/Sweden) and Andrucha Waddington’s Lope [+see also:
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(Spain/Brazil);

Raoul Ruiz’s Mysteries of Lisbon (Portugal/France) will feature in the Masters section.

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