The “Joker” Bruce Springsteen and Biography at TIFF
A film featuring Joaquin Phoenix as Joker, a drama starring Tom Hanks as Fred Rogers, and a Bruce Springsteen concert as part of the program for the upcoming International Film Festival Toronto Film (TIFF).
The organizers unveiled Tuesday the first galas and special presentations for this year’s festival, which runs from September 5th to 15th.
One of the galas will be the opportunity to see the highly anticipated psychological thriller “Joker” by “The Hangover” director Todd Phillips, starring Joaquin Phoenix as the famous DC Comics character. , and Robert De Niro in that of a talk show host who influences him.
“A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood”, by Marielle Heller, will also be presented at the festival. The film stars Tom Hanks as children’s show host Fred Rogers, and Matthew Rhys as a reporter for his portrait.
Bruce Springsteen will also be entitled to a gala thanks to Thom Zimny’s “Western Stars”, a documentary shot during a concert in which the musician plays the songs of his album of the same title.
Last week, another film about music was announced by TIFF: “Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band” by Daniel Roher, which will become the first Canadian documentary to open the festival.
The closing film will be “Radioactive” by Marjane Satrapi, starring Rosamund Pike as the physicist and chemist Marie Curie.
“Radioactive” and “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” are among the many biographical films featured in the program.
Rupert Goold’s “Judy” will feature Renee Zellweger as singer and actress Judy Garland.
“Ford v Ferrari” stars Matt Damon as American car designer Carroll Shelby, and Christian Bale as pilot Ken Miles.
In “Just Mercy” by Destin Daniel Cretton, Michael B. Jordan stars prominent civil rights activist Bryan Stevenson in a cast that also includes Jamie Foxx and Brie Larson.
Russell Crowe, Charlie Hunnam, Nicholas Hoult and George MacKay are among the stars of Justin Kurzel’s “True History of the Kelly Gang”, about a famous outlaw.
And Eddie Murphy plays comedian Rudy Ray Moore in “Dolemite Is My Name” by Craig Brewer.
More than 50 films were unveiled for TIFF’s 2019 edition on Tuesday, many of which are signed by acclaimed directors and are already rumored to be Oscars.
Three Canadian titles are part of the unveiled program: Atom Egoyan’s “Guest of Honor”, starring Luke Wilson and Rossif Sutherland in the story of a father and daughter; “American Woman”, a fiction about the events surrounding the radical group of the 1970s that kidnapped US heiress Patty Hearst, directed by Semi Chellas; and François Girard’s “The Song of Names,” starring Clive Owen as a US-based violinist reviving his Polish roots.