Yesterday, the Toronto International Film Festival announced its 2013 line-up for the Galas and Special Presentation programs. Among the film with new images and synopses are:
- The Double (Directed by Richard Ayoade) Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Mia Wasikowska, Wallace Shawn, and Noah Taylor.
- Felony (Directed by Matthew Saville) Starring Tom Wilkinson, Joel Edgerton, Jai Courtney, and Melissa George.
- The Grand Seduction (Directed by Don McKellar) Starring Brendan Gleeson, Taylor Kitsch, Gordon Pinsent, Liane Balaban, and Mark Critch.
- Half of a Yellow Sun (Directed by Biyi Bandele) Starring Thandie Newton, Chiwetel Ejiofor, John Boyega, and Anika Noni Rose.
- The Invisible Woman (Directed by Ralph Fiennes) Starring Ralph Fiennes, Felicity Jones, Kristin Scott Thomas, Tom Hollander, and Joanna Scanlan.
Hit the jump to check out the images and synopses. The 2013 Toronto International Film Festival runs from September 5 – 15th.
Simon is a timid man, scratching out an isolated existence in an indifferent world. He is overlooked at work, scorned by his mother, and ignored by the woman of his dreams. The arrival of a new co-worker, James, serves to upset the balance. James is both Simon’s exact physical double and his opposite — confident, charismatic and good with women. To Simon’s horror, James slowly starts taking over his life.
Three detectives become embroiled in a tense struggle after a tragic accident that leaves a child in critical condition. One is guilty of a crime, one will try to cover it up, and the other attempts to expose it. How far will these men go to disguise and unravel the truth?
The Grand Seduction
The tiny Newfoundland outport of Tickle Head is set for financial salvation if they can secure a petrochemical plant. Their odds are slim, as a town doctor is needed to land the contract. When one candidate, Dr. Paul Lewis, lands in their lap, the town rallies to seduce him to stay beyond his one-month trial. Paul’s fondness for the village grows as the month passes — though he’s clueless to the fact that everything he has grown to love is an elaborate web of lies.
Half of a Yellow Sun
An epic love story: Olanna and Kainene are glamorous twins, living a privileged city life in newly independent 1960s Nigeria. The two women make very different choices of lovers, but rivalry and betrayal must be set aside as their lives are swept up in the turbulence of war.
The Invisible Woman
Nelly (Felicity Jones), a happily-married mother and schoolteacher, is haunted by her past. Her memories, provoked by remorse and guilt, go back in time to follow the story of her relationship with Charles Dickens (Ralph Fiennes), with whom she discovered an exciting but fragile complicity. Dickens — famous, controlling and emotionally isolated within his success — falls for Nelly, who comes from a family of actors. The theatre is a vital arena for Dickens, a brilliant amateur actor and a man more emotionally coherent on the page and on stage than in life. As Nelly becomes Dickens’ muse and the focus of his passion, for both of them secrecy is the price — and for Nelly a life of “invisibility”.
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