Earlier today, the Toronto International Film Festival announced additions to their Galas and Special Presentations programs. Among the films with new images and synopses are:
- The Humbling (Directed by Barry Levinson) starring Al Pacino, Mandy Patinkin, Dianne Wiest, and Greta Gerwig.
- The Keeping Room (Directed by Daniel Barber) starring Sam Worthington, Brit Marling, Hailee Steinfeld, Muna Otaru, and Kyle Soller.
- The Last Five Years (Directed by Richard LaGravenese) starring Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan.
- Learning to Drive (Directed by Isabel Coixet) starring Patricia Clarkson and Ben Kingsley.
Hit the jump to check out the images and synopses. The 2014 Toronto International Film Festival runs from September 4 – 14th.
The Humbling tells the story of a legendary stage actor who has an affair with a lesbian woman half his age at a secluded country house in Connecticut. Based on Philip Roth’s final novel, it is a tragic comedy about a man who has lived inside his own imagination for too long.
The Keeping Room
In this stunning suspense drama, three women (Brit Marling, Hailee Steinfeld and Muna Otaru) left alone on an isolated farm during the last days of the American Civil War are besieged by a pair of murderous Yankee scouts.
The Last Five Years
In this adaptation of the hit Broadway musical, The Last Five Years is a musical deconstruction of a love affair and a marriage taking place over a five year period. Jamie, a young, talented up-and-coming Jewish novelist falls in love with Cathy, a Shiksa Goddess and struggling actress. The film, told almost entirely through song and a beautiful pop music score, portrays an honest, heartbreaking, often funny, exploration of love and its consequences on individual identity.
Learning to Drive
As her marriage dissolves, a Manhattan writer takes driving lessons from a Sikh instructor with marriage troubles of his own. In each other’s company, they find the courage to get back on the road and the strength to take the wheel.
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