TIFF 2013: Biggest Buzzed Films Announced For Toronto Film Festival
The final set of TIFF films has been announced, and given the vast number of selections (366, to be exact), CBC News has broken down the list to the top buzzed about flicks. Here's a sampling (with synopsis from the TIFF site):
12 Years A Slave – Director Steve McQueen follows the acclaimed "Hunger" and "Shame" with this shocking, based-on-fact story of a 19th-century freeman kidnapped and sold into slavery in the Deep South. The enormously talented Chiwetel Ejiofor leads an extraordinary cast that includes Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, Paul Giamatti, Alfre Woodard, and Benedict Cumberbatch.
The Fifth Estate – "Dreamgirls" director Bill Condon helms this absorbing dramatization of the rise and fall of Wikileaks and its fascinating founder Julian Assange. "The Fifth Estate" is a truly 21st-century saga of technology, politics and civic responsibility.
August: Osage County – An astounding ensemble cast – Meryl Streep, Sam Shepard, Julia Roberts and Juliette Lewis – star in this adaptation of Tracy Letts’ Pulitzer Prize-winning play.
Prisoners – Jake Gyllenhaal and Hugh Jackman star in this gripping thriller from Denis Villeneuve ("Incendies"), which follows an investigation into the shocking disappearance of two young girls – and the act of vigilantism that could either accelerate or derail the wheels of justice.
Gravity – George Clooney and Sandra Bullock star in this highly anticipated 3D space thriller from acclaimed director Alfonso Cuarón ("Children of Men," "Y Tu Mamá También").
All Is By My Side – OutKast’s André Benjamin stars as Jimi Hendrix in this biopic of the rock legend.
Photo: TIFF/12 Years a Slave