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Toronto Film Festival Sets Premieres for Sept. 6-15 Event

5 Jul, 2001 By: Hive News


With the Hollywood strike cloud lifting, the Toronto International Film Festival is moving forward with a host of world and North Americanpremieres from the majors and independent sources scheduled for the Sept. 6-15 event, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

The festival will feature Scott Hicks' Hearts in Atlantis, starringAnthony Hopkins and Hope Davis. Also on tap is Last Orders from director Fred Schepisi (Six Degrees ofSeparation), starring Michael Caine, Bob Hoskins, Helen Mirren and Ray Winstone.

Hicks' Hearts in Atlantis will have its North American premiere at the Toronto fest, ahead of a late-September general release of the Castle Rock Entertainment adaptation of the Stephen King thriller. Warner Bros. Pictures is distributing the movie worldwide.

Also receiving its international premiere in Toronto is Dark Blue World, from Oscar-winning Czech director Jan Sverak (Kolya). The film, which was released in the Czech Republic in May, portrays Czech pilots in Britain's Royal Air Force battling against Nazi Germany.

Screening in Toronto after grabbing the prize for best script in Cannes is Danis Tanovic's No Man's Land, a co-production from France, Italy, Belgium, Britain, Slovenia and Bosnia that centers on the 1993 Bosnian conflict. MGM is the North American distributor.

The Toronto fest will launch Wavelengths this year, a new sidebar devoted to avant-gardeshorts, with 21 films already confirmed, including a host of U.S. films. Among them are Robert Breer's Atoz, Fred Worden's Automatic Writing, Leighton Pierce's The Back Steps, Vincent Grenier'sColor Study, Minyong Jang's The Dark Room and Nathaniel Dorsky's Love's Refrain.

(Source: The Hollywood Reporter)

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