Cannes Winners Join Toronto Fest
Typically one of the year's biggest pre-Oscar launching pads, Toronto will feature
With a cast including
The Loach film will play as part of Toronto's Masters program with several of the films it vanquished at Cannes, such as Aki Kaurismaki's "Lights in the Dusk" and
Cannes Jury Prize winner Andrea Arnold's "Red Road" and Corneliu Porumboiu's "12:08 East of Bucharest," Camera d'Or winner at the Festival, will show in the World Contemporary program.
"Our primary allegiance at the Festival is to our loyal audiences," says Noah Cowan, Festival co-director. "To that end, we select the very best films from key, primarily European, festivals which run before our own. We bring these films back to our continent for a 'second unveiling.' They are films that have moved us, by way of their beauty, originality and overall cinematic achievement."
Of the 26 announced films for Toronto -- more will come in the next few weeks -- 25 are North American firsts.
The 31st Toronto International Film Festival runs from September 7 to 16, 2006.