300 movies feature in total
The Toronto International Film Festival, considered the opening of Oscar contender season, will kick off on Sept. 10 in Toronto. It will be the festival’s 40th anniversary.
Demolition, a film starring Naomi Watts and Jake Gyllenhaal, who plays a forlorn banker with family troubles, will open the 10-day event, according to the Toronto Star.
Among other highlights, Eddie Redmayne will play a transgender woman in The Danish Girl, while Julianne Moore and Ellen Page will feature as lesbian lovers in Freeheld. The festival will also have its fair share of thrillers, with Johnny Depp and Benedict Cumberbatch heading up the Whitey Bulger biopic, Black Mass, and Matt Damon starring as a lost astronaut in The Martian.
The screening list of documentaries will be announced later this summer, the Star says, but Academy Award winner Michael Moore’s latest film, Where to Invade Next, is expected to be the leader of the pack.
See the full list of 300 feature films, with 49 special presentations, here.