Here are some of the acquisition titles playing at the Toronto Film Festival that have the attention of buyers.
Director-Writer: Florian Gallenberger. Cast: Daniel Bruhl, Emma Watson. When two German lovers get caught in the Chilean riots of 1973, they both end up imprisoned in the colony of a malicious cult with little hope of escape. 1st Screening: Sunday, September 13, 10 PM – Princess of Wales
Director-Writer: Rebecca Miller. Cast: Julianne Moore, Greta Gerwig, Ethan Hawke. A young woman bent on having a baby by herself in New York City falls in love with a married man and complicates everything. 1st Screening: Saturday, September 12, 9:30 PM – Princess of Wales
Eye In The Sky
Director: Gavin Hood. Cast: Helen Mirren, Alan Rickman, Aaron Paul, Barkhad Abdi. A complex international anti-terrorism operation involving a drone escalates when a suicide bombing appears imminent, and the mission becomes further complicated when a little civilian girl inadvertently enters the picture. 1st Screening: Friday, September 11, 6:30 PM – Roy Thomson Hall
The Family Fang
Director: Jason Bateman. Cast: Jason Bateman, Nicole Kidman, Christopher Walken. A brother and sister return to their family home in search of their world-famous parents who have disappeared. 1st Screening: Monday, September 14, 5 PM – Winter Garden Theatre
Where To Invade Next
Director-Writer: Michael Moore. An examination of the U.S. government and its war machine. 1st Screening: Thursday, September 10, 9:30 PM – Princess of Wales.
Director-Writer: Jonas Cuaron. Cast: Gael Garcia Bernal, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Alondria Hidalgo. A group of people trying to cross the border from Mexico into the U.S. encounter a man who has taken up border patrol duties in his own racist hands. 1st Screening: Sunday, September 13, 6:30 PM – Elgin.
Director: Ben Wheatley. Cast: Luke Evans, Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller, Elisabeth Moss. The tenants of a skyscraper descend into a pseudo-tribal warfare. 1st Screening: Sunday, September 13 9:30 PM – Elgin.
Director: Dito Montiel. Cast: Shia LaBeouf, Kate Mara, Gary Oldman. In a post-apocalyptic America, former U.S. Marine Gabriel Drummer searches desperately for the whereabouts of his son, accompanied by his best friend and a survivor. 1st Screening: Saturday, September 12, 4:45 PM – Scotiabank 12 (P&I)
Director: Ilya Naishuller. Cast: Sharlto Copley, Haley Bennett. A cyborg with no memory of its past is resurrected and helps a man as he attempts to rescue his kidnapped wife on the streets of Moscow. 1st Screening, Saturday, September 12, 11:59 PM, Ryerson.
Director: Matthew Cullen. Writers: Martin Amis, Roberta Hanley. Cast: Amber Heard, Theo James, Jim Sturgess, Billy Bob Thornton. Clairvoyant femme fatale Nicola Six has been living with a dark premonition of her impending death by murder. She begins a tangled love affair with three uniquely different men: one of whom she knows will be her murderer. 1st Screening: Tuesday, September 15, 8:30 AM – Scotiabank 4.
Director: Charlie Kaufman/Duke Johnson. Cast: Jennifer Jason Leigh, David Thewlis. I put this in as a sleeper. It’s a small Kickstarter-funded film that is Kaufman’s first stop-motion picture about a man crippled by the mundanity of his life. It got such a rousing reaction in Venice that it could be one to watch. 1st Screening: Tuesday, September 15, 9:30 PM – Princess of Wales.