The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) has announced its star-studded programme despite the ongoing US writers’ and actors’ strike. The festival, running from September 7 to 17, will feature world premieres of films starring Kate Winslet, Sienna Miller, and Scarlett Johansson.
One of the premieres is Ellen Kuras’s biographical film about Elizabeth “Lee” Miller, a fashion model-turned-war correspondent for Vogue, with Winslet playing the lead role. In addition, Dame Kristin Scott Thomas makes her feature directorial debut with “North Star,” which includes Miller, Johansson, and Scott Thomas in the cast.
Other films at the festival include Michael Keaton’s thriller “Knox Goes Away,” featuring Al Pacino, James Marsden, Marcia Gay Harden, and Keaton. Anna Kendrick’s directorial debut, “Woman Of The Hour,” will also have its world premiere.
TIFF has unveiled a total of 60 films so far, including international, North American, and Canadian premieres. Despite the strike affecting the entertainment industry, TIFF remains committed to organizing a star-studded festival showcasing the best of global cinema.
Cameron Bailey, the CEO of TIFF, expressed excitement about this year’s lineup, describing the films as thought-provoking, visually stunning, and captivating. He invites film lovers to experience an unforgettable celebration of cinema in September.