14 July 2009

Bruno Dumont's Hadewijch Will Premiere at Toronto, Plus New from Neil Jordan, Ricky Gervais, Steven Soderbergh

As expected after it didn't show at Cannes, Bruno Dumont's Hadewijch will make its world premiere at this year's Toronto International Film Festival. A Charles Darwin biopic entitled Creation (clever) with real-life husband and wife Paul Bettany and Jennifer Connelly playing Mr. and Mrs. Darwin will open the festival. Creation is directed by Jon Amiel, whose previous films range from Copycat to The Core. Other world premieres include Steven Sodebergh's second bow for 2009, The Informat!; Neil Jordan's Ondine; and Ricky Gervais' The Invention of Lying. All of the titles announced today, some of them repeats from Sundance and Cannes, are below.

- Creation - d. Jon Amiel - w. Paul Bettany, Jennifer Connelly
- Get Low - d. Aaron Schneider - w. Robert Duvall, Bill Murray, Sissy Spacek
- Max Manus - d. Joachim Rønning, Espen Sandberg
- Precious: Based on the Novel by Sapphire - d. Lee Daniels
- The Boys Are Back - d. Scott Hicks - w. Clive Owen
- Bright Star - d. Jane Campion
- City of Life and Death - d. Lu Chuan
- Cracks - d. Jordan Scott - w. Eva Green
- Hadewijch - d. Bruno Dumont
- The Informant! - d. Steven Soderbergh - w. Matt Damon
- The Invention of Lying - d. Ricky Gervais, Matthew Robinson - w. Gervais, Jennifer Garner, Jonah Hill, Jeffrey Tambor, Fionnula Flanagan, Tina Fey, Rob Lowe, Jason Bateman, Christopher Guest, Patrick Stewart, Stephen Merchant
- Leaves of Grass - d. Tim Blake Nelson - w. Edward Norton, Melanie Lynskey, Susan Sarandon, Keri Russell, Richard Dreyfuss, Nelson
- London River - d. Rachid Bouchareb - w. Brenda Blethyn
- Mao's Last Dancer - d. Bruce Beresford - w. Bruce greenwood, Kyle Maclachlan, Joan Chen
- Moloch Tropical - d. Raoul Peck
- Mother - d. Bong Joon-ho
- Ondine - d. Neil Jordan - w. Colin Farrell
- Partir - d. Catherine Corsini - w. Kristin Scott Thomas, Sergi López
- Scheherazade Tell Me a Story - d. Yousry Nasrallah
- Solitary Man - d. Brian Koppelman, David Levien - w. Michael Douglas, Susan Sarandon, Danny DeVito, Mary-Louise Parker, Jenna Fischer
- Valhalla Rising - d. Nicolas Winding Refn - w. Mads Mikkelsen, Jamie Sives
- Vengeance - d. Johnnie To
- The Vinter's Luck - d. Niki Caro - w. Jérémie Renier, Gaspard Ulliel, Vera Farmiga, Keisha Castle-Hughes

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