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Toronto Film Review: ‘October Gale’

13 September 2014 1:15 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

After scoring a modest sleeper success with the touristy romance “Cairo Time,” star Patricia Clarkson and writer-helmer Ruba Nadda reunite for the would-be suspenser “October Gale.” , and falls short as a character-driven drama as well. Polished but minor, the overly low-key results are unlikely to stir much theatrical excitement, though the pic should do Ok in ancillary formats.

Toronto doctor Helen Matthews (Clarkson) is grieving the recent loss of the husband (Callum Keith Rennie, seen in wordless flashbacks) she was married to for 32 years. (The fatal accident that claimed his life is never specified.) As part of an effort to move on, she decides she’ll spend some time alone at her family’s isolated longtime vacation cottage; the power boat that gets her there conks out during a subsequent pleasure ride, requiring her rescue by the local harbor master. Upon being dropped off, she gets a big surprise, finding a stranger, »

- Dennis Harvey

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Tiff 2014 Review – October Gale (2014)

9 September 2014 6:57 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

October Gale, 2014.

Directed by Ruba Nadda.

Starring Patricia Clarkson, Scott Speedman, Tim Roth, and Callum Keith Rennie.



A doctor takes in a mysterious man when he washes ashore at her remote cottage with a gunshot wound and soon discovers that his would-be killer is on his way to finish the job.

A doctor grieving the death of her husband heads to an isolated island where a family cottage is located; while going through the belongings to be packed away, she experiences a series of flashback which indicates a close and warm relationship between the spouses.  Bad signs occur like the motorboat needing to be prepared, the loss of a cell phone reception and the oncoming storm.  A thumping noise and the search for the source of it leads to a gunshot victim who has crawled his way into the dwelling place.

In order to survive a partnership is created »

- Trevor Hogg

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Industry awaits Tiff deals

6 September 2014 5:34 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Updated: A torpid start to the market coupled with concerns over the desirability of acquisition titles has left buyers looking expectantly towards reportedly a $10m-plus deal for Top Five.

By Sunday evening a growing number of buyers were circling Chris Rock’s adult comedy (pictured), arguably the only potentially commercial available title to earn universal praise.

Also drawing attention were François Girard’s Boychoir, Jalmari Helander’s Big Game, Noah Baumbach’s While We’re Young, Thomas McCarthy’s The Cobbler and Ed Zwick’s Pawn Sacrifice.

Acquisitions teams have also seen Lone Scherfig’s The Riot Club, Paul Bettany’s directorial debut Shelter, Michael Douglas starrer The Reach and Kristen Wiig starrer Welcome To Me. Contrary to reports Sophie BarthesMadame Bovary remains on the table and had not been sold at time of the updated report on Sunday afternoon.

Sunday’s offerings include Oren Moverman’s Time Out Of Mind, Bill Pohlad’s Love »

- (Jeremy Kay)

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[Tiff Review] October Gale

6 September 2014 1:20 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

After enjoying Ruba Nadda‘s Inescapable and hearing praise for Cairo Time I was intrigued by her latest effort, October Gale. For whatever reason Nadda doesn’t seem quite certain about what she wants from her plot. Is it a Nicholas Sparks love triangle for the middle-aged between a still grieving widow (Patricia Clarkson‘s Helen), the memory of her […] »

- Jared Mobarak

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Patricia Clarkson Heads Back To HBO For Elisabeth

4 September 2014 11:46 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Those of us that bang the drum for more film and television work originated by women can enjoy a small victory dance today, as it seems the creative partnership between actress Patricia Clarkson and director Ruba Nadda will continue with the development of an hour-long romantic drama, titled Elisabeth. While details of the premise are currently sketchy, it seems the show will be set amidst the world of international politics, which means we can look forward to the fabulous and talented Clarkson holding court in a realm we have never really seen her tackle before.

The Clarkson-Nadda team has previously delivered two feature films. The first – 2009’s Cairo Time – featured Clarkson opposite Alexander Siddig in a tale of unexpected romance, and won the Best Canadian Feature Film award at the Toronto International Film Festival. The second – October Gale – features Clarkson as a doctor living on a remote island, caught in »

- Sarah Myles

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Patricia Clarkson to Star in HBO Romantic Drama

3 September 2014 12:00 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Patricia Clarkson may be coming back to HBO. The Oscar nominee (Pieces of April) and two-time Emmy winner (Six Feet Under) is reuniting with Alan Poul and Cairo Time writer Ruba Nadda for HBO drama Elisabeth, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Elisabeth is described as a romantic drama set in the world of international politics. Clarkson is eyeing it as a starring vehicle. Nadda will pen the script for Elisabeth — which is in development — and direct the pilot should the project move forward. Nadda and Clarkson will both executive produce alongside Six Feet Under's Poul. Nadda, a Palestinian-

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- Lesley Goldberg

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Top 9 Things to Know About the Toronto Film Festival

2 September 2014 1:00 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Here’s nine things you probably don’t know about the Toronto Film Festival, which starts Sept. 5:

1. Glam Slam

Gone are the days when the party grid was lean until the weekend. The glam hits the fan festival eve (Sept. 3) with Tiff Gala — a $1,500-per-ticket charity event supporting the fest’s education and philanthropic activities — where Al Pacino (who’s in Barry Levinson’s “The Humbling” and David Gordon Green’s “Manglehorn,” both at Tiff) shares insights during an onstage conversation.

2. Opening Night

The Gala world preem of “The Judge” kicks off the fest, with the D-List (director David Dobkin, stars Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall) hitting the red carpet. But opening-night thrills no longer revolve around one film. “Tokyo Tribe” from Sion Sono (helmer of 2013 Midnight aud award winner “Why Don’t You Play in Hell?”) and Marah Strauch’s feature bow, “Sunshine Superman,” launch, respectively, Midnight and Tiff Doc sidebars. »

- Jennie Punter

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Wamg’s Guide To 100+ Films For Fall / Holiday 2014

29 August 2014 1:49 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

As we look in the rearview mirror of the summer blockbusters, September heralds the start of the fall movie season. Filled with Hollywood heavyweights and A-listers, here’s our Big list of the most anticipated movies coming to cinemas this autumn and during the holidays.

Our exhaustive list includes films that are playing at the upcoming Toronto Film Festival as well the ones that already have a theatrical release date. With the awards season on the horizon, we also added a few bonus films at the end to keep your eye out for in the months ahead.

Pull up a chair, grab a pen and paper and get ready for Wamg’s Guide to the 100+ Films This Fall And Holiday Season.

We kick it off with what’s showing in Toronto at the film festival that runs September 4 – 14.

Maps To The StarsSeptember 2014 – Toronto International Film Festival; UK & Ireland September »

- Movie Geeks

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Al Pacino, Rising Stars, Short Cuts Canada & Canadian Features at Tiff 2014

7 August 2014 6:10 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

When it comes screen legends Al Pacino (Dog Day Afternoon) does not appear to be slowing down as he appears as an aging stage actor in The Humbling directed by Barry Levinson (Men in Black) and as a heartbroken small town locksmith in Manglehorn helmed by David Gordon Green (Joe); both dramas will be getting a North American Premiere at the 39th Toronto International Film Festival.

The Oscar-winning thespian will also kicking off the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival  by having an on-stage conversation about his career at the Tiff Bell Lightbox on September 3, 2014 at 7 p.m.. “We’re thrilled to have Al Pacino participate in our third annual Tiff Gala,” stated Maxine Bailey, VP of Advancement at Tiff. “This important event raises much-needed funds that allow Tiff to continue our free year-round activities like Reel Comfort, a programme that brings films and special guests to mental health patients at Toronto hospitals, »

- Trevor Hogg

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Toronto Film Festival 2014: Canadian Movies Announced

7 August 2014 3:45 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

The Toronto International Film Festival has unveiled a strong lineup of Canadian films including new works by acclaimed Canadian filmmakers Xavier Dolan, Sturla Gunnarsson, Ruba Nadda, Jacob Tierney and Denys Arcand, and an impressive number of first-time feature filmmakers. Jam-packed with compelling works ranging from thrillers and comedies to romances and musicals, this year's Canadian offerings promise to entertain, inspire and move audiences.

"These are filmmakers at the top of their craft, bringing fresh perspectives to traditional genres like comedies and less traditionally Canadian genres, such as musicals," said Steve Gravestock, Senior Programmer, Tiff. "This year's slate truly showcases the diversity of talent in our country, featuring films from coast to coast."

Here's a selection of some of the Canadian films on offer at this year's film festival:

"We are inspired by the number of exceptional debut features from Canadian directors, reflecting the depth of talent in this country," said Agata Smoluch Del Sorbo, »

- Chris Jancelewicz

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Roots Canada: Tiff Adds Latest From Dolan, Maxime Giroux, Ruba Nadda & Rodrigue Jean

6 August 2014 4:00 PM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

The luxurious banquet hall in Toronto’s Royal York hotel was electric with excitement as Tiff senior programmers including Steve Gravestock and Agata Smoluch Del Sorbo announced the robust lineup of Canadian films (several world preems) at this year’s Tiff plus the 40+ short titles (out of an astounding 840 short films — an increase of over 200 titles from last year) that will screen at the prestigious festival. With features populating almost every section at the fest, among the headliner items from English Canada, Cairo Time‘s Ruba Nadda returns to the fest with October Gale, while also world preeming is Bang Bang BabyJeffrey St. Jules marks his feature film debut with a film that is equal parts Rocky Horror Picture Show and early Cronenberg. Starring Jane Levy of the recent About Alex, it revolves around a small-town teenager in the ’60s whose dream of becoming a famous singer is dashed »

- Leora Heilbronn

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Canadian Feats Added To Toronto 2014 Slate Incl. Astron-6 Midnighter The Editor & Tierney's Preggoland

6 August 2014 3:00 PM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

The Toronto Int'l Film Fest announcements keep coming. This week the fest has dropped a bevy of new features that all come from native daughters and sons of Canada. The films are slotted in among a number of programs and include the 10th Midnighter The Editor directed by Manborg himself Matthew Kennedy and Father's Day co-director Adam Brooks (remember this?). Also on the list are new films by Xavier Dolan, Ruba Nadda, and Jacob Tierney. Here's the full list. Special Presentations An Eye for Beauty (Le règne de la beauté) Denys Arcand, Canada - Toronto Premiere Luc, a talented young architect, lives a peaceful life with his wife Stephanie in the stunning area of Charlevoix. He has a beautiful house, a pretty wife, dines often...

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Daily | Toronto 2014 Lineup, Round 3

6 August 2014 1:23 PM, PDT | Keyframe | See recent Keyframe news »

Films by Xavier Dolan, Sturla Gunnarsson, Ruba Nadda, Jacob Tierney, Denys Arcand and other Canadian filmmakers have been added to the lineup of the Toronto International Film Festival, running this year from September 4 through 14. What's more, Ramin Bahrani, Claire Denis, Sandra Oh and Jim Stark "will guide 20 emerging filmmakers in group discussions that focus on creativity, the artistic process and independent voices." And four actors will be participating in the Rising Stars program: Sophie Desmarais, Shannon Kook, Alexandre Landry and Julia Sarah Stone. » - David Hudson »

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Tiff unveils Canadian roster

6 August 2014 12:45 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

New work by Sturla Gunnarsson, Denys Arcand, Ruba Nadda and Xavier Dolan are among the selection set to premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (Tiff) next month.

“These are filmmakers at the top of their craft, bringing fresh perspectives to traditional genres like comedies and less traditionally Canadian genres, such as musicals,” said Toronto International Film Festival (Tiff) senior programmer Steve Gravestock. “This year’s slate truly showcases the diversity of talent in our country, featuring films from coast to coast.”

“We are inspired by the number of exceptional debut features from Canadian directors, reflecting the depth of talent in this country,” said Tiff’s Canadian features programmer Agata Smoluch Del Sorbo.

“Extremely exciting is also the fact that female-driven narratives play a significant part in this year’s programming, highlighting the strong, rich tapestry of our storytelling.”

The Canada Goose Award for Best Canadian Feature Film is up for grabs, as is the »

- (Jeremy Kay)

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Toronto Film Festival’s Canadian Slate Features Xavier Dolan, Denys Arcand

6 August 2014 11:45 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Toronto Film Festival unveiled its diverse Canadian slate today, adding 37 features across various programs, including Xavier Dolan’s 2014 Cannes jury prize-winning “Mommy” (Roadside Attractions) and Denys Arcand’s “An Eye for Beauty” in Special Presentations.

Dolan also stars as a mind-game-playing psychiatric patient in veteran TV helmer Charles Binane’s return to the bigscreen, “The Elephant Song,” which world preems in Special Presentations, as does Ruba Nadda’s “October Gale,” starring Patricia Clarkson as a grieving widow who saves a mysterious man (Scott Speedman) from a gunshot wound, and Jacob Tierney’s expectant-mom comedy “Preggoland,” starring Sonja Bennett and James Caan.

Besides “Mommy,” the festival will screen other pics from acclaimed Quebec directors: As previously announced, Jean-Marc Vallee’s likely Telluride-bound “Wild” and Philippe Falardeau’s world-preeming “The Good Lie,” both starring Reese Witherspoon, will be in the mix. Other selections from the province’s talent pool include Maxime Giroux »

- Jennie Punter

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Cannes Winner ‘Mommy’ Heads Canadian Slate at Toronto Film Fest

6 August 2014 11:45 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Xavier Dolan's “Mommy,” which won the Jury Prize at this year's Cannes Film Festival, will be among the Canadian features screened at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival, Tiff organizers announced on Wednesday. “Mommy” was one of more than two dozen features and 46 short films from Canada announced at a press conference in Toronto. The films are spread out across many different sections of the festival, and include work from such celebrated Canadian directors as Denys Arcand, Atom Egoyan and Ruba Nadda. In addition to directing “Mommy,” the 25-year-old Dolan stars as a disturbed young man alongside Bruce Greenwood and. »

- Steve Pond

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Toronto: Film Festival Unveils Canadian Lineup

6 August 2014 11:10 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Toronto - The Toronto International Film Festival on Wednesday revealed its Canadian lineup, including world premieres for homegrown films by Ruba Nadda, Sturla Gunnarsson and Kyle Thomas. Away from its Hollywood star-making machine, the September event will debut Nadda's October Gale, which stars Patricia Clarkson and Tim Roth, Gunnarsson's long-awaited feature documentary Monsoon, about India's monsoon season, and Kyle Thomas' The Valley Below, an Alberta badlands drama that stars Stephen Bogaert, Kris Demeanor and Alejandro Rae. The Special Presentations sidebar also booked world premieres for Charles Binane's The Elephant Song, which stars Xavier Dolan and Bruce Greenwood, and Jacob

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Scott Speedman Will Weather An October Gale With Patricia Clarkson

24 April 2014 9:04 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Writer/director Ruba Nadda has found her mysterious stranger to star opposite Patricia Clarkson in their upcoming project, October Gale. Scott Speedman will take the role, in what is shaping up to be a potentially nail-biting drama.

Speedman – perhaps best known for his supporting turns in Underworld and Underworld: Evolution – will play William, who washes up on the shore of a remote island cottage owned by Helen Matthews (Clarkson), during a heavy storm. He is unconscious and bleeding from an apparent gunshot wound but, lucky for him, Matthews is a doctor. She takes him in to tend his injuries, but they soon realize the would-be assassin – possibly Tim Roth – is returning to finish what he started. To make matters worse, the inclement weather has cut them off from the mainland, and they must face the threat alone.

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Casting Net: Lupita Nyong'o, Scarlett Johansson in talks to star in 'The Jungle Book'; Plus, Zooey Deschanel, more

23 April 2014 6:20 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent - Inside Movies news »

• 12 Years A Slave Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o and The Avengers’s Scarlett Johansson are both in talks to lend their voices to Disney’s upcoming live-action/CG adaption of The Jungle Book. Nyong’o is currently in talks to play Rakcha, the mother wolf who adopts Mowgli, while Johansson is in early negotiations to lend her voice to the character of Kaa, a python who eats its victims by hypnotizing them. Iron Man’s Jon Favreau is set to direct the film based on the classic novel by Rudyard Kipling which will also star Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom »

- Pamela Gocobachi

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Scott Speedman Joins Patricia Clarkson For ‘October Gale’

23 April 2014 2:36 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Exclusive: Scott Speedman is set to star opposite Patricia Clarkson in October Gale, the drama written and directed by Ruba Nadda. She also wrote and directed Cairo Time, which starred Clarkson. Speedman plays a mysterious man who, during a violent October storm, washes up on the shore of Helen Matthews’ remote island cottage, unconscious and bleeding from a gunshot wound. Clarkson plays the recently widowed doctor who takes him in, only to find that the shooter is coming back to finish the job and that the storm has cut them off from the mainland. Daniel Iron will produce through Foundry Films, and Christine Vachon will be exec producer through Killer Films. The film shoots in Canada in five weeks. This comes as the Atom Egoyan-directed The Captive – a film Speedman stars in with Ryan Reynolds, Rosario Dawson and Mireielle Enos — was selected as a Competition title at Cannes next month. »


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