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A sampling of films at the Toronto Festival that are making waves with buyers.
Toronto Midnight Madness Selection/World Premiere
Director: Can Evrenol
Synopsis: Turkish police unit discover a blood-soaked den used for satanic rituals in a desolate area.
Sales: Salt Co. (international); Xyz Films (domestic)
Toronto Festival Selection / World Premiere
Director: Tammy Davis
Cast: Tai Maipi,
Synopsis: Set in New Zealand where a Maori teen faces societal and other pressures when leading his hip-hop dance team to the championships.
Sales: Cmg (international)
Synopsis: A young woman’s search for her kidnapped boyfriend draws her into an infamous sect.
Sales: Beta Cinema
(international); UTA (U. »
- Variety Staff
Anupam Kher’s latest and eagerly anticipated offering, “Mera Woh Matlab Nahin Tha” played at a packed Massey Hall in Toronto as part of its North American tour on Saturday, August 29. As expected, it was well worth the wait. The versatile actor, along with his talented co-star Neena Gupta, brought the capacity crowd to its feet with their flawless performance.
For Toronto’s South Asian community, it was a chance to get a much more intimate and personal glimpse of one of their favorite and most respected stars. “Mera Woh Matlab Nahin Tha” is an invitation for a walk down the memory lane with childhood sweethearts Pritam (Kher) and Hema (Gupta), who reunite after 35 years and examine the reasons why they drifted apart.
- Joginder Tuteja
Vice-president of international sales Anick Poirier has assembled a sales slate that includes five festival selections including the world premiere of Leena Yadav’s tale of four ordinary women in India.
Parched (pictured) will screen in Special Presentations and stars Tannishtha Chatterjee, Radhika Apte, Surveen Chawla, Adil Hussain, Lehar Khan, Riddhi Sen, Mahesh Balraj and Chandan Anand. Gersh represents Us rights.
The roster includes Special Presentation world premieres of Julio Medem’s Ma Ma starring Penélope Cruz as a woman with cancer, as well as Hany Abu-Assad’s The Idol, which Poirier and her team have sold widely.
André Turpin’s Endorphin gets its world premiere in Vanguard and weaves together the lives of three seemingly unconnected women all named Simone De Koninck.
Andrew Currie’s Contemporary World Cinema dysfunctional family drama The Steps also gets its world premiere and stars Jason Ritter, Emmanuelle Chriqui, James Brolin, Christine Lahti and Vinay Virmani.
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3 items from 2015
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