The festival opens with The Art Dealer on 6th November and includes 150 screenings of feature films, TV, shorts and documentaries from over 27 countries. Screenings will take place at fourteen cinemas across London as well as various venues in Manchester, Leeds, Nottingham and Glasgow.
Gala screenings at the festival include Zero Motivation, winner of the Nora Ephron prize at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival, and acclaimed documentary The Green Prince.
Tickets for this year’s festival (which runs from 6th – 23rd November) will go on sale from
Ida Martins’ Cologne-based Media Luna will have screenings of five new titles as market premieres:
Stijn Coninx’s romantic feel-good drama Marina, based on the childhood memories of the Italian-Belgian singer Rocco Granata;
Menno Meyjes’ psychological drama-thriller The Dinner, based on Herman Koch’s eponymous international bestseller, which had its world premiere at last month’s Toronto International Film Festival;
Jan Verheyen’s courtroom drama The Verdict, which received the Best Award at the Montreal World Film Festival;
Julia von Heinz’s German-Israeli romantic comedy Hanna’s Journey which celebrates its German premiere on at this week’s Hof Film Days and is nominated for the Millbrook Authors Prize;
Bettina Blümner’s coming of age drama Broken Glass Park which was awarded the Goethe Institut’s Youth and Children’s Film Prize at the Schlingel
“Mary Queen of Scots,” a psychological drama helmed by Swiss director Thomas Imbach, will make its North American preem in Toronto’s Special Presentations section. French actress Camille Rutherford plays Maria Stuart in the film, which world preemed in competition in Locarno.
Toronto fest topper Piers Handling praised “the absolute ‘rightness’ of everything in this film” and called it “amongst the most thrilling treatments of a historical subject I have ever seen.”
Imbach wrote the screenplay, which is based on Stefan Zweig’s “Maria Stuart,” together with Andrea Staka and Eduard Habsburg-Lothringen, a descendant of Maria Stuart. Cinematographer is Rainer Klausmann (“Downfall”).
Pic is produced by Okofilm Prods., Swiss pubcaster Srf and Franco-German web Arte. Pathe Films
Swiss director Thomas Imbach’s historical drama Mary Queen Of Scots, which had its world premiere in Competition at Locarno earlier this month, will have its North American premiere as a Special Presentation at Toronto on Sept 9.
Based on Stefan Zweig’s Maria Stuart and starring the young French actress Camille Rutherford as the Scottish queen, Mary Queen Of Scots will be released in Switzerland by Pathé Films on Nov 7, 2013.
Review: Mary Queen of Scots
Icelandic film-maker Ragnar Bragason’s comic drama Metalhead about a teenage girl immersing herself in the world of heavy metal after experiencing a family tragedy will have its world premiere in Toronto’s Contemporary World Cinema section on Sept 7.
Pti’s Toronto sales lineup will also include two ‘works in progress’: Jacques Ouaniche’s French-Israeli-Bulgarian co-production Victor “Young” Perez
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