Five films have been added to the lineup for this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, featuring performances by some of the biggest names in movies, including Ryan Gosling, Eric Bana and Matthew Broderick.
THE GIRL IN THE PARK: Directed by David Auburn, the film explores the ways people cope with loss. Starring Sigourney Weaver, Kate Bosworth, Elias Koteas and Keri Russell.
HONEYDRIPPER: Directed by John Sayles, Honeydripper tells the story of the owner of a juke joint in Alabama and the moment when blues became rock ’n’ roll. Starring Danny Glover.
LARS AND THE REAL GIRL: Directed by Craig Gillespie, this film stars Canadian actor Ryan Gosling as the socially inept Lars Lindstrom who falls in love with a made-to-order, life-sized doll. From one of the Six Feet Under writers, the film also stars SFU alum Patricia Clarkson.
ROMULUS, MY FATHER: This Australian film is the directorial debut from Aussie actor Richard Roxburgh and is based on Raimond Gaita’s memoir about his struggle to raise his son. Starring Eric Bana and Franka Potente.
THEN SHE FOUND ME: Helen Hunt makes her directorial debut and stars in Then She Found Me, based on the novel of the same name by Elinor Lipman. It tells the story of one woman’s unlikely path toward fulfilment after the breakup of her marriage. Co-starring Matthew Broderick.
This year’s festival runs from Sept. 6-15.