The 2012 Toronto International Film Festival may be winding down, but the star power is not. From a tennis doc to an earthquake disaster to a basic instinct-type thriller—these premieres should be on your radar.
Venus & Serena the documentary gives viewers an unfiltered look into the remarkable lives of sisters and tennis legends Serena and Venus Williams. Through the prism of one year in their lives, the film tells the untold story of how these two great stars came to be and how they struggle to stay on top. It premieres at the Ryerson theatre at 6 p.m.
Inescapable starring Marissa Tomei, Alexander Siddig, and Canadian Joshua Jackson, makes its world premiere at Roy Thomson Hall at 7pm tonight. The film tells the tale of a Syrian-born, Adib, who finds out that his eldest daughter, Muna, has gone missing in Damascus. Now Adib, who has not been back to the Middle East in over 30 years, must return to Syria and deal with his secret past in order to find her.
Jason Bateman and Alexander Skarsgard star in the drama Disconnect. The film interweaves multiple storylines about people searching for human connection in today’s wired world. Through poignant turns that are both harrowing and touching, the stories intersect with surprising twists that expose a shocking reality into our daily use of technology that mediates and defines our relationships and ultimately our lives. The film premiers at the Princess of Wales theatre at 7 p.m.
Rachel McAdams, Noomi Rapace and famed director Brian De Palma will walk the red carpet at the Winter Garden theatre at 8 p.m. for the premiere of Passion. The movie is an erotic thriller in the tradition of Dressed To Kill and Basic Instinct, and tells the story of a deadly power struggle between two women in the dog-eat-dog world of international business. Christine possesses the natural elegance and casual ease associated with one who has a healthy relationship with money and power. Innocent, lovely and easily exploited, her admiring protégé, Isabelle, is full of cutting-edge ideas that Christine has no qualms about stealing. But when Isabelle falls into bed with one of Christine’s lovers, war breaks out.
Ralph Fiennes and Helena Bonham Carter will walk the carpet tonight at 9:30 p.m. at Roy Thomson Hall for the world premiere of Great Expectations—a reinterpretation their interpretation of the Dickens classic.
At midnight, Eli Roth and Selena Gomez attend the premiere of Aftershock at the Ryerson Theatre. Aftershock,follows the story of American tourists in Chile on vacation. But things go from good to devastating when an earthquake ravages the underground nightclub they’re in. Escaping to the surface is just the beginning as they face nightmarish chaos above ground.
The Toronto International Film Festival runs from September 6th to September 16th.