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In a first ever, Abu Dhabi Fest to open with Emirati film From A To B

The eighth edition of the Abu Dhabi Film Festival will open on October 23 with Ali Mustafa's From A To B. This is the first time in the history of the festival that an Emirati work will set one of biggest movie events in the UAE rolling.
Toronto International Film Festival 2014

Benedict Cumberbatch's Turing biopic wins Toronto film festival top prize

While Benedict Cumberbatch's new film walked away with the top awards, other films such as vampire drama What We Do in the Shadows and Beats of the Antonov picked up awards in horror and documentary categories. A low-down on all the honours.
Kalki

Indie films from India leave a mark on global silver screens

After Los Angeles-based director Shonali Bose’s third feature, Margarita, with a Straw, had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, the audience gave the film a standing ovation, writes Anirudh Bhattacharyya.
Toronto International Film Festival 2014

Playing a bitter, unpleasant woman was tough: Jennifer Aniston on Cake

In her film Cake, which had its world premiere at the TIFF on September 8, Aniston plays Claire Simmons, a woman suffering from constant pain and pill addiction who is haunted by hallucinations of a fellow support-group member who committed suicide.
Toronto International Film Festival 2014

Cumberbatch is 'a handful', says The Imitation Game director Morten Tyldum

He has charmed audiences everywhere with his take on Sherlock Holmes and has become one of the most sought-after actors on either side of the Atlantic. But what's it like directing him? The director of his new film, the Imitation Game, says he can be challenging.
Toronto International Film Festival 2014

The ship has sailed: Keira Knightley on being part of Pirates of the Caribbean 5

Actor Keira Knightley has confirmed that she is not going to be a part of Pirates of the Caribbean 5. Knightley, 29, played Elizabeth Swann and her co-star Orlando Bloom portrayed Will Turner Jr in the first three installments of the pirates saga.
Toronto International Film Festival 2014

My husband has no issues with my intimate scenes: Reese Witherspoon

In her upcoming film Wild, the 38-year-old actor has stripped-down completely for a raunchy scene, reported People magazine. The mother of three admits she found it much more challenging to wear minimal make-up on the set than baring all.
Mohsen Makhmalbaf

Iran's Mohsen Makhmalbaf underlines a bloody dictatorship in The President

Hounded out of his own country by an autocratic regime and exiled in London, Makhmalbaf came to Venice with a parable on violence, The President, which indicates that it was inspired by the Arab Spring, is a powerful look at the brutality and bestiality of dictators.
Toronto International Film Festival 2014

With two author-backed roles, Reese Witherspoon generating Oscar buzz

Reese Witherspoon won the Oscar in 2006 and might just be in the race next year, thanks to two much-talked about films that have premiered at the Toronto film festival. Wild and The Good Lie have come up for much praise.
Toronto International Film Festival

Tragicomedies at Toronto find mixed results

The opening days of the Toronto International Film Festival saw a trio of tragicomedies combine humour with pain, often with mixed results. Comedy and drama often mingle in the best of films, but for the lion's share of movies, the two are kept apart, on different sides of the theatre aisle.
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