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With borders still closed, only local cinephiles could attend events such as the drive-in screenings held during the pandemic edition of the Toronto film festival.(tiff_NET/instagram)

Anupama Chopra muses on the wins and losses as the Toronto film festival goes virtual

Hindustan Times | By Anupama Chopra
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2020 10:49 AM IST
Even with its digital screenings and shrunken line-up, TIFF felt like a minor miracle; a reminder that storytelling never stops.
A still from Ian Bawa’s film Strong Son.(COURTESY: TIFF)
A still from Ian Bawa’s film Strong Son.(COURTESY: TIFF)

Indo-Canadian director’s short film Strong Son has lasting impact at TIFF

Hindustan Times, Toronto | By Anirudh Bhattacharyya
PUBLISHED ON SEP 17, 2020 11:02 AM IST
Ian Bawa’s film is about the relationship between a weightlifter and his father. TIFF official Lisa Haller described it as “an endearing portrait” of a father-son bond
A still from the documentary film, 76 Days.(COURTESY: 76 DAYS LLC)
A still from the documentary film, 76 Days.(COURTESY: 76 DAYS LLC)

Documentary on Wuhan makes its presence felt at TIFF

Hindustan Times, Toronto | By Anirudh Bhattacharyya
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2020 05:23 PM IST
Hao Wu’s 76 Days, a 93-minute film made from footage of chaos and panic in Wuhan in the initial days of the outbreak, had its world premiere at the ongoing Toronto International Film Festival
A still from the documentary 76 Days showing medical workers limiting the number of patients admitted into a hospital during the peak of the COVID-19 outbreak in Wuhan, China. (Credit: Courtesy 76 Days LLC)
A still from the documentary 76 Days showing medical workers limiting the number of patients admitted into a hospital during the peak of the COVID-19 outbreak in Wuhan, China. (Credit: Courtesy 76 Days LLC)

TIFF documentary 76 Days gives unprecedented access into Wuhan’s Covid-19 story

Hindustan Times | By Anirudh Bhattacharyya
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2020 08:48 AM IST
The 93-minute film, which has footage of the chaos and challenges faced within the Chinese city as the unknown virus wreaked havoc, had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival or TIFF.
It’s a major change to an event that routinely sends ripples through the film industry in normal times.(Instagram @cineart_nl)
It’s a major change to an event that routinely sends ripples through the film industry in normal times.(Instagram @cineart_nl)

Show must go on: Toronto to organise international film festival amid ongoing pandemic

Toronto | By Bloomberg | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2020 11:14 AM IST
For the 45th edition of the Toronto International Film Festival, organisers look to more hybrid solutions, keeping in mind the coronavirus pandemic and employ the use of drive-in and outdoor theatre screenings instead of tradition in-person viewings.
A still from Chaitanya Tamhane’s feature film, The Disciple.(Courtesy: Zoo Entertainment)
A still from Chaitanya Tamhane’s feature film, The Disciple.(Courtesy: Zoo Entertainment)

Indian filmmaker Tamhane’s ‘The Disciple’ eyes success in Toronto

Hindustan Times, Toronto | By Anirudh Bhattacharyya
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2020 10:33 PM IST
Chaitanya Tamhane’s Marathi feature film, The Disciple, is this year’s only Indian selection at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in Canada
A still from African-American director Spike Lee’s filmed version of David Byrne’s Broadway special American Utopia which will be the opening film for the 45th edition of the Toronto International Film Festival.(TIFF)
A still from African-American director Spike Lee’s filmed version of David Byrne’s Broadway special American Utopia which will be the opening film for the 45th edition of the Toronto International Film Festival.(TIFF)

How the Toronto International Film Festival is adapting to the new normal, via drive-in screenings and open air theatres

Hindustan Times | By Anirudh Bhattacharyya
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2020 02:14 PM IST
Unlike previous years stars will be unable to visit Toronto in person due to mandatory quarantine requirements but they will make appearances to interact with audiences on the digital platform.
Toronto film festival will open on September 10.
Toronto film festival will open on September 10.

Scaled-down Toronto Film Festival plans virtual red carpets and drive-in screenings

Associated Press, New York | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 28, 2020 05:07 PM IST
Not only will this year’s TIFF be smaller, it will include features like virtual red carpet premieres and drive-in screenings.
Farhan Akhtar and Priyanka Chopra play a married couple in The Sky Is Pink.
Farhan Akhtar and Priyanka Chopra play a married couple in The Sky Is Pink.

The Sky Is Pink: Priyanka Chopra, Farhan Akhtar bring Panda and Moose to life in new featurette. Watch

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2019 01:23 PM IST
The Sky Is Pink: New behind-the-scenes video from the film’s sets shows Priyanka Chopra and Farhan Akhtar’s chemistry as Panda and Moose. Watch it here.
Taika Waititi plays Adolf Hitler in Jojo Rabbit.
Taika Waititi plays Adolf Hitler in Jojo Rabbit.

Taika Waititi’s Hitler satire Jojo Rabbit wins TIFF’s Oscar-bellwether award

Reuters | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2019 12:22 PM IST
Jojo Rabbit, a comedy about a boy and his imaginary friend Adolf Hitler, has won the big award at the Toronto International Film Festival.
The Indian-origin Dev Patel has described it as a perfect example of colour-blind casting. ‘Dickens is talking about old London, class struggle, rich and poor – there would have been black-skinned and brown men and women walking around those streets... So, I actually think it makes it a richer experience,’ he has said.(Shutterstock)
The Indian-origin Dev Patel has described it as a perfect example of colour-blind casting. ‘Dickens is talking about old London, class struggle, rich and poor – there would have been black-skinned and brown men and women walking around those streets... So, I actually think it makes it a richer experience,’ he has said.(Shutterstock)

Dev Patel is bringing some of his brown-boy magic to David Copperfield

Hindustan Times | By Anirudh Bhattacharyya
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2019 07:08 PM IST
I wanted the best people for the parts, and why shouldn’t 100% of the acting community be available to me, says director Armando lannucci, who has adapted the Charles Dickens classic for the screen.
Priyanka Chopra Jonas poses for photos before the world premiere of The Sky Is Pink at Roy Thomson Hall during the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in Toronto, Canada, on Sept. 13.(Xinhua)
Priyanka Chopra Jonas poses for photos before the world premiere of The Sky Is Pink at Roy Thomson Hall during the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in Toronto, Canada, on Sept. 13.(Xinhua)

Priyanka Chopra gets emotional as she hugs director Shonali Bose at TIFF premiere of The Sky Is Pink, watch

Indo Asian News Service | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON SEP 14, 2019 05:35 PM IST
Priyanka Chopra could not control her tears as The Sky Is Pink had a warm reception at the world premiere at Toronto International Film Festival 2019.
The Sky Is Pink trailer: Priyanka Chopra and Farhan Akhtar reunite after Dil Dhadakne Do.
The Sky Is Pink trailer: Priyanka Chopra and Farhan Akhtar reunite after Dil Dhadakne Do.

The Sky Is Pink trailer: Priyanka Chopra, Farhan Akhtar, Zaira Wasim weave magic with a warm tale. Watch

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2019 10:31 AM IST
The Sky is Pink trailer: Priyanka Chopra makes a warm and welcome return to Hindi cinema with this fuzzy movie by Shonali Bose. Watch video.
The Sky Is Pink poster: Priyanka Chopra, Farhan Akhtar, Zaira Wasim and Rohit Saraf will be seen together at TIFF for the film’s premiere.
The Sky Is Pink poster: Priyanka Chopra, Farhan Akhtar, Zaira Wasim and Rohit Saraf will be seen together at TIFF for the film’s premiere.

The Sky Is Pink: Priyanka Chopra shares stunning first poster for her comeback Hindi film, trailer out on Tuesday

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2019 10:41 AM IST
The Sky Is Pink poster: The first poster for Priyanka Chopra’s upcoming Hindi film, co-starring Farhan Akhtar and Zaira Wasim, is out. Check it out here.
Priyanka Chopra’s initial days in Bollywood were not easy.
Priyanka Chopra’s initial days in Bollywood were not easy.

Priyanka Chopra says she was yelled at by directors in early days of career: ‘Was thrown into and out of movies’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2019 09:42 AM IST
Priyanka Chopra has revealed how directors would yell at her and throw her in and out of films in the initial days of her career.
Priyanka Chopra is in Toronto for promotions of The Sky is Pink.(Instagram)
Priyanka Chopra is in Toronto for promotions of The Sky is Pink.(Instagram)

Priyanka Chopra sips coffee with Nick Jonas’ face on it. Watch the video here

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2019 05:34 PM IST
Priyanka Chopra is with her husband Nick Jonas, even when she is away in Toronto. Check out her latest video here to find out how.
This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Joaquin Phoenix in a scene from Joker.(AP)
This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Joaquin Phoenix in a scene from Joker.(AP)

‘A cinematic achievement on a high level’: First review of Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker is here, and it’s glowing

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 29, 2019 12:18 PM IST
Toronto International Film Festival artistic director Cameron Bailey has offered a glowing review of the upcoming Batman spin-off film, Joker, starring Joaquin Phoenix.
Gully Boy, directed by Zoya Akhtar, stars Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt in lead roles.
Gully Boy, directed by Zoya Akhtar, stars Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt in lead roles.

Ranveer Singh’s Gully Boy gets ‘loudest cheers in 20 years’ at Berlinale, critics call it a ‘well-woven narrative’

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 11, 2019 04:16 PM IST
Ranveer Singh’s Gully Boy has wowed all -- from fans to the artistic director of the Toronto International Film Festival. See all the responses here.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui as Bal Thackeray.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui as Bal Thackeray.

Thackeray and beyond: How Bollywood’s Faisal, Nawazuddin Siddiqui went global and emerged as anti-hero

Hindustan Times | By Ruchi Kaushal
UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2019 08:51 AM IST
Starting with bit roles in films like Sarfarosh and Munna Bhai MBBS, Nawazuddin Siddiqui first tasted success in Vidya Balan’s Kahaani. With Gangs of Wasseypur 2, Lunchbox and Sacred Games, there was no looking back.
Vasan Bala’s first film, Peddlers, premiered at the Cannes Film Festival but hasn’t been released theatrically yet.
Vasan Bala’s first film, Peddlers, premiered at the Cannes Film Festival but hasn’t been released theatrically yet.

Vasan Bala’s Mard Ko Dard Nahin Hota makes history at Toronto, see reactions

Press Trust of India | By HT Correspondent, Toronto
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2018 01:36 PM IST
Vasan Bala’s martial arts film, Mard Ko Dard Nahin Hota (The Man Who Feels No Pain), premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. Read first reactions.
First Man, the biopic of American astronaut Neil Armstrong becoming the first human to step upon the lunar landscape, is the latest reminder that Hollywood can make out-of-this-world movies(AFP)
First Man, the biopic of American astronaut Neil Armstrong becoming the first human to step upon the lunar landscape, is the latest reminder that Hollywood can make out-of-this-world movies(AFP)

The Indian film industry should now explore space

By Anirudh Bhattacharya
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2018 11:49 PM IST
For Indian filmmakers, the final frontier is there for the taking. As India’s space scientists compete with the US, Russian, European and Chinese space agencies, the film industry needs to capture the zeitgeist and prepare for liftoff into this realm.
A still from director Rima Das’ Bulbul Can Sing, which had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.(Courtesy TIFF)
A still from director Rima Das’ Bulbul Can Sing, which had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.(Courtesy TIFF)

Assamese director Rima Das’ movie on teen love gets packed world premiere at Toronto International Film Festival

Hindustan Times, Toronto | By Anirudh Bhattacharyya, Toronto
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2018 10:21 AM IST
With Bulbul Can Sing, Rima Das explores the world of adolescents and the complications of that age, especially their emotional growth and sexual stirrings clashing with traditional values.
Actor Abhishek Bachchan arrives for the premiere of Husband Material at the Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto.(REUTERS)
Actor Abhishek Bachchan arrives for the premiere of Husband Material at the Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto.(REUTERS)

Abhishek Bachchan says he proposed to Aishwarya at TIFF, she has told him not to do it again this time

Press Trust of India | By HT Correspondent, Toronto
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2018 02:07 PM IST
The team of Manmarziyaan screened their film at the Toronto International Film Festival. See pics of cast members Abhishek Bachchan, Taapsee Pannu and Vicky Kaushal and director Anurag Kashyap.
Actor Viola Davis arrives for the world premiere of Widows at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in Toronto.(REUTERS)
Actor Viola Davis arrives for the world premiere of Widows at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in Toronto.(REUTERS)

Viola Davis regrets doing The Help, the film that won her an Oscar nomination

Press Trust of India | By HT Correspondent, Los Angeles
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2018 03:01 PM IST
Oscar winner Viola Davis has said that she regrets working on the critically acclaimed film The Help, despite getting an Oscar nomination out of it.
Actor Kit Harington arrives for the world premiere of The Death and Life of John F. Donovan at the Toronto International Film Festival.(REUTERS)
Actor Kit Harington arrives for the world premiere of The Death and Life of John F. Donovan at the Toronto International Film Festival.(REUTERS)

Why hasn’t a gay actor starred in a Marvel film, asks Game of Thrones star Kit Harington

Press Trust of India | By HT Correspondent, Los Angeles
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2018 02:21 PM IST
Kit Harington, who plays Jon Snow in Game of Thrones, was at the Toronto International Film Festival when he criticised Hollywood for not giving enough representation to homosexuality.
Kit Harington attends The Hollywood Foreign Press Association and InStyle Party during 2018 Toronto International Film Festival at Four Seasons Hotel on September 8, 2018 in Toronto, Canada.(AFP)
Kit Harington attends The Hollywood Foreign Press Association and InStyle Party during 2018 Toronto International Film Festival at Four Seasons Hotel on September 8, 2018 in Toronto, Canada.(AFP)

Game of Thrones has finished shooting but Kit Harington is still maintaining the Jon Snow look. Here’s why

Asian News International | By HT Correspondent, Washington Dc
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2018 11:12 AM IST
Game of Thrones actor Kit Harington has revealed why he has still not shaved his Jon Snow beard or cut his hair even when the show finished shooting a while ago.
This image released by Netflix shows Chris Pine in a scene from David Mackenzie’s Robert the Bruce epic Outlaw King, premiering on November 9.(AP)
This image released by Netflix shows Chris Pine in a scene from David Mackenzie’s Robert the Bruce epic Outlaw King, premiering on November 9.(AP)

Chris Pine’s full-frontal nudity in Netflix’s Outlaw King is distracting everyone

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2018 06:05 PM IST
Chris Pine’s upcoming Netflix film, the Game of Thrones-inspired Outlaw King, recently premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, but all anyone seems to want to talk about is his full-frontal nude scene.
Dev Patel in a still from Hotel Mumbai.
Dev Patel in a still from Hotel Mumbai.

Dev Patel, Anupam Kher’s 26/11 film Hotel Mumbai gets rave early reviews. Read them here

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2018 01:15 PM IST
Starring Dev Patel, Anupam Kher and Armie Hammer, Hotel Mumbai - based on the 26/11 Mumbai attacks - received rave reviews after its premiere. Read excerpts here.
A still from the film, The Sweet Requiem, which will have its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.(TIFF)
A still from the film, The Sweet Requiem, which will have its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.(TIFF)

Film on Tibet refugees settled in India to premiere at TIFF

Hindustan Times | By Anirudh Bhattacharyya, Toronto
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2018 08:33 PM IST
The Sweet Requiem will have its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. It will serve as a reminder of the exodus of Tibetans as their homeland was annexed by China in 1950.
The last Assamese film to win the honour was Jahnu Barua’s Halodhia Choraye Baodhan Khai in 1987
The last Assamese film to win the honour was Jahnu Barua’s Halodhia Choraye Baodhan Khai in 1987

Winning the National Award is a huge recognition for Assam, says director Rima Das

Indo Asian News Service | By HT Correspondent, Assam
UPDATED ON APR 13, 2018 06:49 PM IST
After 29 years an Assamese film has won the National Award for Best Feature Film. Director Rima Das says it’s a big victory for Assam.
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