Earlier today, the Toronto International Film Festival announced additions to their Galas and Special Presentations programs. Among the films with new images and synopses are:
- The Last of Robin Hood (Directed by Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland) starring Dakota Fanning, Susan Sarandon, and Kevin Kline.
- Lucky Them (Directed by Megan Griffiths) starring Toni Collette, Thomas Haden Church, Ryan Eggold, Oliver Platt, Nina Arianda, and Ahna O’Reilly.
- Southcliffe (Directed by Sean Durkin) starring Rory Kinnear, Sean Harris, Shirley Henderson, Anatol Yusef, and Eddie Marsan.
- Therese (Directed by Charlie Stratton) starring Elizabeth Olsen, Tom Felton, Jessica Lange, and Oscar Isaac.
Hit the jump to check out the images and synopses. The 2013 Toronto International Film Festival runs from September 5 – 15th.
The Last of Robin Hood
Errol Flynn, the swashbuckling Hollywood star and notorious ladies’ man, flouted convention all his life, but never more brazenly than in his last years when, swimming in vodka and unwilling to face his mortality, he undertook a liaison with underage starlet Beverly Aadland. The two had a high-flying affair that spanned the globe and was enabled by the girl’s fame-obsessed mother, Florence. It all came crashing to an end in October 1959 when events forced the relationship into the open, creating an avalanche of publicity castigating Beverly and her mother. The Last of Robin Hood is a story about the desire for fame and the price it exacts.
Lucky Them tells the story of Ellie Klug (Toni Collette), a rock journalist who is tasked with the painful assignment of exploring her own past. Joined by eccentric would-be documentarian Charlie (Thomas Haden Church), Ellie sets out on an emotional treasure hunt in order to finally rid herself of her “ghosts” and get on with her life.
A sudden inexplicable spate of shootings rips through the market town of Southcliffe. The lives of those left behind are torn apart. In this haunting drama a journalist reporting on the tragedy finds himself back in the small town he grew up in, looking for answers from the shattered community whilst trying to reconcile the dark events from his own past.
Set in the lower depths of 1860s Paris, Therese is a tale of obsessive love, adultery and revenge, based on Émile Zola’s scandalous novel. Trapped in a loveless marriage to her sickly cousin, Therese embarks on an illicit affair with her husband’s childhood friend that leads to tragic consequences.
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