- What Maisie Knew (directed by Scott McGehee) Starring Joanna Vanderham, Onata Aprile, Alexander Skarsgård, Julianne Moore, and Steve Coogan.
- Do Not Disturb (directed by Yvan Attal) Starring François Cluzet and Charlotte Gainsbourg.
- Greetings from Tim Buckley (directed Dan Algrant) Starring Imogen Poots and Penn Badgley.
- Lines of Wellington (directed by Valeria Sarmiento) Starring John Malkovich, Nuno Lopes, Soraia Chaves, Marisa Paredes, and Victoria Guerra.
Hit the jump to check out the images and synopses. The 2012 Toronto International Film Festival runs from September 6 – 16th.
What Maisie Knew
Based on the Henry James novella, the story frames on 7-year-old Maisie, caught in a custody battle between her mother – a rock and roll icon – and her father. What Maisie Knew is an evocative portrayal of the chaos of adult life seen entirely from a child’s point of view.
Do Not Disturb
Jeff unexpectedly shows up on Ben’s doorstep at 2am. Since their college days, they’ve taken very different paths. Jeff is still the wild man, a serial lover, an artist and eternal vagabond who’s never stopped roaming the world. Ben has settled down with chilled-out and wonderful Anna; they bought a small and comfortable house in the suburbs and started trying to make a baby. But this quiet life is disrupted by the whirlwind that is Jeff, especially when he takes Ben to a wild party, from which they return at dawn, having made a decision that is about to turn all of their lives upside down.
Greetings from Tim Buckley
Greetings from Tim Buckley follows the story of the days leading up to Jeff Buckley’s eminent 1991 performance at his father’s tribute concert in St. Ann’s Church. Through a romance with a young woman working at the concert, he learns to embrace all of his feelings toward the father who abandoned him – longing, anger, forgiveness, and love. Culminating in a cathartic performance of his father’s most famous songs, Jeff’s debut stuns the audience and launches his career as one of the greatest young musicians of his time.
Lines of Wellington
After the failed attempts of Junot and Soult in 1807 and 1809, Napoleon Bonaparte sent a powerful army, commanded by Marshal Massena, to invade Portugal in 1810. The French easily reached the centre of the country, where the Anglo-Portuguese army, led by General Wellington, was waiting.
If you’ve missed them, here are our articles about the other programming line-ups playing at TIFF:
And here are links to our previous image articles:
- Brian De Palma’s PASSION, Susanne Bier’s LOVE IS ALL YOU NEED, Harmony Korine’s SPRING BREAKERS, and Nick Cassavettes’ YELLOW
- Luis Prieto’s PUSHER, Peaches’ PEACHES DOES HERSELF, Adrian Garcia Bogliano’s HERE COMES THE DEVIL, and Juan Carlons Medina’s PAINLESS
- Pete Travis’ DREDD, Nicolas Lopez’s AFTERSHOCK, J.T. Petty’s HELLBENDERS, and Rob Zombie’s LORDS OF SALEM
- Ryuhei Kitamura’s NO ONE LIVES, Ben Wheatley’s SIGHTSEERS, Eva Sørhaug’s 90 MINUTES, and Zhang Yuan’s BEIJING FLICKERS
- Marco Bellocchio’s DORMANT BEAUTY, Nishikawa Miwa’s DREAMS FOR SALE, Gauri Shinde’s ENGLISH VINGLISH, and Ana Piterbarg’s EVERYBODY HAS A PLAN
- Ramin Bahrani’s AT ANY PRICE, Ziad Doueiri’s THE ATTACK, Costa-Gavras’ CAPITAL, and Chen Kaige’s CAUGHT IN THE WEB
- Stephen Chbosky’s PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER, Billy Bob Thornton’s JAYNE MANSFIELD’S CAR, Juan Antonio Bayona’s THE IMPOSSIBLE and Neil Jordan’s BYZANTIUM
- Ariel Vromen’s THE ICEMAN, Robert Pulcini and Shari Springer Berman’s IMOGENE, Yaron Zilberman’s A LATE QUARTET, Josh Boone’s WRITERS