UPDATED with full slate so far: Living up to its stature as the premier international awards-season launch pad, The Toronto Film Festival today unveiled the first part of its slate that is strong, adventurous and chock-full of depictions of adversity and human struggle. TIFF chief Cameron Bailey said the festival is tighter this year, with fewer films than in the past. But they seem to have secured many of the films most often mentioned as Oscar bait. The fest runs September 7-17.
There is the acquisition title I, Tonya that has Margot Robbie as Olympic figure skater Tonya Harding’s desperate attempt to overtake glamour girl rival Nancy Kerrigan.