Meet us at the Toronto International Film Festival
Date posted: 05.09.2015
The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) is nearly here! This year, London is the Festival's City to City focus and we're supplementing the incredible line-up of films with London House – an industry centre set to host diverse panels on filmmaking and more.
"As ever, the line-up is incredibly strong," says Adrian Wootton, Chief Executive of Film London and the British Film Commission. "From the London strand to the wider programme which features films like High-Rise, The Program, Legend, The Danish Girl, Sunset Song and The Martian, all of which made use of UK locations, facilities and expertise."
TIFF's City to City line-up features eight adventurous works by London filmmakers, highlighting stimulating and daring films from the capital. The films include:
- Kill Your Friends: set in the 1990s London music business and starring Nicholas Hoult
- Couple in a Hole: looking at a middle class British couple living in a camouflaged hole in a French forest
- London Road: a film adaptation of the National Theatre's musical about the "Suffolk Strangler" murders in Ipswich in 2006
- Northern Soul: the story of the cult youth scene of the 1970s
UK films on show
A wealth of UK-produced films also feature in the wider TIFF programme, including:
- The Martian: the hotly anticipated adaptation of Andy Weir's best-selling novel directed by Ridley Scott
- The Danish Girl: a biopic of Lili Elbe, one of the first recipients of sexual reassignment surgery in the 1920s, starring Eddie Redmayne
- High-Rise: a retro-futuristic, dystopian film set in a London tower block from Ben Wheatley starring Tom Hiddleston and Jeremy Irons
- 45 Years: the second film from Andrew Haigh (Weekend) starring Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay
London House is situated in Maison Mercer – just one block from the industry centre in the Hyatt Regency Toronto and primary festival venue TIFF Bell Lightbox – and will be hosting panel discussions and events as part of TIFF's industry programme.
Sessions on offer will cover topics including:
- Selling British film internationally
- Emerging talent in the UK
- In-conversations with Stephen Frears and Jeremy Thomas
- Information on filming in the UK, with a focus on Sunset Song (Scotland) and Northern Soul (Lancashire)
London House will also be hosting a selection of press junkets and film receptions.