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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."

City to City films

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

Other titles in the stream are The Hard Stop, Kilo Two Bravo, The Ones Below and Urban Hymn.

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 events

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.

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