TORONTO AND VENICE NEWS
From today's announcement of new titles from the Toronto International Film Festival:
Twelve films were added to the TIFF lineup Wednesday for their Platform Section. All but one are listed as World or North American premieres taking them out of the Telluride conversation. However Karyn Kusama's Destroyer starring Nicole Kidman with Sebastian Stan is listed as an International Premiere which indicates that it is now a likely title for The SHOW.
Destroyer has not yet been dated for U.S. release but you have to expect an awards qualifying date must be in the offing. Destroyer is being distributed by Annapurna.
Let me just mention...a Nicole Kidman tribute?
It appears that the Venice Film Fest will announce their schedule earlier than expected. The schedule was originally to have been announced on Friday but we should see the it on Thursday now according to the Twitterverse:
The schedule for films screening at the Venice Film Festival, which although not definitive in and of themselves, can offer clues about which films that are screening there could conceivably also make the lineup for TFF #45. For example, if Errol Morris' American Dharma is scheduled Aug.29-31 or Sept. 6-8...that would indicate at least a temporal possibility for the documentary to play both in Venice and Telluride.
Based on last year's fests, I am expecting a half a dozen or so films to play both places. We already are expecting: First Man, Roma, The Favourite and Peterloo.
I'll have more in tomorrow's regularly scheduled post.