Geraldine Vishwanathan straddles two cultures – living in the West and her Pakistani background
BY RENU MEHTA, TORONTO – (with excerpts from press notes): It was September 13, 2019, the day I went to interview Shonali Bose. It happened to be the death anniversary of her son who had died in a freak accident in 2010. She had made a film – Margarita with a Straw – about this […]
Jojo Rabbit wins the Grolsch People’s Choice award at TIFF
Director Bose guides The Sky is Pink through romance and wrenching family tragedy. The story takes the audience through 25 years in the relationship of a mother (Priyanka Chopra) and father (Farhan Akhtar) and is told from the perspective of their recently deceased teenage daughter.
With an extensive film, television, and stage career spanning over 40 years, Streep has won three Academy Awards — for her roles in Kramer vs. Kramer, Sophie’s Choice, and The Iron Lady — and, in 2018, she set an unsurpassed record with her 21st Oscar nomination for her role in The Post. She has been nominated for 31 Golden Globes, winning eight times, and in 2017 she was the recipient of the Cecil B. deMille Award. Streep currently stars in the Emmy Award–winning series Big Little Lies and will star with Gary Oldman and Antonio Banderas in Steven Soderbergh’s upcoming film The Laundromat, which will have its North American Premiere at TIFF this September.
The Toronto International Film Festival runs in Toronto from September 5-15, 2019
BY RENU MEHTA, TORONTO: Hotel Mumbai, a must watch film, directed by Australian director Anthony Maras made its debut at the Toronto International Film festival (TIFF). Dev Patel, Armie Hammer, Nazanin Boniadi, and Anupam Kher star in Anthony Maras’s debut feature, about the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks and its survivors. The feature focuses on the […]
BY STAFF REPORTER, TORONTO: A film about bonded child labour will soon be making waves when it is released early next year. The first look launch of Jhalki, a moving tale about lost Childhood, was held in downtown Toronto in the midst of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), by its producers along with a […]