Nearly three weeks before the 2008 Toronto International Film Festival kicks off, a list of special presentation movies and the closing night movie have been revealed on Wednesday, August 13.
The 33rd Annual Toronto International Film Festival is right around the corner. With the opening day getting closer, on Wednesday, August 13, the festival organizers let out an additional 20 Special Presentations to the programming lineup as well as the chosen movie to close the event, Charles Martin Smith's "Stone of Destiny".
Among the list of movies announced, 12 of them will be making their world premieres on this international festival held from September 4 to 13. They include Rian Johnson's drama starring Adrien Brody, Mark Ruffalo and Rachel Weisz, "The Brothers Bloom", Kevin Smith's comedy "Zack and Miri Make a Porno", Richard Linklater's romantic drama which stars Zac Efron and Claire Danes, "Me and Orson Welles", Jennifer Aniston's "Management", and Colin Firth's "Genova" and "Easy Virtue".
Apart from those world premiere movies, Steven Soderbergh's two part biopic about Che Guevara, "The Argentine" and "Guerrilla" also make the list along with Charlie Kaufman-directed dramedy featuring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Samantha Morton and Michelle Williams, "Synecdoche, New York". The complete list can be read at TIFF08.ca.
Concerning "Stone of Destiny", the movie that is based on true story about four Glasgow University students planning to retrieve the ancient coronation stone of the Scots kept in England for centuries has been picked as the closing movie on September 13. On the choosing of the film, Toronto International Film Festival co-director Cameron Bailey said, "We're thrilled to have Stone of Destiny close this year's Festival. This is a movie that wills you over with its charm, its sense of mischief and its pure Scottishness."