The 37th Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) starts Today with action thriller Looper, starring Bruce Willis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Emily Blunt. The 11-day film extravaganza will screen 289 feature films and 83 short films.
The Indian presence at TIFF includes Deepa Mehta’s Midnight’s Children, Meera Nair’s The Reluctant Fundamentalist, Gauri Shinde’s English Vinglish (Sridevi’s comeback film), Vasan Bala’s Peddlers, Hansal Mehta’s Shahid, Dibakar Banerjee Shanghai and Habib Faisal’s Ishaqzaade.
Midnight’s Children is an adaptation of Salman Rushdie’s Booker Prize winning novel of the same name, while The Reluctant Fundamentalist is an adaptation of Mohsin Hamid’s international best-selling novel.
The festival will also premier National Award-winning Kannada filmmaker Girish Kasaravalli’s The Tortoise, An Incarnation in the Contemporary World Cinema section.