At this point in year, re is not a La La Land in box-out of race for big prizes. Is conclusion at which y reach specialist media when it is coming to end of Festival of Toronto, meeting which, in last decade, it has become rmometer preferred by industry for Oscar.
four years Ago that winner of audience award, most important in canadian festival because it does not have a jury, does not match winning best film at Oscars. Saving 30 seconds of last February, in which The Land is crowned in that great fiasco, 12 years of slavery has been last film-out winner here. And this year it has become more complicated because, to a day of revelation of record re is not a single favorite clear. There is a The Land, and re are several possible Moonlight.
As Call Me By Your Name, hedonistic film from Luca Guadagnino,who came out of Sundance and went through Berlin, where he became one of candidates for best movie awards in Hollywood. The Florida Project, drama by Sean Baker on americans forgotten in gutters of american dream that caused a sensation in Cannes, has also been strengned in Toronto. A24, same distributor that brought small Moonlight last year to Oscar's, it is ir distributor in US, and seems determined to make a campaign powerful. Willem Dafoe, since n, has assured a place among actors in cast of next edition.
winner of The Venice film Festival, The shape of water, has also left a river of applause in Toronto, a city in which worship Guillermo del Toro because he has rolled in it or around part of this movie and some previous. Three ads on outside of Ebbing, Missouri, who took home award for best screenplay at Lido also comes enhanced competition to canadian. And Mudbound, movie that Netflix bought at Sundance, it could be first with which streaming platform to break its exclusion of big awards.
But all this points to anor problem: of 255 titles that projected, Festival of Toronto has not been able this year to sign big premieres. After five years in decline, Venice has reared its head this issue, and he has lifted up titles more strong, at least in stars (A life in a big way, Suburbicon, Mor!...). Telluride is increasingly receiving coverage, and a forward with first americans, as Lady Bird, solo debut behind camera Greta Gerwig, who can be anor of big surprises of season. Or The moment more dark, or side of Dunkirk, directed by Joe Wright who seems to have a clear candidate for best actor: Gary Oldman as Churchill.
The only major world premiere which has pointed to Toronto in 2017 and which will have a long career of awards is I, Tonya. Built in format of a false documentary, film based on life of figure skater Tonya Harding, starring and produced by Margot Robbie, is one of those rare titles that manage to bring according to audiences and critics. And in addition, it-based laughter. I Love You, Daddy, movie woodyallenesca that Louis C. K. shot in secret three months ago, has been or big surprise, and acquisition of Toronto (five million have paid for its distribution in united STATES, same thing that I, Tonya), but kick that gives comic to political correctness of united states and Hollywood, does not seem very friendly prizes. Nor can re be Molly''s Game, debut in direction of writer of gold was written by Aaron Sorkin, which has reduced ir chances after being one of most anticipated. Titles and more commercial, such as The battle of sexes, Film Stars Don t Die in Liverpool or The Upside, american remake of Untouchable, probably will be picked up by Golden Globes.
Although Toronto does not point to a favorite movie, yes it is clear that this is a year of true stories of messages of social solidarity against political tension is real and it is a year of actresses. Allison Janney as terrible mor I, Tonya should compete in awards with anor mor more sympatic, which he plays Laurie Metcalf on Lady Bird. Frances McDormand for Three ads... and Glenn Close for The Wife will be among candidates for end of any award with Sally Hawkins by The way of water.