34th Toronto International Film Festival Coverage: Day Eight
A crazy thing happened between the two red carpets we covered at the Elgin today. In between the red carpets for The Waiting City and London River, a few of the photographers actually had time to go to Fran’s diner for dinner.
Dinner. Like real food, not the granola bars we usually exist on for most of the Festival.
The Waiting City stars Radha Mitchell and Joel Edgerton as an Australian couple who head to India to collect there adopted baby. They soon discover that the paperwork has not been finalized and they must wait around until it is. As they do so, the foundation of their marriage is tested.
Though we didn’t have dessert, the wonderful Brenda Blethyn was the real treat, cheerfully posing for us on the red carpet for London River. There are stars and starlets and then there are real talents. That’s the category Miss Blethyn belongs on.
London River comes to TIFF after premièring at the Berlin Film Festival. Written by director Rachid Bouchareb and Blethyn and Sotigui Kouyaté, the film follows two parents, a Muslim and a Christian, as they search for their children in the aftermath of the July 2005 London transit bombings.