Three added to TIFF list

Jul 12, 2005 by Ian Evans

The 30th Toronto International Film Festival has announced three more galas that will unspool this September.

John Madden’s Proof, based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by David Auburn, will have it’s North American premiere in T.O. this September. It’s the story of an enigmatic young woman haunted by her father’s past and the shadow of her own future, exploring the links between genius and madness, the tender relationships between fathers and daughters, and the nature of truth and family. The film stars Anthony Hopkins, Jake Gyllenhaal, Hope Davis, and Gwyneth Paltrow. Apple’s mum is reteaming with Madden (her Shakespeare in Love director) and returning to the Festival for the first time since her father’s film Duets.

Curtis Hanson, the Academy Award®-winning director who has brought us L.A. Confidential, Wonder Boys and 8 Mile, will come to Toronto with his latest effort, In Her Shoes.

This world premiere stars Cameron Diaz and Toni Collette in a story of the trials and tribulations of two sisters with nothing in common but size 8 1/2 feet.

Maggie Feller (Diaz) is a stunning male magnet whose reading disorder has made it impossible for her to hold down even a minimum wage job for longer than 3 months. Maggie’s older sister, Rose (Collette), is a Princeton educated attorney at a top Philadelphia law firm whose non-stop work schedule and constant weight struggle has left her dating life virtually non-existent. The film also stars Shirley MacLaine.

Pride & Prejudice, the first movie version of Jane Austen’s classic tale in 65 years, receives its world premiere as a Toronto Festival Gala.

Filmed entirely on location in the U.K, the film is directed by Joe Wright and stars Keira Knightley. The 18th century period piece has an talented cast featuring Brenda Blethyn, Donald Sutherland, Simon Woods, Matthew Macfadyen, Tom Hollander, Rosamund Pike and Jena Malone.