July 17th, 2024

Ron Howard thriller starring Sydney Sweeney among films premiering at TIFF

By The Canadian Press on July 9, 2024.

Film director Ron Howard attends the Paley Center for Media's 2024 Paley Honors at Cipriani 42nd Street on Thursday, June 13, 2024, in New York. Howard’s survival thriller “Eden”, which stars Jude Law, Sydney Sweeney and Ana de Armas, will be making its world premiere at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP

Ron Howard’s survival thriller “Eden,” starring Jude Law, Sydney Sweeney and Ana de Armas, is among the films set to make a world premiere at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival.

The film, written by Halifax-born Noah Pink, is based on true events and billed as a story about how far people will go in pursuit of a better life.

“Shepherds,” Canadian director Sophie Deraspe’s adaptation of a Mathyas Lefebure novel about a young executive in Montreal who becomes a shepherd in France, will also be making its world premiere at TIFF.

The film festival says acclaimed U.S. hip-hop and R&B artist Anderson .Paak’s directorial debut “K-POP,” inspired by the eight-time Grammy winner’s own life, is also on the list.

Other titles announced Tuesday include romantic comedy-drama “We Live in Time,” directed by John Crowley and starring Florence Pugh and Andrew Garfield, and Indian director Reema Kagti’s “Superboys of Malegaon,” about an amateur filmmaker from the titular city in India who looks to Bollywood.

The 49th edition of TIFF is set for Sept. 5 to 15.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published July 9, 2024

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