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Toronto International Film Festival: Editor’s picks!

biutiful movie poster

Biutiful

Starring: Javier Bardem, Maricel Alvarez
Directed by: Alejandro González
Country: Spain, Mexico

A movie about a man who learns he’s dying amidst maintaining his shady business life and caring for two children and the mother of his ex-wife. This film showcases the spectacular range of Bardem. His performance is possibly award-winning.

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little white lies movie pictureLittle White Lies

Starring: Principal Cast: François Cluzet, Marion Cotillard, Benoît Magimel, Gilles Lellouche, Laurent Lafitte, Jean Dujardin
Directed by: Guillaume Canet
Country: France

Despite a traumatic event, a group of friends decides to go ahead with their annual beach vacation. Their relationships, convictions, sense of guilt and friendship are sorely tested. They are finally forced to own up to the little white lies they have been telling each other.

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miralMiral

Starring: Frieda Pinto, Hiam Abbass, Willem Defoe, Vanessa Redgrave
Directed by: Julian Schnabel
Country: United Kingdom, Israel, France

A visceral, first-person diary of a young girl growing up in East Jerusalem as she confronts the effects of occupation and war in every corner of her life. It’s poetic, moving and touches on topics like how global events shape a person.

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