The Toronto International Film Festival is being celebrated both online and offline. The event began on September 10. Without the physical presence of any celebrity stars, this time, the whole event is being celebrated by Canadian cinema lovers. And the movies are not disappointing to the audience. The festival has already watched films by Indian director Chaitanya Tamhane’s The Disciple, Francis Lee’s Ammonite and Chloé Zhao’s Nomadland.

Film: Nomadland , Source: Collected

Two-time Oscar winning actress Frances McDormand once again made a show of victory with the film Nomadland. This film is already making a buzz at the Toronto International Film Festival. Nomadland has been a hit with the Venice Festival, which also began this month.  This is a film of a sixty-year-old homeless woman who walks along the road with a van of her own. After her husband’s death, the old woman lost her last refuge. Then she built his own house in an old van.


Another film, called The Disciple, is also lighting up the Toronto Film Festival. The film, directed by Indian director Chaitanya Tamhane, was a surprise at the Venice Film Festival before Toronto. After 19 years at the Venice Festival, an Indian film has been ranked in the competition. Earlier in 2001, Mira Nair’s Monsoon Wedding represented India in the competition.

Film: The Disciple, Source: Collected

The Toronto Film Festival is a platform for making Oscar forecasting. Especially the film called Ammonite, directed by Francis Lee, already made its possibilities. Kate Winslet and Sarsha Ronan acted in this film and have already proven for the Oscar-winning title. 


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