Mary Harron’s Dalílandstarring Ben Kingsley as surrealist painter Salvador Dali, will close the 47th Toronto Film Festival with its world premiere on September 17.
Canadian director Harron, best known for American mentality and I shot Andy Warholwill host Kingsley and her film’s cast, including Barbara Sukowa, Christopher Briney, Rupert Graves and Suki Waterhouse, at the Roy Thomson Hall screening.
Dalíland tells the story of Dali’s last years and his marriage to his domineering wife and muse, Gala, as their seemingly unshakable relationship begins to strain and fracture. Set in New York and Spain in 1973, Daliland is told through the eyes of James, a young assistant who wants to make a name for herself in the art world and who helps the eccentric and smart Dalí standard. for a large painting exhibition.
“We couldn’t be more proud that Harron is a Canadian who brought the uncanny explorations of her iconic eccentric personality to the world stage,” said TIFF CEO Cameron Bailey. in a statement about the film’s closing night.
Directed by Harron Daliland based on a script written by John C. Walsh. The film was developed by Edward R. Pressman of Pressman Film, a producer on American mentalityand David O. Sacks, who previously collaborated with Jason Reitman’s Thanks for smoking.
Producer credits are also shared by Daniel Brunt, Chris Curling, and Sam Pressman.
TIFF previously announced that the Netflix movie swimmers, Writer-director Sally El Hosaini’s film follows real-life sisters on an inspiring adventure as refugees from war-torn Syria arrive at the 2016 Rio Olympics, which will open the Festival. film Toronto on September 8 at Roy Thomson Hall.