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Keira Knightley's 'A Dangerous Method' and Carey Mulligan's 'Drive' and 'Shame' films set to premiere at TIFF 2011


The 36th Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) just announced this morning their stellar line-up of Galas and Special Presentations. Three of the many films in the line-up are:  Keira Knightley's new film, A Dangerous Method (with Michael Fassbender and Viggo Mortensen) for a Gala/North American premiere, and two new Carey Mulligan films: Drive (with Ryan Gosling) for a Special Presentation/Canadian premiere, and Shame (with Michael Fassbender) for a North American premiere.  

TIFF 2011 runs from Sept. 8th-18th. 



TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES STELLAR LINE-UP OF GALAS AND SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

Galas
A Dangerous Method
Director: David Cronenberg
Country: France/Ireland/United Kingdom/Germany/Canada
North American Premiere
On the eve of World War I, Zurich and Vienna are the setting for a dark tale of sexual and intellectual discovery. Drawn from true-life events, A Dangerous Method takes a glimpse into the turbulent relationships between fledgling psychiatrist Carl Jung, his mentor Sigmund Freud and Sabina Spielrein, the troubled but beautiful young woman who comes between them. Into the mix comes Otto Gross, a debauched patient who is determined to push the boundaries. In this exploration of sensuality, ambition and deceit set the scene for the pivotal moment when Jung, Freud and Sabina come together and split apart, forever changing the face of modern thought. Starring Michael Fassbender, Viggo Mortensen and Keira Knightley.
Special Presentations
Drive
Director: Nicolas Winding Refn
Country: USA
Canadian Premiere
Ryan Gosling stars as a Los Angeles wheelman for hire, stunt driving for movie productions by day and steering getaway vehicles for armed heists by night. Though a loner by nature, Driver can‟t help falling in love with his beautiful neighbour Irene (Carey Mulligan), a vulnerable young mother dragged into a dangerous underworld by the return of her ex-convict husband Standard (Oscar Isaac). After a heist intended to pay off Standard's protection money spins unpredictably out of control, Driver finds himself driving defence for the girl he loves, tailgated by a syndicate of deadly serious criminals (Albert Brooks and Ron Perlman).
Shame
Director: Steve McQueen
Country: United Kingdom
North American Premiere
Brandon is a thirty-something man living in New York who is unable to manage his sex life. After his wayward younger sister moves into his apartment, Brandon‟s world spirals out of control. From director Steve McQueen (Hunger), Shame is a compelling and timely examination of the nature of need, how we live our lives and the experiences that shape us. Stars Michael Fassbender, Carey Mulligan, James Badge Dale and Nicole Beharie.
Read the rest of the films on the line-up list from TIFF's press release: TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES STELLAR LINE-UP OF GALAS AND SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS 

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