A pair of promo trailers for a couple of Toronto International Film Festival films have just arrived along with a selection of pictures from each. Neither film has a domestic distributor yet, but should they prove their worth they should find one shortly. Also know this is just the start of my preview of all the films that will be in the Toronto Film Festival, which runs from September 9-19. There is a lot more to come in the next few days.
The first film is The Bang Bang Club directed by Steven Silver and starring Ryan Phillippe, Taylor Kitsch (Gambit from X-Men Origins: Wolverine), Malin Akerman (Watchmen), Frank Rautenbach and Neels Van Jaarsveld. The film gets its name based on a group of four young wartime photographers known as “The Bang Bang Club” whose photographs captured the final bloody days of white rule in South Africa and the final demise of apartheid. The film tells the remarkable and sometimes harrowing story of these young men – and the extraordinary extremes they went to in order to capture their pictures.
You can watch the sales trailer for the film directly below and browse the gallery of pictures right here.
Next is Barney’s Version, which stars Paul Giamatti, Dustin Hoffman, Rosamund Pike (Pride and Prejudice), Minnie Driver (Good Will Hunting), Rachelle Lefevre (Twilight), Scott Speedman (Underworld) and Bruce Greenwood (Star Trek).
This film is based on Mordecai Richler’s acclaimed novel following Barney Panofsky (Giamatti), an impulsive, romantic, politically incorrect and fearlessly blunt Montreal man who tries to keep the tragic events of his past from overwhelming his hopes for the future.
You can watch the promo trailer directly below and browse our gallery of stills right here.