Thursday, August 16, 2007

Toronto fills calendar with global diversity

The Toronto International Film Festival gave world cinema the stage Wednesday as it announced slots for the latest films from Ang Lee, Manoel de Oliveira and Francois Ozon.

Toronto, which considers itself a barometer for international cinema, also announced a high-profile slot at Roy Thomson Hall for Alexi Tan's Chinese-language period drama "Blood Brothers," scheduled to debut at the Venice Film Festival.

The 32nd annual Toronto International Film Festival runs Sept. 6-15.

Fortissimo Films' "Brothers" was produced by John Woo and Terence Chang and portrays three friends in 1930s China who move from the countryside to a life of crime in Shanghai.

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