Toronto International Film Festival 2017 Sparks Oscar Buzz

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National Award-winning filmmaker, Hansal Mehta, who has given much-acclaimed films like Shahid, CityLights and Aligarh with Rajkummar Rao, has joined forces with the acting powerhouse once again for his upcoming film, Omerta and the film will have its world premiere at the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival 2017.

Jolie's First They Killed My Father is set to hit the festival, a few months after the passion project about the Khmer Rouge genocide premiered in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

Clooney's "Suburbicon", written by the Coen brothers, stars Matt Damon and Julianne Moore in a tale of a suburban home invasion.

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Hany Abu-Assad's The Mountain Between Us, a survival thriller starring Idris Elba and Kate Winslet, Haifaa al-Mansour's Mary Shelley, with Elle Fanning as the 18-year-old who would write Frankenstein, and Susanna White's Woman Walks Ahead, a historical drama starring Jessica Chastain as painter-turned-activist Catherine Weldon, were also announced as Galas, along with an as-yet-untitled film from director Neil Burger starring Bryan Cranston and Kevin Hart.

The 7 September (17) screening of Breathe, which stars Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy, in September (17) will mark the film's world premiere.

Other films on the docket include David Gordon Green's Boston Marathon bombing drama "Stronger", starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Regina native Tatiana Maslany.

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Other films set to feature at the annual festival include the latest from Darren Aronofsky's mother!, starring Jennifer Lawrence; Emma Stone and Steve Carell's true-story tennis flick Battle of the Sexes; and Guillermo del Toro's Cold War thriller The Shape of Water. Namely: the opening night film.

Along with the Telluride Film Festival, which takes place September 1-4, TIFF has been used as a launch pad by studios for films that have gone on to win Best Picture at the Oscars - previous examples include "The Hurt Locker", "Slumdog Millionaire", "Crash" and "American Beauty".

"I'm not sure the stars, to be honest, are going to align this year when it comes to 'Blade Runner, '" said Handling. Although the organization just launched Share Her Journey, a fundraising campaign aimed to "jump-start gender-equality initiatives", of the 47 titles revealed Tuesday (more will be announced over the course of the summer), only 14 come from female directors - including two films that are co-directed by male partners - or about 30 per cent.

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