“The Swimmers,” a film about two sisters fleeing Syria, would be the opening night time gala presentation on the Toronto Worldwide Movie Pageant.
The movie from director Sally El Hosaini relies on the true story of the Mardini sisters, who have been pressured to swim for hours alongside their overloaded boat to achieve Greece from Turkey in 2015.
El Hosaini says the movie, which is produced by Working Title and Netflix, is an efficient match for a metropolis as numerous as Toronto.
Earlier opening night time movies embody “Expensive Evan Hansen” and “As soon as Had been Brothers: Robbie Robertson and the Band.”
TIFF has been rolling out its lineup separately this 12 months, reasonably than asserting it all of sudden.
The competition runs from Sept. 8 to 18.
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