Friday, August 14, 2009
PORTMAN PURSUES LOVE IN TORONTO
Natalie Portman's newest movie "Love and Other Impossible Pursuits" will premiere at the Toronto Film Festival. The film, directed by Don Roos ("The Opposite of Sex"), stars Portman as married Harvard Law graduate. As she tries to cope with the death of her newborn child, she also has to figure out how to build a relationship with her stepson. The movie is based on the novel by Ayelet Waldman. Oscar-nominee Portman also served as an executive producer, Emmy-Award winner Lisa Kudrow stars as well.
Toronto will also feature Demi Moore's newest...ah whatever. The drama "Mother and Child" starring Annette Bening, Naomi Watts and Kerry Washington will premiere too. The film tells the story of a 50-year-old woman, who gave her daughter up for adoption 35 years ago and is also about an African American woman, who wants to adopt a child. This leaves me with the shocking conclusion that, as we all know, when Annette Bening and Hilary Swank both have movies shown in the same calender year, the Academy automatically votes Swank the Best Actress of the year. I guess the Best Actress race is over, folks.
Several other flicks will be shown as well: "Agora" starring Rachel Weisz, "Coco Chanel and Igor Stravinski", "The Road" with Viggo Mortensen and these two.
Posted by Stephan at 10:16 AM