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New flicks at Toronto Film Festival

09-14-2011 10:16 BJT

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The Toronto Film Festival is a platform of new and coveted productions. Actress Glenn Close premiered her latest work, "Albert Nobbs," which is already creating Oscar buzz. Gerard Butler fights against Sudanese genocide in "Machine Gun Preacher". And pop queen Madonna retells the romance between King Edward the Eighth and American socialite Wallis Simpson.

"Albert Nobbs" is directed by Rodrigo Garcia and depicts life in 19th century Ireland. Close plays a woman living as a man in order to get work.

Close explained why she worked so hard for years to get the film made.

Glenn Close said, "Well I did it on stage twenty nine years ago and never forgot the character, because every night in the theatre I experienced the power of the simple story that packed this huge emotional wallop. It's a very unique character, and I thought it would make a wonderful movie."

Poster of "Albert Nobbs"

Gerard Butler plays Sam Childers, a drug-dealing biker who, after leaving the country following a bar fight, finds himself in the Sudan. Before long, he witnesses the horror of genocide and must respond to it.

Childer's life changes for the better as he becomes a crusader for the children. The real-life Childers was at the premiere.

For Butler, the chance to play Childers was a once in a lifetime role.

Poster of "Machine Gun Preacher"

Madonna walked the red carpet Monday in support of her new film, "W.E." The material girl directs the romantic drama, which focuses on the affair between King Edward the 8th and the divorced American socialite Wallis Simpson.

Madonna co-wrote the script, which covers the real life scandal that rocked the monarchy. But she also added another tier to the story that jumps back and forth to the 1990s with a romance between a married woman and a Russian security guard.

Poster of "W.E."

 

Editor:Liu Fang |Source: CNTV.CN

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