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Films by Joe Wright, Angelina Jolie, Darren Aronofsky, George Clooney, and Alexander Payne will hit the Toronto International Film Festival, hoping to build buzz as they head into a crowded awards season.Jolie will be on hand with “￼￼First They Killed My Father,” a drama about the Cambodian genocide that she made for Netflix. ,” a horror film he made with Jennifer Lawrence; Clooney will offer up “Suburbicon,” a Coen brothers’ scripted crime comedy; and Payne is presenting “Downsizing,” a satire in which Matt Damon will shrink to the size of a saltine cracker.All the flower beds are embellished with extra flowers to create something that was really quite sickeningly perfect within a specific color palette.I haven’t worked in television for a while, and although Netflix are very good and generous, this was all done on a relatively tight budget.” Sinead O’Sullivan and Jacqueline Durran Costume designers “We have done a lot of period films together, so it was quite exciting to do something that was in the future, using polyester fabrics that we never normally get to work with in period films.The gala section boasts Wright’s “Darkest Hour,” a biopic with a heavily padded Gary Oldman playing Winston Churchill; Andy Serkis’ “Breathe,” a romantic drama with Andrew Garfield as disability rights advocate Robin Cavendish; and “Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool” a drama about Gloria Grahame’s last years with Annette Bening as the Oscar winner.
Other films premiering at Toronto include “Kings,” a film about the L. riots with Daniel Craig, and “Stronger,” a Jake Gyllenhaal drama about a man who loses his legs in the Boston Marathon bombing. It is seen as an essential stop for films hoping to score with Academy Awards voters, because it has a long track record of highlighting films that go on to awards glory.She said: “I have a very clever partner who’s got a very astute mind and is very, very well read and articulate and ruthless about how something I do might play out on screen.My tendency is to identify with a character and imagine there is more on the page than there is.He’s quite good at putting a check on that.” Pike, who has been with Uniacke for six years, first grabbed public attention when she landed the role of the Bond girl in Die Another Day at the age of 21, before going on to appear in Pride and Prejudice and An Education, but she denies that success has fallen into her lap.“I feel very uncomfortable because people think I have walked into this profession through connections and looks, and they somehow think it’s easy – and it’s not f****** easy. And I didn’t have parents, or a social set, who had anything to do with the film industry,” she said.Next Wednesday evening, the eyes of the entire film world will focus on English director Joe Wright.