THE QUEEN KRISTEN
The appearance of Bella Swan from Twilight in the credits of the new film by Olivier Assayas with Juliette Binoche had a lot of people intrigued. After the screening at Cannes, the verdict was very clear: KRISTEN STEWART steals the show. Hollywood’s sweetheart, whose private life tabloids are drooling over, blossoms in a very nuanced way, in this small gem of Independent European Cinema. For Vogue, Olivier Assayas explores his encounter with a young actress possessing a supernatural and universal aura. Down the road, a mystery, “The real Kristen”…
Canadian Premiere: Still Alice
Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland, USA World Premiere Alice Howland, happily married with three grown children, is a renowned linguistics professor who starts to forget words. When she receives a devastating diagnosis, Alice and her family find their bonds tested. Alice’s struggle to stay connected to who she once was is frightening, heartbreaking, and inspiring. Starring Kristen Stewart, Alec Baldwin, Kate Bosworth and Julianne Moore.
TIFF will open on Sept. 4 and run through Sept. 14.
“When the camera was on Kristen, sometimes I dared to push her. I would go and go and go. Kristen has an amazing potential, but she needs to open up, she needs to get in more. So when you see that, you want to help, you want to go for it.”