This year’s Toronto International Film Festival runs from September 6-16 , and to help get you ready for the annual event's amazing docket of titles, we’ve got three new trailers for your consideration.
First up, we get a sneak peek at Brian De Palma’s Passion.
The divisive director (seriously, talking about De Palma is like arguing religion or politics -- everyone’s got an opinion and they’re often contradictory) is back with his latest feature -- a strange tale of sex and power based on Alain Corneau’s 2010 film Love Crime.
Rachel McAdams and Noomi Rapace headline the movie, which revolves around two women in a murderous power struggle, according to the IMDb synopsis. We like McAdams and Rapace and the trailer has a certain cheesy charm to it, but we suspect the film will find its fair share of fans and detractors regardless of its quality when it makes its festival appearance.
Next up, we’ve got a trailer for Juan Carlos Medina’s horror film Painless (aka Insensibles).
The film looks to tell two stories – one set in the 1930s and centered around awful experiments performed on kids who cannot feel pain, and then a modern tale about a doctor with cancer seeking a bone marrow transplant. When the doctor visits his parents, he starts down a path that will uncover an unpleasant family secret.
The Spanish-language chiller looks interesting – even if we can sort of guess what some of the secrets will be after viewing the clip.
Finally, we wrap things up with a look at the new preview for the documentary Men at Lunch. Irish filmmaker Sean O’Cualain uses Charles Ebbets’ famous photo “Lunchtime atop a Skyscraper” as the foundation for this film that explores both the story behind the picture and how New York City was built by an array of largely forgotten immigrant workers.
If you enjoy a good documentary, Men at Lunch looks like a title that should be on your festival schedule if you’re heading to Toronto next month.
For more trailers from this year’s TIFF lineup, check out the festival’s official YouTube channel.