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I want to die in an environment where my cellular structure can go back in and feed: Frances McDormand

During one of the conversations series organized by the 2020 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) , Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director & Co-Head of TIFF, discusses the film 'Nomadland' with American actress Frances McDormand, who played Fern exploring the vast landscape of the American West, in director-producer Chloé Zhao's intimate portrayal of life as a modern-day nomad. Our Toronto correspondent  Asha Bajaj brings you the excerpts:

Enacting delicate same-sex relationship with Ronan every day terrified me: Kate Winslet

During one of the conversations series organized by the 2020 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), thed iconic fest's executive director and co-head Joana Vicente catches up with Hollywood stars Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan in Francis Lee directed 'Ammonite'. The romantic drama is inspired by the life of 19th century British palaeontologist Mary Anning (Kate Winslet) who was in an all-consuming same-sex love with geologist Charlotte Murchison (Saoirse Ronan). Asha Bajaj brings you excerpts:

TIFF 2020: Short reviews of 10 most popular films

Toronto, Sep 25 (IBNS): The 45th Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) 2020 had been forced to cull the number of TIFF titles from over 330 in 2019 to roughly 50 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Out of the 50 films premiered at the TIFF 2020,  IBNS Canada's Special Correspondent Asha Bajaj selects 10 films for short reviews.

TIFF 2020 film 'Nomadland' is a study of modern-day nomad's life in West America

Toronto/IBNS: Directed, edited, produced, and screen played by Chloé Zhao, TIFF 2020 Gala Presentation 'Nomadland', an adapted version of Jessica Bruder’s non-fiction book celebrates humanity and community as she portrays the intimate life of widowed Fern (Frances McDormand) as a modern-day nomad. 

TIFF 2020 to premiere tonight 'Pieces of Woman' depicting a couple's deep loss

Toronto/IBNS: Directed by Kornél Mundruczó, 'Pieces of Woman', a moving story of a couple experiencing deepest loss, will premiere on Friday at TIFF  Bell Lightbox here on 45th Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). 

TIFF 2020 premiers family drama '180° Rule'

Toronto/IBNS: Written and directed by Farnoosh Samadi and produced by Ali Mosaffa, the film '180° Rule', a family drama providing a glimpse into the customary Iranian family structure premiered online on Thursday at Bell Digital Cinema here by 45th Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).

TIFF 2020 Tribute Awards to be streamed internationally by Variety

Toronto/IBNS:  The TIFF Tribute Awards ceremony, an annual fundraiser to support both Toronto International Film Festival's year-round programming, as well as the organization’s core mission to transform the way people see the world through film, would be streamed internationally tonight by Variety at 8:30 pm ET, TIFF reports said. 

Free online panel discussion of 'Planet Africa 25: Origin Stories' held at TIFF 2020

FToronto/IBNS: A free online presentation of 'Planet Africa 25: Origin Stories' was held at Bell Digital Talks by 45th Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) on Sunday.

TIFF 2020 premieres Francis Lee's 'Ammonite' starring Kate Winslet in lead

Toronto/IBNS: Directed and screen-played by England-based Francis Lee's Gala Presentation, 'Ammonite,' a 2020 romantic drama film, starring  Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan, premiered on Saturday during 45th International Film Festival (TIFF) online at Bell Digital Cinema, TIFF reports said.

Halle Berry starrer 'Bruised' premieres at TIFF 2020

Toronto/IBNS: The 45th International Film Festival (TIFF) premiered Halle Berry's directional debut 'Bruised' online at Bell Digital Cinema as well as Visa Skyline Drive-In at CityView, Toronto on Saturday.

TIFF premieres The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America

Toronto/IBNS: Michelle Latimer's Documentary film The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America was premiered at the 45th Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) at TIFF Bell Lightbox here on Saturday, TIFF reports said.

TIFF 2020 kicks off with film-version of David Byrne's American Utopia

Toronto/IBNS: The 45th Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) kicked off on Thursday with the Opening Night Gala Presentation of the Spike Lee-directed filmed version of the Broadway-acclaimed David Byrne’s American Utopia at Visa Skyline Drive-In at CityView, Toronto at 8 pm. 

TIFF 2020 premieres 'Night of the Kings,' Enemies of the State,' 'Shiva Baby' & 'Fireball: Visitors from Darker Worlds' on Day 1

Toronto/IBNS: The 45th Toronto International Festival (TIFF) premiered  'Night of the Kings,' 'Enemies of the State,' 'Shiva Baby', & 'Fireball: Visitors from Darker Worlds' on Thursday, TIFF reports said.

TIFF 2020 to premiere 'Nomadland' in partnership with Telluride Film Festival

Toronto/IBNS: Directed, edited, produced, and screen played by Chloé Zhao,  Gala Presentation 'Nomadland', an adapted version of Jessica Bruder’s non-fiction book, filmed in the USA, is being premiered in partnership with Telluride Film Festival at 45th Toronto International Film Festival (2020) on Friday.

Toronto International Film Festival 2020 opens today in a different format

Toronto/(IBNS: The 2020 Toronto International Film Festival Festival (TIFF) launches the majority of its showings online,  the rest will be drive-in or outdoor showings, and a few select, physically distanced screenings in theatres with spectators and audience wearing masks, TIFF reports said.