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Nature humbles you and puts you in perspective: Nomadland director Chloe Zhao

During one of the conversations series organized by the 2020 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), Chloé Zhao, director and producer of the film ‘Nomadland’, winner of TIFF 2020 People's Choice Award, tell Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director & Co-Head of TIFF,  how she balanced the successful creation of the larger landscape of the vast portrait of contemporary American West against a more intimate portrait of the protagonist Fern. Asha Bajaj, IBNS Canada's Special Correspondent, brings you the excerpts:

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:

I found a parallel between the search for A Suitable Boy for Lata and search for India: Mira Nair

During one of the conversations series organized by the 2020 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), Geoff Macnaughton, Senior Director, Industry & Theatrical/Lead Programmer, Primetime at TIFF, catches up with Mira Nair, director of  ‘A Suitable Boy,’ a primetime presentation recipient of the Jeff Skoll Award in Impact Media. Nair’s six-part drama series is an adaptation from Vikram Seth’s novel about a young Indian woman's struggle to create a balance between family duty and personal independence in post-partition India.  Asha Bajaj brings you the excerpts:

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. 

'A Suitable Boy' is not just the story of one woman’s choice but an entire country’s future: Mira Nair

Toronto/IBNS: Recipient of the Jeff Skoll Award in Impact Media Mira Nair's 'A Suitable Boy', a primetime presentation premiered in the Bell Digital Cinema as a closing film of 45th Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). 

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).

Recipient of TIFF 2020 Tribute Actor Award, Kate Winslet thanks frontline workers in acceptance speech

Toronto/IBNS: The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) Tribute Awards ceremony, an annual fundraiser which supports both TIFF's year-round programming, as well as the organization’s core mission to transform the way people see the world through film, was held on Wednesday and was streamed internationally by Variety at 8:30 pm ET .

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.

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.

Cinema needs women representation outside their skin colours: Priyanka Chopra Jonas at TIFF

Toronto/IBNS: Hollywood actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas, who ruled the Indian cinema for years, on Friday said cinema needs women representation irrespective of their skin colours and the selection should be based on their merits.

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.