Canadian women in film will be honoured Wednesday on Day 7 of the Toronto International Film Festival.
Directors Deepa Mehta, Sarah Polley, Chloe Robichaud, Louise Archambault and Alanis Obomsawin — all of whom released films in the past year — are among the 10 women being recognized at the Birks Diamond Tribute to the Year’s Women in Film.
Actors Évelyne Brochu, Geneviève Bujold, Sarah Gadon, Jessica Paré and Alison Pill were also selected by the jury to receive the award.
“Because the world’s attention is focused on the Festival, the time is perfect to celebrate the successes of our creative talent, who distinguish themselves not only in Canada but around the world,” Carolle Brabant, executive director of Telefilm Canada.
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Montreal actor Jay Baruchel, who was once engaged to Pill, is in town Wednesday for the premiere of The Art of the Steal.
The comedy follows two brothers — Matt Dillon and Kurt Russell — who reunite for one last heist.
Baruchel, Russell and Jonathan Sobel, who wrote and directed the movie, are expected on the red carpet at Roy Thomson Hall at 9:30 p.m.
Annette Bening will walk the red carpet for The Face of Love at the Elgin Theatre, and Canadians Catherine O’Hara, Ryan Kwanten and Sara Canning will attend the premiere of The Right Kind of Wrong at Roy Thomson Hall.
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