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Strong Irish line-up at Toronto Film Fest

1 of 1 Gleeson - New film The Grand Seduction receiving gala screening at Toronto International Film Festival
Gleeson - New film The Grand Seduction receiving gala screening at Toronto International Film Festival

The Grand Seduction, the new comedy starring Brendan Gleeson, is among a number of films of Irish interest set to screen at the Toronto International Film Festival in September.

Directed by Don McKellar (Last Night) and written by Michael Dowse (Goon, FUBAR), The Grand Seduction tells the story of the residents of a Newfoundland fishing village who devise a plan to make a disgraced big city doctor become their physician in a bid to win a factory contract.

Other films of Irish interest screening at the festival include: Once director John Carney's Can a Song Save Your Life?, starring Keira Knightley and Mark Ruffalo; the Dublin-shot Jimi Hendrix biopic All By My Side, starring André Benjamin and Ruth Negga; and 12 Years a Slave, Michael Fassbender's new film with Shame and Hunger director Steve McQueen.

Also screening at the festival are: Dom Hemingway, the crime caper starring Irish actress Kerry Condon opposite Jude Law and Richard E Grant; the Pierce Brosnan-starring romantic comedy The Love Punch; the Liam Neeson drama Third Person and the Northern Ireland-shot bittersweet comedy Philomena, in which Judi Dench plays an Irish mammy.

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