Toronto fest will include 'Walking' tour

'Fifty Dead Men Walking' will bow at festival

TORONTO -- The U.K.-Canada IRA drama "Fifty Dead Men Walking," directed by Kari Skogland and starring Ben Kingsley and Rose McGowan, will receive its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Toronto organizers, who unveiled this year's Canadian lineup Tuesday, also booked a world premiere at Roy Thomson Hall for Michael McGowan's "One Week," while animator Neil Burns' debut feature, the stop-motion animated "Edison and Leo," will open the Canada First! showcase for first-time Canadian directors.

"It would be fun to have the premiere in Cannes, but I'm far more happy to have it in Toronto," Burns said.

Other world bows in Toronto include Cameron Labine's "Control Alt Delete," "Before Tomorrow" from Marie-Helene Cousineau and Madeline Ivalu, Astra Taylor's "Examined Life" and Carl Bessai's "Mothers & Daughters."

Toronto also unveiled a strong Quebec contingent that includes Lea Pool's "Maman est chez le coiffeur," Francis Leclerc's "Un ete sans point ni coup sur," Luc Bourdon's "La memoire ds anges" and Philippe Falardeau's "C'est pas moi, je le jure!"
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