Sandra Oh-Starrer 'Meditation Park' to Open Vancouver Film Festival

'Meditation Park'

Todd Hayne's 'Wonderstruck' will close the fest.

The Vancouver Film Festival is set to open with the Sandra Oh-starrer Meditation Park and close with Todd Haynes' Wonderstruck.

Meditation Park, directed by Mina Shum, also stars Cheng Pei Pei and Don McKellar and will have its world premiere in Toronto. Wonderstruck, which competed at Cannes, stars Julianne Moore, Michelle Williams and child actors Oakes Fegley and Millicent Simmonds.

Organizers on Wednesday also announced that The Twilight Saga: Eclipse director David Slade, Jack Ryan showrunner Carlton Cuse and Game of Thrones helmer Jeremy Podeswa and cinematographer Greg Middleton will keynote as part of the Creators Talks program. They will be joined by The Handmaid's Tale costume designer Ane Crabtree.

The Vancouver lineup includes a host of Toronto, Venice and Cannes titles, including Andy Serkis' Breathe, Yorgos Lanthimos' The Killing of a Sacred Deer, Raoul Peck's The Young Karl Marx, Jane Campion and Ariel Kleiman's Top of the Lake: China Girl, starring Elisabeth Moss, and Ruben Ostlund’s Palme d’Or winner The Square.

The Vancouver Film Festival is set to run Sept. 28-Oct. 13.

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