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TIFF Marks Queen Elizabeth II Death With Screening of Roger Michell’s ‘Elizabeth: A Portrait in Part(s)’

To mark the passing of the British Monarch, the Toronto Film Festival is planning a free screening of Roger Michell’s Elizabeth: A Portrait in Part(s) on Sunday. The last film from the Notting Hill rom-com director stars Queen Elizabeth II. Michell’s documentary comprises archival footage edited into an impressionistic collage, and offers behind-the-scenes access to the […]

TIFF: Fest Opener ‘The Swimmers’ Receives 4-Minute Standing Ovation

Netflix’s The Swimmers, Sally El-Hosaini’s drama based on the real journey of two young sisters from war-torn Syria to the 2016 Rio Olympics, earned a four-minute standing ovation at the Toronto Film Festival on Thursday night. And the biggest cheers from the rapturous Toronto audience were for Lebanese actresses and real-life sisters, Manal and Nathalie […]

West End and U.K. Theaters Plan to Proceed With Performances After Queen’s Death

West End theaters in London and elsewhere will continue performances as scheduled Thursday, but many will pay tribute to the late Queen Elizabeth, according to the Society of London Theatre and U.K. Theatre, two groups who represent the industry. “Many theatres across the country will be dimming their lights tonight and observing a minute’s silence, […]