Three Irish films have been selected to be screened at the Toronto International Film Festival this year.
All supported by the Irish Film Board, Jim Sheridan’s latest movie The Secret Scripture, starring Rooney Mara and Jack Reynor, will premiere for the first time at the festival, as well as Alan Gilsenan’s Unless and filmmaker Aisling Walsh’s new movie Maudie, starring Ethan Hawke and Sally Hawkins.
Speaking about The Secret Scripture, Director Jim Sheridan said, “It was so good to be back home to make this film. I loved bringing Sebastian Barry’s moving novel to the big screen and I feel honoured for the freedom he gave me.
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“Irish novels and stories are loved by people all over the world. Like Robbie Brady, I hope we can hit the back of the net with this one like Room and Brooklyn did. Fingers crossed. I’m also delighted to have a chance to bring the amazing cast back together for the world premiere,” Jim said according to the Irish Examiner.
The Secret Scripture was partly filmed in Dublin and Kilkenny, with locations including Portrane Beach and Dollymount Strand.
Ruth Negga’s new film Loving, which she stars in alongside Joel Edgerton, has also been tipped for an Oscar nod after TIFF gave the film Gala status.