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Seymour Hoffman film at Toronto

Published 27/07/2010 | 17:29

Philip Seymour Hoffman's directorial debut will premiere at Toronto
Philip Seymour Hoffman's directorial debut will premiere at Toronto

Philip Seymour Hoffman's directorial debut is to premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September.

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The Oscar-winning actor's film Jack Goes Boating stars Philip, John Ortiz, Daphne Rubin-Vega and Philip's Doubt co-star Amy Ryan.

Adapted from Bob Glaudini's acclaimed Off-Broadway play, the film is a tale of love, betrayal, friendship and grace centered around two working class New York City couples.

Robert Redford's The Conspirator is also among the extensive catalogue of films showing at this year's festival.

The movie, starring James McAvoy, Robin Wright, Kevin Kline, Evan Rachel Wood and Tom Wilkinson, centres on a young war hero who must defend a mother accused of aiding her son in the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln.

Never Let Me Go, starring Keira Knightley and Carey Mulligan as boarding school friends coming to grips with their sheltered past as adults in the real world, will also have its world premiere at the festival.

Other movies being shown for the first time are Emilio Estevez' emotional drama The Way, starring Martin Sheen, and British film Made In Dagenham, about the 1968 Ford Dagenham strike by 187 sewing machinists which led to the advent of the Equal Party Act. The film stars Sally Hawkins, Bob Hoskins, Miranda Richardson, Geraldine James and Rosamund Pike.

David Schwimmer's drama tackling internet paedophiles, Trust, starring Clive Owen, Catherine Keener and Tom McCarthy, will also have its world premiere in Toronto.

The event runs from September 9 to 19.

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