Hollywood drops to the Toronto film festival

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The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) opens later, with tennis drama Borg McEnroe to kick things off.

More than 250 films will screen at 11 days of events in Canada’s largest city.

The festival’s opening movie sees Shia LaBeouf and Sverrir Gudnason play Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe, recreating their famous meeting in 1980, the men’s final of Wimbledon.

Many of the films presented at TIFF, now in its 42nd year, traditionally go on to Oscar success.

Unlike many of film festival of Toronto not to appoint a jury to score a film, or give prizes.

Instead of asking members of the public of the name of a “people’s Choice” in a public ballot.13 key to the film at the Toronto Film Festival

The previous winners, Slumdog Millionaire, the Room, 12 Years a Slave, The King’s Speech, Silver Linings Playbook and The Land.

Given the awards success of many of these films have then, it’s understandable why Toronto is seen as a good indicator of the public’s reaction.

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This year a number of films are already attracting the attention of the critics.

Margot Robbie’s turn as a figure skater Tonya Harding, Tonya is set to be a highlight, as are Downsizing, starring Matt Damon, and The ongoing War, which sees Benedict Cumberbatch play Thomas Edison.

Borg and McEnroe is not the only sports-based film to generate awards buzz, or even just the tennis-based film.

Emma Stone in the role of Billie Jean King, in the Battle of the Sexes, also considered a hot property this year.

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