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The Toronto International Film Festival has announced its choice for opening night film, as well as a host of other pictures that will play among the festival’s 300-plus films. As expected, a healthy few Cannes veterans are in the mix as well as a number of other films we’re excited to see. (Like Nicolas Winding Refn’s Valhalla Rising, but not the Coen Bros. A Serious Man.)

Opening the fest is Jon Amiel‘s Creation, based on the life of Charles Darwin and starring real life husband and wife Paul Bettany and Jennifer Connelly as Darwin and his wife. (See our article on the trailer.) Based on the Randal Keynes biography of Darwin called Annie’s Box, the fest says the film is “part ghost story, part psychological thriller, part heart-wrenching love story. Torn between his love for his deeply religious wife and his own growing belief in a world where God has no place, Darwin finds himself caught in a struggle between faith and reason, love and truth.”

You can keep up with the film schedule here. The list of more films playing the fest, with descriptions as written by the festival, is after the break. Read More »