46th Toronto Film Festival: Stars celebrate with an audience

After the film festivals in Cannes and Venice this summer already initiated a revival of the film industry, the 46th Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in Canada is following suit: Stars and directors will be returning to Toronto on Thursday to present their films in the city’s cinemas for ten days – albeit under Corona-related conditions and with reduced seating capacities. In 2020, due to the corona pandemic, the TIFF took place exclusively virtually and with a reduced program.

The TIFF will open on Thursday with the world premiere of “Dear Evan Hansen”, a film adaptation of the successful Broadway musical with stars such as Ben Platt, Amy Adams and Julianne Moore. Directed by Stephen Chbosky, the film tells the story of a student with an anxiety disorder who embarks on a journey of self-discovery that leads him to belonging and acceptance.

“With TIFF resuming this year amid a pandemic that has shaped and changed all of our lives, it was important for us to open the festival with a film that reminds us how much we need each other,” said Joana Vicente, Co-Head of TIFF, the German Press Agency.

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