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‘The Swimmers’ chosen as Toronto Worldwide Movie Pageant opening evening gala movie

‘The Swimmers’ chosen as Toronto Worldwide Movie Pageant opening evening gala movie

“The Swimmers,” a film about two sisters fleeing Syria, would be the opening evening gala presentation on the Toronto Worldwide Movie Pageant.

The movie from director Sally El Hosaini is predicated on the true story of the Mardini sisters, who have been compelled to swim for hours alongside their overloaded boat to achieve Greece from Turkey in 2015.

El Hosaini says the movie, which is produced by Working Title and Netflix, is an efficient match for a metropolis as numerous as Toronto.

Earlier opening evening movies embody “Pricey Evan Hansen” and “As soon as Had been Brothers: Robbie Robertson and the Band.”

TIFF has been rolling out its lineup separately this yr, slightly than saying it unexpectedly.

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The competition runs from Sept. 8 to 18.

© 2022 The Canadian Press

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