As work continues amidst the pandemic, the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) is also on the horizon. The 45th edition of the festival will run from Sept 10 to 19. To make the event richer, Indian actor Tabu has joined as one of the presenters for the Tribute Award.
She joins a list of distinguished actors from the world as the presenters for the awards. This includes actors such as Colin Farell, Jodie Foster, Olivia Colma, Regina King, Delroy Lindo, and filmmaker Ava DuVernay. The people who’ll be honored at the Tribute Awards during the festival were revealed earlier. They are actor Anthony Hopkins and filmmakers, Chloe Zhao and Mira Nair.
Mira Nair, who has worked with Tabu in the 2006 film, The Namesake, will be awarded the Jeff Skoll Award in Impact Media. While Oscar-winner Anthony Hopkins will receive the TIFF Tribute Actor Award, joining Kate Winslet who the festival had earlier announced, as another recipient of the TIFF Tribute Actor Award.
On the other hand, Chloe Zhao who directed the hit indie film The Rider and the upcoming Nomadland will get the TIFF Ebert Director Award. Other awards include one for Grammy-winning composer, Terence Blanchard, who’ll receive the TIFF Variety Artisan Award.
While director, Tracy Deer of “Beans” fame will receive the TIFF Emerging Talent Award.
Director, Mira Nair’s upcoming BBC series, A Suitable Boy also starring Tabu, will close the festival. For Indian’s, there is more to look forward to. Indian director Chaitanya Tamhane’s The Disciple will also premiere at the festival. It follows the story of a vocalist struggling to adapt to the fast-changing world. Set in the backdrop of Hindustani Classical Music.
The ceremony will broadcast on September 15. The festival is surely going to light up everyone’s somber mood currently.