Embankment Films

13 Sep ‘Breathe’s Andrew Garfield – Toronto Studio

 ‘Breathe’s Andrew Garfield on “How We Can Create Lives Of Meaning And Joy” Amidst Tragedy —Toronto Studio Chris Chapman A pioneer in the field of computer-generated performances with such films as Lord of the Rings (portraying Gollum) and King Kong—in which he plays Kong himself—Andy Serkis found his directorial breakthrough in The Jungle...

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12 Sep The Wife review – Glenn Close is unreadably brilliant as author’s spouse plunged in late-life crisis

As the apparently-perfect wife of a Nobel prize-winning writer, Close gives arguably her best ever performance in an adaptation of Meg Wolitzer’s novel.   “There’s nothing more dangerous than a writer whose feelings have been hurt.” The speaker is Joan Castleman, the charming, enigmatically discreet and supportive...

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11 Sep ‘Breath’: Toronto Review

Simon Baker’s directorial debut is an effectionate portrayal of boyhood in 1970s Australia Dir/scr. Simon Baker. Australia. 2017. 115mins. It’s with a soulful splash in coming-of-age waters that Simon Baker makes his feature directorial debut, and his return to the Australian industry after a near two-decade absence....

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08 Sep Embankment Films on their four Toronto entries

UK-based sales-finance outfit Embankment Films is celebrating its fifth anniversary with four films at Toronto this year, including Breathe and Submergence. Matt Mueller speaks to co-founders Tim Haslam and Hugo Grumbar. From a tiny cubby-hole office in Noho, sharing a single desk between them, Embankment Films founding partners Tim Haslam...

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01 Aug Wim Wenders’ ‘Submergence’ to open San Sebastian Festival

Alicia Vikander, James McAvoy star in romantic thriller. This year’s San Sebastian Festival (Sept 22-30) will open with the European premiere of Wim Wenders’ Alicia Vikander and James McAvoy-starring Submergence. The Germany-France-Spain co-production will travel to the Spanish festival, where it will compete for the event’s top prize...

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