I often mentioned how this was a Helen Mirren type of year, but Keira Knightley is challenging the silverscreen status with three titles which include Never Let Me Go, London Boulevard and the TIFF closer in Massy Tadjedin’s Last Night (formerly known as Tell Me). The Miramax Films French/U.S co-production sort of looked “shelved” – the inactivity on the title which finished lensing a long time ago, was perhaps due to the distribution house not knowing what to do with the title, or the title having not tested well in its New Jersey screenings. The film stars Eva Mendes, Sam Worthington and Guillaume Canet who’ll be presenting his latest directing effort in Little White Lies.
The other Gala selected film is Gilles Paquet Brenner’s Sarah’s Key (In French it goes by Elle S’appelait Sarah). Here’ s the synopsis on this one. Based on Tatiana de Rosnay’s best-selling novel, Sarah’s Key tells the story of an American journalist on the brink of making big life decisions regarding her marriage and her unborn child. What starts off as research for an article
about the Vel’d’Hiv Roundup in 1942 in France ends up as a journey towards self discovery as she stumbles upon a
terrible secret. The film stars Kristin Scott Thomas, Mélusine Mayance, Niels Arestrup, Frédéric Pierrot, Michel
Duchaussoy and Aidan Quinn.