In our last batch of Toronto International Film Festival first looks (for now, at least), we have a glimpse at Jennifer Hudson and Terrence Howard in the Winnie Mandela, titled Winnie. Directed by Darrell J. Roodt, the cast also includes Elias Koteas and Wendy Crewson. After breaking out in Dreamgirls, Hudson has stayed relatively quiet on the film scene, with her only substantial role being The Secret Life of Bees. One can see the first photos above and below.
This film reveals the enigma that is Winnie Mandela. A sensitive depiction, Winnie portrays her life’s journey amidst the unwavering love between her and Nelson Mandela, and their unfaltering commitment to the struggle for democracy in South Africa. Winnie takes the audience on an epic voyage of understanding – painting a vivid portrait of one of the world’s most remarkable women.
We also have a single photo from Lynn Shelton‘s Your Sister’s Sister. The small cast includes Emily Blunt, Rosemarie DeWitt, Mark Duplass and Mike Birbiglia. One can expect it will follow the same “mumblecore” style as her previous films, most recently Humpday. Check out the photo below for the film following “a bereft and confused man [who] finds love and direction in a most unexpected place….while still mourning the recent death of his brother.”
The Toronto International Film Festival runs September 8th to the 18th.
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