The 2008 Toronto International Film Festival announced four films – Secret Life of Bees, RockNrolla, Religulous Larry Charles, & The Duchess – of their premiere line-ups. The fall festival runs from September 4 to 13.
Gina Prince-Bythewood’s Secret Life of Bees: Set in South Carolina in 1964, the tale of Lily Owens, a 14-year-old girl who is haunted by the memory of her late mother. To escape her lonely life and troubled relationship with her father, Lily flees with Rosaleen, her caregiver and only friend, to a South Carolina town that holds the secret to her mother’s past. Taken in by the intelligent and independent Boatwright sisters, Lily finds solace in their mesmerizing world of beekeeping, honey and the Black Madonna.
Bees hit theaters on October 17. Prince-Bythewood is repped by Carin Sage @ Creative Artists Agency (CAA).
Saul Dibb’s The Duchess: A vibrant beauty and celebrity of her time is trapped in an unhappy triangle with her husband and his live-in mistress. She falls passionately in love with an ambitious young politician, and the affair causes a bitter conflict with her husband and threatens to erupt into a scandal.
The Duchess / Georgiana, Georgiana: Dutchess of Devonshire hits theaters on September 12. Dibb is repped by Charlotte Kelly @ Casarotto Ramsay & Associates Ltd.