The films forming the nucleus of the early awards season narrative are coming to the fore thanks to the 41st Toronto International Film Festival: "La La Land," "Arrival," "Moonlight," "Jackie" and others are making their cases, with the final verdict coming with the Academy Awards next February. Here are early looks, exclusive interviews, videos and photo shoots from our film team.
Barry Jenkins' "Moonlight," which played both the Telluride and Toronto film festivals, is impressing audiences and critics alike. The Times' Justin Chang says, "In Jenkins’ hands, the cold, mechanical apparatus of the camera becomes nothing less than a conduit for human empathy."
The director mentions that foreign films were influencial to him on his path to becoming a filmmaker, and singles out a specific film called "301, 302."