Set to make its world premiere at the 39th edition of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) next month is director Richard Loncraine’s dramedy, “Ruth & Alex,” which stars Morgan Freeman and Diane Keaton in a story that takes place over a long weekend, when an older New York couple (played by Freeman and Keaton, an artist and a retired teacher) try to sell their East Village apartment, where they’ve lived for 40 years, and for which there is a huge bidding war, leading to various unexpected real estate-related issues they have to resolve. And as the couple make an offer on a new apartment, they look back on years of memories they made in their old home.
Cynthia Nixon co-stars in the film, along with Michael Cristofer, Claire Vanderboom, Korey Jackson, Carrie Preston, Sterling Jerins, Josh Pais, and Miriam Shor.
The screenplay was written by Charlie Peters.
“Ruth & Alex” is a TIFF Gala Presentation selection for this year’s installment of the festival, one of the top movie showcases and a favored platform to unveil Oscar contenders, which will run from September 4-14.
No trailer yet, but check out official stills from the film above and below.