At the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival, much was made of who wasn’t there: The women. More than 350 films screened over 10 days, but there were few representations of women as primary actors, or as directors.
The point we’re making, however, is not another mournful fist-shaking at the inequity (although it’s certainly the case), but a celebration of the extraordinary female talent that TIFF placed on display.
A gallery of our TIFF women includes the cast of Civil-War thriller “The Keeping Room;” Keira Knightley, star of “Laggies” and “The Imitation Game;” the extraordinary duo of director Liv Ullman and her “Miss Julie,” Jessica Chastain; and the dynamo who is Julie Taymor, in TIFF for “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” and many more.
SOUHIR AHMED-RIADH, IRAQI ODYSSEY
PATRICIA CLARKSON, OCTOBER GALE / LEARNING TO DRIVE
JENNIFER CONNELLY, SHELTER
ROSARIO DAWSON, TOP FIVE
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KEIRA KNIGHTLEY, THE IMITATION GAME / LAGGIES
RUBA NADDA, OCTOBER GALE
LAURA NIX, THE YES MEN ARE REVOLTING
LIV ULLMANN & JESSICA CHASTAIN, MISS JULIE
JULIE TAYMOR, A MIDSUMMER’S NIGHT DREAM
JO YANG, X+Y