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A sampling of events, including official Gala screenings, set to keep festival attendees busy during Toronto's 10-day run.
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Outside the festival, new footage from films in the works and even near-completed pics will be showing privately to buyers. Among the expected previews:
Helmer Petter Naess' comedy "Gone With the Woman" is Norway's entry in the hunt for a nomination for best foreign film Academy Award.