TORONTO — “Les Enfants du Siecle,” directed by veteran French filmmaker Diane Kurys (“Entre Nous”), has been added to the 24th Toronto Intl. Film Festival Special Presentation lineup.
Starring Juliette Binoche and Benoit Magimel, pic chronicles the torrid love affair of 19th-century writers George Sand (Binoche) and Alfred de Musset (Magimel). The costumes were designed by Christian Lacroix.
Fest organizers also announced that the anything-goes Midnight Madness program will open with the world preem of the Lech Kowalski documentary “Born to Lose: The Last Rock and Roll Movie.” Pic tells the tale of Johnny Thunders’ heroin-laced downward spiral in the punk scene.
Hansel and Gretel twist
Other selections in the nine-film slate include “Fever,” a noir thriller from actor-turned-director Alex Winter, the blonde half of the “Bill & Ted” movies; Matthew Bright’s unique take on Hansel and Gretel, “Freeway II: Confessions of a Trickbaby,” with Vincent Gallo as a mysterious Mexican nun; “Possessed,” a Danish medical horror film directed by Anders Ronnow-Klarlund; and “Wadd: The Life and Times of John C. Holmes,” first-timer Cass Paley’s documentary on the life of the porn star who inspired the film “Boogie Nights.”
The festival runs Sept. 9-18.