TORONTO - Films from Canadian heavyweights Atom Egoyan, Don McKellar, Sandra Oh and Christopher Plummer are among the homegrown offerings coming to the Toronto International Film Festival this September.
Festival organizers announced the Canadian slate of movies at a packed news conference today in downtown Toronto.
Galas include Egoyan's "Chloe," a sexual thriller starring Julianne Moore and Liam Neeson.
McKellar stars in Dilip Mehta's "Cooking With Stella" as a chef in New Delhi, while Oh appears alongside Woody Harrelson in the super-hero flick, "Defendor".
Also coming to TIFF is the North American premiere of the Terry Gilliam-directed "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus," featuring the late Heath Ledger in his last role. Plummer also appears.
The festival will be closed by Jean-Marc Vallee's "Young Victoria," a dramatization of the turbulent first years of Queen Victoria's rule and her enduring romance with Prince Albert.
TIFF runs Sept. 10 to 19.