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Director: Mike Newell
Starring: Jeremy Irvine, Helena Bonham Carter, Holliday Grainger, Ralph Fiennes
Screening at: Toronto
Why: The first international trailer drew a lot of scorn for this Charles Dickens adaptation, but I'm happily looking forward to it. For starters, it's my favorite book, but to see actors like Ralph Fiennes and Helena Bonham Carter take on these characters simply arouses a lot of interest. Yeah, it looks to be a straight-forward, faithful adaptation, and yeah, the material could deal with a more abstract approach, but it's a great story and, if done well, will always carry a lot of weight with me. We'll see if Toronto audiences spark to it.