Wednesday, September 16, 2009

TIFF 2009: "London River" by Rachid Bouchard...

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"London River" is the newest feature from award-winning French-Algerian director Rachid "Days Of Glory" Bouchareb, starring actress Brenda Blethyn, screening @ TIFF 2009 September 17.

The film also won a 'Silver Bear' @ Berlinale 2009, awarded to Sotigui Kouyaté for best acting.

"...Cities push strangers together, at times tragically, as in the London bombings of July 7, 2005. As hundreds went missing in the confusion of the aftermath, family and friends posted flyers all over the city with pictures of the loved ones they sought.

Brenda Blethyn plays 'Mrs. Sommers', a farming woman with a simple rural routine. When her regular calls to her city-dwelling daughter go unanswered, she crosses the English Channel into the throng of north London. At first, news of the terror attacks are mere background noise to her, but as she continues to search for her daughter, fear sets in.

At the same time, 'Ousmane' (Sotigui Kouyaté) an African farm worker has travelled from rural France to London to search for his son, also missing since the attacks..."

Sneak Peek the trailer to "London River"...