Sep 07, 2017
By Jane Brown
The Toronto International Film Festival kicks off today with the story of an epic tennis rivalry.
Borg/McEnroe is the story of the two tennis stars who battled at Wimbledon in 1980, and it’s the opening night film.
Shia LaBeouf plays John McEnroe and is among the film’s stars expected to attend the 11-day festival.
Other films in the lineup include Suburbicon directed by George Clooney, Darren Aronofsky’s mother! starring Jennifer Lawrence and Alexander Payne’s Downsizing.
About a third of the films in the lineup are directed by women, including Angelina Jolie’s First They Killed My Father.
Some 340 films will screen at this year’s festival, which runs until September 17th.
TIFF was founded in 1976.