Music Sales at Toronto International Film Festival

Toronto International Film Festival 2010 is showing six films featuring music from Music Sales


file_122415_0_torontofestivalheaderThe King’s Speech
Dir: Tom Hooper

The King’s Speech tells the story of the man who would become King George VI, the father of the current Queen, Elizabeth II. After his brother abdicates, George ‘Bertie’ VI (Colin Firth) reluctantly assumes the throne. Plagued by a dreaded nervous stammer and considered unfit to be King, Bertie engages the help of an unorthodox speech therapist named Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush). Through a set of unexpected techniques, and as a result of an unlikely friendship, Bertie is able to find his voice and boldly lead the country into war.
Featuring the songs: Who’s Been Polishing The Sun (Gay), I Love You Truly (Bond/King) and Shout For Happiness (Blight/Hart)

Made In Dagenham
Dir: Nigel Cole

Sally Hawkins stars as Rita O’Grady, the catalyst for the 1968 Ford Dagenham strike by 187 sewing machinists which led to the advent of the Equal Party Act. Working in extremely impoverished conditions for long, arduous hours, the women at the Ford Dagenham plant finally lose their patience when they are reclassified as “unskilled.” With humour, common sense and courage, they take on their corporate paymasters, an increasingly belligerent local community, and finally the government itself. The film also stars Bob Hoskins, Miranda Richardson, Geraldine James and Rosamund Pike.
Featuring the song The Israelites by Desmond Dekker

Dir: Peter Mullan

Set in 1970s Glasgow, this film tells the story of a shy and intelligent young boy who, through a series of circumstances, turns into a NED – a non-educated delinquent. Attending a new school, he becomes increasingly violent and aggressive, all the while searching for a way out.
Featuring the song Bring Me Sunshine (Kent/Dee) and score by Craig Armstrong

Never Let Me Go
Dir: Mark Romanek

Kathy (Carey Mulligan), Tommy (Andrew Garfield) and Ruth (Keira Knightley) spent their childhood at a seemingly idyllic boarding school. When they leave the shelter of the school, the terrible truth of their fate is revealed and they must confront the deep feelings of love, jealousy and betrayal that threaten to pull them apart.
Featuring the song Count Your Blessings and Smile (Gifford/Cliffe/Formby)

NYMan With A Movie Camera

Celebrated film composer (eg, The Piano) Michael Nyman poetically captures the everyday life of citizens around the world with this gorgeous ode to Dziga Vertov’s early cinema masterpiece MAN WITH A MOVIE CAMERA.
Featuring music by Michael Nyman

The Trip
Michael Winterbottom

Follow two good friends in this hilarious road movie as they embark on a tour of the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales of Northern England, eating, chatting and driving each other crazy. The film stars Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon.
Featuring music by Michael Nyman