Tonight is a busy evening for acquisition title premieres, with The Oranges to Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, Take This Waltz and Rampart all showing for buyers for the first time. Right in the middle of that is the Jonathan Teplitzky-directed Burning Man, the Australian film that stars Matthew Goode as a successful chef at a Bondi Beach restaurant who reacts to personal tragedy with reckless behavior and an inability to connect with his 8-year-old son. A group of six women in his life try to bring him back from the brink. Bojana Novakovic, Essie Davis, Kerry Fox and Rachel Griffiths also star. The film came in high on buyers’ lists, and its first official screening is at 6:15 PM at Bell Lightbox 1. Here’s some exclusive footage from the film:rtmp://streaming.deadline.com/ondemand/video/BurningMan_NTSCFilmClips_235LBFF.flv
Last year’s Toronto Film Festival started slow for acquisitions, but finished with a flurry of modest distribution deals that served notice the specialty film business had finally pulled out of its nosedive. This year’s festival hasn’t started and …
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