Unlike usual, this isn’t a post about a single programme at TIFF, but we’re going to let this one slip by as it used to be the Planet Africa programme, and the selection is really, really good this year.
There’s the world premiere of Kevin MacDonald’s The Last King of Scotland, the adaptation of Giles Foden’s celebrated book about a Scottish doctor that accidentally becomes friends with Idi Amin while on a medical mission to Uganda. Forest Whitaker stars as crazy old Amin in what looks like a captivating performance.
Also, showing as part of the Masters programme, Spike Lee’s When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts, a four hour, four part documentary. Each part deals with a different aspect of the Katrina disaster. The full release can be seen at the TIFFG website.