TIFF Scenes: the Material Girl on the Red Carpet
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TIFF Scenes: the Material Girl on the Red Carpet

Madonna pays a visit to TIFF for the opening of W.E., and Michael Fassbender inspires much screaming.

Geoffrey Rush at the premiere of Eye of the Storm on Sunday night.

TIFF does not give up. In fact, TIFF keeps on going. You know who else keeps on going? Madonna, who is still doing new things. In this case, writing and producing a movie about British royalty. W.E. had its festival opening last night, followed by a very different kind of film, one about pro-democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi. “I’m originally from Detroit so I’m practically a Canadian,” Madonna said—as though the fans needed any inducement to love her harder. Those fans were later replaced by others with a more activist bent, Burmese pro-democracy supporters out showing their thanks for The Lady, which helps call attention to their cause.