Alan Rickman’s ‘A Little Chaos’ to close TIFF

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By Ray Bennett

The Toronto International Film Festival announced that its closing film will be Alan Rickman’s period romance “A Little Chaos” starring Kate Winslet and Matthias Schoenhaerts, which Lionsgate will release in the UK.

The BBC Films production is Rickman’s second feature as director with a cast that includes Stanley Tucci, Helen McCrory, Jennifer Ehle and Phyllida Law with music by Peter Gregson. It tells of a female landscape gardener who constructs the grand gardens at Versailles and enters the gilded world of King Louis XIV, played by Rickman.

TIFF, which runs Sept. 4-14, announced a raft of gala screenings including Mike Leigh’s “Mr. Turner”, which bowed in Cannes where Timothy Spall won the prize as best actor and will be released in the UK by Entertainment One on Oct. 31.

This story appears in Cue Entertainment

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