• Amma Asante On Exploring Race And Identity In WW2 Drama ‘Where Hands Touch' - Toronto Studio

    3 days ago - By Deadline

    Amma Asante made it four for four with her latest release, having four consecutive releases in the official TIFF lineup. Continuing the director's interest in historical matters, Where Hands Touch tells the story of Leyna, a mixed-race girl coming of age during the Second World War. After the relatively gentle period stylings of Belle and A United Kingdom , Asante's film came as something of a shock, since it pulls no punches in its depiction of Hitler's Germany-a topic...
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  • Director Stella Meghie On How ‘The Weekend' Is A Fresh Spin To Rom-Coms - Toronto Studio

    3 days ago - By Deadline

    Director Stella Meghie isn't giving up on the romantic comedy genre, giving it a “fresh spin” with her latest film, The Weekend , which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival.
    “For a while, people were saying it was out of fashion but I'm like ‘how?'” said Meghie about the debate over the status of the rom-com. “I think it's just like anything else, it has to take a new form,” the Toronto-born director added.
    Meghie was joined at Deadline's TIFF studio by the film's cast S...
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