TLKoS: Toronto International Film Festival
Posted at 6:47 AM (PDT) on Friday, August 18, 2006
TIFF Celebrates The Finest In African And African-Diaspora Cinema
Ten films from 12 countries point to the imagination and diversity of African and African-diaspora cinema. Added to the line-up of the 31st Toronto International Film Festival (Sept 7-16), these titles, with focuses ranging from the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina to a black female messiah superhero, include six world premieres and two North American premieres.
THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND
Kevin Macdonald, UK, Special Presentation
On a medical mission in Uganda, Dr. Garrigan (James McAvoy) becomes irrevocably entangled with one of the world's most barbaric figures, Ugandan President Idi Amin (Forest Whitaker). Impressed by the young Scottish doctor's brazen attitude in a moment of crisis, the newly self-appointed president selects him to be his personal physician and closest confidante. Though Garrigan is at first flattered and fascinated with his new position, he soon awakens to Amin's savagery - and his own complicity in it. Horror and betrayal ensue as Garrigan tries to right his wrongs and escape Uganda alive.
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