Enable Javscript for better performance
Thor director Taika Waititi bags Toronto Film Festival tribute- Cinema express

Thor-director Taika Waititi receives Toronto Film Festival tribute

The award honors the filmmaker for his contributions to cinema on September 9

   |   
Published: 07th August 2019
Thor director Taika Waititi bags Toronto Film Festival tribute

Taika Waititi is set to receive the TIFF Ebert Director Award at the upcoming Toronto Film Festival. The award, which honors a filmmaker for his contributions to cinema, will be handed to Waititi during the TIFF Tribute Gala awards event on September 9.

"Taika Waititi is the rock star cinema needs right now. His films are full of razor-sharp humour, faultless style and boundless generosity," Toronto artistic director and co-head Cameron Bailey said in a statement.

Waititi's film credits include Boy, What We Do in the Shadows and Hunt for the Wilderpeople. He is also set to direct Thor 4, the follow-up to Thor: Ragnarok, which earned around $850 million at the global box office. The director will also debut his anti-hate satire, Jojo Rabbit, in Toronto. The film, which stars the filmmaker as Adolf Hitler, is set to get a theatrical release on October 8. 

TIFF earlier announced that Meryl Streep will receive the TIFF Tribute Actor Award, and Participant Media will receive the TIFF Impact Award, to be accepted by founder and chairman Jeff Skoll and CEO David Linde.

Related Articles

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

Poll
TimeTravelFilmsinTamil

Which is your favourite time travel film in Tamil?

Result
Dikkiloona
24
Indru Netru Naalai
Trending