The Toronto International Film Festival is always something big, especially for those actors and movies that hope to find themselves among the first rows at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood next March for the Academy Awards.
My Policeman, by director Michael Grandage and Oscar-nominated screenwriter Ron Nyswaner, is one of the most anticipated films of the years, thanks also to his leading actor and (global music icon), Harry Styles.
This movie follows the life of a young policeman called Tom (Styles), who is married to a teacher, interpreted by the talented Emma Corrin, but who has also a secret love affair with Patrick (David Dawson), a museum curator.
The film is set in England in the 50s and the new trailer released by Amazon Prime Video shows that it was almost entirely shot in Brighton.
“My Policeman” will have its world premiere at the 47th annual TIFF and Cameron Bailey, the festival’s CEO, has announced that its cast will be receiving the Tribute Award for performance on Sunday 11 September at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Canada.
“When your film shifts through time and across fluid boundaries of love and desire, you need a cast that can embody those nuances in every gesture […] Harry Styles, Emma Corrin, and David Dawson deliver beautiful, mirrored performances with Linus Roache, Gina McKee, and Rupert Everett. We’re thrilled to honour the ensemble cast of My Policeman with the TIFF Tribute Award for Performance”.
This prize, which is also used as an annual fundraiser, is awarded to the industry’s outstanding contributors, highlighting acting and directorial talents, career achievements, and gifted new artists.
The cast of My Policeman will be the first ever to receive this prize as an ensemble cast in this gender-neutral acting category. A good sign for the Oscar race.