Dark Blue World a "gala" film on the international scene
Jan Sverak, director of the Academy Award winning film "Kolya", has premiered his latest film "Dark Blue World" to the international film community. The film has been one of the hits of the 26th Toronto International Film Festival, which is currently under way, and was greeted with enthusiastic applause. Nicole Klement has more.
"Dark Blue World's" position as "gala" film at the festival, where 300 international films are being shown, is a great achievement. The annual Toronto International Film Festival, running September 6th to the 15th, is a highly anticipated event in the North American film industry. This festival began in 1976 as the "festival of festivals" and has become an ideal platform for premiering international films in North America. The acclaim received at this festival may foretell Sverak's continuing ability to produce films of Oscar winning calibre.
The Toronto festival was the first opportunity to see Dark Blue World in North America, and the film will go on broader release in the US and Canada next year.