Four world premieres of feature films and documentaries from Scotland will feature at Toronto International Film Festival in September.
David Mackenzie’s epic Outlaw King, starring Chris Pine as Robert the Bruce, will open the highly prestigious film festival on Thursday 6 September.
Outlaw King is the largest feature film to be made in Scotland to date, developed and produced by some of Scotland’s foremost filmmakers, director David Mackenzie and producer Gillian Berrie.
Chris Pine starts as Robert the Bruce in Outlaw King from Netflix
The Netflix and Creative Scotland backed feature Outlaw King sits alongside three other exciting titles from Scotland to receive their World Premieres at the festival; Tell It To the Bees, Wild Rose and Freedom Fields.
"This is an exceptionally positive time for our sector. With increased resources, a strong commitment from partners, and with such an amazing selection of films at this year’s TIFF, this is an ideal time to sell Scotland to the world," said Robbie Allen, Senior Screen Executive.
Anna Paquin and Holliday Grainger star in Tell It To the Bees, an adaptation of Fiona Shaw’s 1950s set novel of the same title. The story chronicles the lesbian romance between a single mother who is dealing with the breakdown of her marriage, played by Grainger, and a doctor, returning to her small hometown to take over her late-father’s practice.
Directed by Annabel Jankel, the visually captivating Tell It To the Bees was shot entirely on location in Stirlingshire.
Wild Rose, starring Jessie Buckley and Julie Walters, tells the engaging story of Rose-Lynn Harlan, a Glasgow singer and single mum who dreams of becoming a Nashville star.
Scottish Writer Nicole Taylor teams up with director Tom Harper to tell this inspirational musical tale set in the heart of Glasgow.
Love, marriage and aspirations collide with history in director Nazilha Arebi’s compelling documentary Freedom Fields. Produced by the Scottish Documentary Institute and set in post-revolution Libya, it follows a group of women brought together by one dream: to play football for their damaged nation.