The 34th Toronto International Film Festival opens September 10 with the world premiere Gala Presentation of CREATION, directed by Jon Amiel (The Core, Entrapment, The Man Who Knew Too Little). Produced by Jeremy Thomas, the film tells the life story of Charles Darwin, a still controversial figure who championed the idea of evolution and the descent of man (something that still makes the religious fundamentalists crazy).
The film stars Paul Bettany (The Da Vinci Code, Wimbledon, A Beautiful Mind) as Darwin and Jennifer Connelly (He’s Just Not That Into You, The Day the Earth Stood Still, A Beautiful Mind) as his wife, Emma. The film posits the personal and professional life of the 19th century English zoologist and theorist and his controversial views that are still being hotly debated. The clash between faith and reason is still a prominent feature of contemporary culture.
Part ghost story, part psychological thriller, part heart-wrenching love story Creation is the story of Charles Darwin. His great, still controversial, book The Origin of Species depicts nature as a battleground. In CREATION, the battleground is a man’s heart. Torn between his love for his deeply religious wife and his own growing belief in a world where God has no place, Darwin finds himself caught in a struggle between faith and reason, love and truth.
Written by John Collee and based on the Randal Keynes biography of Darwin titled Annie’s Box, Creation was co-developed by Recorded Picture Company with BBC Films and the UK Film Council. For more information on the film, visit the website: visit: http://www.creationthemovie.com
The film kicks off a huge showcase of new international cinema, in every conceivable format and genre. From world class auteurs to emerging filmmakers, the Festival appeals to every audience taste and palette.
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