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What to Watch: 2011 Toronto International Film Festival

The Toronto International Film Festival kicks off Thursday. Check out the movies everyone’s talking about.

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Michael Winterbottom will premiere his third Thomas Hardy adaptation—this time, the classic novel Tess of the d'Urbervilles—called Trishna at Toronto. Slumdog Millionaire star Freida Pinto plays the titular role in the film as the daughter of a rickshaw owner who meets a wealthy young British businessman Jay Singh (Riz Ahmed). Jay has come to India to work in his father's hotel business and Trishna winds up working with him. Soon enough, their working relationship turns romantic and Trishna and Jay face the pressures from their disparate backgrounds.

Trishna premieres on Friday, Sept. 9 at the Princess of Wales at 10:00 p.m.

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