2016 Oscar Circuit Guide: Award Hopefuls Debuting at Venice, TIFF, and NYFF

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dir. Amma Asante – TIFF – No U.S. Distribution

The new trailer that premiered last week was very “paint by numbers,” but its polished look, along with a strong-looking performance from leads David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike, keeps this intriguing.  The “Belle” director has proven herself to be competent and able to put forth a compelling tale, however, in a year that includes “Loving,” this seems like the “Infamous” to the “Capote.”  It still needs a studio home at the moment, so perhaps we are looking at it for 2017.