Many filmmakers before Alfonso Cuaron have tried to capture real life while keeping the life-like essence intact. Given the number of failures and also-rans, we know just how hard it can be. Roma does it so beautifully, without calling attention to its craft, that it is mesmeric.
43rd Toronto International Film Festival Day 1: The Wild Pear Tree, the latest offering from Turkish maestro Nuri Bilge Ceylan, is deeply political, taking gentle but decisive swipes at a country in turmoil, and people trying to live with their conscience.
Priyanka Chopra, in one of her interviews at the ongoing Toronto International Film Festival, said that Sikkim "is troubled by insurgency" and that Pahuna, the Sikkimese film produced by her, "is the first film ever to come out of that region". The actress was called out for misinformation on both statements on social media.