“If you’re lucky, this is the story of your life. I know it’s been the story of mine.”
The sci-fi drama, Arrival, that is “Denis Villeneuve’s best and most challenging film to date” was reviewed by Awards Daily at the Telluride Film Festival last week made its landing at the Toronto Film Festival.
Amy Adams who plays the expert linguist hired to communicate with aliens said, “Denis was a joy to work with.” She added, “It’s such a bummer he’s not here because he is so much fun and has so much passion and so much love for what he does and you feel it every day when you arrive on set. So I always felt so supported. He’s the best. If you do a good job, he’s like, ‘I deeply love what you have done’ and it’s a beautiful thing that he does.”
Talking about her character, Adams said, “I just liked Louise’s journey. Her journey from not really knowing to knowledge, her journey as a mother. It has a lot of suspense but, for the most part it is just really an emotional mother’s story.”
Jeremy Renner who plays mathematician Ian Donnelly said, “I got nothing but great things to say about him – the guy walks on water if you ask me. He’s a wonderful man and a wonderful host, and he matches accessibility with art which I think is pretty special. I’m just honored to learn and grown and be around this guy. Hopefully, the film will stimulate the brain and stimulate the heart and the soul and spirit for sure and in a real honest way.”
Check out photos from the TIFF Screening below, and revisit Sasha’s review right here.
Arrival lands in theaters on November 11th