Priyanka Chopra & Omung Kumar

TIFF 14: Priyanka Chopra & Omung Kumar discuss ‘Mary Kom’ biopic

Actress Priyanka Chopra and first-time director Omung Kumar were in Toronto yesterday for the premiere of their film Mary Kom, based on the life of the legendary Indian boxer, whose real name is Mangte Chungneijang. After rushing from the airport to get to her press conference at the Toronto International Film Festival, the two sat down for interviews at the InterContinental Toronto to discuss why they made the film, and how they came to admire the Olympic medallist and five-time World Amateur Boxing champion.

Colin Geddes

TIFF 14: Colin Geddes on the mysteries & revelations of Midnight Madness

Midnight Madness is in a realm all to itself, and Toronto International Film Festival programmer Colin Geddes has been visiting that reality since before he realized he would ever end up involved in the festival. Geddes credits the program, and the festival at large, as his “film school” that ended up training him to become a programmer–a role he never imagined for himself when he went to the first-ever Midnight Madness in 1988.