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Mira Nair's 'The Queen Of Katwe' getting TIFF world premiere

Updated: Jul 28, 2016 13:00 IST

London, July 28 (ANI): ' Monsoon Wedding,' ' Namesake' fame director Mira Nair's latest venture 'The Queen Of Katwe' has made it to the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) line-up, this year.

This movie is a long-awaited biopic of Ugandan chess prodigy Phiona Mutesi, the Independent reports.

Mutesi is played by ' 12 Years a Slave' Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong'o.

This year, TIFF will also have seven of its 19 galas, directed by female filmmakers, which has been a record in the festival.

This year, in addition to ' The Queen Of Katwe,' the female-directed films in the high-profile galas section include the French director Rebecca Zlotowski's 'Planetarium,' Bronwen Hughes' 'The Journey Is the Destination,' Kelly Fremon's 'The Edge of Seventeen.'

In the special-presentations category, Susan Johnson's teen-prodigy dramedy 'Carrie Pilby' will make its world premiere. (ANI)