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