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Danny Boyle bails out Guillaume Canet at Toronto Fest

Guillaume Canet ran into trouble at the Toronto Film Festival when his film Little White Lies couldn’t be projected with English subtitles.

Canet’s film was to get its world premiere on Saturday in the Roy Thompson Hall but the projector had a technical glitch.

UK director Danny Boyle stepped in at the last minute and offered Canet his theatre slot which was to project 127 hours and move to a smaller venue instead. News of the switch gave the French director a sign of relief, and the screening took place at the Scotiabank Multiplex after a big march, as the audience had to trek downtown to switch theatres.

Guillaume Canet’s latest film, about a trip to a beach house exploring friendship includes performances from Oscar winning Marion Cotillard (La Mome), Gilles Lellouche, Jean Dujardin and Francois Cluzet.

Danny Boyle’s Slumdog Millionaire was  a Toronto favourite in 2008, winning the audience prize for best motion picture.

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