It’s rare for a movie that has already made over $412 million in global ticket sales to get a special screening at the Toronto International Film Festival, but Dunkirk isn’t your average film. It might just be the best film of the year.
Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk will screen on Sunday, September 10 during the festival. It’s part of the celebration to help commemorate the 50th anniversary of IMAX, and since Nolan’s film was shot almost exclusively using IMAX cameras it makes a lot of sense. It’s not just the film that is special though, it’s also where the film is screening. The Ontario Place Cinesphere was the world’s first permanent IMAX theatre, and it recently re-opened in June after the park surrounding it was given a $30 million make-over. Christopher Nolan will take part in the celebration the screening, by chatting with TIFF Artistic Director Cameron Bailey.
“Nineteen years ago, Nolan premiered Following in the Discovery section of the Toronto International Film Festival. We stand in awe of all he has achieved since, and are proud to welcome him back to Toronto,” Bailey said. “The Ontario Place Cinesphere is the perfect place to do it. This cinema on Toronto’s waterfront opened in 1971 as IMAX’s first permanent home. We couldn’t be happier to be able to provide fans with the chance to hear Nolan speak on the groundbreaking art and craft of Dunkirk.”
If you have yet to see Dunkirk, now is your chance. You definitely need to see it in IMAX too, as the film looks incredible in that format.