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Toronto festival looks at figures in US politics

By Agence France-presse in Toronto, Canada ( China Daily ) Updated: 2016-09-14 08:37:57

With global attention trained on the looming US election, the Toronto film festival looked back this week at American political figures Jacqueline Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson and a young Barack Obama.

Filmmakers are "looking backward to discover some of the lessons of the past that are relevant today," said Piers Handling, co-director of North America's largest film festival, often seen as a good predictor of the US Academy Awards.

Natalie Portman received a standing ovation on Sunday for her intimate portrayal of Jacqueline Kennedy in Chilean director Pablo Larrain's Jackie.

Toronto festival looks at figures in US politics

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