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Sep 16, 2022

TIFF Pays Honor To Queen Elizabeth II Legacy With Screening of Roger Michell’s ‘Elizabeth: A Portrait in Part(s)’

The documentary Elizabeth: A Portrait In Part(s) which comprises archival footage of the Queen will get a free public presentation on Sunday (Sept.18) at the Toronto Film Festival (TIFF).

From the famed director of Notting Hill and Tea with the Dames comes ELIZABETH: A Portrait in Parts. A nostalgic, uplifting and modern documentary about QueenElizabeth II. She was the greatest British monarch of all time and longest serving female head of state in history.

For the last nine decades Queen Elizabeth II has been entrenched in our collective consciousness: instantly recognisable, yet elusively and perpetually unknowable. Until now. With extraordinary access to rare footage from the Royal Archives, this documentary on the life of Queen Elizabeth II is a truly a cinematic celebration of an icon that reveals a unique glimpse of the woman behind the legend.

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Michell, the British stage, television and film director, died a year ago, aged 65 years. The free screening of Elizabeth: A Portrait in Part(s) will take place at the Scotiabank Theatre in Toronto. The British Queen’s funeral will take place on Monday. The national period of mourning for Queen Elizabeth in Canada amid TIFF has an echo of the marquee Canadian festival changing pace on Sept. 6, 1997 when the U.K. held a funeral for Princess Diana after her death in a tragic car crash in Paris on Aug. 31 that year.

This Sunday also concludes the Toronto Film Festival. TIFF will hand out its main jury and audience awards, closing with the world premiere of Daliland, directed by Mary Harron