Keanu Reeves to headline TIFF's Top Ten Film Festival

By Sarah Kelsey

Keanu Reeves is set to take centre stage after a brief hiatus from Hollywood at TIFF's Top Ten Film Festival, which runs from Jan. 2 to Jan. 11, 2015. The Canadian actor and star of The Matrix series will sit down with the festival's Artistic Director, Cameron Bailey, to discuss his career and Canadian cinema.

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The 50-year-old's discussion will cap off a week of Canuck-created film screenings at the TIFF Bell Lightbox - the festival's home in downtown Toronto. Selections that will be in the spotlight include Maps to the Stars, starring Julianne Moore and directed by David Cronenberg, and The Price We Pay, directed by Harold Crooks (the filmmaker behind Surviving Progress.)

“Canadian movies and Canadian talent have proven themselves among the best in the world,” said Cameron Bailey in a statement from the Lightbox. “Now it’s our chance to get together and celebrate our best. Thirty impressive new films, plus one-of-a-kind onstage conversations add up to a great way to warm up the winter.”

The new festival's films will also be screened in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Winnipeg and Montreal.

Though Keanu has spent less time in the limelight as of late, he has tackled several personal projects. He authored a book called Ode to Happiness with illustrator Alexandra Grant, and produced the documentary Side by Side. In 2015, he will star in two films, The Whole Truth and Daughter of God.

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