and Anita Majumdar
attended yesterday's TIFF 2012 opening press conference on behalf of one the most anticipated films of the upcoming festival - which just happens to be Canadian - Midnight's Children
. The film is directed by Deepa Mehta
based on the acclaimed novel by Salman Rushdie
, who also wrote the screenplay adaptation.
TIFF artistic director Cameron Bailey
told CBC News
, "[In] Midnight's Children
, a book that was famously seen as impossible to adapt, [Mehta]'s found a way into the heart of the book."
You can read Salman's note
about what it was like to work with Deepa on adapting his novel for the screen.
"And now it's done," he writes, "and it's for others to judge what we did. This is the gamble of art: to make the work you want to make and then offer it to its audience, and to hope that it will touch them. When that happens, with a book or film, it's the best feeling in the world."
We talked to Zaib and Anita about why they're so proud to star in the film and what it's like to be offering it to the audience at TIFF. Check it out...
The 2012 Toronto International Film Festival runs September 6th to 12th. Visit the official TIFF website
for tickets and information.