#TIFF19: “I AM WOMAN”
Review by Amanda Gilmore for Mr. Will Wong
The Film follows the life of singer Helen Reddy (Tilda Cobham-Hervey) from the time she arrived in New York to her performance during the women’s rally in Washington years later.
This is one hell of a timely biopic. With women’s rights being a prominent topic today I Am Woman draws parallels between the 1960s and 1970s to the present, and all by focusing on one woman. Reddy is brought to the screen by Cobham-Hervey, who has a powerful presence and captures Reddy’s performance quirks completely. Tilda is surrounded by other strong cast members including Peters who plays Reddy’s husband and manager, and Danielle Macdonald who plays prominent music journalist Lilian Roxon.
I Am Woman screens at TIFF on Thu, Sep 5 at Elgin Theatre at 5 PM, Fri, Sep 6 at Ryerson Theatre at 2:15 PM, and Fri, Sep 13 at Scotiabank Theatre at 9:15 AM.
#TIFF19: DEV PATEL, TILDA COBHAM-HERVEY, ALEX WOLFF, DANIELLE MACDONALD, MORFYDD CLARK, JOSEFINE PETERSEN + MORE IN TORONTO FOR TIFF
TIFF ’19 is only a day away and the star sightings already are beginning in Toronto!
See some of the names we saw arriving in-town!
Danielle MacDonald (Patti Cake$, Bird Box) at #TIFF19 with Helen Reddy Biopic, I Am Woman.
Past TIFF attendee Adam Brody (Shazam!, The O.C.) in Toronto filming Cate Blanchett-directed series Mrs. America.
Alex Wolff (Hereditary, Jumanji: The Next Level) at #TIFF19 with Bad Education, Human Capital and Castle in the Ground. We spotted his Co-Star Keir Gilchrist just the other night!
Dev Patel (Hotel Mumbai, Lion) at #TIFF19 for The Personal History of David Copperfield.
Tilda Cobham-Hervey (Hotel Mumbai), who happens also to be the partner of Patel, at #TIFF19 for I Am Woman. She plays Helen Reddy.
Morfydd Clark has a big #TIFF19 starring in both The History of David Copperfield and Saint Maud, the latter which she has the titular role.
Norwegian star Josefine Petersen has been named one of #TIFF19‘s Stars. She also stars in Disco.
Matty Cardrapole (Stranger Things) at #TIFF19 for I Am Woman.
We’ll be up and at it the next bit for the Festival, check regularly on this link with rolling updates for our latest capsule reviews of the Films of TIFF ’19 and sightings!
(Photo credit: Mr. Will Wong)