The 2011 Toronto Film Festival screened more than 250 films over 10 days -- here are a few of the ones that got the most attention from one of the year's biggest and most crucial festivals.
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The consensus: "Moneyball" is much more than just a baseball movie, and Brad Pitt's lead performance makes him an acting contender.
CBS Films' acquisition of Lasse Hallstrom's "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen" (with Ewan McGregor and Emily Blunt) was one of the fest's first big deals.
Michael Fassbender doesn't wear a t-shirt in the scenes from "Shame" that made it the festival's most talked-about movie.
3D isn't just for big, loud action movies -- Wim Wenders' dance doc "Pina" won raves for immersing viewers in the choreography of Pina Bausch.
Christopher Plummer's portrayal of the legendary actor in "Barrymore" is still looking for distribution, but those who saw the film say he'll be a major Oscar player if the film gets a 2011 release.
It might look like a commercial comedy, but "50/50" won over skeptics with heart and humor.
While U2 and Neil Young and Pearl Jam got the headlines, "Paul Williams Still Alive" quietly won raves.
Michelle Williams and Seth Rogen topline Sarah Polley's first film in five years, "Take This Waltz."
Sony Classics brought three foreign-language Oscar contenders to the fest; the Polish Holocaust drama "In Darkness" seems to be a slam-dunk nominee.
It's not a traditional take on the Bronte classic, but Andrea Arnold's "Wuthering Heights" found many admirers.
Tilda Swinton is wrenching in Lynne Ramsay's disquieting but lyrical "We Need to Talk About Kevin."
Nicolas Winding Refn's high-octane filmmaking made fans for his terse, kinetic L.A. noir "Drive."
Amidst all the movie stars, Maldives president Mohammed Nasheed made a splash at the fest and in the eco doc "The Island President."
Gerardo Naranjo's action thriller "Miss Bala" puts a Mexican beauty queen into a plot involving drug-dealing gangsters.
Bobcat Goldthwait's wild, brazen "God Bless America" was the talk of TIFF's midnight-movie selection.
You might think it's old news after Sundance and Cannes, but the unsettling indie "Martha Marcy May Marlene" found new fans in Toronto.
"This Is Not a Film" director Jafar Panahi is barred from making movies by the government of Iran, and his co-director Mojtaba Mirtahmasb was denied a visa when he tried to fly to Toronto to present the moving, bare-bones production.
Dan Lindsay's and T.J. Martin's high-school football film "Undefeated" proved to be one of the fest's most moving docs.
You won't recognize him as Hugh Grant's underwear-clad roommate from "Notting Hill," but Rhys Ifans delivers a powerful performance in "Anonymous."
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