'Creation'

<b>Director: Jon Amiel</b> &mdash; A biopic about Charles Darwin, the man behind the theory of evolution.<br>
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<b>Why:</b> "Creation" breaks a longstanding rule at Toronto that a Canadian film must open the festival. Combine that with talented pairing of real-life husband and wife Paul Bettany and Oscar winner Jennifer Connelly and the controversial subject matter and the film becomes impossible to resist.<br>
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<b>Oscar chances:</b> Connelly and Bettany are good bets for acting nominations, and if "Creation" can best the lukewarm response of 2004's "Kinsey," the film might be in store for some major acclaim.

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Director: Jon Amiel — A biopic about Charles Darwin, the man behind the theory of evolution.

Why: "Creation" breaks a longstanding rule at Toronto that a Canadian film must open the festival. Combine that with talented pairing of real-life husband and wife Paul Bettany and Oscar winner Jennifer Connelly and the controversial subject matter and the film becomes impossible to resist.

Oscar chances: Connelly and Bettany are good bets for acting nominations, and if "Creation" can best the lukewarm response of 2004's "Kinsey," the film might be in store for some major acclaim.

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