>Both Donald and Kiefer Sutherland showed up at the Toronto International Film Festival, but father and son failed to meet. There is no strife; it's just that each had parachuted into town a few days apart for a whirlwind of press conferences, interviews and parties to promote movies debuting at the festival (Without Limits for Donald and A Soldier's Sweetheart for Sutherland fils). "I didn't realize he would be here," Kiefer said of his dad. "Otherwise I would have gotten here earlier."
For the packed 10 days (Sept. 10-19) that Toronto played host to Hollywood, movie stars zipped in and out of town at a dizzying rate. Big names who hyped their movies at the festival, which this year featured 300-plus films from 53 countries, included an unshaven Tom Cruise
, who was there in his role as a producer of Without Limits; Drew Barrymore
for Home Fries; Cameron Diaz
and Christian Slater for Very Bad Things; Joan Allen and Jeff Daniels for Pleasantville; Meryl Streep for Dancing at Lughnasa; and Dan Aykroyd, Danny Glover and Jennifer Lopez
for the animated Antz.
Family members who did manage to stage a reunion in Toronto were the Quinn brothers (actor Aidan, director Paul and cinematographer Declan), who proudly presented the film all three made together, This Is My Father, a moving romantic drama set in Ireland.