55 STEPS Reviews From Toronto Film Festival

September 26th, 2017 by and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

55 STEPS was reviewed at its TIFF 2017 premiere


by Dennis Harvey


Hollywood Reporter

by Keith Uhlich

by Tina Hassanni 


Screen Daily

by Tim Grierson 


The audience gave 55 STEPS a standing ovation at the Toronto Film Festival, The movie stars Helena Bonham Carter, Hilarly Swank and Jeffrey Tambor and is directed by Bille August. It is the story of patients’ rights lawyer Colette Hughes, who goes to meet her new client, Eleanor Riese, a patient in the psychiatric unit of a San Francisco hospital. Colette has no idea that besides taking on an uphill legal battle to improve treatment for mental patients in hospitals, she is meeting a woman who will make it her mission to transform Colette’s workaholic life.

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