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14 lit-inspired films to watch for at TIFF 2014

Far from MenDirected by David Oelhoffen and staring Viggo Mortensen, this tale set in the Algerian War is based on Albert Camus short story “L’Hôte.”

Learning to Drive: Isabel Coixet directs an adaptation of Katha Pollitt’s New Yorker essay about a Manhattan editor (Patricia Clarkson) who finds a surprising friendship with her Sikh driving instructor (Ben Kingsley).

Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet: Lion King director Roger Allers delivers this animated feature based on the classic text by the Lebanese poet. Beasts of the Southern Wild’s Quvenzhané Wallis and Liam Neeson voice the main characters.