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Audience faints at Toronto film festival

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One person in the audience had fainted during the show on the first night of the (TIFF) during the screening of the film "Revenge", media reported.

"Suddenly there was screaming because the person next to them had fainted," an attendee of the TIFF's opening night film has told the

The fainting occurred at the screening in 2017 of "Revenge", a brutal feminist thriller directed by

In 2016, Julia Ducournau's horror film "Raw", about cannibalism, resulted in ambulances being called to the scene, the Culture said. This is not the kind of behaviour typically associated with film festivals.

But Midnight Madness, which includes the new "Halloween" starring in its lineup as well as Shane Black's new film "The Predator", -- one of the most popular programming lineups at -- is so popular that an elaborate set of rituals has grown up around it.

The is being held from September 6 to 16.



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First Published: Wed, September 12 2018. 09:52 IST