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Natalie Portman TIFF 2015: Actress Makes Directorial Debut Wearing Lace

09/10/2015 08:20 EDT | Updated 09/10/2015 08:59 EDT

Film goers got a little Toronto International Film Festival 'pre-show' Wednesday night when actress Natalie Portman hosted the 4th annual festival kickoff fundraiser.

But Thursday night saw the talented 34-year-old hit the red carpet for one of the biggest nights of her career on the official opening night of TIFF 2015.

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The Academy Award-winning actress made her debut as writer and director in "A Tale of Love and Darkness," an adaptation of the award-winning memoir by celebrated Israeli author Amos Oz. Portman also stars in the film as Amos' mother, Fania.

The star arrived on the red carpet wearing an one-shoulder lace Lanvin gown. The blush-coloured Grecian-style dress was gathered at the waistline and shoulder and accented with sparkling star-shaped brooches. The actress wore her hair back elegantly in a slicked, low ponytail, which showed off her diamond earrings. In hand, the A-list star carried a trendy box clutch. We also love her bright pink lip colour. Who says summer has come and gone?

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Will we be seeing Ms. Portman nominated for an Oscar in the directorial category this year? Only time will tell!

Check out more TIFF red carpet photos below:

TIFF 2015 In Photos

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