Full list is posted on the 20th. What’s everybody excited for as of now?
I’m not too sure what is playing but I am going to check out My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done for sure.
The Coen’s new flix- A Serious Man
A Canadian crime film, “High Life”. Go see it. I’m in it :)
Koji Yakusho’s “Toad’s Oil”
“Perrier’s Bounty” with Cillian Murphy
“Cracks” by Jordan Scott (Ridley’s daughter)
Tom Ford’s “A Single Man”
“The Good Heart” with Brian Cox and Paul Dano
“The Waiting City” with Radha Mitchell
Terry Gilliam’s “The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus”
“I Am Love” with Tilda Swinton
Tim Blake Nelson’s “Leaves of Grass”
Lars von Trier’s “Antichrist”
Michael Haneke’s “The White Ribbon”
Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s “Micmacs” (not yet listed at the TIFF site but formally announced)
Does anyone know why Kyle MacLachlan and Kevin Spacey are on the TIFF guest list — which films are they promoting?
My ten first picks at Toronto – from 16th – 19th:
A Single Man Tom Ford 16/09/2009 11:00:00 AM RYERSON
Karaoke Chris Chong Chan Fui 16/09/2009 3:00:00PM AMC 5
Like You Know It All Hong Sang-soo 16/09/2009 6:15:00PM VARSITY 1
My Son, My Son, What…Werner Herzog 17/09/2009 5:30:00PM VARSITY 8
Face Tsai Ming-liang 17/09/2009 8:45:00PM SCOTIABANK THEATRE 4
Symbol Hitoshi Matsumoto 17/09/2009 11:59:00PM RYERSON
I Am Love Luca Guadagnino 18/09/2009 8:45:00AM SCOTIABANK THEATRE 3
Eccentricities of a Blond..Manoel de Oliveira 18/09/2009 2:45:00PM AMC 3
Air Doll Hirokazu Kore-eda 19/09/2009 12:30:00PM SCOTIABANK THEATRE 4
Enter the Void Gaspar Noé 19/09/2009 7:00:00 PM AMC 9
I added a heap more titles to my wishlist but alas, the schedule that was published doesn’t work out for me… waaah :-(
Matt – I like your picks of “Air Doll” and “Enter the Void”. I’m on the fence about the Herzog films — I like his films but the negative early comments I’ve heard about the Bad Lieutenant film have me a tad worried.
I’m not sure what else I’ll be checking out. Others I was considering include: My Son, My Son, Life During War Time, The White Ribbon, etc.
I’m a little biased, but please do check out http://tiffr.com. We’ve designed it to make it simple to shortlist, schedule and share your TIFF09 films. We’d love to hear any feedback you guys may have!
tiffr is AWESOME..
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Here’s what I’ll be watching during TIFF:
Broken Embraces – Pedro Almodovar / Spain
Bright Star – Jayne Campion / Australia
Agora – Alejandro Amenabar /Spain
Vintner’s Luck – Niki Caro / New Zealand
My Son, My Son… – Werner Herzog / USA/Germany
MicMacs – Jean Pierre Jeunet / France
White Ribbon – Michael Haneke / Germany/Austria
The Imaginarium of Dr Parnassus – Terry Gilliam / Canada/UK
Huacho -Alejandro Fernandez Almedras / Chile
Vision – Margarethe von Trotta / Germany
Fish Tank – Andrea Arnold / UK
The Secret in their eyes – Juan Jose Campanella / Argentina
Enter the Void – Gaspar Noe / France
Gigante – Adrian Biniez / Uruguay
Phobilidia – Yoav/Doron Paz / Israel
Ja’i tue ma mere – Xavier Dolan / Canada
My Year without sex – Sarah Watt / Australia
The Unloved – Samantha Morton / UK
Les derniers jours du monde – Arnaud Larrieu & Jean Marie Larrieu / France
trying to get tickets to:
Police Adjective – Corneliu Porumboiu / Romania
The Trotsky – Jacob Tierney / Canada
Mr Nobody – Jaco Van Dormael / France.
Out of curiosity, how do all of you go about choosing what to see at a festival, apart from the obvious logistical conditions like it has to fit with your schedule or budget?
Recognizable names? Advance buzz or awards at other festivals? Plot synopsis? Filmmaker/actor attendance at a screening? Films that aren’t likely to ever see a general/international release? Films that will have general release but you want to be first among your friends to see it?
Btw, TheAuteurs has played a big part in my festival selection this year. Thanks guys!!!
5 clips from Guy Maddin’s Night Mayor (which is premiering at TIFF) here:
My criteria for choosing films was as follows:
1) Only choose films not playing in the NYFF (where i can see them at press screenings)
2) Don’t choose films that will open in the very near future.
3) Choose directors I know & like but don’t know when these new films will get distribution in the states.
4) Pick stuff that has very little hope of getting distribution.
I came up with a preliminary list of 25 films and from that i was able to pick based on scheduled screening times.
I pre-ordered a 10 ticket package and was able to get all my first picks. Then when the tickets went on sale to the public I purchased 6 more films.
Seeing 16 films total and plan to see the various video art pieces around galleries and museums in the city.
Once upon a time, it seems that the indie film fests were precisely the kind of forum that would present films at risk of limited/no distribution, but now it has turned into big business with big names attached, almost guaranteeing distribution. Part of me feels that the big studio productions that will be hitting local cineplexes should NOT be allowed to play or compete at these film fests. And it’s not like those films/filmmakers are going to be deprived… between Golden Globes, Oscars, and a whole crapload of awards shows and star-studded premieres, these guys have an abundance of opportunity to shine.