When a filmmaker draws on his own experience to the extent that Icelandic director Fridrik Thor Fridriksson has done in his wonderful memory film MAMMA GOGO, the intimacy of the revelations is almost disarmingly intimate. The prolific director, probably the best … Continue reading
The Toronto International Film Festival has become one of the prime meeting places for film professionals from all over the map. So, not only are films seen, bought and sold, but the Festival is also an important place to make … Continue reading
French filmmakers, film stars and business professionals are everywhere here at the Toronto International Film Festival, giving this year’s a definite French accent. This is a long-running love story, with this city’s film buffs in l’amour fou with French cinema, … Continue reading
I’M STILL HERE, the not-very-flattering documentary by actor-turned-director Casey Affleck of his brother-in-law and best friend Joaquin Phoenix has been provoking controversy since it world premiered at the Venice Film Festival. Is the film, which had its North American premiere … Continue reading
“Precious” formerly titled “Push-Based on a Novel by Sapphire” has the unprecedented distinction as having won the audience award at TIFF09 and Sundance09. Director/writer Lee Daniels as been annointed the new “King of the Indie Film World”.
The 34th Toronto International Film Festival which opens on Thursday evening is a golden opportunity for Canadian filmmakers, producers and distributors to showcase their latest work for the international guests that will begin arriving. A stunning number of new Canadian films … Continue reading
The 34th Toronto International Film Festival opens September 10 with the world premiere Gala Presentation of CREATION, directed by Jon Amiel (The Core, Entrapment, The Man Who Knew Too Little). Produced by Jeremy Thomas, the film tells the life story of Charles Darwin, a still controversial figure … Continue reading