Sunday, August 28, 2005

In a TIFF

Gearing up for the Toronto International Film Festival, which starts the week after next. I'm going to try and post as much as I can from out there. But the phrase "headless chicken" is pretty likely to apply.

Fairly mouth-watering, and I'm hoping there are going to be some real leftfield finds this year, as well as big-name films that actually live up to expectations.

For instance: will Michael Winterbottom's Tristram Shandy-inspired A Cock and Bull Story get him back on track after the cock-and-bull-fest that already was 9 Songs? Will Laurent Cantet's Haiti-set, Charlotte Rampling-starring Vers le sud equal or indeed surpass the quiet brilliance of his L'emploi du temps? Will Everything is Illuminated be as, well, unilluminating as it looks?

For answers to these and plenty of other questions you didn't even think to ask, regardez cette espace!

2 comments:

Chris Nolan.ca said...

Look forward to your observations from the fest.

I'll be doing my best to update as well during the festival.

tim r said...

My first comment! Thanks for your interest - and also for those stills on your site, which have really whetted my appetite for some of the films on offer. I look forward to trading thoughts!