Monthly Archives: August 2009

TIFF 2009: Early Picks

As always, here is a list of the films I’ve reques­ted tick­ets for. Depending on how the ticket lot­tery goes, I could get any­where from none to all of these. New this year is a series of free screen­ings being … Continue read­ing

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L’affaire Farewell

L’affaire Farewell (Director: Christian Carion): It’s the early 1980s and KGB col­onel Serguei Grigoriev (Emir Kusturica) knows that the Soviet sys­tem isn’t work­ing. He wants change, and so he decides to set events in motion that might sweep him away, … Continue read­ing

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You Might As Well Live

You Might As Well Live (Director: Simon Ennis): When I first saw the “red band” trailer (embed­ded below), I have to admit I laughed out loud a few times, and so I was look­ing for­ward to see­ing what prom­ised to … Continue read­ing

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Montréal World Film Festival 2009

Suddenly find­ing myself with a lot of time on my hands, I’ve decided this year to check out the Montréal World Film Festival. Now in its 33rd year, this main­stay of the Montréal film cal­en­dar is the voca­tion of Serge … Continue read­ing

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TIFF 2009: Preliminaries, Part 3

Today the full sched­ule was announced and I picked up my TIFF pro­gramme book. There are way more films than I’ll be able to see, but here are a few more that I’m hop­ing not to miss: Mr. Nobody (Director: … Continue read­ing

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