TIFF 2007: Early Picks

And yes, it was extremely difficult to narrow it down to just ten films. Toronto Screen Shots correspondents Jay Kerr and Jason Chu will post their early picks in the comments to give you an idea of what we’ll be covering during this year’s fest. A few of us got to see some early press screenings as well so there will be a few more than just our “official” films.

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6 Responses to TIFF 2007: Early Picks

  1. Bob Turnbull says:


    Assuming my picks are filled, it looks like we’ll be at the same screenings of Jar City and A Gentle Breeze. I’m also shooting for Chaotic Ana, but think I have it for another slot.

    Other likely picks (I have to plough through it tonight and et the package in first thing Friday morning before work):

    Chacun Son Cinema
    Glory To The Filmmaker!
    You, The Living
    Encounters At The End Of The World
    The Man From London
    The Mother Of Tears

    Those last three are one the bubble though…M, The Exodus, Chrysalis and Silent Running are all possibilities. Hell, I haven’t even made it all the way through the program book yet…

    By the way, I checked IMDB for photos of Alexandra Maria Lara after reading your review of Control…Oh my. She’s quite stunning.

  2. Jason Chu says:

    Here are my first picks for my 10 Advance Order tickets, in screening order:

    1. Friday, Sept 7, 7:15pm
    Le chansons d’amour (Love Songs) (France, Christophe Honoré)

    2. Saturday, Sept 8, 9:00am
    Control (UK/USA, Anton Corbijn)

    3. Sunday, Sept 9:15am
    Boy A (UK, John Crowley)

    4. Monday, Sept 10, 9:45pm
    El Pasado (The Past) (Argentina, Hector Babenco)

    5. Tuesday, Sept 11, 11:59pm
    Sukiyaki Western Django (Japan, Takashi Miike)

    6. Wednesday, Sept 12, 9:30pm
    Déficit (Mexico, Gael García Bernal)

    7. Friday, Sept 14, 5:00pm
    Hengbok (Happiness) (South Korea, Jin-ho Hur)

    8. Friday, Sept 14, 9:30pm
    Chrysalis (France, Matteo Botrugno, Daniele Coluccini, Julien Leclercq)

    9. Saturday, Sept 15, 2:45pm
    Son of Rambow (France/UK, Garth Jennings)

    10. Saturday, Sept 15, 10:00pm
    Ex-Drummer (Belgium, Koen Mortier)

    My second choices were:
    The Orphanage, Jar City, Naissance des pieuvres (Water Lillies), Import Export, Smiley Face, Flash Point, Chaotic Ana, Semptember, Shadows and Reclaim Your Brain.

    I’m planning on seeing as many of whatever I don’t get tickets for at alternate screenings, and I’d also love to check out Paranoid Park, Avant que j’oublie, Silent Resident, Cochochi and Lust, Caution (to name a few…)

    Choosing what to see is so difficult!


  3. Bob Turnbull says:

    I hear ya Jason…It’s particularly tough with only 10 choices.

    For those of you who have gone before, have you had much luck in gettng additional singles after tickets go on sale to the public? I haven’t even looked into the process – is it worth it?

    I submitted my picks this morning and listed them here. I got box number 45.

  4. Bob Turnbull says:

    So, how did your picks go? I got my confirmation today at 2:00PM and got 9 of 10 (Jar City was filled up on opening night but I got my backup choice of Dinner With The President: A Nation’s Journey/Please Vote For Me).

    I’m gonna plow through the schedule and see if I should try to grab some additional tickets online Wednesday morning…

  5. James McNally says:

    This was the first year in a few years that we got everything we asked for. We were in box 20 and they drew box 66 (of 75) so we were a bit surprised we got everything. My wife is also seeing ten, but we’re only seeing one (Jar City) together.

  6. Jason Chu says:

    I got 8 out of my 10 first picks and I think I was in box 42. I’m going tomorrow morning, bright and early, try to get another 4 or 5. Next year, screw it, I’m taking the week off!

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