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Tiff 2014: Updated Screening Tally Brings Total to 46 Possible Movies

19 August 2014 12:00 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

It seems as if the 2014 Toronto Film Festival lineup is more or less set. I'm not expecting any major additions after today's announcement and have taken another look at my current list of most likely films I'll be screening while in town, though this is largely based on title and director alone as I have yet to really dig into the titles unfamiliar to me so it's possible a few may find their way into the mix once all is said and done. That said, if you think there are some I'm missing please let me know... don't want to overlook anything. Note, I will be in Toronto from September 3-10 and expect I'll see about 18 movies maximum while I'm there. Right now the full list below is 48 movies not including the four I've already seen (but have yet to review) and the one I don't think I'll even have a chance to see. »

- Brad Brevet

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From Rdj to Cumberbatch, the stars are headed to Tiff 2014

19 August 2014 8:20 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Film fanatics and star gazers, your time is now. Well...almost now. More precisely, your time Will be September 4 - 14. That's when the A-list glitterati, with their films in tow, descend on downtown Hogtown as they flock to the Toronto International Film Festival.

As has become the norm, the list of Tiff-bound talent is both long and impressive. From movie stars to rock royalty, there'll be no shortage of bold-faced names to look out for. On the movie side of things, some big stars set to attend this year include Robert Downey Jr., Ryan Reynolds, Kate Winslet, Morgan Freeman, Denzel Washington, Benedict Cumberbatch, Steve Carell, Jane Fonda, Tina Fey, Robert Pattinson and Bill Murray.

As if those weren't enough names to keep you busy, let's not forget the masses of talented filmmakers making Toronto their temporary home during the festival. Among the big-named directors set to make an appearance are David Cronenberg, »

- Emma Badame

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Filipino drama wins top Locarno prize

16 August 2014 5:02 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Locarno’s Golden Leopard has been awarded to Filipino director Lav Diaz’s five-and-a-half-hour epic From What Is Before.Scroll down for full list of winners

The film, which has the Filipino title Mula sa kung ano ang noon, also picked up the Fipresci International Critics Prize, the Environment is Quality of Life Prize, and the International Federation of Film Societies’ (Iffs) Don Quixote Prize.

On learning that he had won Locarno’s top honour, Diaz said that he wanted to dedicate the award to his father.

“He brought me cinema, he’s a cinema addict, and he started this passion in me,” said Diaz.

“For the Filipino people, it’s for them, for their struggle, and then I would like to dedicate it to all serious filmmakers in the world, to Pedro Costa, he’s my brother and I love his work, to Matias Pineiro, and to the makers of all the other films in the »

- screen.berlin@googlemail.com (Martin Blaney)

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San Sebastian unveils Pearls titles

14 August 2014 6:05 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Cannes winner Winter Sleep and Berlin victor Black Coal, Thin Ice amongst line-up.

The 62nd San Sebastian Film Festival (Sep 19-27) has released the line-up for its Pearls strand.

Among the selected films are the winner of the Golden Bear at this year’s Berlinale, Black Coal, Thin Ice by Yinan Diao, and the film that received the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival in May, Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s Winter Sleep.

The section also features new works from directors such as Isao Takahata, Xavier Dolan, Wim Wenders, Abel Ferrara, Laurent Cantet, Naomi Kawase and Mathieu Amalric.

All of the films in the Pearls Section will compete for the Audience Award, with votes cast by spectators at the first public screenings of each film in the section.

The Audience Award is split into two prizes: a First Prize for Best Film, with €50,000 ($67,000), and a Second Prize for Best European Film, with €20,000 ($27,000). The »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Will Gay Drama ‘Love Is Strange’ Shatter Hollywood’s Glass Ceiling?

13 August 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Love Is Strange” is one of the rare movies anchored by gay characters not defined by sex. The story is set in a post-gay-rights Manhattan where marriage is legal for George (Alfred Molina) and Ben (John Lithgow), longtime partners who get hitched in a local park, surrounded by their closest friends. To fund the $1.2 million drama, which Sony Pictures Classics will platform release Aug. 22, director Ira Sachs turned to his community for help. “I got financing from 25 individuals, the majority of whom were retired lesbian businesswomen,” says Sachs over lunch on a recent afternoon in the West Village. “They cared about the story, and believed it could speak to a wide audience.” Sachs says the backers have already turned a profit from worldwide distribution deals out of Sundance and Berlin.

If not for its unconventional financing, “Love Is Strange” might never have found its way to the big screen. While »

- Ramin Setoodeh

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Tiff: ‘Mommy’ leads lineup of Canadian films

12 August 2014 6:33 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The Toronto International Film Festival may just be getting too big with the absurd number of films it has each year, but it still makes room for some hometown heroes. Tiff has just announced its lineup of Canadian Films that will screen at this year’s festival.

Leading the group is first time filmmaker Xavier Dolan’s Mommy, which premiered at this year’s Cannes Film Festival and won the Special Jury Prize. It’s the story of a single mother struggling to raise her aggressive, violent son until a mysterious neighbor introduces some complications.

Also appearing is David Cronenberg’s Maps to the Stars, his latest polarizing title starring Julianne Moore, Robert Pattinson, Mia Wasikowski and John Cusack.

The whole lineup includes 77 features and shorts in all, and the full schedule for the films will be released on August 19. You can view the whole Canadian lineup here and look »

- Brian Welk

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Breaking: The Foreign Oscar Charts Have Arrived!

8 August 2014 2:29 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

I've been chart happy this week as you can see. The Oscar charts were all updated two days ago. And now the Foreign Language Film Submission Charts - all three of 'em - are up. Have to be ready when September hits, you know!? The three foreign film submission charts are now up:

 

Afghanistan to Ethiopia 

(detailed speculation) Finland to Palestine Territories 

(a few countries highlighted - 1 official submission) Peru to Vietnam 

(we'll get there! 2 official submissions)

 

You can always access the Oscar charts from the pulldown menu on the navigation bar. (But you must know that already.) Only the first chart has a lot of information (read: speculation) since only one country has officially announced. That would be Hungary's tense critically lauded allegory White God. But the charts will grow. Update: Turkey and Poland have all announced. We have a race!

For now let's talk about a few random »

- NATHANIEL R

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Al Pacino, Rising Stars, Short Cuts Canada & Canadian Features at Tiff 2014

7 August 2014 6:10 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

When it comes screen legends Al Pacino (Dog Day Afternoon) does not appear to be slowing down as he appears as an aging stage actor in The Humbling directed by Barry Levinson (Men in Black) and as a heartbroken small town locksmith in Manglehorn helmed by David Gordon Green (Joe); both dramas will be getting a North American Premiere at the 39th Toronto International Film Festival.

The Oscar-winning thespian will also kicking off the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival  by having an on-stage conversation about his career at the Tiff Bell Lightbox on September 3, 2014 at 7 p.m.. “We’re thrilled to have Al Pacino participate in our third annual Tiff Gala,” stated Maxine Bailey, VP of Advancement at Tiff. “This important event raises much-needed funds that allow Tiff to continue our free year-round activities like Reel Comfort, a programme that brings films and special guests to mental health patients at Toronto hospitals, »

- Trevor Hogg

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Toronto Film Festival 2014: Canadian Movies Announced

7 August 2014 3:45 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

The Toronto International Film Festival has unveiled a strong lineup of Canadian films including new works by acclaimed Canadian filmmakers Xavier Dolan, Sturla Gunnarsson, Ruba Nadda, Jacob Tierney and Denys Arcand, and an impressive number of first-time feature filmmakers. Jam-packed with compelling works ranging from thrillers and comedies to romances and musicals, this year's Canadian offerings promise to entertain, inspire and move audiences.

"These are filmmakers at the top of their craft, bringing fresh perspectives to traditional genres like comedies and less traditionally Canadian genres, such as musicals," said Steve Gravestock, Senior Programmer, Tiff. "This year's slate truly showcases the diversity of talent in our country, featuring films from coast to coast."

Here's a selection of some of the Canadian films on offer at this year's film festival:

"We are inspired by the number of exceptional debut features from Canadian directors, reflecting the depth of talent in this country," said Agata Smoluch Del Sorbo, »

- Chris Jancelewicz

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Toronto: Canadian Film Lineup Includes Xavier Dolan, Denys Arcand

7 August 2014 2:27 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

The Toronto International Film Festival‘s Canadian lineup is a mix of veterans and newcomers with works ranging from thrillers and comedies to romances and musicals. The Canada Goose Award for Best Canadian Feature Film will be given to one of the filmmakers, with the City of Toronto Award for Best Canadian First Feature Film going to a debut helmer. Among the familiar names in the mix are wunderkind Xavier Dolan whose Mommy won the Grand Jury Prize in Cannes this year; and Oscar winner Denys Arcand with An Eye For Beauty. Dolan is also doing double duty as an actor […] »

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Tiff unveils Canadian line-up and Rising Stars

6 August 2014 4:18 PM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Tiff may be a showcase for cinema from around the world, but it’s also an exhibition place to show off our homegrown talent to the rest of the world.

At the Toronto International Film Festival’s Canadian press conference, the festival programmers unveiled the impressive line-up of Canadian films as well as the Canucks who are the ones to watch in their Rising Star programme.

In its fourth year, the Tiff Rising Stars programme recognizing emerging Canadian talent who are charting their own trajectory within Canadian cinema and beyond.  Past Rising Stars have included Sarah Gadon, Megan Park, andTatiana Maslany.

This year’s crop of new talent includes Sophie Desmarais who you may have seen as a young track star in last year’s festival pick Sarah Prefers to Run (Sarah préfère la course) and Shannon Kook who appeared in a supporting role inThe Conjuring and next appears in »

- Rachel West

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Roots Canada: Tiff Adds Latest From Dolan, Maxime Giroux, Ruba Nadda & Rodrigue Jean

6 August 2014 4:00 PM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

The luxurious banquet hall in Toronto’s Royal York hotel was electric with excitement as Tiff senior programmers including Steve Gravestock and Agata Smoluch Del Sorbo announced the robust lineup of Canadian films (several world preems) at this year’s Tiff plus the 40+ short titles (out of an astounding 840 short films — an increase of over 200 titles from last year) that will screen at the prestigious festival. With features populating almost every section at the fest, among the headliner items from English Canada, Cairo Time‘s Ruba Nadda returns to the fest with October Gale, while also world preeming is Bang Bang BabyJeffrey St. Jules marks his feature film debut with a film that is equal parts Rocky Horror Picture Show and early Cronenberg. Starring Jane Levy of the recent About Alex, it revolves around a small-town teenager in the ’60s whose dream of becoming a famous singer is dashed »

- Leora Heilbronn

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Canadian Feats Added To Toronto 2014 Slate Incl. Astron-6 Midnighter The Editor & Tierney's Preggoland

6 August 2014 3:00 PM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

The Toronto Int'l Film Fest announcements keep coming. This week the fest has dropped a bevy of new features that all come from native daughters and sons of Canada. The films are slotted in among a number of programs and include the 10th Midnighter The Editor directed by Manborg himself Matthew Kennedy and Father's Day co-director Adam Brooks (remember this?). Also on the list are new films by Xavier Dolan, Ruba Nadda, and Jacob Tierney. Here's the full list. Special Presentations An Eye for Beauty (Le règne de la beauté) Denys Arcand, Canada - Toronto Premiere Luc, a talented young architect, lives a peaceful life with his wife Stephanie in the stunning area of Charlevoix. He has a beautiful house, a pretty wife, dines often...

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Xavier Dolan's 'Mommy' Leads Canadian Line-Up Of New Tiff 2014 Announcements

6 August 2014 1:33 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

The countdown is on. It's less than thirty days until the Toronto International Film Festival turns the Ontario city upside down for the movie world, and today they unveiled the slate of movies from their homeland that will a get a chance to shine on the world stage. Easily the biggest movie of the bunch is Xavier Dolan's "Mommy," which is being given a Toronto Premiere, which suggests it'll be going to Telluride to make its North American debut. As making its Toronto debut is another French Cannes sensation, Stéphane Lafleur's "Tu dors Nicole." Meanwhile, Denys Arcand's "An Eye For Beauty" and Jacob Tierney's "Preggoland" might also be worth highlighting. Tiff runs from September 4-14. Canadian lineup below. Special Presentations "An Eye for Beauty" ("Le règne de la beauté"), Denys Arcand, Canada Toronto Premiere  Luc, a talented young architect, lives a peaceful life with his »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Daily | Toronto 2014 Lineup, Round 3

6 August 2014 1:23 PM, PDT | Keyframe | See recent Keyframe news »

Films by Xavier Dolan, Sturla Gunnarsson, Ruba Nadda, Jacob Tierney, Denys Arcand and other Canadian filmmakers have been added to the lineup of the Toronto International Film Festival, running this year from September 4 through 14. What's more, Ramin Bahrani, Claire Denis, Sandra Oh and Jim Stark "will guide 20 emerging filmmakers in group discussions that focus on creativity, the artistic process and independent voices." And four actors will be participating in the Rising Stars program: Sophie Desmarais, Shannon Kook, Alexandre Landry and Julia Sarah Stone. » - David Hudson »

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Tiff unveils Canadian roster

6 August 2014 12:45 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

New work by Sturla Gunnarsson, Denys Arcand, Ruba Nadda and Xavier Dolan are among the selection set to premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (Tiff) next month.

“These are filmmakers at the top of their craft, bringing fresh perspectives to traditional genres like comedies and less traditionally Canadian genres, such as musicals,” said Toronto International Film Festival (Tiff) senior programmer Steve Gravestock. “This year’s slate truly showcases the diversity of talent in our country, featuring films from coast to coast.”

“We are inspired by the number of exceptional debut features from Canadian directors, reflecting the depth of talent in this country,” said Tiff’s Canadian features programmer Agata Smoluch Del Sorbo.

“Extremely exciting is also the fact that female-driven narratives play a significant part in this year’s programming, highlighting the strong, rich tapestry of our storytelling.”

The Canada Goose Award for Best Canadian Feature Film is up for grabs, as is the »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Toronto Film Festival’s Canadian Slate Features Xavier Dolan, Denys Arcand

6 August 2014 11:45 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Toronto Film Festival unveiled its diverse Canadian slate today, adding 37 features across various programs, including Xavier Dolan’s 2014 Cannes jury prize-winning “Mommy” (Roadside Attractions) and Denys Arcand’s “An Eye for Beauty” in Special Presentations.

Dolan also stars as a mind-game-playing psychiatric patient in veteran TV helmer Charles Binane’s return to the bigscreen, “The Elephant Song,” which world preems in Special Presentations, as does Ruba Nadda’s “October Gale,” starring Patricia Clarkson as a grieving widow who saves a mysterious man (Scott Speedman) from a gunshot wound, and Jacob Tierney’s expectant-mom comedy “Preggoland,” starring Sonja Bennett and James Caan.

Besides “Mommy,” the festival will screen other pics from acclaimed Quebec directors: As previously announced, Jean-Marc Vallee’s likely Telluride-bound “Wild” and Philippe Falardeau’s world-preeming “The Good Lie,” both starring Reese Witherspoon, will be in the mix. Other selections from the province’s talent pool include Maxime Giroux »

- Jennie Punter

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Cannes Winner ‘Mommy’ Heads Canadian Slate at Toronto Film Fest

6 August 2014 11:45 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Xavier Dolan's “Mommy,” which won the Jury Prize at this year's Cannes Film Festival, will be among the Canadian features screened at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival, Tiff organizers announced on Wednesday. “Mommy” was one of more than two dozen features and 46 short films from Canada announced at a press conference in Toronto. The films are spread out across many different sections of the festival, and include work from such celebrated Canadian directors as Denys Arcand, Atom Egoyan and Ruba Nadda. In addition to directing “Mommy,” the 25-year-old Dolan stars as a disturbed young man alongside Bruce Greenwood and. »

- Steve Pond

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Toronto: Film Festival Unveils Canadian Lineup

6 August 2014 11:10 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Toronto - The Toronto International Film Festival on Wednesday revealed its Canadian lineup, including world premieres for homegrown films by Ruba Nadda, Sturla Gunnarsson and Kyle Thomas. Away from its Hollywood star-making machine, the September event will debut Nadda's October Gale, which stars Patricia Clarkson and Tim Roth, Gunnarsson's long-awaited feature documentary Monsoon, about India's monsoon season, and Kyle Thomas' The Valley Below, an Alberta badlands drama that stars Stephen Bogaert, Kris Demeanor and Alejandro Rae. The Special Presentations sidebar also booked world premieres for Charles Binane's The Elephant Song, which stars Xavier Dolan and Bruce Greenwood, and Jacob

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2014 Tiff Screening Tally So Far...

29 July 2014 11:36 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

I fully expect Xavier Dolan's Mommy to be announced on August 6th so you can go ahead and add that one to my "Must Sees" list below, but as of right now my list of films I consider absolute "musts" sits at 17 movies with another nine I'll make top priority after I schedule those and then another nine that will be dependent on my screening schedule because conflicts due arise meaning any of these may be on or off the table... schedule depending. I'm going to be in Toronto from September 3-10, which means six full screening days, which means seeing 18 films will be pushing it, which also means I'm going to miss a lot of movies I would really like to see... Hell, it might even end up being worth it to skip films with already established release dates -- Foxcatcher, The Judge, Wild, The Drop, Mr. Turner, »

- Brad Brevet

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