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The Toronto International Film Festival (Tiff) today announced more projects that will feature in its 2010 event. The festival's line-up will include screenings of several Irish productions and co-productions including Tom Hall's 'Sensation'; Jerzy Skolimowski's 'Essential Killing'; Juanita Wilson's 'As If I'm Not There; Dome Karukoski's 'Lapland Odyssey' (which will enjoy its world premiere at the event) and the previously announced feature documentary, 'The Pipe' from Risteard O'Domhnall. »
It's late so I'm not writing much of a post here.. Maybe I'll update tomorrow.
Full list after the break via Variety.
Contemporary World Cinema
* "Even The Rain," Iciar Bollain (Spain/France/Mexico)
* "22nd of May," Koen Mortier (Belgium)
* "African United," Deb Gardner-Paterson (U.K.)
* "Blessed Events," Isabelle Stever (Germany)
* "The Edge," Alexey Uchitel (Russia)
* "Lapland Odyssey," Dome Karukoski (Finland)
* "Late Autumn," Kim Teo-Yong (South Korea)
* "Matariki" Michael Bennet (New Zealand)
Rachel Weisz in The Whistleblower The Toronto International Film Festival has added even more films to their line-up today as the complete line-up was announced, which ended up causing the festival's server to crash, but I was lucky enough to get in and get out before missing out on the information.
First off, the festival's Mavericks line-up is quite interesting, which includes a series of guest presentations and this year will see Edward Norton interview Bruce Springsteen, NBA All-Star and native Canadian Steve Nash will present his hour-long film Into the Wind, Apichatpong Weerasethakul will talk with the audience as his Cannes Palm d'Or-winning film Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall his Past Lives was just added to the Masters programme, Ken Loach and Paul Laverty will be interviewed by Michael Moore on politics and cinema and Philip Seymour Hoffman will have his own panel. Also on hand will be Bill Gates, »
- Brad Brevet
The sophomore film from the director of Ex Drummer, Swedish thriller Bad Faith, Pablo Trapero's Carancho (my personal favorite film from Cannes 2010), Tsui Hark's Detective Dee, Tom Tykwer's Three and a host of others populate one of the more exciting lineups for the Tiff Contemporary World Cinema Program in recent years. Here's the complete lineup:
22nd of May Koen Mortier, Belgium World Premiere
The director of Ex-Drummer returns with an artful meditation on political violence. A security guard fails to prevent a horrific explosion in a shopping mall, then lives through the aftermath as a series of overlapping what-ifs.
Africa United tells the extraordinary story of three Rwandan children and their bid to achieve their lifelong dream - to take part in the opening ceremony of the 2010 Football World Cup in Johannesburg.
Aftershock Feng Xiaogang, China North American Premiere »
Things are a bit different in Finland. In a typical Hollywood romantic comedy it's all wining and dining and the occasional misunderstanding. In Dome Karukoski's Lapland Odyssey, however, it's a quest for a free TV cable box that leads to naked machine gunning and angry reindeer. Yes, I am amused.
Lapland Odyssey is a comedy about Janne, a man from Lapland in northern Finland, a man who has made a career out of living on welfare. One Saturday evening he goes with his friends to find a digital TV terminal so that Inari, his common-law wife, wouldn´t move south. Inari is sick and tired of Janne´s indolence even in this matter. Janne hasn´t gotten them a digibox even though Inari has given him the money for it.
Janne hasn´t bought them a digibox, because he´s embarrassed that he didn´t have the money for it in the first place, »
In the past few weeks post production house Egg has installed and put to use a Nucoda Film Master 4k/2k colour grading and finishing system. Delivered last month, the system has already been used to grade Finnish romantic comedy 'Lapland Odyssey' by Egg colourist Sebastian Guest and is now being used to grade two further features. 'Lapland Odyssey', which was directed by Dome Karukoski (Forbidden Fruit) with Pini Hellstedt (Hellsinki) as DoP, was shot in Lapland and is a co-produced by Ireland's Ripple World Pictures, Finland's Helsinki Filmi Oy and Sweden's Anagram Produktion. A comedic road movie, the film moves through Lapland and seeks to explore the soul of a Finnish man in his pursuit of a digibox! »
Moscow -- Cyprus-born, Finland-based film director Dome Karukoski collected the Grand Prix prize of Zerkalo, the international film festival named in honor of Andrei Tarkovsky, which came to a close in the Russian city of Ivanovo last Sunday. Karukoski won for his movie "Kielletty hedelma" ("Forbidden Fruit").
The festival, named after one of Tarkovsky's films, was held for the fourth time this year in a city near where the renowned Russian film director was born and spent his childhood. Zerkalo remains one of the few international film events in Russia held outside of its main film industry centers of Moscow and St Petersburg. »
- By Vladimir Kozlov
Chicago – Foreign film fans and art house aficionados rejoice! The Annual European Union Film Festival is back at the Siskel Film Center, offering Chicagoans a rare and illuminating journey through contemporary world cinema. Sifting through five dozen titles may prove to be formidable for moviegoers deciding what to see. Let us guide the way.
This year’s edition, running from March 5th to April 1st, includes high profile films from world renowned filmmakers like Peter Greenaway, Jacques Rivette, Neil Jordan, Catherine Breillat, Amos Gital, Bruno Dumont, Jan Hrebejk and Caroline Link. Moviegoers should take note of the fact that several of these titles won’t be screened outside of the EU festival in Chicago, making their appearance here all the more priceless.
The 13th Annual European Union Film Festival includes 59 feature films, all of which are making their Chicago premiere. If you’ve had your fill with Hollywood, or are »
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8 items from 2010
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