11 items from 2013
Double Dutch International has acquired worldwide distribution rights excluding Canada to Peter Stebbings’ addiction drama Empire Of Dirt and worldwide rights to Terry Miles’ family drama Cinemanovels. Both titles premiere in Toronto on Friday .
Cinemanovels tells the story of a daughter trying to mount a film retrospective of her estranged father’s work. Apa represents Us rights.
“Both films deal with familial themes that are timely, poignant, and universal,” said Double Dutch president Jason Möring. “We are thrilled to be able to bring these stories to the domestic and international market.” »
"...'Grace' (Smith) had not spoken to her recently deceased father, the fabled Québécois filmmaker 'John Laurentian', in years. So even she's surprised when, on a trip to pick up some of his belongings, she offers to help put together a retrospective of his work.
"Not only has she not seen any of it (their rift was spectacularly traumatic), she knows nothing about curating. She's also a shut-in who rarely ventures outside the condo she shares with her husband, 'Ben' (Ben Cotton). Grace struggles along fitfully, dozing off while watching her father's movies (all of them involving love triangles), and discussing her inertia with her confidante, 'Clem' (Beals).
"Then she meets 'Adam' (Kett Turton), a neighbour who's an expert on all things Laurentian and offers to help her out. »
- Michael Stevens
Hey guys, take a look at Terry Miles‘ upcoming Cinemanovels, a slyly funny family drama about what we inherit (and don’t inherit) from our parents! Already sounds interesting? Wait until you see the trailer! The movie has been selected to be screened in the Contemporary World Cinema section at this year’s Tiff, it definitely looks promising, so what are you waiting for? Head inside to find the video and the first poster with Lauren Lee Smith… Written and directed by Miles, the movie centers on Smith’s character – a woman named Grace, an estranged daughter of a famous, recently deceased Quebecois filmmaker, who undertakes a...
- Jeanne Standal
While the world is getting ready to come to Tiff next month, with pictures from all corners of the globe making their splashy red carpet premieres, it can be easy to forget there's talent on Canada's homegrown soil also looking for some attention. And director Terry Miles will be on hand to unveil his latest, "Cinemanovels." Starring Lauren Lee Smith, Jennifer Beals, Ben Cotton, Katharine Isabelle and Kett Turton, the film tells the story of the daughter of a late, acclaimed Quebecois filmmaker who decides to mount a retrospective of his work. But as you'll see in this exclusive clip, this mission comes with some emotional baggage as well. Here's the full synopsis: Grace (Lauren Lee Smith) had not spoken to her recently deceased father, the fabled Québécois filmmaker John Laurentian, in years. So even she's surprised when, on a trip to pick up some of his belongings, she offers »
- Kevin Jagernauth
The 38th Toronto International Film Festival has released an incredible guest list of celebrated talent from around the globe. Filmmakers expected to present their world premieres in Toronto include: Catherine Breillat, Nicole Garcia, Pawel Pawlikowski, Bertrand Tavernier, Steve McQueen, Godfrey Reggio, Denis Villeneuve, Bill Condon, Jean-Marc Vallée, John Wells, Ralph Fiennes, Richard Ayoade, Atom Egoyan, Matthew Weiner, John Carney, Jason Reitman, Jason Bateman, Yorgos Servetas, Liza Johnson, Megan Griffiths, Fernando Eimbcke, Alexey Uchitel, Johnny Ma, Biyi Bandele, Rashid Masharawi, Paul Haggis, Ron Howard, Eli Roth, Álex de la Iglesia, Bruce McDonald, Jennifer Baichwal, John Ridley, and Justin Chadwick.
The Festival also welcomes thousands of producers and other industry professionals bringing films to us.
The following filmmakers and artists are expected to attend the Toronto International Film Festival:
Final batch of Tiff titles were announced today and among the international hodgepodge of items trickling we find Berlin (Golden Bear winner Child’s Pose), Cannes (The Selfish Giant – Europa Cinemas Label winner and Stranger by the Lake by Alain Guiraudie), Karlovy Vary (Crystal Globe winner Le Grand Cahier ) and Locarno (Corneliu Porumboiu’s When Evening Falls on Bucharest or Metabolism) Film Fest items added to the Toronto Int. Film Festival’s Contemporary World Cinema lineup. Alongside those that have already premiered elsewhere, the titles that have got our attention are world premiere offerings from the likes of award-winning Icelandic helmer Ragnar Bragason (Metalhead), Revanche‘s Götz Spielmann (October November – see pic above) and Mexican filmmaker Fernando Eimbcke’s Club Sandwich. Here’s the added titles to the section which already includes: Catherine Martin’s A Journey (Une Jeune Fille), Ingrid Veninger’s The Animal Project, Terry Miles’ Cinemanovels, Bruce Sweeney »
- Eric Lavallee
Denis Villeneuve will have two films in the festival as it emerged that Canadian Features world premiere Enemy starring Jake Gyllenhaal as a man and his doppelganger [pictured] has joined the previously announced Prisoners, also starring Gyllenhaal.
The Canadian Features selection includes Michael Dowse’s Goon follow-up The F Word, Xavier Dolan’s Tom At The Farm and Chloe Robichaud’s Sarah Prefers To Run as well as work from Jeff Barnaby, Bruce McDonald and Bruce Labruce. Also receiving its world premiere is All The Wrong Reasons featuring the final performance by the late Glee star Cory Monteith.
Festival organisers also unveiled Producers Lab Toronto participants and Telefilm Canada Pitch This! finallists, the shorts programme and participants in the tenth Tiff Talent Lab.
“The scope of this year’s feature films is as broad as Canada’s filmmaking community and demonstrates the deep versatility of our filmmakers,” said Tiff senior programmer Steve Gravestock. “From clever »
- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
This afternoon, with poutine and local wine to mark the occasion, the Toronto International Film Festival announced their Canadian film selections. Programmers Steve Gravestock and Agata Smoluch Del Sorbo proudly pronounced that this year both new and seasoned filmmakers had the “curiosity and courage to show troubling issues occurring in our country in new and exciting ways.” Past festival favorite (and one of my personal own as well) Xavier Dolan, the always controversial Bruce Labruce and Jennifer Baichwal’s films garnered applause from the crowd at the majestic Royal York ballroom. Titles sure to draw headlines and attention in the Canadian slate are Denis Villeneuve’s locally filmed ‘Enemy‘ which has Jake Gyllenhall playing a man with two identities, torn between a mistress and a wife. Villeneuve’s other recent feature ‘Prisoners‘ was previously announced as a festival title. It’s worth mentioning that two feature films being presented at »
- Leora Heilbronn
Denis Villeneuve will have two films in the festival as it emerged on Wednesday  that Canadian Features world premiere Enemy starring Jake Gyllenhaal as a man and his doppelganger [pictured] has joined the previously announced Prisoners, also starring Gyllenhaal.
The Canadian Features selection includes Michael Dowse’s Goon follow-up The F Word, Xavier Dolan’s Tom At The Farm and Chloe Robichaud’s Sarah Prefers To Run as well as work from Jeff Barnaby, Bruce McDonald and Bruce Labruce.
“The scope of this year’s feature films is as broad as Canada’s filmmaking community and demonstrates the deep versatility of our filmmakers,” said Tiff senior programmer Steve Gravestock. “From clever, biting satire to intimate social commentary, powerful dramas and even a truly magical comedy, the settings and themes vary, but the perspectives are always uniquely Canadian.”
The City Of Toronto and Canada Goose Award for Best Canadian Feature Film will be given to one of many outstanding »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
The 2013 Toronto International Film Festival has announced its lineup of Canadian features, which includes The F Word from Michael Dowse (Goon) starring Daniel Radfliffe and Adam Driver ("Girls"), Xavier Dolan's new film Tom at the Farm and Denis Villeneuve's second film to be added to the festival Enemy, which stars one of his two leads in Prisoners (which is also premiering in Toronto), Jake Gyllenhaal. The F Word is also Daniel Radfliffe's third film in the fest after Horns from Alexandre Aja and Kill Your Darlings. F Word centers on Wallace (Radfliffe) who meets Chantry (Zoe Kazan) and it would be love at first sight, except she lives with her long-term boyfriend. So Wallace, acting with both best intentions -- and maybe a little denial -- discovers the dirtiest word in romance: friends. Dolan is coming off the fantastic Laurence Anyways and again wrote, directed and stars in »
- Brad Brevet
“Incendies” helmer Denis Villeneuve’s psychological thriller “Enemy,” based on Jose Saramago’s novel “The Double” and starring Jake Gyllenhaal as a man and his double, will world preem in the Toronto International Film Festival’s Special Presentations program next month.
The festival added 20 Canuck feature pics to the slate today (Wednesday Aug. 7, 2013), including ensemble drama “All The Wrong Reasons,” the feature-helming bow of Gia Milani, starring late Canadian thesp Cory Monteith (“Glee”) as an ambitious department store manager whose wife is coping with a family tragedy.
Special Presentations will unspool the world preems of Michael Dowse’s romantic comedy “The F Word,” starring Daniel Radcliffe, Bruce McDonald’s domestic intrigue “The Husband,” and Jennifer Baichwal and Edward Burtynsky’s 5K-hd-lensed doc “Watermark,” a global story of water use.
- Jennie Punter
11 items from 2013
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