The vast bulk of Tiff's 2012 has been announced and listed here, below. We'll be updating the lineup with the previous films announced, as well as updating links to specific films for more information on them in the coming days. Of particular note is that the Wavelengths and Visions programs have been combined to create what is undoubtedly the most interesting section of the festival. Stay tuned, too, for our own on the ground coverage of Tiff.
A Royal Affair (Nikolai Arcel, Demark/Sweden/Czech Republic/Germany)
Argo (Ben Affleck, USA)
The Company You Keep (Robert Redford, USA)
Dangerous Liaisons (Hur Jin-ho, China)
Emperor (Peter Webber, Japan/USA)
English Vinglish (Gauri Shinde, India)
Free Angela & All Political Prisoners (Shola Lynch)
Great Expectations (Mike Newell, UK)
Hyde Park on Hudson (Roger Michell, UK)
Inescapable (Ruba Nadda, Canada)
Jayne Mansfield's Car (Billy Bob Thorton, USA/Russia)
Looper (Rian Johnson,
He found himself laughed at, misunderstood and nailed to a cross while the crowd looked on the bright side. Now Graham Chapman, Monty Python mainstay and title star of Life of Brian, is set to rise again in a 3D animated biopic.
Adapted from the actor's 1980 memoir A Liar's Autobiography: Volume VI, the film will blend contributions from the surviving Pythons with audio of Chapman reading from his book, recorded shortly before his death from cancer in October 1989. According to the New York Times, the picture is the brainchild of producers Ben Timlett, Jeff Simpson and Bill Jones, the son of former Python Terry Jones. It is set for a theatrical release in the UK next spring.
Educated at Cambridge, Chapman was a founding member of Monty Python's Flying Circus, the groundbreaking
Produced and directed by Terry Jones’ son Bill Jones, along with Ben Timlett and Jeff Simpson, the film has 15 animation companies working on chapters that will range from three to 12 minutes in length, each in a different style to represent the different stages of Chapman’s life.
Monty Python’s Flying Circus
Mark Sandell, co-director of Trinity and executive producer on ‘A Liar’s Autobiography’ said: “Trinity are immensely proud to be involved with this fantastic project, working not only alongside the Pythons, but also with Epix, Bill and Ben Productions and Brainstorm Media – to help bring the unique talents of this extraordinary man back to a global audience”.
Written roughly ten years before his death by cancer, A Liar’s Autobiography chronicles Chapman’s life as a founding member of one of the greatest comedy groups of all time. The film’s world television premiere will
The New York Times report that an 85 minute 3D animated film will be the result with a number of animation companies working on bringing the surreal stories to life on the screen, although there’s no news on Terry Gilliam’s involvement on the animation side, something he has said he has deliberately moved away from over the years, however there’s never been a better time to return to the drawing board.
Exactly how much truth there was in Chapman’s book is not known,
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