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After Toronto International Film Festival (Tiff) organizers announced the majority of their Canadian feature films, shorts, and installations Wednesday morning, Piers Handling (Director and CEO of Tiff) and Cameron Bailey (Artistic Director) took to the stage to address the media at the 2015 Festival Canadian Press Conference.
Now in its 40th year, Tiff is a Canadian institution, one whose impact on Canadian cinema inspired, launched, and solidified countless filmmaker’s careers. Wednesday’s press conference drove home the significance of Tiff’s cultural impact on both new and established Canadian talent. Featured speakers Toronto Mayor John Tory and directors Patricia Rozema and Andrew Cividino each used their time at the podium to express the importance of Tiff to the entertainment industry as well as the city of Toronto.
- Victor Stiff
The Toronto International Film Festival has revealed the shorts and Canadian portion of their line-up. Highlights include Patricia Rozema’s (“Mansfield Park,” and “I've Heard the Mermaids Singing”) “Into The Forest” starring Ellen Page and Evan Rachel Wood, and “Born To Be Blue” which stars Ethan Hawke as famous jazz trumpeter Chet Baker. ‘Woods’ centers on two teenage sisters (Page and Wood) who struggle to survive in a remote country house after a massive, continent-wide power outage, in what Tiff describes as a “gripping apocalyptic thriller” which also boasts a score from the great Max Richter. In ‘Blue,’ Hawke stars in this remarkably creative reimagining of the legendary jazz trumpeter's struggle to overcome his drug addiction and stage a comeback. Another great highlight is Guy Maddin's deliriously strange "The Forbidden Room," which we reviewed in Berlin. Read More: The Best, Worst And Most Disappointing Films Of The 2014 Toronto International Film. »
- Edward Davis
Based on the novel by Jean Hegland, Into the Forest takes place in the not-too-distant-future where two young women who live in a remote ancient forest discover the world around them is on the brink of an apocalypse. Informed only by rumor, they must fight intruders, disease, loneliness & starvation.
The film which is in post-production, is directed by Patricia Rozema, who's most notable film is 1999's Mansfield Park. The film stars Ellen Page and Evan Rachel Wood along with Max Minghella (Horns) and Quiet Earth favourite Callum Keith Rennie.
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3 items from 2015
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