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Tiff 2013: Vanguard Programme Home To Lots of New Horrors - Horns, The Sacrament, and More!

Hot on the heels of Tiff 2013's Midnight Madness movie announcement comes word of the flicks playing as part of their Vanguard programme. Read on for details.

From the Press Release

The Vanguard programme takes audiences on a sensory rollercoaster ride with boundary-pushing international works that are bold and bodacious. Curated by international programmer Colin Geddes, this lineup brings the best in genre and arthouse together for a cinematic odyssey that eludes conventional definition.

“From revenge and ruin to sex, drugs and taxation, this programme challenges audiences to go places that no audience has gone before,” said Geddes. “Where Midnight Madness opens up audiences to a world of fear and fantasy, Vanguard plunges them into a confrontational and unnerving one that sometimes comes a bit too close to reality for comfort.”

The Vanguard roster features a provocative partnership between Ti West (The House of the Devil, The Innkeepers) and Eli Roth (Hostel,
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Tiff Vanguard Films Include Ti West’s The Sacrament and Alexandre Aja’s Horns

Tiff’s Midnight Madness selection is usually where we find all of the horror films, but the Vanguard selection features Ti West’s latest film, The Sacrament, and Alexandre Aja’s Horns, starring Daniel Radcliffe:

“Toronto — The Toronto International Film Festival® Vanguard programme takes audiences on a sensory rollercoaster ride with boundary-pushing international works that are bold and bodacious. Curated by international programmer Colin Geddes, this lineup brings the best in genre and arthouse together for a cinematic odyssey that eludes conventional definition.

“From revenge and ruin to sex, drugs and taxation, this programme challenges audiences to go places that noaudience has gone before,” said Geddes. “Where Midnight Madness opens up audiences to a world of fear and fantasy, Vanguard plunges them into a confrontational and unnerving one that sometimes comes a bit too close to reality for comfort.”

The Vanguard roster features a provocative partnership between Ti West (The House of the Devil,
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'Black Book' takes major awards at Dutch fest

'Black Book' takes major awards at Dutch fest
UTRECHT, The Netherlands -- Paul Verhoeven's World War II drama Black Book took the major awards Friday on the closing night of the 26th annual Dutch Film Festival. The Dutch submission for best foreign-language film at next year's Oscars won the Golden Calf for best film and best director, while the lead actress nod went to Carice van Houten, who won the award three times now. The night was a bit of a disappointment for Ober (Waiter), a dark comedy from Alex Van Warmerdam. The film had six nominations but only scored awards for best screenplay and best production design. Van Warmerdam picked up the screenplay nod while Gert Brinkers took production plaudits.

'Black Book' takes major awards at Dutch fest

'Black Book' takes major awards at Dutch fest
UTRECHT, The Netherlands -- Paul Verhoeven's World War II drama Black Book took the major awards Friday on the closing night of the 26th annual Dutch Film Festival. The Dutch submission for best foreign-language film at next year's Oscars won the Golden Calf for best film and best director, while the lead actress nod went to Carice van Houten, who won the award three times now. The night was a bit of a disappointment for Ober (Waiter), a dark comedy from Alex Van Warmerdam. The film had six nominations but only scored awards for best screenplay and best production design. Van Warmerdam picked up the screenplay nod while Gert Brinkers took production plaudits.

'Ober' opens Netherlands fest

'Ober' opens Netherlands fest
AMSTERDAM -- Black comedy Ober, the latest from director Alex Van Warmerdam, will open the 26th edition of the Netherlands Film Festival on Sept. 27. Produced by Amsterdam-based Graniet Film, Ober also is considered a candidate for the upcoming Venice International Film festival. The film deals with fifty-year-old waiter Edgar (Van Warmerdam), who has had enough of his miserable existence and literally demands a rewrite from the man writing his life story: no more difficult customers, no more wife, a new girlfriend, new neighbors. The Netherlands Film Festival runs Sept. 27-Oct. 6 in Utrecht. The program also features a tribute to Dutch actress Johanna ter Steege, known for her work with directors George Sluizer (The Vanishing), Istvan Szabo (Sweet Emma, Dear Bobe) and Bruce Beresford (Paradise Road). Ter Steege, currently shooting a film with French director Alice Winocour, will present a master class during the festival.

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