Interview: Tiff’s Cameron Bailey

Yesterday’s press conference was not unlike a Christmas morning where the presents under the tree come unwrapped. A good two hours before Piers Handling and Cameron Bailey were set to unveil the identity of the 17 Galas/45 Special Presentations/Opening Film selections for what will be a beast of an event come this September, Variety let the cat out of the bag essentially killing all the spontaneity normally associated with the grueling months of precious planning. With World Preems (Telluride will steal a couple of these) from the likes of Neil Jordan, Sally Potter, Laurent Cantet, Roger Michell, David O. Russell, Lu Chuan, Francois Ozon and Tykwer/Wachowskis. The 37th edition is already a bewildering fest to cover.

I had the chance to speak to Tiff’s Artistic Director and Programmer Cameron Bailey about the early morning “incident”, I discussed, without naming the title I had in mind (Palme d
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