September 3, 2007

Anticipating Toronto, 9/3.

Toronto International Film Festival "A glance at the program at the Toronto International Film Festival reveals two prevailing themes at this year's event: The A-list is getting longer, and the films are getting more political." A preview from Jason Chow in the Los Angeles Times.

For Variety, Robert Koehler previews A Promise to the Dead: The Exile Journey of Ariel Dorfman: "The decision by Canadian documaker Peter Raymont (Shake Hands With the Devil: The Journey of Romeo Dallaire) to show Dorfman returning to his beloved adopted home of Chile after years of political exile and also have the writer function as an on-camera host makes for a stilted if sincere political and emotional tour."

Tom Hall's previews: Julian Schnabel's Lou Reed's Berlin and and Le Scaphandre Et Le Papillon (The Diving Bell and the Butterfly); Grant Gee's Joy Division; Santosh Sivan's Before the Rains; and Harmony Korine's Mister Lonely.

Darren Hughes sets a schedule.

Online viewing tips. Todd Brown: "Thanks to the help of vigilant readers our TIFF Trailer Shop - the most comprehensive list of trailers, clips and websites for films playing the Toronto International Film Festival available anywhere - has once again been updated."

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Posted by dwhudson at September 3, 2007 9:46 AM