TORONTO 2009

First Look: Colin Farrell in Neil Jordan's New Film Ondine

Colin Farrell in Ondine

I know that not everyone is the biggest fan of Colin Farrell, but I think he redeemed himself a bit with In Bruges last year. Farrell next stars in a few upcoming films, including in Terry Gilliam's The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus as well as Danis Tanovic's Triage. He also stars in Neil Jordan's Ondine, described as a "lyrical modern fairy tale" about an Irish fisherman who finds what he believes to be a mermaid in his net one day. A few brand new photos from the film appeared in my email today and they're worth checking out, even if you don't like Colin Farrell much, as they feature a beautiful Polish actress named Alicja Bachleda.

 Posted August 11 in First Look, Photos, TIFF 09 | Comments

Jason Reitman's Up in the Air Premiering at the Toronto Film Fest

Jason Reitman's Up in the Air

I'm not going to lie - I am probably more excited for Jason Reitman's Up in the Air than I am any other movie the rest of this year. I love Jason Reitman, I love the cast, I love the story, everything about it sounds amazing. I even read the script earlier this year and it was brilliant. The Toronto International Film Festival has just announced another batch of eight new films that are in their line-up (see indieWIRE for more) and Up in the Air is one of them. This isn't too surprising, as we expected Up in the Air to premiere there, considering Reitman was born in Montreal and TIFF loves Canadian filmmakers (and Juno debuted there).

 Posted July 30 in Indies, Movie News, TIFF 09 | Comments

Toronto's 2009 Midnight Madness Line-Up Announced

Jennifer's Body

The Toronto International Film Festival announces its complete 22nd Midnight Madness programme, a Festival favourite drawing legions of devoted fans for manic midnight screenings of wild and wicked films for the witching hour. Midnight Madness continues to offer films that you might not expect in a festival context, an eccentric mix of the weird and the wonderful, and this year's features include crazed animation, chick fights, zombies, vampires, a possessed cheerleader, exhilarating martial arts and more! Another new batch of titles for Toronto were announced a few weeks ago and there are a few more sections still left to go.

 Posted July 21 in Indies, TIFF 09 | Comments

New Batch of 2009 Toronto International Film Festival Titles

Creation - TIFF

The Toronto International Film Festival has announced three Gala Presentations and nineteen Special Presentations as part of the lineup at this year's Festival, running September 10th to 19th in Toronto, ON, in Canada. Yet another great year of festival films! Readers of this site know that September is festival month and I'm planning to again tour from Telluride to Toronto to Austin for a month of festival madness. Toronto is easily the biggest of the fests during that tour and always has an incredible line-up. They've announced a new batch of titles including the Opening Night film: Jon Amiel's Creation (watch the trailer). So read on!

 Posted July 14 in Indies, TIFF 09 | Comments

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