Early Picks for 2006 TIFF

Next week is the 2006 Toronto International Film Festival. I’m going to be seeing 9 films this year. Here are my preliminary picks.

THU SEP 7

11:59 PM / Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (USA / Larry Charles)

FRI SEP 8

9:00 PM / Vince Vaughan’s Wild West Comedy Show: 30 Days & 30 Nights – Hollywood to the Heartland (USA / A. Sandel)

SAT SEP 9

3:00 PM / Manufactured Landscapes (Canada / Jennifer Baichwal)
6:15 PM / Indigènes (France / Rachid Bouchareb)

SUN SEP 10

3:00 PM / Paris Je T’aime (France / 18 directors including the Coehn Brothers, Gérard Depardieu, Walter Salles and Gus Van Sant)

TUE SEP 12

3:00 PM / Coeurs (France / Alain Resnais)
7:00 PM / Renaissance (France, Luxembourg, UK / Christian Volckman)

WED SEP 13

12:00 PM / Mon Meilleur Ami (France / Patrice Leconte)
9:30 PM / The Hottest State (USA / Ethan Hawke)

On Monday morning I find out if I have tickets to all of these films. If not, I have to choose some alternates, line up and hope that my second choices aren’t sold out. The joys of TIFF.

Half of the films I’ve picked this year are French. Indigènes and Paris Je T’aime both received good reviews in Now magazine. I’m also looking forward to the documentary film about photographer, Edward Burtynsky called Manufactured Landscapes.

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