Luck of the draw

You hope for the best when you submit your film list for the Toronto International Film Festival. Sometimes disaster strikes.

Out of 9 films, I received tickets for 3! I had to line up for almost 4 hours and scramble through the TIFF program guide to find 6 new films.

Both screenings of Borat? Sold out. Manufactured Landscapes. Sold out. Panic!

Fortunately there are a lot of great films to choose from (at least I hope they will be great). Here is my revised and final list of films that I will see this year. (Film titles link to the TIFF website).

FRI SEP 8

12:30 PM / Lights in the Dusk (Finland / Aki Kaurismäki)
9:00 PM / Vince Vaughan’s Wild West Comedy Show: 30 Days & 30 Nights – Hollywood to the Heartland (USA / A. Sandel)

SUN SEP 10

3:00 PM / Pan’s Labyrinth (Spain / Guillermo del Toro)
6:15 PM / The Killer Within (USA / Macky Alston)

MON SEP 11

10:15 AM / Rescue Dawn (USA / Werner Herzog)

TUE SEP 12

11:15 AM / Indigènes (France / Rachid Bouchareb)
3:00 PM / CÅ“urs (France / Alain Resnais

WED SEP 13

9:15 AM / Mon Colonel (France / Laurent Herbiet)
12:00 PM / Mon Meilleur Ami (France / Patrice Leconte)

I’m going through a French film phase right now. My last four films are all from France. The great thing about TIFF is that you can see films that may take a year or two to arrive in theatres or on DVD. Then again, some of these films may never get released in North America, which makes the festival a film fanatic’s dream.

I’ll be posting reviews of each film as I did last year. If you’re looking for more festival reviews then be sure to check in with consolationchamps.

Posted in 2006 TIFF at 12:04 AM