Saturday, August 05, 2006

Toronto Report # —3

The official opening press confrence is on the 17th and I won't be able to go 'cause it's in another country and my tickets aren't until the beginning of September.

I've seen one major flick already: Bob Gothwaite's Sleeping Dogs Lie which is a brave attempt to do something important, but fails. It was at Sundance.

Here are some of the rest of the major flicks announced already:

ALL THE KING'S MEN, Steve Zaillian, USA (Gala Presentation)

AWAY FROM HER, Sarah Polley, UK/Canada (Gala Presentation)

DIXIE CHICKS - SHUT UP AND SING, Barbara Kopple and Cecilia Peck, USA (Gala Presentation)

NEVER SAY GOODBYE, Karan Johar, India (Gala Presentation)
This opens in New York in a week

BABEL, Alejandro González Iñárritu, Mexico (Special Presentation)

THE WIND THAT SHAKES THE BARLEY, Ken Loach, France/Ireland/UK/Italy/Spain/Germany (Masters)

BERNARD AND DORIS, Bob Balaban, USA, (Special Presentation)

PAN'S LABYRINTH, Guillermo Del Toro, Spain, (Special Presentation)

THE DOG POUND, Manuel Nieto Nas, Uruguay/Argentina/Canada/Spain, (Contemporary World Cinema)

BRAND UPON THE BRAIN!, Guy Maddin, USA/Canada, (Special Presentations)

CONGORAMA, Phillipe Farledeau, Luxembourg/Canada, (Special Presentations)

MANUFACTURED LANDSCAPES, Canada, (Special Presentations)

EMPz4 LIFE, Allan King, Canada, (Masters)

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