TIFF 2011 Red Carpet videos

Tuesday, 13 September, 2011

Have a watch. [HT Baylea]

* “‘A Dangerous Method’ – Viggo Mortensen at the TIFF 2011

* “‘Eye of the Storm’ – Geoffrey Rush at Toronto Film Festival 2011

More Red Carpet Videos here.


U2 documentary “From the Sky Down” – a film that is “for anyone who is interested in how songs get written.”

Friday, 9 September, 2011

Sept 8, 2011, LA Times, “Toronto 2011: U2’s Bono shows ’em how it’s done

Sept 8, 2011, LA Times, “Toronto Film Festival: Director talks opening night U2 doc

Bono on the red carpet at the Toronto International Film Festival

The business of selling and buying movies at TIFF.


“Last Train Home” directed by Lixin Fan is one of TIFF Top 10 feature films

Tuesday, 14 December, 2010

I really enjoyed “Last Train Home” directed by Lixin Fan so I am excited to report the film is one of 2010 TIFF Top 10 feature films. Also check out,

* my interview with director Lixin Fan earlier this year,

“Last Train Home” Review – 130 million Chinese migrant workers making inexpensive “Made in China” goods possible

Following Workers’ Trails of Tears in China

Here is a film trailer.


Two great friends and documentarians – Werner Herzog and Errol Morris

Tuesday, 14 September, 2010

Roger Ebert wrote a wonderful blog entry and posted video clips about a 2010 TIFF chat between Werner Herzog and Errol Morris, two great friends and documentarians.

Here are the four video clips from Roger’s entry. Also check out the full 20 minutes documentary “Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe” (in honour of Errol Morris making his first feature film).

P.S. I found research almost always bring up new and interesting things. In this case, I haven’t seen the full documentary “Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe“, only short clips of the shoe eating bit. So it was wonderful to watch it for the first time.

16 May 2016 Update: Links to “Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe” kept on being broken (well, it is broken again).

8 June, 2017 UpdateWerner Herzog on his quest for ‘pure’ images. [HT Àngels Melange]

Someone posted this discussion and it is worth a watch. “Werner Herzog and The Ecstatic Truth” [HT Àngels Melange]


Toronto International Film Festival Blogs

Thursday, 9 September, 2010

TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) blogs/resources I am following,

* TIFF 2010 – CBC News

* TIFF Mob Blog – Globe and Mail

* @NFB_Melissa for her TIFF related movie recommendations and pixs

* IndieWIRE


2010 CIFF Picks: Score: A Hockey Musical

Friday, 3 September, 2010

Another one of my 2010 Calgary International Film Festival Picks: The Festival Gala Score: A Hockey Musical (CIFF screening info) (film site) seems like a lot of fun. Check out its trailer here.

P.S. This film is also a TIFF gala.

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Sept 13 update: See reviews in The Hollywood Reporter & The Montreal Gazette.


TIFF Fairy – 2010 Toronto International Film Festival

Wednesday, 1 September, 2010

TIFF Fairy (2010)

Thanks to my TIFF Fairy, I’ve just received my 2010 TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) t-shirt and program book, and other goodies.

Thank you my dear TIFF Fairy!

P.S. See my 2009 TIFF Fairy entry for links to two TIFF filmmakers’ interviews.


Bella

Wednesday, 9 June, 2010

Bella (2006) is a very enjoyable film, highly recommended. Here is a brief plot summary from imdb,

Sooner or later every one of us will face an irreversible moment that will change our lives forever. If it hasn’t happened to you yet…it will. BELLA is a true love story about how one day in New York City changed three people forever.

Spoiler Warning: The plot section of Bella in Wikipedia has too much detail that I don’t recommend reading. I didn’t know much about the film and ended up loving it, very well made.


Danse Macabre – ballet film won best Canadian short

Saturday, 19 September, 2009

For a blogger friend who is a lover of ballet. News from CBC,

Pedro Pires for his ballet film Danse Macabre, winner of best Canadian short ($10,000) for a film the jury described as a work “of such devastating beauty that watching it was [like] having fireworks shattering your heart.

Beautiful trailer. The film is coming to Calgary International Film Festival, I will make time to watch it.


TIFF Fairy – 2009 Toronto International Film Festival

Wednesday, 16 September, 2009

TIFF Fairy

Thanks to my TIFF Fairy, I’ve just received my 2009 TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) t-shirt and program book.

Thank you TIFF Fairy!

P.S. The following are two 2009 TIFF filmmakers interviews I conducted.

Audio interview:

My Toxic Baby – Min Sook Lee Interview (2009 Toronto International Film Festival)

Skype Video interview:

A chat with Oscar winning animator Chris Landreth about his new film “The Spine”


The Spine in Calgary International Film Festival

Sunday, 30 August, 2009

Wonderful news: Oscar winning animator Chris Landreth’s new film The Spine (see video interview) will be in Calgary International Film Festival Sept 25 – Oct 4. The film is also showing in Toronto International Film Festival on Sept 11th & 12th.

[via Chris]


My Toxic Baby

Thursday, 6 August, 2009

Sept 1st, 2009, Update: “My Toxic Baby – Min Sook Lee Interview (2009 Toronto International Film Festival)

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My Toxic Baby is a new documentary film by Min Sook Lee. One mother’s search for safe, sane and affordable ways to raise her child in a toxic world. The film will have its world premiere at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival in Sept. Dates and other screening info will be announced later.

Check out my interview with Min Sook last year (in 2008) about her documentary Tiger Spirit.

My Toxic Baby Trailer

See below for four more “My Toxic Baby” clips. Read the rest of this entry »


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