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Post by Goodfan » Wed Jul 02, 2008 8:11 pm

TIFF adds six new movies

The Toronto International Film Festival added six more movies to its lineup on Wednesday. Four of the films are world premieres; the other two are North American premieres.


• Disgrace, an Australian/South African drama from director Steve Jacobs. It stars John Malkovich as a disgraced university professor.

• Good, from director Vicente Amorium, stars Viggo Mortensen as a literature professor (sense a trend here?) in the 1930s.

• Spike Lee's intriguing new war drama Miracle at St. Anna, about four black American soldiers in Italy during the Second World War. The ensemble cast includes Derek Luke, John Leguizamo and Joseph Gordon Levitt.

• Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist, from director Peter Sollett, about two young people hoping to find "a legendary band's secret show." Co-stars everyone's favourite geek, Michael Cera.

• Paolo Sorrentino's political drama Il Divo, which won the Jury Prize at the 2008 Cannes festival.

• Kathryn Bigelow (director of Point Break and Near Dark) returns with The Hurt Locker, about a bomb squad in Iraq. The cast includes Ralph Fiennes, Guy Pearce, and David Morse.

The Toronto International Film Festival runs from September 4 until September 13.

Source: http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blog ... ovies.aspx

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Post by Goodfan » Wed Jul 02, 2008 8:24 pm

TIFF Announces High Profile Special Presentations From Around The World

Toronto - The Toronto International Film Festival is pleased to announce the addition of six Special Presentations to the programming lineup for TIFF08, running September 4 to 13. Included are works from critically acclaimed filmmakers Kathryn Bigelow, Spike Lee and Paolo Sorrentino featuring performances by John Malkovich, Viggo Mortensen, Ralph Fiennes, Guy Pearce, John Leguizamo, Joseph Gordon Levitt and Michael Cera. The official website for the 2008 Toronto International Film Festival, tiff08.ca, is now live. Ticket packages for TIFF08 will be available for purchase by Visa† cardholders as of 10 a.m., Monday, July 7, 2008, and by cash, debit or Visa as of 10 a.m. on Monday, July 14, 2008. Purchase online at tiff08.ca, by phone at 416-968-FILM or 1-877-968- FILM or in person at the Festival Box Office at Manulife Centre, 55 Bloor Street West (main floor, north entrance). Box Office hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday to Saturday.


Disgrace Steve Jacobs, Australia/South Africa
World Premiere
Professor David Lurie's (John Malkovich) life falls apart after he has an impulsive affair with one of his students. Forced to resign from Cape Town University, he escapes to his daughter's farm in the Eastern Cape. Their relationship is tested when they both become victims of a vicious attack. In order not to lose the love of his daughter, David stands by her as she accepts her tragic circumstances. She continues her life on the farm and their individual disgrace finally settles to an uneasy grace.

Good Vicente Amorim, United Kingdom/Germany
World Premiere
John Halder (Viggo Mortensen) is a good, decent individual with family problems: a neurotic wife, two demanding children and a mother suffering from senile dementia. A literature professor in the 1930s, Halder explores his personal circumstances in a novel advocating compassionate euthanasia. When the book is unexpectedly enlisted by powerful political figures in support of government propaganda, Halder finds his career rising in an optimistic current of nationalism and prosperity. Seemingly inconsequential decisions lead to choices, which lead to more choices...with devastating effect. Directed by Vicente Amorim (The Middle of the World, TIFF 2003), Good also stars Jason Isaacs, Jodie Whittaker, Mark Strong and Gemma Jones.


Miracle at St. Anna Spike Lee, USA
World Premiere
Directed by Spike Lee from a screenplay written by James McBride, the author of the acclaimed novel of the same name, the film chronicles the story of four black American soldiers who are members of the US Army as part of the all-black 92nd "Buffalo Soldier" Division stationed in Tuscany, Italy, during World War II. They experience the tragedy and triumph of the war as they find themselves trapped behind enemy lines and separated from their unit after one of them risks his life to save an Italian boy. Starring Derek Luke, Michael Ealy, Laz Alonso, Omar Benson Miller, Matteo Sciabordi, John Leguizamo and Joseph Gordon Levitt, Miracle at St. Anna explores a deeply inspiring story that transcends national boundaries, race and class to touch the goodness within us all.

Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist Peter Sollett, USA
World Premiere
Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist is a comedy about two people thrust together for one hilarious, sleepless night of adventure in a world of mix tapes, late-night living and live, loud music. Nick (Michael Cera) frequents New York's indie rock scene nursing a broken heart and a vague ability to play the bass. Norah (Kat Dennings) is questioning pretty much all of her assumptions about the world. Though they have nothing in common except for their taste in music, their chance encounter leads to an all-night quest to find a legendary band's secret show and ends up becoming the first date in a romance that could change both their lives.

Il Divo Paolo Sorrentino, Italy/France
North American Premiere
Giulio Andreotti (Toni Servillo) has been the alpha and omega of Italian politics. Unreachable and enigmatic, he hides behind a calculated semblance of normality. Seven times prime minister, 25 times minister, he was the man who held the fate of Italy in his hands for over half a century until the disconcerting accusations of involvement with the Mafia. Winner of the Jury Prize at Cannes 2008, Il Divo is an insightful, intensely political film that delves into the hidden character of one of the most powerful figures in the history of Italian politics.

The Hurt Locker Kathryn Bigelow, USA
North American Premiere
Forced to play a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse in the chaos of the current Iraq war, an elite Army bomb squad unit must come together in a city where everyone is a potential enemy and every object could be a deadly bomb. From Kathryn Bigelow (The Weight of Water, TIFF 2000) comes an explosive adventure revealing the daily heroism of these willing daredevils, starring Ralph Fiennes, Guy Pearce, David Morse, Jeremy Renner and Christian Camargo.


The Special Presentations programme is made possible through the generous sponsorship of American Movie Classics Company LLC.


Bell Lightbox
Construction of Bell Lightbox, soon to be one of the world's leading innovative cultural institutions and headquarters for TIFFG, began on February 1, 2007. A five-storey podium building located on Reitman Square in the heart of Toronto's downtown entertainment district, Bell Lightbox is designed by world-renowned Toronto-based architectural firm KPMB. The building includes five cinemas, two galleries, three learning studios, and an enhanced film reference library and archive. Visit belllightbox.ca for more information.

The campaign to build Bell Lightbox is generously supported by founding sponsor Bell. The Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario each have contributed $25 million to realize Bell Lightbox. A gift of more than $22 million has been confirmed from the Reitman family - acclaimed filmmaker Ivan Reitman and his sisters Agi Mandel and Susan Michaels - and The Daniels Corporation, who together form the King and John Festival Corporation. The project is also supported by RBC as Major Sponsor and Official Bank, Visa, Copyright Collective of Canada, NBC Universal Canada, The Allan Slaight Family, The Brian Linehan Charitable Foundation, CIBC, and many other individuals and corporations. The TIFFG Board of Directors, staff and many generous individuals have also contributed to the campaign. The total amount raised to date is $147 million, three quarters of the total campaign of $196 million.

The Toronto International Film Festival Group is a charitable, not-for-profit, cultural organization whose mission is to transform the way people see the world. Its vision is to lead the world in creative and cultural discovery through the moving image.

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http://www.tiff07.ca/press/pressrelease ... newsId=549

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Post by Chari910 » Wed Jul 02, 2008 8:46 pm

Thanks so much for the info!

I'm very excited about this!!

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Post by Gillian » Wed Jul 02, 2008 9:08 pm

What did I tell ya, huh?
Was I right or was I right?

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Post by Chari910 » Wed Jul 02, 2008 9:54 pm

Gillian, you'll have to be our representative! It's a WORLD PREMIERE, girl.

You can't miss that. (Unless the date will conflict with THE EL Escorial premiere)....Hope not. Jason needs to ge to both!

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Post by Hilary the Touched » Thu Jul 03, 2008 8:29 am

*where's my running-around-in-a-screaming-frenzy-like-a-chipmunk-with-burning-fur emoticon??*

Man, Goodfan, you deliver!! Thanks mate!

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Post by Marie » Thu Jul 03, 2008 10:52 am

Around here it's FEAST or F#@$%#g FAIMINE!!! No Jason - or everything comes out at once. SIGH!!!

It's so hard to be a Premier Diva I tell ya! :bang

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Post by Helen8 » Thu Jul 03, 2008 2:50 pm

Finally, some more good news about Good. Thanks, GF!!

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Post by Goodfan » Thu Jul 03, 2008 3:28 pm

Glad to be of help!

We’ve all been waiting for this film.. it is very exciting to finally get some news about it :D

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Post by kjshd05 » Thu Jul 03, 2008 4:28 pm

makes it more special that it will be the World Premiere...

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Post by Angel Tavington » Thu Jul 03, 2008 7:39 pm

Thanks for the info, Goodfan! *smile*

I'm looking forward to seeing this movie!





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Post by Chari910 » Fri Jul 04, 2008 6:12 am

OddLot Int announced the date

SEPT 8th!

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I've seen 2 dates for the El Escorial premiere in Spain, Sept 5 and Sept 8.

Hope it is the 5th! Jason would be flying back and forth from Providence if he's going to both events.

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Post by kjshd05 » Fri Jul 04, 2008 6:37 am

like Marie said, it's all at once, or nothing....poor Jason....
at least the flight from Prov to Toronto isn't so bad...
thanx Char, I like this poster better than the first one
the way Jason has been about this film, he's most surely
2B there...

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Post by Angel Tavington » Fri Jul 04, 2008 9:01 am

Thanks Char...
I think he'll probably be in Toronto for the film festival! :D





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Post by Tavington's ShadowMagnet » Fri Jul 04, 2008 11:24 am

:woot and :wheee !!!! Thanks GoodFan!! Can't wait to see this! :woot

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