The indigenous and aboriginal devoted film festival imagineNATIVE kicks off its 14th year in Toronto this coming Wednesday (October 16th through the 20th), and we take a look at several of the high profile features playing in what's shaping up to be a banner year for the festival.
The Wind Rises Special Presentation Director: Hayao Miyazaki If this is indeed the final film from animation maestro Miyazaki, he’s not going out on his strongest work, but certainly his most ambitious and most adult oriented effort to date. Save for a brief opening bit involving dreams and aircraft bombers with payloads gnashing their teeth […]
We talk to Siddharth director Richie Mehta (whose new film debuts in Venice before coming to the Toronto International Film Festival next week) about how a failed project led to him finding this story, writing characters that don’t necessarily align with his own beliefs or logic, returning to shoot in India, the goodness in people, and how he thinks the film will be perceived in India.
We place the TIFF '13 spotlight on the shorts in the avant-garde Wavelengths series, where past meets presence and "art" gets put back into "the seventh art."
The Past Special Presentation Director: Asghar Farhadi While not up to the same dramatic highs as his previous award winning effort A Separation, Asghar Farhadi returns with an even more melodramatic look at a crumbling family going through a scarring, drawn out divorce. Ahmed (Ali Mosaffa) returns to Paris from Tehran to finalize his divorce […]
Gabrielle Special Presentation Director: Louise Archambault Quebecois director Louise Archambault tackles the delicate subject matter of a young woman with developmental disabilities trying to secure her independence. Newcomer Gabrielle Marion-Rivard plays the lead who deals with Williams Syndrome in real life. She’s a likable, warm-hearted individual falling in love with Martin, a fellow member of […]