Countdown to TIFF 2018

 

There is one time of year that I look forward to and that is the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). My vacation leave is booked off well in advance. I have been attending TIFF since 1995. The only film that I saw that year was Fallen Angels directed by Wong Kar-Wai. I was first introduced to his work just a few weeks prior at the Montreal World Film Festival when we saw Chungking Express. An interesting tidbit is that since the film was shown in Montreal it had French subtitles instead of English for a film that was in Cantonese. Thank goodness my understanding of French was better back then and I was able to understand the film.

August is the time of year when a film lover like me looks forward to the announcements of what films will be showing at TIFF.  In the past I purchased the programme book and spent a couple of days perusing the short descriptions to try to make my selection. TIFF now makes trailers available on Youtube which makes selecting films much easier. For the next couple of weeks I will try to review as many trailers as possible. Will there be a film that stands out? Last year I was lucky enough to see The Shape of Water at the Elgin Theatre. If you saw the film then you will know the significance of watching it in that theatre.

Wish me luck 🙂

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