May 10, 2007

Gala Presentations (2007)

  • ACROSS THE UNIVERSE Julie Taymor, USA
  • L'ÂGE DES TÉNÈBRES Denys Arcand, Canada
  • BLOOD BROTHERS Alexi Tan, Taiwan/China/Hong Kong
  • CASSANDRA'S DREAM Woody Allen, UK
  • CLEANER Renny Harlin, USA
  • CLOSING THE RING Richard Attenborough, UK/CANADA
  • LE DEUXIÈME SOUFFLE Alain Corneau, FRANCE
  • EASTERN PROMISES David Cronenberg, UK/Canada
  • ELIZABETH: THE GOLDEN AGE Shekhar Kapur, USA
  • EMOTIONAL ARITHMETIC Paolo Barzman, Canada
  • FUGITIVE PIECES Jeremy Podeswa, Canada
  • THE JANE AUSTEN BOOK CLUB Robin Swicord, USA
  • THE LAST LEAR Rituparno Ghosh, India
  • MICHAEL CLAYTON Tony Gilroy, USA
  • RENDITION Gavin Hood, USA
  • SLEUTH Kenneth Branagh, USA
  • THE WALKER Paul Schrader, USA/UK

3 comments:

Maya said...

Now here's a perk for gaining TIFF accreditation. Local publicists bet on the starting gun and screen their Toronto-bound films for Toronto-bound press. Caught Eastern Promises yesterday and liked it so much I will probably watch it again on Friday (after interviewing Cronenberg & Mortensen). Cronenberg has mastered turning dread into a necessary drug.


Larry said...

I saw how the film schedule announcement was delayed from today until tomorrow at noon. I bought the 6:30 series Gala package and a few minutes ago I went to "Check Order Status" and saw how they added an extra entry official ticketing me for the following 6:30 Galas:

Rendition 09/07/2007 06:30pm
Eastern Promises 09/08/2007 06:30pm
Elizabeth: The Golden Age 09/09/2007 06:30pm
Sleuth 09/10/2007 06:30pm
Cassandra's Dream 09/11/2007 06:30pm
L'Age des Tenebres 09/12/2007 06:30pm
Reservation Road 09/13/2007 06:30pm
Closing The Ring 09/14/2007 06:30pm

This is kinda exciting because SLEUTH and CLOSING THE RING have not officially been announced yet. Also, it is weird to see RESERVATION ROAD added in there because it was announced previously as a Special Presentation, not a Gala. It makes me wonder if they weren't able to fill the Gala slots with something they hoped for.


Maya said...

Michael Clayton is another of the TIFF films I've caught beforehand. Clooney delivers an absorbing performance as a "fixer" for a high-power law firm. Through the sheer force of storytelling, and a solid vulnerable performance by Tilda Swinton, this film transforms into a tense thriller.