Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Proposed Film List

Assuming that the lottery situation works out, here what I plan to see this year:

2:37 (Murali K. Thalluri)
7 Ans (Jean-Pascal Hattu)
10 Items or Less (Brad Silberling)
12:08 East of Bucharest (Corneliu Porumboiu)
Away From Her (Sarah Polley)
Belle toujours (Manoel de Oliveira)
The Bet Collector (Jeffrey Jeturian)
Big Bang Love, Juvenile A (Takashi Miike)
Black Book (Paul Verhoeven)
Bliss (Sheng Zhimin)
Bonneville (Christopher N. Rowley)
The Book of Revelation (Ana Kokkinos)
Borat (Larry Charles)
The Bothersome Man (Jens Lien)
Brand Upon the Brain! (Guy Maddin)
Cashback (Sean Ellis)
Chacun sa nuit (Jean-Marc Barr, Pascal Arnold)
Colossal Youth (Pedro Costa)
Daratt / Moekgo and the Stickfighter (Mahmat-Saleh Haroun)/(Teboho Mahlatsi)
Day Night Day Night (Julia Loktev)
D.O.A.P. (Gabriel Range)
Exiled (Johnnie To)
Falkenberg Farewell (Jesper Ganslandt)
The Fall (Tarsem)
Fantasmas (Lisandro Alonso)
Fay Grim (Hal Hartley)
Flanders (Bruno Dumont)
The Fountain (Darren Aronofsky)
Golden Door (Emanuele Crialese)
Grbavica (Jasmila Žbanić)
The Half Life of Timofey Berezin (Scott Z. Burns)
Hamaca Paraguaya (Paz Encina)
HANA (Hirokazu Kore-eda)
L' Homme de sa vie (Zabou Breitman)
The Host (Bong Joon-ho)
I Don't Want to Sleep Alone (Tsai Ming Liang)
Invisible Waves (Pen-ek Ratanaruang)
Lights in the Dusk (Aki Kaurismäki)
Little Children (Todd Field)
Nouvelle Chance (Anne Fontaine)
Nue Propriété (Joachim Lafosse)
Penelope (Mark Palansky)
Princess (Anders Morgenthaler)
Rain Dogs (Ho Yuhang)
Reprise (Joachim Trier)
Rescue Dawn (Werner Herzog)
S&MAN (JT Petty)
Severance (Christopher Smith)
Sheitan (Kim Chapiron)
STRIKE (Volker Schlondorff)
Summer '04 (Stefan Krohmer)
Summer Palace (Lou Ye)
Taxidermia (György Pálfi)
Ten Canoes (Rolf de Heer)
La Tourneuse de pages (Denis Dercourt)
Trapped Ashes (Various)
Wavelengths Program 2 (Various)
White Palms (Szabolcs Hajdu)

I am bummed that I couldn't slot in: Time / Zidane / The Banquet / The Fall / Dong / Red Road / Paris Je T'Aime / The Caiman / The Missing Star / After the Wedding /Glue - A Teenage Story in the Middle of Nowhere

Friday, August 25, 2006

"Your Blogs" on the TIFF Web Site

The official Festival Website has a cool new feature this year for festival-goers to list their own blogs on the site. The blogs that have been added so far can be found here:


I'm still working out what I'm planning on seeing this year, gathering information on the scads of films that I knew nothing about next week.

Still, the top ten movies that I'm most excited about heading into the festival are:

1. Fay Grim (Hal Hartley)
2. Flandres (Bruno Dumont)
3. I Don't Want to Sleep Alone (Tsai Ming-Liang)
4. Rescue Dawn (Werner Herzog)
5. The Host (Bong Joon-ho)
6. Lights in the Dusk (Aki Kaurismäki)
7. Colossal Youth (Pedro Costa)
8. 12:08 East of Bucharest (Corneliu Porumboiu)
9. Taxidermia (György Pálfi)
10. The double header of Fantasmas (Lisandro Alonso) & Belle Toujours (Manoel de Oliveira)