Much excitement is heading our way, with September seeing the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) run from 7 – 17 September. In just over two week I’ll be heading out on the 6th to cover the festival for CineVue.
TIFF is one of the biggest film festivals in the world, and last year screened over 400 films, including critical darlings like The Red Turtle, Arrival, Jackie, and Moonlight. This year, John Woo returns to the big screen with his new film Hitman, Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos follows up his terrific The Lobster with The Killing of a Sacred Deer, which has already drawn praise following its premiere at Cannes earlier this year.
John Landis’ classic music video for Michael Jackson’s Thriller will be resurrected with an all-new 3D presentation, and the festival continues its tradition of promoting experimental cinema with its Wavelengths strand, featuring such highlights as Véréna Paravel’s Caniba, about Issei Sagawa, the infamous real-life Japanese cannibal, and Prototype, Blake Williams’ feature debut that sees the aftermath of a hurricane transformed into a science-fiction landscape.
This year’s festival is shaping up nicely, and I’ll be posting links to my CineVue coverage right here, in addition to my regular reviews and features. Make sure you check back for updates!