So next week I will be in Toronto attending TIFF for the second year running. Which is wow to be honest. A while back I wasn’t sure if I’d ever attend the festival once much less twice in a row. There’s some bad things coming to me at this point I’m sure.
Regardless I’ve realized that I’m doing something strange to myself this weekend prior to the festival. I’m researching.
There are a lot of filmmakers at the festival with whom I’m ridiculously familiar with and some I’m not. I wonder if I’m the only person “watching up” — can I officially coin that term — on certain filmmakers that I’m planning on catching their next new thing at TIFF. Some films I’m watching are fond revisits, others are completely fresh to me.
So here’s my weekend list of films to watch and for what:
Drug War (dir. Johnnie To), Blind Detective
This is Not a Film (dir. Jafar Panahi), Closed Curtain
Dog Day Afternoon (dir. Sidney Lumet), The Dog
The Last Circus (dir. Alex de la Iglesia), Witching and Bitching
Submarine (dir. Richard Ayoade), The Double
Up in the Air (dir. Jason Reitman), Labor Day
Read my full schedule, with single tickets to come soon here on my tiffr.
What’s on your TIFF list and are you preparing?