B. Ru Rich

Top 5 TIFF moments

Highlights of the Toronto International Film Festival, in no particular order
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(1) Sarah Polley makes her public debut as a director in the glitzy embrace of a Roy Thompson Hall gala for Away from Her, with the seats packed to the rafters, and gives the audience a manifesto on the importance of government funding and support for Canadian cinema. Yeah! Sarah Polley for cultural ambassador. Read more »

Trash hits Toronto

Bright lights and the heart of movie theater darkness
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FEST REPORT I'm writing hours after the start of the Toronto International Film Festival's 31st edition. Opening nights are a ritual for film festivals, and this one is no exception. The big show is always a Canadian feature: this year it's Norman Cohn and Zacharias Kunuk's The Journals of Knud Rasmussen, the follow-up to the same team's hit from five years ago, Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner. Read more »

Hit by the mystery train

Sarah Watt animates death and dramatizes life with Look Both Ways
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