by Jacqueline Valencia (as part of TIFF‘s Modernist Master: Michelangelo Antonioni series. For screenings: https://www.tiff.net/#series=modernist-master-michelangelo-antonioni) *spoilers* You capture a moment when you take a photograph. The suspension of time and space with no context can become a story or a mystery. What leads up to a photo being taken? What
by Jacqueline Valencia Tackling relationships in film authentically can be a tricky business, especially if they’re about broken or blended families. There’s nuances and intimacies that get glossed over many times in favour of getting on with the story. Then sometimes there are movies that make entire films about those
by Jacqueline Valencia TIFF is featuring a wonderful Truffaut and Hitchcock retrospective in honour of their screening of the Kent Jones’ documentary Hitchcock/Truffaut. Details here: http://tiff.net/summer2016-cinematheque/hitchcock-truffaut-magnificent-obsessions Also click on Programmer’s Essay: http://tiff.net/summer2016-cinematheque/hitchcock-truffaut-magnificent-obsessions ************* François Truffaut was a rather huge fan of Alfred Hitchcock‘s work and collected extensive interviews with him on every film Hitchcock made.
by Jacqueline Valencia As part of our coverage of TIFF Kids, Toronto’s annual international film festival for kids at The Toronto Film Festival Bell Lightbox (April 8-24). For more information: http://tiff.net/festivals/tiffkids16 A large percentage of software developers are men. Studies like this focus on the “inclusion” of women in computer development.
by Jacqueline Valencia Deepa Mehta films are the films based on the realities of life. While many don’t understand the traditional familial constructs of an Indian family, the complexities of social and relational standing within them are universal. In talking about Mehta’s work, my focus is on the element trilogy: