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TIFF17 On Bergroth’s MIAMI and Lehotsky’s NINA

by Jacqueline Valencia (Editors note: Both films are part of TIFF’s 2017 Contemporary World Cinema Programme) Miami (2017) dir.: Zaida Bergroth Director Zaida Bergroth’s Miami stars Krista Kosonen as Angela a charming show dancer and Sonja Kuittinen as her small town sister Anna. Anna finds her long lost sister and through admiration and a

TIFF 2017: On Jan Zabeil’s Three Peaks (2017)

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

Impressions of Éric Rohmer: On TI

  by Jacqueline Valencia As part of our coverage of TIFF’s “first retrospective in 20 years dedicated to the French New Wave master, whose films find the elusive nexus of sparkling wit, philosophical profundity, and erotic obsession.” You can find more info here (programmer’s essay): http://tiff.net/summer2016-cinematheque/dangerous-liaisons-the-films-of-eric-rohmer And full schedule here: http://tiff.net/summer2016-cinematheque/dangerous-liaisons-the-films-of-eric-rohmer **********

On TIFF.NET’s Truffaut Retrospective 2016

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.

On Lesley Chilcott’s CodeGirl (2015)

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.

Angel Wings and Texan Martyrs: On Wim Wenders

by Jacqueline Valencia Note: This is part of These Girls On Film’s coverage of TIFF Bell Lightbox’s On the Road: The Films of Wim Wenders Wings of Desire will be playing at TIFF Bell Lightbox on March 5th I say it often and I say it loudly, it is a horrible

On Heaven On Earth: The Films of Deepa Mehta presented at TIFF

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:

On Celebrating the Ingrid Bergman Centenary at TIFF – August 22 to September 6

by Jacqueline Valencia   Pretty much anyone in love with old Hollywood glamour has been awed by the way Ingrid Bergman lights up a scene. While her beauty is legendary, it is her talent that captured a world. This is the thing: Ingrid Bergman took up space as a leading actress in a

2015 TIFF’s The Next Wave Film Festival – Day 3 (Our Pick)

***The Next Wave Film Festival is a film program this is dedicated to youth between the ages of 14-18. Movies from around the world are shown at TIFF (Toronto’s home of the annual film festival). This includes special guests, workshops, and a film challenge for youth filmmakers. There’s also a

2015 TIFF’s The Next Wave Film Festival – Day 2

***The Next Wave Film Festival is a film program this is dedicated to youth between the ages of 14-18. Movies from around the world are shown at TIFF (Toronto’s home of the annual film festival). This includes special guests, workshops, and a film challenge for youth filmmakers. There’s also a

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