indieWIRE offers a select take of Toronto 2008 news around the world.
TIFFG CEO Is Not Too Happy…
Piers Handling fires back at the Toronto Sun for calling the festival “elitist”. [Toronto Sun]
TIFF Goers Turn a Blind Eye to ‘Blindness’
The opening film at Cannes gets an unwelcome reaction from North American audiences. [E Online]
Who Does TIFF Cater To?
New York Times’ A.O. Scott ponders the films at this year’s festival and what film festivals in general are for. [NYT]
Hathaway Loves the Abuse
Star of “Rachel Getting Married” discusses how much she loved playing her character Kym, a substance abuser. [Vancouver Sun]
The controversy continues – can gifting lounges really be considered charitable? [VA]
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