The 2007 Toronto International Film Festival came to a close on Saturday night in Canada and indieWIRE is wrapping up its coverage early this week. Our reports from Toronto include a mix of news, buzz, reviews, interviews, iPOP photos and feature articles. We invite you to check out indieWIRE's coverage from the festival.
DAILY FESTIVAL DISPATCHES:
DAY 8: "Two Docs, "Jihad For Love" and "Surfwise" Stir Up Traditions in Both East and West"
DAY 7: Gael x 3; Gillespie x 2
DAY 6: In Two New Films, Ball & McCarthy Examine America; Both Titles Acquired Today at TIFF
DAY 5: President Carter Talks Peace Ahead of "Plains" Premiere; Dong Brings "Hollywood" Expose
DAY 4: Blast Off: Fest Serves As Launch Pad, Igniting Buzz For New Films Hoping to Catch Fire
DAY 3: IFC "Jar City" Pact as TIFF Opens; Podeswa, Lantos Have Toronto Homecoming with "Pieces"
DAY 2: Cuban and Wagner Change Course at HDNet Films as "Redacted" Stirs Venice, Telluride and Now, Toronto
DAY 1: Eating, Drinking, and Shopping in Toronto: An indieWIRE Insiders Guide
iW VIDEO INTERVIEW: Todd Haynes & Christine Vachon ("I'm Not There")
ACQUISITIONS: "My Winnipeg" (IFC) | "Bill" (First Look) | "Joy Division" (TWC) | "Battle in Seattle" (ThinkFilm) | "George A. Romero's Diary of the Dead" (TWC) | "Nothing Is Private" (WIP) | "The Visitor" (Overture) | "Before I Forget" (Strand) | "Then She Found Me" (ThinkFilm) | "My Brother is an Only Child" (ThinkFilm) | "Jar City" (IFC)
PHOTOS: The Latest iPOP Images
Eric Kohn, Part 1: Discovery Section A Mixed Bag; "King of the Hill" and "Cocochi" Shine
Eric Kohn, Part 2: "Private," "Lars," and "Young Girls" Offer Troubled Youth; "Besieged Fortress" Doc Shows War in Nature"
Stephen Garrett, Part 1: Canadian Filmmakers Cronenberg and Maddin Shine, Greenaway Makes A Comeback with "Nightwatching"
Stephen Garrett, Part 2: Dylan, Who, Lou Reed Music Fims Rock, "Margot" Is Bittersweet, Lumet Thrills"
Michael Lerman, Midnight/Genre Films: Midnight Madness Mixed, With Duds "Sukiyaki," "Frontier(s)," Standouts "Dainipponjin" and "Inside"
DISCOVERY SECTION INTERVIEWS:
Peter Carstairs: "Cinema is ultimately becoming more international."
Mark Heller: "I hope people are entertained and I want to find the movie a great home."
David Ross: "I think what really piqued my interest was the idea of people trying to separate intimacy from sex."
Paprika Steen: "I believe all desperate actions come from the loneliness inside you."
Teona Strigar Mitevska: "We filmmakers must be braver and bolder in the films we make."
Shamim Sarif: "I think movie making is a bit like childbirth - when you see the end result, you begin to forget the pain."