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    TIFF Talk | Xavier Dolan Back in Toronto with "Heartbeats"

    At 21, Canadian wunderkind Xavier Dolan has been the toast of Cannes and Toronto twice. Last year saw him premiere his directorial debut "I Killed My Mother" first at Cannes to great acclaim, then at his home country's premiere film event. Just a year later, Dolan is repeating that film's festival t...

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    Toronto Faves Client 9 and Inside Job, Waiting for Superman Lead Oscar Docs

    Some of the best films I saw in Toronto were docs, and there's no question that the doc Oscar race will be one of the most competitive in years.

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    TIFF Between a Rock and Hard Place: Boyle and Franco Talk 127 Hours

    I interviewed 127 Hours producer Christian Colson and writer Simon Beaufoy, the same team who worked with Danny Boyle on Slumdog Millionaire, just before my flipcam chat with Boyle and James Franco (below).

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    Bidding Wars Return to Toronto

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    Toronto Review | The New Old West: Kelly Reichardt's "Meek's Cutoff"

    Upgrading her production values without compromising her minimalist style, Kelly Reichardt has nonetheless made her most accessible movie with "Meek's Cutoff," a spare, defiantly unconventional western that traffics in atmosphere and the subversion of expectations rather than any kind of easy resolu...

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    TIFF '10 Tidbits: "Meek's Cutoff."

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    TIFF: Magnolia's Magnet Acquires Kim Jeewoon's I Saw the Devil

    I love the Korean western The Good the Bad and the Weird; Magnet Releasing, Magnolia's genre label, has acquired North American rights to Kim Jewoon's I Saw the Devil. More at indieWIRE.

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    IFC Makes Second Toronto Buy: Herzog's Cave of Forgotten Dreams, in 3-D

    IFC Films has acquired all U.S. rights (except TV) to Werner Herzog’s 3-D documentary Cave of Forgotten Dreams, which explores the ancient walls of Chauvet-Pont-d’Arc cave in the south of France. Herzog was able to get access to areas that have been off-limits by deploying special no-heat lights.

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    IFC Films Takes Herzog's "Dreams" for the U.S.

    Werner Herzog’s 3-D doc, "Cave of Forgotten Dreams" has been picked up by IFC Films in Toronto. The deal for all U.S. rights excluding television was negotiated by Arianna Bocco and Betsy Rodgers for IFC Films, and Josh Braun of Submarine Entertainment on behalf of the filmmakers with Marc Simon of ...

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    "I Saw the Devil" Nabbed by Magnet in Toronto

    Magnet Releasing, the genre banner of Wagner/Cuban Company's Magnolia Pictures has picked up North American rights to Korean director Kim Jeewoon's "I Saw the Devil" at the Toronto International Film Festival.

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