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    TIFF Futures: 'A Late Quartet' Writer and Director Yaron Zilberman On "The Beauty and Inevitable Pain of Being Alive"

    Yaron Zilberman's "A Late Quartet" centers on the members of a Manhattan-based string quartet who have been performing together for 25 years, and the resounding effects of the cellist's departure from the group. For his first feature film, Zilberman assembled an exceptional cast that includes Cather...

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    Toronto 2012: IFC Films Buys Mira Nair's “The Reluctant Fundamentalist," Starring Kate Hudson and Kiefer Sutherland

    In its second buy of the Toronto film festival, IFC Films has acquired all North American rights to “The Reluctant Fundamentalist,” from director Mira Nair. Earlier in the week, IFC grabbed U.S. rights to the Neil Jordan-directed vampire flick “Byzantium” for a little north o...

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    Toronto 2012: Just What's Going on With Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions? Here Are Some Answers.

    The biggest surprise of the Toronto film festival has been the vacuum-like acquisitions fervor of the Lionsgate-Roadside Attractions team. In the midst of Toronto market fever, Indiewire asked the very busy Jason Constantine, LGF's acquisitions president, to explain the week’s anomalous activity.

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    Living History: TIFF Doc 'No Place On Earth' Explores Remarkable Story of 38 Jews Who Hid In a Cave For 511 Days

    In 1993 American cave enthusiast Christopher Nicola traveled to western Ukraine in hopes of learning more about his ancestry and to explore Priest’s Grotto, one of the longest caves in the world. Once deep inside, while traversing areas believed to only be accessible by experienced cavers wit...

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    Toronto 2012: Pablo Trapero’s 'White Elephant' Poached by Strand Releasing for the U.S.

    In what’s shaping up to be a busy morning for buyers and sellers closing deals at the Toronto International Film Festival, Strand Releasing has acquired all U.S. rights to Pablo Trapero’s “White Elephant.” The specialty distributor, which has partnered with Trapero on previou...

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    Toronto 2012: Tribeca Film Pockets 'How to Make Money Selling Drugs' for U.S.

    Tribeca Film has acquired U.S. rights to the Matthew Cooke-directed documentary “How to Make Money Selling Drugs,” which had its world premiere Friday at the Toronto International Film Festival. The New York-based distributor plans a day-and-date theatrical and VOD release in 2013.

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    Freed Winona: Ryder On Her Troubled Past, 'Iceman' Present and Ruth Gordon Future

    "I’ve loved making movies," Winona Ryder said in Toronto earlier this week when reflecting back on her 26-year career. "I feel like I’ve been so lucky because I’ve gotten to be in movies that are some of my favorites, regardless of my being in them -- like 'Heath...

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    Toronto 2012: HBO Picks Up Tom Donahue Doc 'Casting By,' Also Circling Liz Garbus' 'Love, Marilyn'

    "Casting By," the new documentary by "Guest of Cindy Sherman" director Tom Donahue, has been acquired for TV by HBO. The film had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival Monday and next screens at the New York Film Festival October 12.

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    Toronto Review: 'The Bay,' Barry Levinson's Stab at Eco-Horror, Is Scarier Than It Looks

    The Bay" contains a more advanced collage of media than one usually finds in the found footage genre.

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    TIFF Capsule Review: 'Once Upon a Time Was I, Veronica'

    Life on one street in the sprawling Brazilian metropolis of Recife was explored as a microcosm of Brazil in Kleber Mendonça Filho’s masterful “Neighboring Sounds” earlier this year. The feature “Once Upon a Time Was I, Veronica,” from director Marcelo Gomes, is also set in Recife, though this character study is more narrowly focused than “Sounds.” It follows the titular protagonist (Hermila Guedes) as she starts working at a hospital after years of medical school and finds that treating patients isn’t quite as thrilling as she believed it would be. But that’s far from her only wo...

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