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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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    The Technology, the Art, and the Ethics of Watching: Talking With Brian De Palma

    "I suffer from the fact that people have so many preconceptions about the kinds of movies I make," Brian De Palma lamented, "that they don't really look at what's on the screen."

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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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    TIFF Capsule Review: 'Mumbai's King'

    Manjeet Singh is part of the new breed of Indian filmmaker that eschews the song-and-dance traditions of mainstream Bollywood to create observational slice-of-life social commentaries about contemporary India. This is cinema that’s more Satyajit Ray than Shah Rukh Khan. As with Ray’s “Pather Panchali,” Singh’s film is born from the traditions of Italian neorealism. Shooting at real locations in a documentary style, Singh observes the activities of young friends Rahui (Rahui Bairagi), Arbaaz (Arbaaz khan) and Salman (Salman Khan) as they steer their way through Mumbai's slums. The director is just as i...

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    TIFF Capsule Review: 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist'

    Adapting Moshin Hamid’s novel was always going to prove tricky given that the “action” takes place over the course of one evening in a café in Lahore. The book follows a conversation between a Pakistani university professor who post-9/11 has turned his back on a successful Manhattan-based finance career and an ambiguous American stranger. “Monsoon Wedding” director Mira Nair uses the book’s hint that this mystery American is a C.I.A. agent as her main plot device, turning the observational novel into a full-blown thriller. Riz Ahmed delivers a breakthrough performance as Changez Khan. In flashback...

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    TIFF Capsule Review: 'Blancanieves'

    Forget “Mirror, Mirror” and “Snow White and the Huntsman” — this year’s most daringly original adaptation of the Brothers Grimm fairy tale is “Blancanieves,” from Spanish director Pablo Berger (the porn comedy “Torremolinos 73”). Shot as a silent film (Weinstein brothers, take note) and set in the 1910s and 1920s in Andalusia, this movie casts the evil stepmother (Maribel Verdu, the hot mamacita from “Y tu mama tambien”) as a plotting nurse who marries the paraplegic father of Snow White (Daniel Gimenez Cachio), a former toreador who was gored in the arena, and throws ...

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