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    Toronto 2012: Joachim Roenning and Espen Sandberg Journey Across the Ocean for 'Kon-Tiki'

    Childhood friends and directorial team, Joachim Roenning and Espen Sandberg will debuted their third feature film, "Kon-Tiki," at the Toronto Film Festival this week. The film chronicles the 101-day journey across the Pacific Ocean undertaken by Norwegian ethnographer Thor Heyerdahl in 1947. The fi...

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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: 'Inch'Allah' Director Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette On Her Politically Charged Drama

    A Québec native who has lived and studied in the vicinity of the West Bank, director Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette is no stranger to the latent frictions of multiculturalism. Having cut her teeth on a slew of lauded documentaries, Barbeau-Lavalette makes her sophomore foray into the world of fiction featu...

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    TIFF Futures: 'No Place On Earth' Director Janet Tobias On Telling "One of the Best Stories I Ever Heard"

    As a woman who began her career as a journalist at 60 Minutes working for Diane Sawyer and Don Hewitt, it's safe to say that Janet Tobias is no stranger to a good story. You can imagine, then, how extra-ordinary a story must be for her to dub it "one of the best stories I had ever heard" - which she...

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    TIFF Futures: Australian Director Catriona McKenzie Explores Love Between Generations in 'Satellite Boy'

    Film, says Australian director Catriona McKenzie, is a metaphor for life: "It's not chance that stories have a similar structure. There is a common experience buried somewhere, to be enjoyed, questioned, rejected." "Satellite Boy," McKenzie's first feature, tells the story of Pete, a rebellious youn...

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    TIFF Futures: 'Wasteland' Director Rowan Athale On Why His Film is a British 'Ocean's Eleven'

    Whether it was the family-oriented films that his mother had pre-approved or the action flicks that his father snuck into the VCR, Rowan Athale loved the cinema. As the years passed and he grew and matured, so did his relationship with film. Gone were the days when he would simply watch commercials,...

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    TIFF Futures: Josh Boone Gets Personal With His Debut 'Writers,' Starring Greg Kinnear and Jennifer Connelly

    Having spent the majority of his childhood making movies on home video with his friends, first-time director Josh Boone is more than comfortable behind a camera.

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    TIFF FUTURES: 'The Brass Teapot' Director Ramaa Mosley On Her Love for the Magical and Supernatural

    Born in a California ashram, director Ramaa Mosley says that homeschooling left her plenty of time during her childhood to watch movies. She was from her earliest years, "transfixed by stories about magical objects and supernatural events," and knew by her twelfth birthday that she wanted to get beh...

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    TIFF FUTURES: Vice Editor Andy Capper Goes Behind the Camera to Shed a Light on Snoop Dogg in 'Reincarnated'

    Reincarnated" -- directed by Vice magazine editor and first-time feature documentary filmmaker Andy Capper -- tells the true story of Snoop Dogg's divinely inspired trip to Jamaica and the effect that it had on the man he has become today. It world premieres tonight in Toronto.

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