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    Trailer Watch: The Patience Stone

    The Patience Stone was the movie in Toronto that two separate women told me I needed to see. And boy was it worth it. It is basically a monologue performed brilliantly by Iranian actress Golshifteh Farahani to her husband who is lying in a coma after being injured in war. The woman is unnamed, as...

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    TIFF: Interview with Susanne Bier - Director of Love Is All You Need

    At the Toronto Film Festival you see a lot of heavy movies really early in the morning. Love is All You Need was a most welcome respite from the intensity that was around at the festival. Academy Award winning director Susanne Bier operating at the top of her game goes in a completely different di...

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    TIFF: Interview with Deepa Mehta - Director of Midnight's Children

    Midnight's Children is literally an epic movie. It tells about the birth and development of India through the eyes of children born the moment the country declared its independence. Deepa Mehta takes a huge leap forward as a director taking the adaptation of Salman Rushdie's novel and craf...

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    TIFF Review: The Stories We Tell - Sarah Polley's Effective New Documentary

    Toronto loves Sarah Polley. The display of that love was evident last week at the premiere of her first documentary Stories We Tell which held its Canadian premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. I was able to see the film with an audience rather than at a press screening, and the lov...

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    Roadside Attractions Picks up Stories We Tell and Imogene

    Roadside Attractions has been on a buying binge here in Toronto and has picked up two women directed and written films from TIFF.

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    TIFF: Interview with Judi Levine - Producer of The Sessions

    The Sessions is a very lovely movie about Mark O'Brien, a writer with polio who has to spend most of his life in an iron lung and his quest to lose his virginity and find a new level of intimacy in his crippled body.  John Hawkes gives a star turn as O'Brien and Helen Hunt is bold and b...

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    Women and Hollywood Events in Toronto

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    TIFF Trailer Watch: Ginger and Rosa -Written and Directed by Sally Potter

    In 1960's London, Ginger (Elle Fanning) and Rosa (newcomer Alice Englert) are inseperable best friends who discuss everything from politics to hairstyles. But when the Cold War meets the Sexual Revolution, everything changes for the two friends.The film also stars Christina Hendricks and Annette...

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    The Toronto Experience - Part One

    Greetings from the Toronto Film Festival. I touched down on Thursday afternoon and since that moment this has been a serious whirlwind. Since it is my second year I understand is the key is pace and endurance. You have to sprint through the first weekend when everyone in the industry is in town f...

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    TIFF Trailer: The Sapphires

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