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    'Out in the Dark': The Love that Dare Not Speak Its Name Dares to Challenge Borders

    Michael Mayer came to the topic of "Out in the Dark," his debut feature which had its world premiere earlier this month at the Toronto International Film Festival, through a combination of chance and unexpected passion. The Israeli-born filmmaker was eating dinner in Los Angeles with a friend from ...

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    Que(e)ries: 'Salvation Army' Director Abdellah Taia On The Challenges of Making a Queer Moroccan Film

    A lot of discussion came out of this year's Toronto International Film Festival -- which ended a week ago yesterday -- that with nearly 300 feature films (many of them major Oscar contenders), it was getting more and more difficult for smaller films to get much attention during the festival (though ...

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    Rebellion, Corruption and Rejection: Norway Under the Radar at TIFF

    Life just isn’t that easy in the three Norwegian films that premiered at TIFF this year, all of which played under the critics’ radar.

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    Sackler Talks Astonishing TIFF Doc 'Dangerous Acts Starring the Unstable Elements of Belarus'

    I learned a lot of things I did not know in Madeleine Sackler's astonishing documentary "Dangerous Acts Starring the Unstable Elements of Belarus," which HBO Documentary Films scooped up before its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. (HBO will air the film in 2014.) The weird ...

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    Get in the mind of David Cronenberg via his 'Body/Mind/Change'

    As one of the most visionary creators in modern time, David Cronenberg has garnered an eclectic filmography that includes deranged horror masterpieces like Videodrome and more conventional, yet audacious, narratives like A History of Violence. Now, audiences will have the chance to be imm...

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    Chile in Toronto, Part 2: Marcela Said on her Film 'The Summer Of Flying Fish'

    The Summer Of Flying Fish screened in the Discovery Section at TIFF after premiering in the Directors Fortnight in Cannes this past May. Two films from Chile at TIFF out of 16 Latin American films gives it an extra luster.

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    Podcast: The Playlist Discusses The Festival Films Of Venice, Telluride & Toronto 2013

    ...and the podcast is back. On this latest episode, host (yours truly) and contributor Erik McClanahan is joined by Editor-In-Chief Rodrigo Perez, Managing Editor Kevin Jagernauth and breaking his podcast duck, our British correspondent and writer Oliver Lyttelton, to talk festivals, specifically th...

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    For Your Consideration: 10 (Almost) Sure Things In The Oscar Race Coming Out of Toronto

    The Toronto International Film Festival has come and gone, and as a result the 2013-14 awards season is in full swing. A race that was murky a few weeks ago is now considerably more established, with a handful of sure bets (or close to it, at least) in all the major categories. Indiewire has updated...

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    Chilean Director Marcela Said’s first try at narrative filmmaking, The Summer of Flying Fish

    Hidden under the thick menacing fog of the frosty forest that covers the Chilean countryside lays Marcela Said’s first try at narrative filmmaking, 'The Summer of Flying Fish'.

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