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iW NEWS | TIFF Sets Canadian Programming

iW NEWS | TIFF Sets Canadian Programming

The 33rd Toronto International Film Festival announced a slew of Canadian films to be featured during the September fest at a press conference in Toronto Tuesday. The titles include Michael McGowan‘s “One Week,” starring Joshua Jackson, Liane Balaban and Campbell Scott and Kari Skogland‘s “Fifty Dead Men Walking, starring Jim Sturgess, Sir Ben Kingsley and Rose McGowan, both of which will be Gala Presentations. The Special Presentations program will screen Deepa Mehta‘s “Heaven on Earth,” Fernando Meirelles‘s “Blindness” and Philippe Falardeau‘s “C’est pas moi, je le jure!,” while the Vanguard program will include Bruce McDonald‘s “Pontypool” and Rafael Ouellet‘s “Derriere moi.” Three docs are set for the Real to Reel program, including Malcolm Rogge‘s “Under Rich Earth,” Astra Taylor‘s “Examined Life” and Luc Bourdon‘s “La Memoire des anges,” and Contemporary World Cinema titles include Rodrigue Jean‘s “Lost Song,” Lea Pool‘s “Maman est chez le coiffeur,” Carl Bessai‘s “Mothers&Daughters,” Francis Leclerc‘s “Un Ete sans point ni coup sur” and “Toronto Stories” from filmmakers Sook-Yin Lee, Sudz Sutherland, David Weaver and Aaron Woodley. The Festival runs September 4-13, 2008. [Peter Knegt]

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