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Everything You Would Ever Want to Know About Toronto 2011

Everything You Would Ever Want to Know About Toronto 2011

This year’s massive edition of the Toronto International Film Festival came to a close this weekend with Nadine Labaki’s surprise audience award win for “Where Do We Go Now?.” Her drama was just one of over 200 films that screened over the course of the 11-day event.

indieWIRE was on the scene to review the hot titles and report on the breakouts, the buys, the stars and the parties.

Below find links to all of our coverage, plus that from our blog network. Till next year, Toronto!



TIFF List 2011: A Complete Guide To The Toronto International Film Festival

Daily Dispatches

Toronto Day 1: Minute by Minute

Toronto Day 2: Minute by Minute

Toronto Weekend: Minute By Minute

Toronto Day 5: Minute by Minute

Toronto Day 6: Minute by Minute

Toronto Day 7: Minute by Minute

Toronto Day 8: Minute by Minute


Content Film Takes Foreign on Toronto Midnight Madness title “The Day”

TIFF Exclusive: Poster Reveal for Morgan Spurlock’s Comic-Con Doc

Zeitgeist Takes US Rights for Noirish Cannes Winner “Elena” Out of Toronto

Nadine Labaki’s “Where Do We Go Now?” is Lebanon’s Foreign Language Oscar Entry

Toronto Acquisition: Goldwyn Sashays to “Diana Vreeland”

Julianne Moore & Greg Kinnear Pair Up for “The English Teacher”

Fox Searchlight Buys U.S. Rights to Steve McQueen’s “Shame”

Sundance Selects Takes “Beloved” Out of Toronto

TIFF Exclusive: Steamy International Poster for “The Deep Blue Sea” Starring Rachel Weisz

Here’s the Trailer for TIFF Premiere “Lovely Molly” from “Blair Witch” Director Eduardo Sanchez

Film Movement Takes Murat’s “Historias” Out of Toronto

TLA Releasing Acquires Queer Palm Winner and Toronto Title “Beauty”

Fortissimo Goes for Indian Drama “Michael” Out of Toronto

TIFF Acquisition: Magnet Nabs All Rights to Bobcat Goldthwait’s “God Bless America”

“Killer Joe” Finds U.S. Home at Liddell Entertainment

Jafar Panahi’s “This is Not a Film” Nabbed By Palisades Tartan

Oscilloscope Takes Andrea Arnold’s “Wuthering Heights”

IFC Films Buys Lynn Shelton’s “Your Sister’s Sister” In Toronto, Plans Summer 2012 Release

Sundance Selects Nabs Michael Winterbottom’s “Trishna”

Toronto Acquisition: Mathieu Demy’s “Americano” Picked Up by MPI

Magnolia Goes for “The Hunter” Starring Willem Dafoe

Here’s The Top Grossing Toronto Audience Award Winners

ATO Picks Toronto’s “Oranges” for 2012

“Where Do We Go Now” Surprises As Toronto Audience Award Winner

Music Box Films Snatches “The Deep Blue Sea” Starring Rachel Weisz For U.S.


Head Start: Here’s 33 Reviews of Toronto Movies

TORONTO REVIEW | How Werner Herzog’s Trademarks Impact “Into the Abyss”

TORONTO REVIEW | “The Ides of March” is George Clooney’s Monster Movie

TORONTO REVIEW | “Moneyball” Leaves the Math On the Bench and Hits a Triple

TORONTO REVIEW | The Flawed Thinking of “Sarah Palin – You Betcha!”

TORONTO REVIEW | The Duplass Brothers’ “Jeff, Who Lives at Home” Is Secretly Better Than It Looks

TORONTO REVIEW | Todd Solondz Takes A Fresh Path To More of the Same With Kafkaesque “Dark Horse”

TORONTO REVIEW | “The Descendants” Lets Alexander Payne Warm Up

TORONTO REVIEW | Post-“Humpday” Success, “Your Sister’s Sister” Finds Lynn Shelton In Quieter Turf

TORONTO REVIEW | Whit Stillman Returns At Last With Amusing But Tame “Damsels in Distress”

TORONTO REVIEW | Steve McQueen’s “Shame” Is All About Michael Fassbender

TORONTO REVIEW | Horror-Comedy “You’re Next” Delivers Derivative, Gory Fun

TORONTO REVIEW | “Friends With Kids” is a Successful Sitcom

TORONTO REVIEW | “Paradise Lost 3” is Unfinished, But Still Has Much To Say

TORONTO REVIEW | With “Crazy Horse,” Frederick Wiseman Turns His Camera to Cabaret

TORONTO REVIEW | Yorgos Lanthimos’ “Alps” Is “Dogtooth” Without Teeth, But Plenty of Bite

TORONTO REVIEW | Friedkin’s Lewd “Killer Joe” Lets Matthew McConaughey and Emile Hirsch Play Around

TORONTO REVIEW | “Girl Model” is A Brilliant Exposé of a Dangerous Business

TORONTO REVIEW | Zombies Invade Cuba in Enjoyable “Juan of the Dead”


Talking TIFF: Co-Director Cameron Bailey On The 2011 Toronto Film Festival

TORONTO FUTURES: “The Descendants”’ Shailene Woodley on Clooney, Payne and Dealing With the Hype

Shailene Woodley in Alexander Payne’s “The Descendants.” Fox Searchlight.

INTERVIEW | “Melancholia” Star Kirsten Dunst: “Thank you, Penelope Cruz, for not doing this.”

INTERVIEW | Madonna Defends “W.E.”: “I know that I did the best that I could do.”

TORONTO INTERVIEW | Todd Solondz: “Expectations work against me.”

INTERVIEW | Glenn Close and Janet McTeer On the Unsung Heroes of “Albert Nobbs”

Christophe Honoré on “Beloved”: “I think my characters are very free with their sexuality”

From Barbra Streisand to “Ishtar:” The Strange, Funny Story of “Paul Williams: Still Alive”

INTERVIEW | “Shame” Director Steve McQueen: “We have to keep cinema alive.”

INTERVIEW | How “Blair Witch” Co-Director Eduardo Sanchez Got His Groove Back with “Lovely Molly”

Why Udo Kier Loves Guy Maddin: “I like directors who don’t care.”


criticWIRE @ TIFF: Steve McQueen’s “Shame” Is Top Pick As Fest Winds Down (UPDATED)

Head Start: Get to Know This Year’s Toronto Talent

Christian Bale’s New Movie Screens Footage for Toronto Buyers; Who Will Pick “The Flowers of War”?

The Wisdom of the Crowd: Why The Toronto Scene Has Led to Skimpy Sales

iPOP On the Scene: Celebs, Directors & More at the Toronto International Film Festival

iPOP On the Scene: Toronto Winds Down as New York Revs Up

Go to page 2 for Thompson on Hollywood and The Playlist’s coverage…

Thompson on Hollywood


TIFF 36 Days One and Two: Melancholia, A Separation, Footnote, Elles, Trishna, Free Men

TIFF: Moneyball Review Round-Up

TIFF 36 Day Three: Wuthering Heights, 360, Keyhole, In Darkness, Comic-Con: Episode IV–A Fan’s H

TIFF 36 Four: Friends with Kids, The Oranges, Americano, Damsels in Distress, Palin, Paradise Lost

Toronto Reviews: Acquisition Comedies Westfeldt’s Friends with Kids; Farino’s The Oranges

TIFF 36 Day Five: 9/11, Deep Blue Sea, Cardboard Village, Beloved, 11 Flowers, Demme & Young

TIFF 36 Day 6: The Descendants, Moneyball, Page Eight, Urbanized, Think of Me

TIFF Deal Round-Up: Neil Young and Panahi Films, Killer Joe, Awakening, God Bless America, Incident

TIFF Deals: The Lady, Wuthering Heights, Last Day on Earth, Your Sister’s Sister

Toronto: 50/50 Debuts to Upbeat Reviews; Can It Beat the B.O. Odds or Land an Oscar Nod?

TIFF 36 Day Seven: Solondz’s Dark Horse, Killer Joe Impress; Moth Diaries, Himuzu, Twiggy Disappoint

TIFF Deals: Sundance Selects Takes Winterbottom’s Trishna; Hot Sales on Gosling-Cooper’s Pines


Tilda Swinton and Lynne Ramsay Need to Talk About Kevin: Demon Seed or Bad Mothering?

Michelle Yeoh and Luc Besson Talk Biopic The Lady, TIFF Reviews

Rachel Weisz Talks Toronto Films, Deep Blue Sea, Consuming Love

TIFF: Huppert and Fontaine Talk Culture Clash Romantic Comedy My Worst Nightmare

TIFF: Moverman Talks Rampart, Harrelson, Ellroy, Cops, Bungee Cameras, Independence

The Playlist


TIFF ‘11 Review: Numbers Don’t Lie In ‘Moneyball’ That Swings For The Fences & Hits A Triple

TIFF ‘11 Review: The Ralph Fiennes-Directed ‘Coriolanus’ Is As Well-Acted As It Is Challenging

TIFF ‘11 Review: Manipulative & Melodramatic ‘A Separation’ Is A Soap Opera Morality Tale

TIFF ‘11 Review: ‘From The Sky Down’ A Disappointingly Incomplete Look At U2’s “Achtung Baby”

‘Drive,’ ‘Restless,’ ‘Melancholia,’ ‘Skin I Live In’: Over 20 Films From TIFF2011 We’ve Already Seen

Sarah Polley’s “Take This Waltz.” TIFF.

TIFF ‘11 Review: Cross-Dressing ‘Albert Nobbs’ A Stodgily Straight Drama

TIFF ‘11 Review: Guy Maddin’s ‘Keyhole’ Beautiful And Brassy…But Frustratingly Sealed

TIFF ‘11 Review: ‘The Oranges’ Delivers A Grove Of Big Laughs

TIFF ‘11 Review: Woody Harrelson Stands Tall Amidst Crumbling LAPD In Riveting ‘Rampart’

TIFF ‘11 Review: Oh The Horror—Francis Ford Coppola’s ‘Twixt’ Is A Low-Rent Nightmare

TIFF ‘11 Review: Admirable, Low-Key ’50/50’ Splits Difference Between Genuinely Funny And Sad

TIFF ‘11 Review: A (Mostly) Delightful ‘Damsels In Distress’ A Welcome Return By Whit Stillman

TIFF ‘11 Review: ‘Pariah’ Is So Much More Than Just This Year’s ‘Precious’

TIFF ‘11 Review: Sarah Polley’s ‘Take This Waltz’ Has Insights And Edges Sharp Enough To Stab

TIFF ‘11 Review: ‘Machine Gun Preacher’ Is Essentially A Botched ‘Rambo’

TIFF ‘11 Review: Haphazard ‘Your Sister’s Sister’ Ambles Towards Drama With Little Consequence

TIFF ‘11 Review: Fernando Meirelles’ International Love Story ‘360’ May Leave His Fans Heartbroken

TIFF ‘11 Review: ‘Friends With Kids’ Is, Sadly, A Conventional Look At Unconventional Relationships

TIFF ‘11 Review: Chloe Moretz Is Trapped In The Unclean, Clammy Coming-Of-Age Indie ‘Hick’

TIFF ‘11 Review: ‘Page Eight’ A Talky Spy Pic Pitting Old School Sensibilities Against New Realities

TIFF ‘11 Review: ‘The Deep Blue Sea’ A Beautiful, Woozy & Heartbreaking Tale Of Intense Passion

TIFF ‘11 Review: ‘Hysteria’ Is The Vibrator Comedy Movie You Can Watch With Your Mom

TIFF ‘11 Review: ‘Jeff Who Lives At Home’ Takes The Duplass Bros Mainstream For Their Best Film Yet

TIFF ‘11 Review: ‘Butter’ Tries To Carve Up Edgy Laughs But Goes Soft By The End

Review: Cool-Kids-Who-Kill ‘Violet & Daisy’ From ‘Precious’ Writer Isn’t What You’d Expect

TIFF ‘11 Review: Discovering People Like Dirty Sex Breaks Juliette Binoche’s Brain In ‘Elles’

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