Monday, September 12, 2011

TIFF Picks - September 12, 2011

Coriolanus – Ralph Fiennes
TIFF synopsis: “ As director and star, Ralph Fiennes brings William Shakespeare's visceral history play to the big screen for the first time. Coriolanus is a drama for the ages, a commentary on the precarious draw of war and an auspicious directorial debut from one of the world's great classical actors.

Why I want to see it: If Ralph Fiennes in the director’s chair, tackling Shakespeare, was not exciting enough, the film also features the acting talents of Vanessa Redgrave, Brian Cox, Gerard Butler and Jessica Chastain.

Screening Times
Monday September 12
Visa Screening Room (Elgin)

Saturday September 17
Scotiabank Theatre 3

Café de flore – Jean-Marc Vallée
TIFF synopsis: “ Jean-Marc Vallée returns to French-language filmmaking with this powerful and unconventional love story that weaves together two disparate narratives to create a tale of emotion and destiny. The stories center on a devoted mother (Vanessa Paradis) of a young boy with Down syndrome in 1969 Paris, and a successful DJ (Kevin Parent) who is going through an emotional divorce in present-day Montreal.

Why I want to see it: Jean-Marc Vallée is currently one of Canada’s top directors. It is only a matter of time before he becomes a household name in America. If Café de flore is anything like C.R.A.Z.Y. then the film will be a treat indeed.

Screening Times
Monday September 12
Princess Of Wales

Wednesday September 14
TIFF Bell Lightbox 2

Headshot – Pen-ek Ratanaruang
TIFF synopsis: “Tul, a hitman, is shot in the head during an assignment. He wakes up after a three-month coma to find that he sees everything upside down, literally. Then he meets a girl that turns his world even more upside down. Who was trying to kill him in the first place?

Why I want to see it: Early buzz from the press screenings claim that this film is not to be missed.

Screening Times
Monday September 12
Scotiabank Theatre 2

Saturday September 17
TIFF Bell Lightbox 1


  1. Wahoo! I've been anticipating Coriolanus. I look forward to your review, Courtney.

  2. @Ruth - I was not able to fit Coriolanus into my schedule so I included it my TIFF Picks feature as it is a film I plan to keep an eye out for i theatres.


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