College park filled with flowers and a long, civilized, line of people picking up their tickets.
My tickets have been processed! This morning I stood in line for about 40 minutes to get them and it was quite pleasant. I find people in the festival line are usually friendly and easy to talk to. In case you are interested, these are the films I will be seeing on my day pass. There may be a few more “surprise” extras since my husband has bought coupons so that he can see films in the evenings. I will do at least a quick review of the films as I see them.
- The Journals of Knud Rasmussen
- Lights in the Dusk
- Nouvelle Chance
- La Tourneuse de Pages
- A Grave-Keeper’s Tale
- The Ugly Duckling and Me
- Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker
- Ghosts of Cite Soleil
- The Last Kiss
- Half Moon
- Kurt Cobain About A Son
- Falkenberg Farewell
- Short Cuts Canada 5
- Pan’s Labyrinth
- Velvet Goldmine
- The Half Life of Timofey Berez
- L’ Intouchable
- Nue Propriete
- Nouvelle Chance
FYI, the TIFF official website is at: bell.ca/filmfest
Starting September 7, watch this space for short, personal reviews on over 20 films. The TIFF is a friendly, organized festival with a low-key vibe. I expect to have a great time and see some great films.
Ticket selections are processed by advanced lottery so all I can do now is wait — and make sure I have lots of snacks and clean clothes ready.
How do you like my red carpet attire?
- SabBartical: Wasting a year off watching reruns of the Simpsons.
- FoeRun film: A tiresome movie with too many chase scenes.
- Abracadavre: When the magician pulls the rabbit out of the hat, too late.
I hope my blog has something to say this year; that it is never tiresome; that it is magical………. Wish me good luck! — and don’t be too shy to post replies to todays question.