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The 30th Toronto International Film Festival

The 30th Toronto International Film Festival

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Feature by: Chiranjit Goswami

Posted on: 15 September 2005

Since its inception, the Toronto International Film Festival has grown into one of the most acclaimed film festivals in the world, with its esteem now rivaling the spectacle of Cannes, the art-house admiration of Venice, and hustle of Sundance. The festival maintains a distinctly Canadian atmosphere by concentrating upon appreciation rather than competition, gathering attention for both big-budget award contenders and international art-house masters, while also providing support for Canadian cinema. This year, the TIFF celebrates its 30th anniversary by welcoming a diverse selection of filmmakers, including Hollywood veterans (Burton, Crowe, Gilliam, Polanski, Scorsese, and Soderbergh), eccentric Canadian artists (Cronenberg, Egoyan, Maddin, McKellar, Snow) and contemporary festival auteurs (The Dardenne Brothers, Haneke, Hou, Kitano, Miike, Sokurov, Tsai, and Von trier). For the next few weeks we will present reviews of a number of films from the TIFF, offering a small sample of what international cinema has to offer modern audiences in the coming months.


Three Times 15 September
A History of Violence 20 September
Elizabethtown 25 September
Dave Chappelle’s Block Party 29 September
Caché 07 October
Tideland 28 November

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