Thursday, September 8, 2011

2011 Toronto International Film Festival begins

by Chris MaGee

One of the best things about being a native of Toronto is that once a year the city becomes movie central with the Toronto International Film Festival. The 11-day festival will be bringing the best of film from around the world right here to our doorstep, and that includes a fantastic line-up of films from Japan. Obviously we'll be busy running from screening to screening, but keep checking back in the coming days for regular reviews of the latest films by Shinya Tsukamoto, Toshiaki Toyoda, Sion Sono, Katsuhito Ishii, Goro Miyazaki and Hiroyuki Okiura.

One TIFF film that our Tokyo correspondent Nicholas Vroman was lucky enough to catch already was Hirokazu Koreeda's "I Wish (Kiseki)". Click here to read what Nicholas had to say about the film back in June.

So happy film fest-ing to all of you here in Toronto, and here's hoping all our international readers keep checking back over the next 11 days! For a full look at this year's Toronto International Film Festival head to the fest's official site here.

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