INDEPENDENT FILMS – Kathy Kay

Thrilling new finds from the Toronto International Film Festival

Winter is so close that thoughts turn indoors with an expectation of great movies that come out before the year end. While at the Toronto International Film Festival there were some thrilling new finds that I hope will come to our fair city. Keep an eye peeled for Atom Egoyan’s latest, Remember, featuring Christopher Plummer. Egoyan is back on his game with this suspenseful Hitchcockian thriller.

Speaking of Hitchcock, a new doc directed by Kent Jones, Hitchcock/Truffaut is a brilliant look at the week-long interview that Truffaut conducted with the master after he realized, quite wrongly, Hitch was considered an entertaining director rather than the key influencer he was. Footage with current indie darlings like Wes Anderson, David Fincher and Richard Linklater, along with an almost unrecognizable Paul Schrader makes for a relevant film. Final choice from TIFF is The Lobster, a polarizing film that, at the very least, will stand you on your head.

 

 

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