August 13, 2013 at 7:16 am #108734
It’s that time again! Here’s the full line-up.August 13, 2013 at 8:51 am #108736
For the record, as the headline of the Wrap article says, this is not the full line up. It is only the lineup so far They have released the names of about 160 of the 260 films they will play, so there are a lot more to come.
Curiously, with the Galas and Specials announced, it looks like there is a chance that Inside Llewyn Davis, Nebraska and other significant films will not play. If so, it won’t be because Toronto didn’t want them, but because the producers/distributors decided that the circus-like press atmosphere around the festival, with instant twitters about Oscar chances (looking at you Jeff Wells) have become counterproductive. (Both films might yet end up in the unannounced Masters section).August 13, 2013 at 3:24 pm #108737
Another festival lineup that does not include FOXCATCHER.
Seeming more and more likely that Sony will wait until 2014 to release it.August 13, 2013 at 4:11 pm #108738
Toronto is not showing a lot of major films – it seems to be a trend (too many films with Oscar interest, some being drowned out by bigger titles, better to show up later elsewhere).
Foxcatcher though just seems like a film that isn’t done yet. I don’t take its non-appearance as any sign it won’t go this year. We just don’t know yet.
They added a handful of other categories – they basically have the very important Masters and interesting Discovery still to announce.August 13, 2013 at 5:04 pm #108739
Do T.V shows usually show up on the line-up?August 13, 2013 at 5:15 pm #108740
High end cable from top directors show at festivals – Top of the Lake at Sundance, Beneath the Candelabra and others at Cannes, the new Agnieszka Holland miniseries from HBO at Toronto. Carlos played several festivals.August 13, 2013 at 5:40 pm #108741
Interesting, I loved Top of the Lake! I noticed Southcliffe on there so was just wondering. Its on here in the UK atm, its brilliant.
Back to films, this list reminded me of a lot of films i’m looking forward to, Devils Knot and Parkland stand out.
Is this Eleanor Rigby His/Hers thing, one film or two films? It seems more logical having one film with the His/Her thing back to back. I know some people want Chastain to happen but i don’t see it with the 2 seperate parts.August 13, 2013 at 5:50 pm #108742
In a few years, most of Toronto and other major film fests will be substantially cable product. That’s where quality fillmaking is going (along with VOD), Oscars be damned (unless they change rules for qualifying).August 19, 2013 at 9:39 am #108743
The NYFF lineup is out (sorry, no link).
Its 35 main films include four prominent Cannes films NOT (at least as of now) in Toronto – Nebraska, All is Lost, The Immigrant and Inside Llewyn Davis
In past years all would have been automatically in Toronto (who likely was denied them). It is possible that all four will be in Telluride.
NY also has three other potential awards contenders premiering that are not in Toronto – Her, Secret Life of Walter Mitty and Saving Mr Banks
August Osage Co is NOT in NY (most likely Weinstein’s decision, although NY in the past has turned down major films that their committee just doesn’t care for).
It is possible that NY this year might, with far fewer films, have a higher # of Oscar nominations than Toronto.August 23, 2013 at 12:42 pm #108744
I finally locked down my TIFF schedule after several frightful attempts. The website tossed me out after I made about 50% of my selections more than once. Have you ever heard an old lady curse and cry at the same time? It was heinous!
I’ll pop in from time to time to regale you with tales of glittering stars and cinema. Here’s what I’m seeing.
Thurs Sept 5
Blue is the Warmest Color (for my lesbian fix)
Fri Sept 6
Hateship Loveship (for my Kristen fix)
Twelve Years a Slave (for my Fassbender fix)
Abuse of Weakness
Sat Sep 7
Sun Sep 8
Dallas Buyers Club
Spike Jonze, in conversation
Mon Sep 9
Night Moves (for my Kelly Reichardt fix)
Tues Sep 10
The Unknown Known
Under the Skin
Bastards (for my Clare Denis fix)
Wed Sep 11
Stranger by the Lake (for my gay fix)
Thurs Sep 12
The Railway Man
A Touch of Sin
Fri Sep 13
The Dark Matter of Love
Sat Sep 14
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby (for my Chastain fix)
Child of God
Sun Sep 15
The Last of the Unjust
What I’m not seeing is August: Osage County, blast! I’m a sliver patron and even at that level, it had sold out. Another patron & I were thinking that a big corporate buy meant the bourgeosie and homeless will mostly be excluded. Another opportunity to blow kisses at Streep dashed!
From what I could tell based on requests, etc. biggest buzz films this year are Augst, 12 Years a Slave and Gravity.August 23, 2013 at 12:44 pm #108745
Yay Ethel. And GoBlue? Will you guys be meeting up? Looking forward to feedback.August 23, 2013 at 12:46 pm #108746
Dearheart we are most certainly meeting up. We’re now TIFF BFFs. She’s staying at my newly renovated home. Seeing several flics together including Blue, Slave, Congo, Dalls Buyers Club, Gravity, etc. Should be a blast!August 23, 2013 at 12:54 pm #108747
Toasting you both!August 23, 2013 at 1:10 pm #108748
Damn, A:OC is sold out already?
I have a pretty good randomized time (early on the 28th) but am unsure if I’ll be able to screen any of these movies… For those with more TIFF experience, any chance of being able to watch:
12 Years A Slave
Those are the three I’m the most hyped about… and I believe they all have more screenings than A:OC. I’m going to check out Labor Day and You Are Here (Matthew Weiner’s directorial debut!) as well… hopefully.August 23, 2013 at 8:11 pm #108749
Ethel, you’re so lucky….I am no where near Canada at the moment =[
Can one of you veterans answer a question or two? Can anyone just attend the festival or do you have to be an “industry professional”? and how much is it and do you pay per movie?