Thursday, August 07, 2008

Spanish and Asian Films

Yesterday, the festival revealed some of the Asisn and Spanish films that will be at TIFF this year.

Press release for Spanish-language movies: (
Press release for Asian movies: (

Some of the ones that caught my eye include:

The Window (Spain/Argentina), a meditation on an old man's last day of life.

Radio Love (Spain), about a fashion show host coming to terms with aging.

Still Walking Hirokazu (Japan), about a family coming together to honour the memory of their dead son/brother. From director Kore-eda, who was previously at TIFF with Hana ( and After Life.

Achilles and the Tortoise (Japan), from Takeshi Kitano, who also stars as a man trying to become a painter late in life. Kitano has been at the festival before with Takeshis' ( and Glory to the Filmmaker ( and Zatoichi.

The Sky Crawlers (Japan), from director Mamoru Oshii (Ghost in the Shell, Patlabor), about a world in which teen fighter pilots dogfight for the entertainment of TV viewers.

All Around Us (Japan), about a courtroom sketch artist trying to support his wife after the death of their first child.

Machan (UK/Italy/Sri Lanka/Germany), about a group of Sri Lankan friends trying to assemble a national handball team.


My experiences at the Toronto International Film Festival. Note this blog is not affiliated with the Toronto International Film Festival Group or the festival itself.
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