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Martin Carter reports back from the Toronto International Film Festival 6

Posted 28 September 2016 by Martin Carter

Back home from Toronto for a few days now and I've had time to reflect on the festival. Here are my high (and low) lights from ten days of cinematic debauchery and indulgence

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Martin Carter reports back from the Toronto International Film Festival 5

Posted 16 September 2016 by Martin Carter

The synopsis for Manchester By The Sea does not bode well: ' A man must return to his hometown when his older brother dies suddenly. His return means confronting the tragic events that caused him to leave...." Nothing new there then.

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Martin Carter reports back from the Toronto International Film Festival 4

Posted 14 September 2016 by Martin Carter

The films of Chilean filmmaker Pablo Larrain demand much from their audience, his films challenge and even intimidate the viewer with their uncompromising narratives.

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Martin Carter reports back from the Toronto International Film Festival 3

Posted 13 September 2016 by Martin Carter

Saturday night at TIFF saw Park Chan-Wook introduce his new film, The Handmaiden, to a North American audience for the first time.

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Martin Carter reports back from the Toronto International Film Festival 2

Posted 13 September 2016 by Martin Carter

The perennial problem when attending a film festival of what to actually go to see. Choosing from the smorgasbord of what's available is a daunting process and here are a few things that find help me navigate the often intimidating programme schedules.

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Martin Carter reports back from the Toronto International Film Festival

Posted 9 September 2016 by Martin Carter

It's also the first day of the Toronto International Film Festival and most of the cast of the Magnificent Seven remake are here to open the festival with a red carpet premiere and a huge press junket.

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Hard to be a God- You've never seen anything like it!

Posted 4 August 2015 by Martin Carter about Hard to be a God.

An absolutely convincing representation of life on an alien planet is represented by actually building sets, designing completely convincing costumes and having the actors practically live in them for several years

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