Monday, 26 September 2011

TMTM Pals Talk TIFF 11 FAVES

So TIFF 11 has come to an end, and, of course, I have to invite my film friends to join me on The More the Merrier for a discussion of this year's festival. My in studio guests for the hour were Kirk Cooper (Film Market Access), blogger Heidy M (hyemusings, alternavox) and cinefile, Moen Mohamed. Before our discussion got started, Ngardy Conteh joined me via telephone to talk about winning TIFF's Pitch This! competition. Conteh and her co-director, Allan Tong's film, Leone Stars is the first documentary to win the prize in TIFF's Pitch This! eleven year history. Visit http://leonestars.blogspot.com/to find out more about this inspiring work in progress.

Heidy M's Top 5 TIFF FAVES
1.Superclásico
2.Las Acacias
3.Sleepless Night
4.Undefeated
5.The Raid

To read why these are Heidy's faves click here.



I always look forward to seeing Moen Mohamed's list of films. This is vacation time for Moen, who chooses his selections based on his attendance at other film festivals, and what he has read about certain films/directors etc. Other film selections come from the Visions, Masters, and Contemporary World Cinema (Moen loves listening to other languages) programmes . TIFF's motto "for the love of film" describes perfectly, Moen's kid in a candy store enjoyment of TIFF.

Moen M.'s TIFF FAVES
I was very pleased to see that Moen's favourite film was also my selection. If you heard the broadcast then you will remember our expression mutual passion for director, Béla Tarr (left).
A+
1.THE TURIN HORSE



A
2.L’APOLLONIDE (HOUSE OF TOLERANCE)
3.FAUST
4.A SEPARATION
5.DREILEBEN – ONE MINUTE OF DARKNESS
6.THE LONELIEST PLANET
7.PLAY
8.L’HIVER DERNIER
9.ONCE UPON A TIME IN ANATOLIA
10.THIS IS NOT A FILM
11.DREILEBEN – BEATS BEING DEAD
12.THE SILVER CLIFF
13.CRAZY HORSE
14.LAS ACACIAS
15.SNOWTOWN
16.PEOPLE MOUNTAIN PEOPLE SEA
17.THE RIVER USED TO BE A MAN
18.SWIRL
19.MICHAEL
20.WHORES’ GLORY
21.MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE
22.VOLCANO
23.HISTORIAS QUE SO EXISTEM QUANDO LEMBRADAS

B+

24.DREILEBEN – DON’T FOLLOW ME AROUND
25.CENTURY OF BIRTHING
26.ABRIR PUERTAS Y VENTANAS
27.PRÉSUMÉ COUPABLE
28.ELENA
29.LA BRINDILLE
30.BREATHING
31.THE GOOD SON

B
32.GOOD BYE
33.THE YEAR OF THE TIGER
34.PORFIRIO
35.LA FOLIE ALMAYER
36.ISLANDS
37.THE INVADER

B
38.WETLANDS
39.HORS SATAN
40.UN ETE BRULANT


C+
41.THE CAT VANISHES
42.I WISH
43.WUTHERING HEIGHTS
44.INVASION

C
45.THE STONES
46.ALOIS NEBEL
47.LAND OF OBLIVION

C-
48.FUTURE LASTS FOREVER
49.MUSHROOMS
50.BONSAI
51.ALPS
52.LIVID
53.FABLE OF THE FISH
54.LOW LIFE
55.THIS SIDE OF RESURRECTION

BEST ACTOR
PEYMAN MOAADI - A SEPARATION
DANIEL HENSHALL - SNOWTOWN
LUCAS PITTAWAY - SNOWTOWN

BEST ACTRESS
ALESSANDRA NEGRINI - THE SILVER CLIFF
SAREH BAYAT - A SEPARATION
HANI FURSTENBERG – THE LONELIEST PLANET

BEST ENSEMBLE ACTING
A SEPARATION
PLAY
SNOWTOWN

BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENTS
INVASION
ALPS
I WISH

KIRK COOPER'S TIFF
During the broadcast Kirk Cooper talked about the industry side of TIFF, and about the success his Internship and Networking candidates in his Toronto Program (he also has a Cannes Program). (You might remember that Victoria Clowater joined Kirk on TmTm to talk about her expectations about the Toronto Program.) As a busy industry insider Kirk didn't have much time to see films at TIFF 11 (too busy talking film and Cannes 2012), but he did share his picks pre-TIFF a while back. What do you know, several of Kirk's picks made all three of our lists! Click here for Kirk's list.

Photo Credits: http://tiff.net/
Béla Tarr (The Turin Horse)
Dreileben – Don’t Follow Me Around
Good Bye
House of Tollerance
Wetlands

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