Wayne Robinson's Foreclosure uses full-frontal male nudity to perfection as a metaphor for the vagaries of office life while Chris Goldade's Drop flips the switch by showing how a stay-at-home son interprets the sudden arrival of a World War II soldier landing in his parents' front yard. Jordan Hayes delivers a bit of romance to this section with a Lay Over, in which two twenty-somethings spend an evening taking in the sites of L.A. while Devan Scott's grad film, Paradiso, is a broad send up about brotherly love and being stuck in a hell of a heaven.
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PROGRAMME 5 HIGHLIGHTS
Two of my favourites in this section are Impromptu and Roland.
IMPROMPTU is a gorgeous animated short by Bruce Alcock whose sweeping lines and colourations exquisitely complement the music of Chopin's Fantaisie-Impromptu and the actions and dialogue of Chuck and Sylvie as they negotiate their relationship and the mixed bag of abrasive, perplexing, amusing and increasingly inebriated guests that Sylvie has invited home for dinner. Bravo!
ROLAND directed by Trevor Cornish (co-written with Niall Kelly) is a hilarious satire set in the world of retail. "How can I help your art today?" is the greeting art store employee Roland (Daniel Beirne) spews by rote as he meets each client that comes into the store. While his coworker (stage/screen actress Lindsey Clark) chats on the phone leaving him to deal with customers, Roland's evening turns into a store clerk's nightmare (both perceived and real).
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Toronto International Film Festival Sept. 5-15
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