Canadian filmmaker Mina Shum’s low-key, slice-of-life dramedy Meditation Park would be better suited to a release date closer to Mother’s Day than late winter. It’s hardly a game changing look at one woman’s emotional middle aged awakening, but it’s a well intentioned film that I could see mothers and daughter enjoying together and talking about afterward.
Before the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival even started, I sat down with director Don McKellar to talk about his latest film, The Grand Seduction, which is set in a tiny east coast town that desperately needs to find a doctor so they can win a contract with an oil platform that will bring jobs to the area.
On March 7, the Genie Awards will celebrate luminaries in the Canadian film industry with a special event at TIFF Bell Lightbox that brings together nominees for a discussion about their works.
Friday night, September 9, was a busy night at the Toronto International Film Festival, and one of the hottest parties was the Alliance Films studio party at South of Temperance.
As the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival prepares for one of its biggest years once again, the Canadian Film Centre is sending out congratulations to the more than 30 school alumni who will take part in this year’s 36th annual festival.