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TIFF 2010 Buyer’s Club: #10. Richard J. Lewis’ Barney’s Version

Not only TIFF bound, but a Venice film fest entry as well, the trailer sells the comedy as a potent concoction — the terrible twosome of Giamatti and Dustin Hoffman looks zany, offbeat authentically good. Could be a sleeper hit.

#10. Barney’s Version

The Gist: Dustin Hoffman, Paul Giamatti, Rosamund Pike, Minnie Driver, Rachelle Lefevre and Scott Speedman take turns in this pic based on the novel by Mordecai Richler, which tells the story of the politically incorrect, fully lived life of the impulsive, irascible and fearlessly blunt Barney Panofsky (Giamatti).

Richard J. Lewis Barney's Version

Director: Richard J. Lewis — Sales AgentE1

Selling Point: Not only TIFF bound, but a Venice film fest entry as well, the trailer sells the comedy as a potent concoction —  the terrible twosome of Giamatti and Dustin Hoffman looks zany, offbeat authentically good. Could be a sleeper hit.

Suited For: Distributor who doesn’t mind pitching to a certain older cinephile demo and large segment of the population: divorced folk.

 
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Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at IONCINEMA.com, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson’s "This Teacher" (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022, he was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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