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TIFF 2010: Max Winkler’s Ceremony

One part Rushmore’s Max Fischer, one part Catcher in the Rye’s Holden Caulfield and fused with film and music references that remind of certain films from the 70’s, Ceremony, Max Winkler’s coming-of-age film in grown mens’ clothing isn’t a stroke of genius, but it announces the arrival of a new filmmaker worth keeping an eye out for.

One part Rushmore‘s Max Fischer, one part Catcher in the Rye‘s Holden Caulfield and fused with film and music references that remind of certain films from the 70’s, Ceremony, Max Winkler’s coming-of-age film in grown mens’ clothing isn’t a stroke of genius, but it announces the arrival of a new filmmaker worth keeping an eye out for. At times I felt “I’ve seen this before”, while at other junctures of the film, my thinking was, this is patterned from a unique fabric. Even if topliners Michael Angarano and Uma Thurman don’t command strong box office indie numbers, there is a genuine likability factor that the top 6 distributors would be dumb to pass up. Here’s world preem coverage:

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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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