TIFF 2010: Wacko Vanguard Section Sees Our Day Will Come, Monsters and At Ellen’s Age
TIFF’s edgy Vanguard section features the world premiere of Romain Gavras’ Our Day Will Come featuring the scary looking Vincent Cassel (also at TIFF for Blakc Swan) and perhaps M.I.A’s Born Free as part of the film’s soundtrack.
TIFF’s edgy Vanguard section features the world premiere of Romain Gavras’ Our Day Will Come featuring the scary looking Vincent Cassel (also at TIFF for Blakc Swan) and perhaps M.I.A’s Born Free as part of the film’s soundtrack. You’ve got the North American preems for Gregg Araki’s Kaboom (Cannes FF), Pia Marais’ At Ellen’s Age (Locarno FF), Sion Sono’s Cold Fish (Venice FF) and the well travelled Monsters from Gareth Edwards which receives it Canadian premiere via Magnet Pictures. Here’s the rest of the line-up including a zombie film I have no intention in seeing.
At Ellen’s Age Pia Marais, Germany North American Premiere
A German flight attendant falls into increasingly bizarre adventures when she leaves her husband, quits her job and joins a
radical group of animal activists.
The Christening Marcin Wrona, Poland International Premiere
Michal (Wojciech Zielinski) hopes to change his luck and escape his criminal past. But when he’s pursued by a violent gang,
he desperately tries to find a way to save his family.
Cold Fish Sion Sono, Japan North American Premiere
Equal parts black humour and bloody dementia, and based on a true story, this film is a portrait of a Japanese tropical fish
dealer responsible for more than 40 murders.
Confessions Tetsuya Nakashima, Japan Canadian Premiere
Tetsuya Nakashima’s Confessions is one of Japan’s most important films of the year. A stylized mixture of cruelty and
compassion, the film spins the dark tale of vengeance of a teacher whose little daughter has been killed by two of her
Easy Money Daniel Espinosa, Sweden North American Premiere
The worlds of a mob enforcer, an escaped convict and an ambitious young business student collide in an explosive and
white-knuckled thriller based on the 2006 bestselling Swedish novel by Jens Lapidus.
A Horrible Way to Die Adam Wingard, USA World Premiere
When a serial killer escapes from prison, he pursues his ex-girlfriend, who has fled to start a new life in a small town.
Kaboom Gregg Araki, USA/France North American Premiere
Smith’s everyday life in the dorm – hanging out with his arty, sarcastic best friend Stella, hooking up with a beautiful free spirit
named London, lusting for his gorgeous but dim surfer roommate Thor – all gets turned upside-down after one fateful,
L.A. Zombie Bruce LaBruce, Germany/USA/France North American Premiere
Corpse-eating meets poverty politics in this pornographic art film set on the streets of Los Angeles, where an alien zombie
brings dead men back to life.
Microphone Ahmad Abdalla, Egypt World Premiere
A bold example of new North African cinema, Microphone mixes and remixes fiction and cinema verité as it follows an
Egyptian expatriate’s return to Alexandria, where he dives into a thriving underground music and arts scene.
Monsters Gareth Edwards, United Kingdom Canadian Premiere
Six years after a probe carrying alien life samples crashes in Mexico, a photojournalist must escort his boss’ daughter
through the “Infected Zone” back to the safety of her home in the U.S.
Our Day Will Come Romain Gavras, France World Premiere
The highly anticipated debut by French director Romain Gavras (director of M.I.A.’s video Born Free) focuses on two outcast
redheads – a bullied teen (Olivier Barthelemy) and a psychologist (Vincent Cassel) – who embark on a hallucinatory journey
to Ireland in a quest for freedom.