TIFF 2012 – A look ahead

Read all our TIFF 2012 coverage here.

| o | – It’s TIFF 2012 time!

 

I finished up at my job at the tail end of July and we all (@dunnez, @oheag2 and previously @parallellevision) moved out of our lovely old house on Toronto’s Davenport Road. Since then I have spent time faffing about with my family, camping in Canada’s wondrous Algonquin Park and travelling around the eastern side of the US. Usually you do all those things and then go back to your homeland, but since Christmas when I formulated this plan I knew I had to base my exit strategy from Toronto around one thing – TIFF.

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Melancholia

A universal portrayal on the human condition - ★★★★

Oh cheer up for Gods sake would you!

People don’t like depressed people or being around them , they make us uneasy and nervous as there is no quick fix to recovery. Kiefer Sutherland takes on this role perfectly as the only “sane” person having to put up with Charlotte Gainsbourg’s colourful family. We have the mother (Charlotte Rampling) who detests marriage with all its pomp and ceremony and is hell bent on letting everyone know this at her daughter’s wedding, the father (John Hurt) who is having a very late mid life crisis parading around with two much younger women by the name of Betty, while Charlotte herself suffers from anxiety attacks. The star of the show however is Charlotte’s sister Kirsten Dunst who gives us a brilliant insight into what it must be like trying to trudge through the mire of depression. Read More