Monday, September 20, 2004

Toronto Film Festival--Looking Back

I've got the film festival withdrawal blues.

After twenty-one films in a week, today feels like an eerie vacuum. It will take a day or two longer to get re-adjusted to reality.

Personal faves:

  • Cafe Lumiere--Hou Hsiao-Hsien, Japan.
  • L'Intrus--Claire Denis, France.
  • Ghost In The Shell II--Mamoru Oshii, Japan.
  • The Holy Girl--Lucretia Martel, Argentina.
  • Clean--Olivier Assayas, France.
  • 10th District Court--Raymond Depardon, France.
  • Demain On Demenage--Chantal Akerman, France.

Over the years, I've discovered a nice rule of thumb. A good year for French cinema automatically means a good year for Toronto.