The Toronto International Film Festival announced even more titles this week, including the Midnight Madness and Vanguard films, which usually contain some of the best genre cinema to be found. That fancy little picture above is for a Norwegian film called Thale, about two forensics clean-up specialists who find a siren in the basement of a house where they are called to clean up after the police murder investigation is completed. The description stops there. I can imagine in some hands, this would be a disaster, but for some reason, coming from Norway, I'm enticed.
There are way too many titles to mention - 128 so far and they're nowhere near done announcing - indeed, World Cinema, their largest section hasn't had a single title announced yet.
One exciting note: Bestiaire (which was in NaFF's World Cinema program this past April) will be screening in Wavelengths at TIFF, marking the first time a feature we've shown has gone on to Toronto. It's unusual, simply because Toronto has some of the strictest premiere requirements around. But, happy for Denis Cote and his his hauntingly beautiful film.
Come September, I'll be giving you daily updates from North America's largest film festival and the one that now officially kicks off Oscar season.