37° Toronto International Film Festival - 2012


(Mariangiola Castrovilli) – È sceso il sipario sulla 37 edizione del TIFF, undici giorni di imperdibili film a gogo. Qui siamo nella Ballroom del Intercontinental Hotel di Toronto per la premiazione. Speaker d’eccezione Cameron Bailey direttore artistico del Festival e Peers Handling direttore generale del Tiff.


TWICE BORN – Il libro di Margaret Mazzantini presentato all’Istituto Italiano di Cultura a Toronto

(Mariangiola Castrovilli) – Accoglienza trionfale nella sezione Gala al 37 TIFF per l’anteprima mondiale di Twice Born di Sergio Castellitto tratto dal romanzo omonimo di Margaret Mazzantini proiettato alla Roy Thompson Hall di Toronto. Eccoci adesso all’Istituto italiano di cultura dove c’è la presentazione del libro qui edito in inglese ed italiano, ma andiamo a sentire…

TWICE BORN – This international bestseller is a sweeping portrait of motherhood, loss, and redemption in war-torn Sarajevo. Filled with memories of the four-year siege of Sarajevo, Gemma reluctantly boards a flight from her native Rome to that war-scarred city with her sixteen-year-old son, Pietro. She hopes to teach her son about the city of his birth and about Diego, the father he never knew. Once there Gemma is caught between the present and the past, reliving her love affair with Diego, their determination to start a family, and their deep connection to Sarajevo even as the threat of war loomed. In this haunting and sophisticated novel, Mazzantini masterfully probes the startling emotional territory of what makes a family-particularly what makes a mother. As the fate of Sarajevo converges with Gemma’s all-consuming desire to have a child we see how far she is driven, in a stunning revelation that is both heartbreaking and cathartic. Brought to life by an unforgettable cast of characters, Twice Born is a tale of the acts of brutality and generosity that war can inspire. A blockbuster bestseller in Mazzantini’s native Italy, it has taken Europe by storm and will soon be published around the world.


TIFF 2012 – Intervista con Steve Gravestock Associate Director e Canadian Programming

Mariangiola Castrovilli intervista a Toronto, in occasione del TIFF 2012, Steve Gravestock (Associate Director, Canadian Programming) che si sofferma sui film canadesi THE STORIES WE TELL di Sarah Polley, PICTURE DAY di Kate Melville con con Tatiana Maslany, REBELLE di Kim Nguyen e STILL di Michael McGowan.

STEVE GRAVESTOCK – Steve Gravestock, Senior Programmer, is responsible for the organization’s Canadian programming initiatives, which includes Canada’s Top Ten, the Canadian programming in TIFF Cinematheque, and most notably the year-round Canadian Open Vault programme — a selection of Canadian classics. As a Festival programmer, he has been part of the Canadian feature film selection since 2004 and also selects films from Scandinavia, the Philippines and the Netherlands; previously he programmed films from India and Australia. In 2001, Gravestock organized and programmed a national spotlight on Nordic films at the Festival. Many of the films he has programmed have been nominated for Oscars including Petter Naess’s Elling, Mikael Hafstrom’s Evil, Denis Villeneuve’s Incendies, Philippe Falardeau’s Monsier Lazhar, and Susan Bier’s In a Better World which took home the Best Foreign Language Oscar in 2011. In addition, Gravestock oversees the organization’s ongoing series of monographs on Canadian films and filmmakers, which has recently partnered with University of Toronto Press. Gravestock contributed an essay and managed the 2009 publication of the anthology Toronto on Film. In spring 2008, Gravestock helped mount a multi-faceted retrospective on filmmaker Peter Lynch, which included an extensive talk and elaborate audio-visual presentation and in 2005, Gravestock programmed the Canadian Retrospective on Canadian filmmaker Don Owen. Gravestock programmed Dialogues for almost a decade, which has included the participation of industry professionals such as John Sayles, Sally Potter, James Toback, Tim Roth and Guy Maddin. Having interviewed over 100 directors, ranging from Abel Ferrara to Krzysztof Kie?lowski, Gravestock has written extensively on cinema for many publications including theToronto Star, POV Magazine, NOW Magazine and Cinema Scope. He has also written the programme notes for numerous TIFF Cinematheque series, including the films of Daniel MacIvor, the Toronto on Film series, and a retrospective of films celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes. Gravestock’s interview with John Sayles was published in Interviews: John Sayles from the University of Mississippi Press in 1999, and in 2005 Don Owen: Notes on a Filmmaker and His Culture was published by TIFF and distributed by Wilfred University Press and Indiana University Press. (http://tiff.net)


“Todos tenemos un plan” e Viggo Mortensen accolti con calore dal pubblico al TIFF di Toronto 2012

“Todos tenemos un plan” è un film diretto da Ana Piterbarg e interpretato da Viggo Mortensen. E’ anche noto con il titolo internazionale Everybody Has a Plan. Un uomo decide di assumere l’identità del fratello gemello morto misteriosamente. Cast: Viggo Mortensen (Agustín/Pedro), Soledad Villamil (Claudia), Daniel Fanego (Adrián), Javier Godino (Rubén), Sofía Gala Castiglione (Rosa).

TODOS TENEMOS UN PLAN cuenta la historia de Agustín, un hombre desesperado por abandonar lo que para él, después de años de vivir en Buenos Aires, se ha ido convirtiendo en una existencia frustrante. Luego de la muerte de su hermano gemelo, Pedro, Agustín se propone comenzar una nueva vida tomando la identidad de su hermano y regresando a la misteriosa región del Delta, en el Tigre, donde los dos vivieron de pequeños. Sin embargo, poco después de su regreso Agustín se encuentra inadvertidamente envuelto en el peligroso mundo criminal del que su hermano formaba parte. La película se sitúa en el peculiar paisaje del Delta, un laberinto de islas y ríos que tiempo atrás hacían las veces de parques recreativos para la elite de Buenos Aires, y en donde todavía pueden encontrarse mansiones de estilo francés e inglés a lo largo de los canales, que nos recuerdan la opulencia de la que gozó el lugar tiempo atrás. Pero cerca de los pantanos hay rincones más oscuros y escondidos, en donde aquellos que viven fuera de la ley imponen reglas de conducta no escritas y códigos de silencio. Es en estos peligrosos remansos, los cuales siempre han servido como escondite de criminales y marginados, donde Agustín luchará por sobrevivir, reinventándose a sí mismo para dejar atrás el pasado.


Il lato selvaggio del 37° TIFF: incontro con Gèrald Duchaussoy, responsabile di Midnight Madness

TORONTO – The wild side: midnight screenings of the best in action, horror, shock and fantasy cinema. (http://tiff.net/searchresults?search=Midnight+Madness)


37° Toronto International Film Festival – 2012

– TIFF is dedicated to presenting the best of international and Canadian cinema to film lovers. Our vision is to lead the world in creative and cultural discovery through the moving image. What began as a ten-day film festival has grown to embrace programming 365 days a year. TIFF offers screenings, lectures, discussions, festivals, workshops, industry support and the chance to meet filmmakers from Canada and around the world.

In September 2010, the opening of our new home, TIFF Bell Lightbox, enabled TIFF to expand to truly become a creative, community and global leader, and one of the world’s premiere organizations in the discovery and understanding of film.

TIFF is…

The Toronto International Film Festival has become the launching pad for the best of international, Hollywood and Canadian cinema, and is recognized as the most important film festival after Cannes.

TIFF Cinematheque is a year-round screening programme of the classics of world cinema and contemporary art house films.

TIFF Kids presents outstanding Canadian and international films and popular workshops geared for families and school groups.

Film Circuit is a network of more than 160 cities across Canada, providing acclaimed Canadian and international films to formerly under-serviced areas.

The Film Reference Library holds the world’s most extensive English language collection of Canadian film-related material, including collections from Canada’s most esteemed contemporary filmmakers.

Reel Talk is a monthly preview subscription series of Academy Award®-calibre films and the best in international cinema, followed by engaging discussion.

Canada’s Top Ten celebrates and screens the best Canadian features and shorts of the year.

TIFF Industry supports film industry professionals during the Festival and year-round through the Sales & Industry Office and Industry Programming initiatives.



TORONTO – The 37th Toronto International Film Festival announced its award recipients today at a reception at the Intercontinental Hotel Toronto.

AWARD FOR BEST CANADIAN SHORT FILM goes to Deco Dawson for Keep a Modest Head.


THE SKYY VODKA AWARD FOR BEST CANADIAN FIRST FEATURE FILM is a tie between Brandon Cronenberg’s Antiviral and Jason Buxton’s Blackbird.

THE PRIZES OF THE INTERNATIONAL CRITICS (FIPRESCI PRIZES) for Special Presentations is awarded to Francois Ozon’s Dans la maison (In the House), for the Discovery programme is awarded to Mikael Marcimain’s Call Girl. Award for Best Film in the Discovery programme goes to Mikael Marcimain’s Call Girl.”

BLACKBERRY® PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS: This year’s award goes to David O. Russell for Silver Linings Playbook. First runner up is Ben Affleck’s Argo. The second runner up is Eran Riklis’ Zaytoun. The BlackBerry People’s Choice Midnight Madness Award goes to Martin McDonagh’s Seven Psychopaths. First runner up is Barry Levinson’s The Bay and second runner up is Don Coscarelli’s John Dies at the End. The BlackBerry People’s Choice Documentary Award goes to Bartholomew Cubbins for Artifact. First runner up is Christopher Nelius and Justin McMillan’s Storm Surfers 3D. Second runner up is Rob Stewart’s Revolution.

NETPAC AWARD: The award goes to Sion Sono’s The Land of Hope.

About TIFF
TIFF is a charitable cultural organization whose mission is to transform the way people see the world through film. An international leader in film culture, TIFF projects include the annual Toronto International Film Festival in September; TIFF Bell Lightbox, which features five cinemas, major exhibitions, and learning and entertainment facilities; and innovative national distribution program Film Circuit. The organization generates an annual economic impact of $170 million CAD. TIFF Bell Lightbox is generously supported by contributors including Founding Sponsor Bell, the Province of Ontario, the Government of Canada, the City of Toronto, the Reitman family (Ivan Reitman, Agi Mandel and Susan Michaels), The Daniels Corporation and RBC. For more information, visit tiff.net.

The Toronto International Film Festival is generously supported by Lead Sponsor Bell, Major Sponsors RBC, L’Oréal Paris, Visa and Audi, and Major Supporters the Government of Ontario, Telefilm Canada and the City of Toronto.

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Curiosità dal 37° Toronto International Film Festival 2012

Report & Camera by Mariangiola Castrovilli
Editing by Claus



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