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Toronto: Low-key gem shines in final days of Fest, big win for Steven Spielberg

This is 2022 Toronto International Film Festival . You can read here the first and here The second .

As usual, the last days of the festival are more low-key than the days before Much, most of the media has left, and most of the hit movies have been shown. However, the final stage is when low-key gems are often discovered, as I’ve been reminded through several screenings.

Documentary World Premiere Fire of Freedom: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom (still seeking US release) , Evgeny Afineevsky to his 2022 Follow-up to Oscar nomination Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom , which has so far proven to be an ongoing atrocity against Russia authoritative descriptions of – and notable resistance to them – in Ukraine. Afineevsky, who was born in Russia, has spent the past six months working on the entire film, spending most of it himself in Ukraine. After its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival and its North American premiere at TIFF, critics and audiences alike called it powerful and disturbing.

Just as many Russians and Ukrainians attended the TIFF unveiling of Freedom on Fire, many Iranians People show preparations for the grand unveiling of Holy Spider (Utopia). Iranian filmmaker Ali Abbasi ‘s latest film tells the dark true story of a serial killer prostitute (Mehdi Bajestani) and the female reporter (Zar Amir- Ebrahimi , who won the Best Actress award at the Cannes Film Festival in Iran today, film world premiere). Iran isn’t exactly known for its openness to social criticism, so the film was actually considered for submission to the Oscars for Best International Feature Film, not by the country but by Denmark, from which it received substantial funding (it In the Danes’ final) three, a decision is expected soon). Abbasi’s last movie, 2010’s Frontier , submitted by Sweden.

Meanwhile, as one of Netflix’s most anticipated titles, Alejandro G. Inarritu of Bardo , failed in Venice and Telluride, more unknown photos from the same stream, Sebastián Lelio ‘s The Wonder exceeded most expectations in Telluride and Toronto. This quiet film about a British nurse (Oscar nominee Florence Pugh ) is recruited Come to watch a – 3 year old girl who stopped eating (Kíla Lord Cassidy) in Century of Ireland adapted from Emma Donoghue1235217764’s 28 novel of the same name by Donoghue (previously adapted her 28 Novel Room Oscar-nominated screenplay), Rilio (2017’s Wonder Woman , won the Oscar for Best International Feature Film Award) and Alice Birch . There’s a lot to like about this movie, but it’s nothing more than Pugh’s performance, he’s always good, and has an edge in awards Approval for the film vs. Olivia Wilde Controversy Deep Don’t Worry Honey. (Also, I suddenly thought of The Wonder and Martin McDonagh The Banshees of Inisherin , which had its world premiere in Venice and then came to Toronto, will be a great double feature about the strange Irish who choose to hurt themselves.)

Another person who would be perfect for best actress in a Netflix movie is Ana de Armas ( Ana de Armas) because she was in against Marilyn Monroe portrayal Andrew Dominic Blonde . The film had its world premiere in Venice, then its North American premiere in Los Angeles, skipping Telluride and Toronto for September. 11 Limited release and September 28 on streaming platforms — but Netflix in Toronto is dedicated to those who didn’t make it back to the LA premiere in time, so I can tell you it’s a seriously flawed movie (too long). And questionable taste), but De Armas’ performance is really brave and one has to respect (even if she doesn’t completely lose her Cuban accent). Also, the resemblance between de Armas and Monroe is astounding (between and Marilyn a week The similarity is much higher than Michelle Williams and Monroe on her way to a Williams Best Actress nomination), and in certain scenes and sequences , I really want to know if this movie uses footage (not’ t).

TIFF 2022 version revealed at an awards ceremony on Sunday, Steven Spielberg Of The Fabelmans (Universal) of Sarah Polley of Top in Women Talking (UAR) and Rian Johnson Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery (Netflix) 1235217764 wins the coveted TIFF Audience Award , which is often a harbinger of best picture Oscar success (see: Chariots of Fire , American Beauty , Slumdog Millionaire , King’s Speech , 16 years of slavery , green paper and nomads ). That’s great news for Spielberg, who’s never brought a movie to TIFF before, and he’s really put himself out there, and it’s all about his family. But it’s also very inspiring for Polly and Johnson, I and others think his film is divisive and can’t be rated highly, and Johnson’s film is a comedy without any conceit about having greater social significance, This has hindered other films in the past.




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