Friday, June 15, 2007

Film Fan Fridays for Friday June 15, 2007!!!

Hello Film Fans and Fanatics!

Here we are with the warmness of summer upon and ... what's this? Close to almost exclusively limited releases this week? What a stroke of luck! We have a few award winners: Il Caimano (Cannes and David di Donatello), Sweet Mud (Sundance and Berlin Film Festivals) and The Golden Door (Venice Film Festival). We also have the critically acclaimed animated film Paprika which looks delightfully bizarre.

If you are looking for more family fare you can sleuth your way to Nancy Drew. Also in this week's lot is one hopeful blockbuster with the Fantastic Four sequel, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer. Initially I would have to say I am not holding my breath on this one, but considering the Silver Surfer is a really cool character it might tip the scale. If I see all the limited releases first, of course.

Directed, choreographed and performed by Elif Isikozlu
During the Worldwide Short Film Festival
Friday, June 15th, 2007 - 7:15pm, Innis Town Hall, Toronto

Festival Watch

World Wide Short Film Festival
Continues until June 17, Toronto

ReelHeART International Film Festival
June 18 - 23, 2007

...............sneaky sneaky!
A sneak preview of Ratatouille this Saturday June 16th, 2007 at 7pm at Scotiabank Theatre, Silver City Yorkdale, Silver City Yonge & Eglinton and others theatres. Ratatouille is an animated film and features the voices of Ian Holm, Patton Oswalt and Peter O'Toole and is written and directed by Brad Bird who brought us The Incredibles and The Iron Giant.

Have a great weekend!


Friday June 15, 2007 Releases

Il Caimano / The Caiman
Writer/Dir: Nanni Moretti (The Son's Room / La Stanza de Figlio)
Cast: Silvio Orlando, Nanni Moretti, Margherita Buy, Jasmine Trinca
Limited Release

Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
Dir: Tim Story (Fantastic Four, Taxi <2004>, Barbershop)
Cast: Ioan Gruffudd, Jessica Alba, Laurence Fishburne, Doug Jones, Chris Evans, Michael Chiklis, Julian McMahon

Golden Door / Nuovomodo
Writer/Dir: Emanuele Crialese (Respiro, Once We Were Stranger)
Cast: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Vincenzo Amato, Aurora Quattrocchi, Francesco Casisa
Limited Release

Nancy Drew
Writen/Dir: Andrew Fleming (The In-Laws, The Craft, Threesome)
Cast: Emma Roberts, Tate Donovan, Josh Flitter, Craig Gellis, Rachael Leigh Cook

Paprika / Papurika
Dir: Satoshi Kon (Môsô dairinin / Paranoia Agent)
Voices: Megumi Hayashibara, Tôru Furuya, Kôichi Yamadera, Katsunosuke Hori
Limited Release

Pierrepoint: The Last Hangman
Dir: Adrian Shergold - film directorial debut
Cast: Timothy Spall, Juliet Stevenson, Eddie Marsan
Limited Release

Sweet Mud / Adama Meshuga'at
Writer/Dir: Dror Shaul (Sima Vaknin Machshefa)
Cast: Tomer Steinhof, Shai Avivi, Ronit Yudkevitz, Pini Tavger
Limited Release

**please note this list of releases reflects first run film released in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on June 15, 2007**

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