Friday, June 08, 2007

Film Fan Fridays for Friday June 8, 2007!!!

Hello Film Fans and Fanatics!

A nice and varied selection yet again this week with films from Canada and abroad alike. I would strongly recommend two of our releases this week, BLUE as a part of the Worldwide Short Film Festival as well as Brand Upon the Brain! Both Canadian, both beautiful artistic rich films.

Looking to our foreign releases this week, again many interesting choices. I am very excited to see Day Watch / Dnevnoy Dozor, sequel to Night Watch which was my favourite foreign films of 2006. There is also Angel-A, Luc Besson's latest which is exciting to see him back in the director's chair. The last live action film he directed was in 1999 with The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc, however I believe we tend to remember him more for The Professional and La Femme Nikita.

Directed, choreographed and performed by Elif Isikozlu
During the Worldwide Short Film Festival
Thursday, June 14th, 2007 - 1:30pm at the Cumberland, Toronto
Friday, June 15th, 2007 - 7:15pm, Innis Town Hall, Toronto

Festival Watch

Alucine Toronto Latin@ Media Festival
Continues until June 9, 2007, Toronto

European Union Film Festival
Continues until June 10, 2007, Toronto

Toronto Italian Film Festival
Continues until June 10, 2007, Toronto

World Wide Short Film Festival
June 12 - 17, 2007, Toronto

Have a great weekend!


Friday June 8, 2007 Releases

Writer/Dir: Luc Besson (The Fifth Element, The Professional, La Femme Nikita)
Cast: Rie Rasmussen, Jamel Debbouze, Gilbert Melki, Serge Riaboukine
Limited Release

Bolly Double / The Lookalike
Writer/Dir: Arun Bharali - film directorial debut
Cast: Jessie Ahluwalia, Christian Bako, Opo Bhattacharya

Brand Upon the Brain!
Dir: Guy Maddin (The Saddest Music in the World, Dracula: Pages from a Virgin's Diary)
Cast: Sullivan Brown, Maya Lawson, Gretchen Krich, Katherine E. Scharhon
Limited Release

Day Watch / Dnevnoy Dozor
Dir: Timur Bekmambetov (Night Watch / Nochnoy Dozor)
Cast: Konstantin Khabensky, Mariya Poroshina, Vladimir Menshov, Galina Tyunina, Victor Verzhbitsky
Limited Release

Eli Roths' Hostel Part II
Writer/Dir: Eli Roth (Hostel, Cabin Fever)
Cast: Lauren German, Bijou Phillips, Roger Bart, Richard Burgi, Vera Jordanova

La Vie en Rose / La Môme
Dir: Olivier Dahan (Crimson Rivers 2, Ghost River)
Cast: Marion Cotillard, Sylvie Testud, Pascal Greggory, Jean-Pierre Martins
France/UK/Czech Republic
Limited Release

Love is Work
Writer/Dir: Johnny Kalangis - debut
Cast: Fabrizio Filippo, Shauna Macdonald, Kathryn Zenna, Ryan McVittie
Limited Release

Ocean's Thirteen
Dir: Steven Soderbergh (The Good German, Ocean's Eleven, Solaris, Traffic)
Cast: George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Andy Garcia, Don Cheadle, Bernie Mac, Ellen Barkin, Al Pacino, Casey Affleck, Shaobo Qin, Elliott Gould

Surf's Up
Dir: Ash Brannon (Toy Story 2) & Chris Buck (Tarzan)
Voices: Shia LaBeouf, Jeff Bridges, Zooey Deschanel, Jon Heder, James Woods

**please note this list of releases reflects first run film released in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on June 8, 2007**

1 comment:

andydreamseeker said...

Hi Shannon,

I've seen Ocean's Thirteen.

Check out my review here: