Category: Montreal Film Festival

Hello Ghost @ Fantasia

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The films that always get me the most emotionally are those that make me laugh and cry.  You are at your most vulnerable when you are doing those two things in a film.  And making you swing back and forth between the two usually is a winning combination for having…

Bleak Night @ Fantasia

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In a South Korean high school for boys, three boys are the best of friends.  Gi-tae (Lee Je-hoon) is dead presumably from unnatural causes (suicide? Though it’s never clarified) and his father (Jo Sung-ha), wanting to understand how his son could have done something like this, meets with several boys…

Ironclad @ Fantasia

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The old knights of the round table, medieval England film seems to be back in style.  With Game of Thrones, The Pillars of the Earth, The Tudors, and The Borgias earning big numbers on television filmmakers sat up and took notice, so expect a deluge of like minded films.  One…

Jean Paul Gaultier ou les Codes Bouleverses @ FIFA

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Opening with Jean Paul Gaultier’s show for Hermès ready-to-wear last fall and ends with him taking a bow at the end of that same show.  Director Farida Khelfa, a model herself who actually walked on this very same catwalk, really shows the enfant terrible of the fashion world as someone…

Isabella Rossellini: My Wild Life @ FIFA

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Produced by the Sundance Channel, this almost hour long documentary follows actress/director/model/author Isabella Rossellini through her very interesting life.  This is a woman who has packed a lot of living into her 58 years.  In the film she is frank and quite frankly delightful. She grew up as a child…