The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) has the unique distinction of both celebrating new filmmakers as well as being the traditional platform to kick off established Hollywood’s seemingly endless awards season. As an attendee in 2017 you can take in major releases like George Clooney’s Suburbicon (good luck getting a ticket) as well as edgier fare such as the 20 year old Midnight Madness program that has a reputation for mixing genres and styles by emerging and slightly more established artists.
TIFF runs from September 7 to 17. Click here for the full lineup.
Coralie Fargeat – Revenge
Synopsis: Never take your mistress on an annual guys’ getaway, especially one devoted to hunting – a violent lesson for three wealthy married men.
Coralie Fargeat is a French-born director who is greatly influenced by the cinema of David Cronenberg, David Lynch and John Carpenter. She started out as assistant director on American feature films shot in France after which she soon started to develop her own projects and direct her own films, chiefly as part of the Fémis Scenario Workshop.
Her short film Le Télégramme (2003) won Prix des Enfants de la Licorne at Amiens at International Film Festival in 2004 and Crystal Simorgh at Fajr Film Festival in 2005. Her follow up short, the sci-fi themed REALITY + (2014) was named the winner of the Audi talent awards. It won European Sogni Award at Corti Da Sogni Antonio Ricci – International Short Film Festival in 2005 and was nominated for Jury Award at Tribeca Film Festival in 2016. Revenge is Coralie’s first feature film.
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