The Toronto International Film Festival has long had a reputation as an inclusive celebration. Most festivals of its scale and distinction prefer to court prestige in private: the hushed tones of Venice and thousand dollar tickets of Telluride are standard operating procedure the world over. 796 more words
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After a decade of support and development led by the Polish Film Institute, the Poland production story is as much about quality as it is about quantity. 591 more words
Throughout its 40 years, the Toronto Intl. Film Festival has billed itself as a non-competitive, audience-skewing festival — and been championed as such by filmmakers and industryites — with its People’s Choice award the marquee prize. 558 more words
In her long and celebrated career, Polish writer-director Agnieszka Holland has written films for legendary helmers such as Andrzej Wajda and Krzysztof Kieslowski, and garnered Oscar and Emmy nominations for films like “Europa, Europa” as well as series such as “Treme.” This year, Holland earned raves for directing episodes of “House of Cards.” But it was her work on the Polish omnibus film “Pictures of Life” in 1976 that brought her first mention in Variety. 469 more words
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Morris Townsend: For God’s Sake! What do you think I am? I’m not good enough for you! Not nearly good enough! What do you want me to do?
The Toronto International Film Festival® today announced the inaugural jury for Platform, the new programme to champion directors’ cinema from around the world. This year, the three-person international jury is composed of acclaimed filmmakers Jia Zhang-ke, Claire Denis and Agnieszka Holland. 512 more words