Lifestyle & Parenting


September 5, 2007

The much-anticipated Toronto International Film Festival is here! On from September 6-15, here is the mustsee movie short list (according to film fest insiders).

If you can't score tickets to a starstudded Toronto screening, be sure to catch these films when they open in your city.

Across the Universe
Set against a 1960s backdrop, this imaginative Beatles musical from Julie Taymor features walkons by Bono and Eddie Izzard.

Eastern Promises
David Cronenberg and Viggo Mortensen reunite for a thrilling gangster pic laced with deceit, murder and revenge. Set in London, the cast also includes Naomi Watts, Vincent Cassel and Armin MuellerStahl.

Fugitive Pieces
Rejecting the glamour of a starstudded opener, TIFF kicks off with a Canadian entry based on the novel by Anne Michaels and directed by local auteur Jeremy Podeswa.

L'age des Ténèbres
The closer at Cannes, this hilarious social satire from Denys Arcand (Barbarian Invasions) stars Marc Labrèche and Diane Kruger.

Lars and the Girl
Writer Nancy Oliver's first feature since Six Feet Under, this weird, charming, oddball of a movie is getting big buzz. One to watch.

No Country for Old Men
The Coen brothers are back with a suspense filled thriller based on the best selling book by Cormac McCarthy. Although the Cannes jury ignored it, talk of Oscar nominations has already begun.

Bringing Marjane Satrapi's popular graphic memoirs to life, this imaginative black and white animation won the Prix du Jury at Cannes.

In this nail bitter of a drama, Reese Witherspoon plays an American trying to track down her Egyptianborn husband who is being held at a secret CIA detention facility.

Reservation Road
Featuring a starstudded ensemble, Ethan (Joaquin Phoenix) and Dwight (Mark Ruffalo) are two fathers whose lives become intertwined after a hitandrun leaves one of their sons dead.

Based on Alessandro Baricco's enchanting novella, from Montreal filmmaker Francois Girard comes one of the biggestbudgeted Canuck flicks of the year.

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Based on the poignant memoir of Dominique Bauby comes Julian Schnabel's artfully crafted French language film that won him best director at Cannes.

The Savages
Philip Seymour Hoffman and Laura Linney play siblings forced to care for their failing father in this dramedy from Tamara Jenkins.

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