Lifestyle & Parenting


September 4, 2008

The much anticipated 33rd
annual Toronto International Film Festival
is here! On from
September 4-13, here is our must-see movie short list.

A wartime romance, Passchendaele is inspired by the story of
Paul Gross grandfather, an Alberta veteran who falls in love with a
military hospital nurse while recovering from battlefield wounds back
home in Calgary.

From one of our favourite independent directors, Ramin Bahranis Goodbye
tells the story of a friendship that ensues between an elderly
man (Red West), and a charming taxi driver (Souleymane Sy Savane) who
hes hired to drive him to a mountaintop so he can jump to his death.

Inspired by the heroism of four African-American soldiers in the Second
World War The Miracle of St. Anna is Spike Lees first war
movie. This film should garner some Oscar nods.

"The whole thing cost about the same as the catering on Dark Knight,
said Michael Caine about the low budget film, Is There Anybody There?
Playing a former magician in an old-folks home, Caine forms a friendship
with a 10-year-old boy who is fascinated with ghosts.

Set in the beautiful Genoa, Michael Winterbottoms latest film Genova
stars Colin Firth as a widower who seeks a new life with his two young

A unique love story with the world of fashion as a backdrop, is how
filmmaker and Vanity Fair journalist Matt Tyrnauer describes The
Last Emperor
. We cant wait to see the fly-on-the-wall documentary
about Valentino Garavani, the couturier, and Giancarlo Giammetti, the

A four-and-a-half-hour "butt-numbing" biopic might not appeal to most
people, but for cinephiles Stephen Soderbergh’s Che is one of
the most anticipated flicks of the year.

The Brothers Bloom (Adrien Brody, Mark Ruffalo) are the best
con men in the world but can they trick the eccentric heiress (Rachel

Starring Colin Firth, Jessica Biel, Kristin Scott Thomas and Ben Barnes, Easy
is based on Noel Coward’s wickedly witty play about love,
lust and allergic reactions.

This years closer, Stone of Destiny, is about four Glasgow
University students who devise a plan to retrieve the ancient coronation
stone of the Scots from England. The film stars Brenda Fricker (My
Left Foot
) and Robert Carlyle (The Full Monty, Angela’s Ashes).



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