Saturday, August 06, 2011

(Longer) short list so far

110 films have been announced to date, still not quite a third of the full slate of the festival (even keeping in mind that a good 60 - 70 of the remaining titles are likely to be shorts). The entire Contemporary World Cinema has not yet been released - which usually accounts for the lion's share of programming. Wavelengths, the rest of Special Presentations and Masters, Discovery, Visions, all of the Canadian programming including Short Cuts Canada, and the event programmes Mavericks and Future Projections are all yet to come.

That said, here is my (longer) shortlist so far. You will find summary descriptions in the three posts below.

This is Not a Film
Where Do We Go Now?
The Lady
In My Mother's Arms
Last Call at the Oasis
The Woman in the Fifth (pictured above)
Chicken with Plums
Albert Nobbs
Simple Life
The Deep Blue Sea
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
Oslo, August 31
Habemus Papam
Happy Event
Dangerous Method
The Oranges
Love and Bruises
Martha Marcy May Marlene
Sarah Palin: You Betcha
Peace, Love and Misunderstanding
Gerhard Richter: Painting
Ten Year
Take this Waltz
Eye of the Storm
The Artist
11 Flowers
The Better Life
Crane World

I keep finding things I've missed along the way that look promising or fun pinch hit runners (ie, when scheduling precludes an A list pick). Of these I put at the top, Butter, the Hugh Jackman, Olivia Wilde comedy by Jim Field Smith, about the "hostile, high-stakes world of competitive butter carving". Another great tagline!

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