Saturday, 29 March 2008

Canadian Film Fest 08 Day 4 - March 28/08

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Day 4 was a fantastic day at the Canadian Film Fest, in fact it has been my favourite so far! Every single one of the films I saw was excellent: Bedwetter, River and Rock, Paper Scissors: The Way of the Tosser. I didn't get a chance to see The Third Eye and Thirteen, but I hope the screening went well, the films looked very interesting. Four days down, one to go!

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(Mario Moreira, writer & director of Bedwetter)

Bedwetter
Writer/Dir: Mario Moreira
Cast: Damian Michalis, Eduardo Giron
Short

Impressions: A beautiful short that mergers the daily family realities with its spiritual history and is compelling in every way.

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(Vanda Schmöckel, Adam Budd from River)

River
Dir: Mark Wihak
Cast: Maya Batten-Young, Adam Budd

Impressions: This is a touching and heartfelt film about friendship, in every sense of the word. Impressive debut performances by both of the leads, Maya Batten-Young and Adam Budd whom with the director Mark Wihak developed with story for 2 months before improvising all of the dialogue. I loved how every moment felt real, whether it was a moment of joy, sadness, awkwardness or play. And play they did! Isn't that what friends are for? Someone to play, share experiences with and talk to. This is a beautiful film to experience.

For more on River check out their website

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Rock, Paper, Scissors: The Way of the Tosser
Dir: Tim Doiron, April Mullen
Cast: Tim Doiron, April Mullen, Ryan Tilley, Peter Pasyk, Martin O'Carrigan

Impressions: Holy moly, this film had the crowd in stitches. Hilarious and earnest, it follows Gary Brewer while training for the RPS (Rock, Paper, Scissors) championship with the help of his girlfriend Holly Brewer (no relation, yet) and friend Trevor. The film explains the history of Rock, Paper, Scissors as well as modern champions and events. A truly unique experience, this film is not to be missed.

We were lucky enough to have the charismatic cast at the screening. Tonight I'll post a vid so you can see a taste of what the experience of seeing the film is like as well as impromptu head to head RPS between Tim Doiron vs Bern Euler, Festival Director.

For more on Rock, Paper, Scissors: The Way of the Tosser check out their website, info on the tour which will round up April 4 & 5/08 at 9:30 at the Bloor in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The Canadian Film Fest runs from March 25-29/08 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

1 comment:

Jamie said...

It really was a great night at the Canadian Film Fest. I enjoyed all of these movies thoroughly and it was such a treat to see an RPS master in action!

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