Friday, 21 January 2011

Film Fan Fridays for Friday January 21, 2011!

Hello Film Fans and Fanatics!

Welcome to Film Fan Fridays for Friday January 21, 2011!

In limited release this week we have our first Canadian film of the year with the powerhouse Incendies, which is on the short list for the Oscars in the foreign language category (final nominees to be announced Jan 25, 2011) and is also is on the 2010 Canada's Top Ten list. We have more highly acclaimed films with the animated film The Illusionist (from The Triplets of Belleville director Sylvain Chomet) and Attenberg from Greece. Rounding out the limited releases are more animation this week with the Japanese film Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance and The Way Back based on a true story set in the Siberian gulag.

In wide release this week we have three releases, the romantic comedy No Strings Attached, slice of life on the economic downturn The Company Men and bollywood film Dhobi Ghat starring Aamir Khan (Ghajini (2008)).

Have a great weekend!

Shannon

Special Screening

Canada's Top Ten 2010

Runs January 20 - February 1, 2011 at TIFF Lightbox, see here for more information

Friday January 21, 2011 Releases

Attenberg

Writer/Dir: Athina Rachel Tsangari (The Slow Business of Going)
Cast: Ariane Labed, Giorgos Lanthimos, Vangelis Mourikis, Evangelia Randou
Greece
Limited Release
No Official Film Site Found, IMDb Page, Trailer

The Company Men
Writer/Dir: John Wells - feature film directorial debut
Cast: Ben Affleck, Tommy Lee Jones, Kevin Costner, Maria Bello, Chris Cooper, Craig T. Nelson
UK/USA
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Dhobi Ghat
Writer/Dir: Kiran Rao - feature film directorial debut
Cast: Aamir Khan, Prateik Babbar, Monica Dogra, Kriti Malhotra
India
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance
Dir: Masayuki & Kazuya Tsurumaki (Evangelion: 1.0: You Are (Not) Alone)
Voices: Colleen Clinkenbeard, Caitlin Glass, Brina Palencia, John Swasey, Greg Ayres, Tiffany Grant
Japan
Limited Release
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

The Illusionist / L'illusionniste (2011)
Dir: Sylvain Chomet (The Triplets of Belleville)
Voices: Jean-Claude Donda, Eilidh Rankin
UK/France
Limited Release
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Incendies
Dir: Denis Villeneuve (Polytechnique, Next Floor, Maelstrom)
Cast: Lubna Azabal, Mélissa Désormeaux-Poulin, Maxim Gaudette, Rémy Girard
Canada
Limited Release
Official Film Site & Trailer, IMDb Page

No Strings Attached
Dir: Ivan Reitman (My Super Ex-Girlfriend, Ghost Busters, Meatballs)
Cast: Natalie Portman, Ashton Kutcher, Kevin Kline, Cary Elwes, Greta Gerwig
USA
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

The Way Back
Dir: Peter Weir (Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, Green Card, Dead Poets Society)
Cast: Jim Sturgess, Ed Harris, Colin Farrell, Mark Strong, Saoirse Ronan
USA
Limited Release
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

**please note this list of releases reflects first run film released in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as of January 21, 2011**

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