The 2015 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) is just days away from rolling out the red carpet on over 350 movies from around the world while welcoming a horde of over 200 celebrities to the city including Johnny Depp, Julianne Moore, Tom Hardy, Matt Damon, Eddie Redmayne, Susan Sarandon, Jake Gyllenhaal and Idris Elba. The 2015 edition looks to build upon 2014’s Fest which included 5,084 delegates, 287 speakers, 2,004 buyers which ate up 65 films that were showcased in the city.
Over the next few days we will take time to spotlight some of the films on the Festival’s schedule further whetting the appetite for screenings big and small. Intestinal Fortitude will be on hand for no less than 20 of the films featured so be sure to check back daily to see our reviews and thoughts on the Festival as it progresses.
Today’s Spotlight: Hitchcock/Truffaut
Unfortunately, the two title subjects will not be in attendance for Hitchcock/Truffaut a USA/France co-production that takes audiences back to 1962 when Francois Truffaut conducted a week-long interview with the master of suspense director Alfred Hitchcock. If there ever was a room to where you would want to be a fly on the wall……
With interviews and insights from modern day directors Martin Scorsese (who dissects Hitchcock’s The Wrong Man) and David Fincher (who speaks on the perversions of Vertigo), Hitchcock/Truffaut gives us a fascinating look into Hitchcock’s films by others who have marveled and followed in the Englishman’s large footsteps.
Director Kent Jones (A Letter to Elia) “skillfully blends [sic] observations with the original audio recordings of Hitchcock and Truffaut’s interviews, along with a generous helping of film clips to create a dialogue across generations.” Thom Powers continues, “Around the time of his interview with Truffaut, Hitchcock could see that film artistry was moving in new directions and he wondered if he could adapt. Reflecting on Hitchcock’s virtuosity and his limitations while elaborating on Truffaut’s probing questions about suspense, dreams, religion and film technique, Hitchcock/Truffaut gives us an invaluable look at a great artist who was always looking forward.”
Hitchcock/Truffaut gets three separate showings at this year’s Festival including September 10th at the Scotiabank Theatre, September 11th at Jackson Hall and on Saturday, September 19th at the Bell Tiff Lightbox Theatre.