#TIFF12 Announces New Cinematheque Programme; Includes “Dial M For Murder” And Polanksi’s “Tess”
New this year, the Toronto International Film Festival® introduces a TIFF Cinematheque programme that will screen during the Festival this September. Now in its 22nd year, TIFF Cinematheque is a world-renowned screening programme devoted to the presentation, understanding and appreciation of Canadian and international cinema.
Led by Brad Deane, Manager of Film Programmes, the line-up includes selections by the TIFF Cinematheque programming team of James Quandt, Noah Cowan, Jesse Wente, as well as Festival programmer Andréa Picard and TIFF CEO and Director Piers Handling. The TIFF Cinematheque programme includes a collection of six restored classics and one documentary.
“TIFF Cinematheque is a programme we’ve been running at TIFF year-round for over two decades, and now we’re giving Festival audiences the opportunity to discover or re-discover these timeless classics that have influenced generations of filmmakers,” said Handling. “The subjects, themes and emotional impact of these films are just as powerful today as when they were made.”
Tickets to all TIFF Cinematheque screenings during Festival are complimentary and will be distributed at TIFF Bell Lightbox on a first come first served basis two hours before each film screening.
The Bitter Ash Larry Kent, Canada
A landmark in Canadian independent cinema, Larry Kent’s jazzy, Nouvelle Vague–style chronicle of the sexual shenanigans of a young printer returns in a new restoration.
The Cloud Capped Star Ritwik Ghatak, India
A young woman desperately struggles to keep her family out of poverty in this fiercely moving masterpiece by the great, perennially under-recognized Indian auteur Ritwik Ghatak.
Dial M for Murder Alfred Hitchcock, USA
Alfred Hitchcock’s devilish drawing-room thriller, about a retired tennis pro (Ray Milland) who plans the “perfect” murder of his adulterous wife (Grace Kelly), is revived in a new, eye-popping 3D digital restoration.
Loin du Viêtnam Joris Ivens, William Klein, Claude Lelouch, Agnès Varda, Jean-Luc Godard, Chris Marker, Alain Resnais, France
The legendary, rarely-seen 1967 agit-prop classic from celebrated filmmakers mixes fact and fiction in an angry rebuke to the U.S. war in Vietnam.
Stromboli Roberto Rossellini, Italy/USA
Long circulated in severely truncated or re-edited versions, Roberto Rossellini’s once reviled, now revered masterpiece — the first of an epochal trilogy of films starring Ingrid Bergman — returns in this glorious new restoration. Stromboli will be followed by Francesco Patierno’s new documentary, The War of the Volcanoes, the story of one of the biggest jet-set love scandals of all time, between the world’s most famous actress (Ingrid Bergman), the most appreciated director by Hollywood of his time (Roberto Rossellini) and Italy’s most beloved actress (Anna Magnani).
Tess Roman Polanski, France/United Kingdom
Roman Polanski’s gorgeous, sweeping version of Thomas Hardy’s classic novel Tess of the d’Urbervilles returns in a 4K digital restoration.
Purchase Festival ticket packages online 24 hours a day at tiff.net/festival, by phone Monday to Friday from 10am to 7pm ET at 416.599.TIFF or 1.888.599.8433, or by visiting the box office in person from 10am to 10pm ET at TIFF Bell Lightbox. The 37th Toronto International Film Festival runs September 6 to 16, 2012.
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