TIFF 2012: Movies, and Galas, and Actors…oh my!


TIFF 2012 is coming, and excitement is in the air! For us Torontonians, TIFF is akin to Christmas+Birthday+Anniversary+The Oscars all wrapped up in a few days of celeb spotting, film watching, and then discussing it around the watercooler with friends/co-workers/anybody who would listen. Each year, I get a few personal highlights out of the TIFF experience…like that one time I took a photo of my friend Joanna holding hands with Brad Pitt (!), or that other time, when Ryan Gosling and I locked eyes for a few seconds, or another time when I took le bf to see a Kazakh movie with a scene of a baby lamb being born…that lasted for several minutes uncut. Yes, being in Toronto during TIFF is awesome. And this year’s film lineup is looking especially promising.

Some of the films I can’t wait to check out are Argo (with Ben Affleck), Anna Karenina (with Keira Knightley), Thanks for Sharing (with Mark Ruffalo), The Silver Linings Playbook (with Katniss…errr…Jennifer Lawrence), Cloud Atlas (with Tom Hanks), Imogene (with Kristen Wiig), Inescapable (with Joshua Jackson), and the opening film of the festival – Looper (with Joseph Gordon Levitt). Ryan Gosling is rumoured to attend the festival once again, this time for his second film with Derek Cianfrance – The Place Beyond The Pines. If all goes well, I might be watching A LOT of films this September! And don’t even get me started on all the style porn! Really looking forward to seeing Keira Knightley, Rachel McAdams, Gwyneth Paltrow, and others bring it on the red carpet!

So what about you? Are you planning on attending TIFF this year? Which films are on your must-see list? Will you be celeb stalking? Have you bought your tickets yet? Share in the comments!

Film list after the jump!

Anna Karenina – Joe Wright
Argo – Ben Affleck
At Any Price – Ramin Bahrani
The Attack – Ziad Doueriri
Byzantium – Neil Jordan
Capital – Costa-Gavras
Caught In the Web – Chen Kaige
Cloud Atlas – The Wachowskis and Tom Tykwer
The Company You Keep – Robert Redford
Dangerous Liasons – Hur Ji-Ho
The Deep – Baltasar Kormakur
Dormant Beauty – Marco Belloccchio
Dreams For Sale – Nishikawa Miwa
End Of Watch – David Ayer
English Vinglish – Gauri Shinde
Everybody Has A Plan – Ana Piterbarg
A Few Hours Of Spring – Stephan Brize
Foxfire – Laurnet Cantet
Frances Ha – Noah Baumbach
Free Angela And All Political Prisoners – Shola Lynch
Ginger And Rosa – Sally Potter
Great Expectations – Mike Newell
Hannah Arendt – Margarethe Von Trotta
The Hunt – Thomas Vinterberg
Hyde Park On Hudson – Roger Michell
The Iceman – Ariel Vromen
Imogene – Robert Puccini and Shari Springer Berman
The Impossible – Juan Antonio Bayona
In The House – Francois Ozon
Inescapable – Rubba Nadda
Jayne Mansfield’s Car – Billy Bob Thornton
Kon-Tiki – Espen Sandberg
The Last Supper – Lu Chuan
A Late Quartet – Dustin Hoffman
A Liar’s Autobiography – Ben Timlett, Bill Jones and Jeff Simpson
Looper – Rian Johnson
Lore – Cate Shortland
Love, Marilyn – Liz Garbus
Midnight’s Children – Deepa Mehta
Much Ado About Nothing – Joss Whedon
Mr. Pip – Andrew Adamson
No – Pablo Larrain
Outrage Beyond – Takeshi Kitano
The Perks Of Being A Wallflower – Stephen Chbosky
The Place Beyond The Pines – Derek Cianfrance
Reality – Matteo Garrone
The Reluctant Fundamentalist – Mira Nair
A Royal Affair – Nikolai Arcel
Rust And Bone – Jacques Audiard
The Sapphires – Wayne Blair
The Sessions – Ben Lewis
The Silver Linings Playbook – David O. Russell
Tai Chi O – Stephen Fung
Thanks For Sharing – Stuart Blumberg
Thermae Romae – Hideki Takeuchi
The Time Being – Nenad Cicin-Sain
To The Wonder – Terrence Malick
Twice Born – Sergio Castellitto
Writers – Josh Boone
Venus And Serena – Maiken Baird
Zaytoun – Eran Riklis

Photo Credits: Zimbio


  1. supriya says

    im extremely excited to see Deepa Mehta’s “Midnight’s Children” based on the book by Salman Rushdie. The film has got a stellar star cast…so excited!

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