Entertainment Toronto Film Fest Sets Tributes for Denis Villeneuve, Alanis Obomsawin
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Theis set to honor director and Indigenous filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin at its upcoming 46th edition.
Villeneuve will receive the TIFF Ebert Director Award at the third annual TIFF Tribute Awards, while veteran doc maker Obomsawin will be honored with the Jeff Skoll Award in Impact Media.
Dune, Villeneuve’s reboot of the sci-fi classic, and starring Timothée Chalamet,, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac and Josh Brolin, will have its world premiere out-of-competition at the Venice Film Festival, before shifting to Toronto and Montreal for special event screenings at Imax theaters in both cities.
departmental: The PCF loses the Val-de-Marne, the Seine-Saint-Denis Last Department Francilien on the left
© Alain Jocard / AFP The Communist Party lost the Val-de-Marne, the last department he Head, Sunday for the benefit of the right, the Seine-Saint-Denis remaining the only Francilian department left at the end of these departmental elections. political earthquake in the Val-de-Marne, in the hands of the PCF since 1976: the list of the right taken by Olivier Capitanio won in front of the left alliance led by the Communist Christian Favier, who informed, in a communiqué, his "deep sadness".
Toronto will also offer a career retrospective of films by Obomsawin entitled Celebrating Alanis. Obomsawin, having made movies for five decades for the National Film Board of Canada, is known for titles like Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance, Waban-aki: People From Where the Sun Rises and Is The Crown At War With Us?
Villeneuve is also known for Hollywood and indie movies like Blade Runner 2049, Arrival, Sicario, Enemy, Prisoners and Incendies.
“What is truly beautiful is that this year, we are celebrating two incredible filmmakers, both of whom have deep personal ties to this country and have contributed to our cinematic landscape in very unique ways,” Joana Vicente, co-head of the Toronto Film Festival, said in a statement.
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The 74th Cannes Film Festival kicks off Tuesday, July 6, bearing the weight of expectation of the global cinema industry. The first major film festival to attempt an entirely physical market since the start of COVID-19, Cannes is being watched as the barometer of the post-pandemic bounce back of the big screen business. Many, including […]Many, including most of the biggest U.S. film companies, are watching from afar. Travel restrictions and growing concerns over the highly contagious Delta variant of the coronavirus have kept most non-European buyers away.
This year’s TIFF Tribute Awards gala will be part of Toronto’s hybrid digital and in-person event to run from Sept. 9 to 18.
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