Darren H, on 17 September 2011 - 10:48 AM, said:
This was my eighth trip to TIFF, and over the years I've learned that 30 films in one week is my sweet spot. I inevitably have to miss a few must-sees because of scheduling conflicts (this year the major casualties were The Turin Horse and Melancholia), but by sticking to 30 films I can see most of the best films from Berlin, Rotterdam, Cannes, and Venice, along with a TIFF premiere or two and not waste any precious time on crap. This year I only saw two features I didn't like. All the rest were good to great, although I don't think there was a masterpiece among them, which is a bit disappointing.
The 26 features I saw, more or less in preferential order:
Top Tier: All will likely find a way onto my year-end top 10s
Low Life (Klotz and Perceval)
The Loneliest Planet (Loktev)
Almayer's Folly (Akerman)
House of Tolerance (Bonello)
That Summer (Garrel)
Kid with a Bike (Dardenne and Dardenne)
Dreileben - Beats Being Dead (Petzold)
I always admire your contributions to this forum, but looking over this, reading about these films, and watching available footage firmly establishes for me how very different our tastes are when it comes to film (and, in some ways, how different my tastes are from the A&F mainstream, as demonstrated by my lack of affection for the work of the Dardennes).
Edited by Ryan H., 17 September 2011 - 04:58 PM.