TIFF 2006 Daily Round-up: Day 6
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TIFF 2006 Daily Round-up: Day 6

2006_09_13_bugmaster.jpgAnd so yet another day passes without incident, because we didn’t go to any parties or anything! We think, um, there was a Latin America party (or something) but we didn’t go. There was also, apparently, the OMDC Sales Cocktail Party, presented by the Ontario Media Development Corporation. We had to miss that, though, as we’d booked some time in the video library. Ah well! Not much in the way of star spotting today then, though we did bump into the lovely director of Sur La Trace d’Igor Rizzi, Noël Mitrani. Apparently the film had some real buzz about it at Venice, which is fantastic, as we really liked it.
What screenings did we check out today, daddio?
Bugmaster – Katsuhiro Otomo’s latest, a live action film, is steeped in Japanese culture, set in turn of the century Japan with the spirits of Japanese folktales permeating the entire feel of the film. It’s quite lovely, and we were enjoying it until we suddenly fell asleep after half an hour. And we really were enjoying it! We thought we’d just rest our eyes between each subtitle and woke up an hour later and had no idea what was going on in the film. We’re gutted about this, it seemed really good. ?/5
This is England – And this is the second time we’ll do this: separate the review because we liked the film so much.