We’ve finished up our TIFF Preview, so today we begin our daily coverage of the festival, beginning with this, our picks for the first day. Or as we should perhaps say, the first night, because the festival doesn’t really kick off until this evening, other than one screening (Kenneth Branagh’s The Magic Flute, sneaking in early). It’s rather odd that the opening Gala isn’t literally the first film, but we guess that’s the way it is!
Even though any of these films may be sold out, it’s always worth finding out if you want to wait in the rush queue for them. Though be warned; you may want to arrive somewhat early to beat the crowds.
6pm – Hana (Varsity 8)
6:30pm – The Journals of Knud Rasmussen (Visa Screening Room, Elgin)
8:00pm –The Journals of Knud Rasmussen (Roy Thompson Hall)
Contemporary World Cinema
9pm – The Bothersome Man (Varsity 1 & 6)
9:15pm – Fido (Ryerson Theatre): See our review.
11:59pm – Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation Of Kazakhstan (Ryerson Theatre)