For the past few years the Bell Lightbox has been under construction just on the north edge of downtown Toronto. The center is meant to be the new headquarters of the Toronto International Film Festival, and it finally opens this year, on September 12.
In addition to the annual festival, which opens September 9, the center will open with a free exhibit called Essential Cinema, which will be complemented by a collection of new short films. Among the directors involved are festival favorites Atom Egoyan and Guy Maddin. Read More »
The latest, definitely NSFW trailer for Atom Egoyan‘s Chloe comes from France where they’re reputedly a lot happier about nudity and ‘sensuality’ than in the US. You can see for yourself after the break. It will probably leave you with the impression that the French are quite happy about women kissing each other too. I wonder if they’ll be happy with this remake of one of their local hits, Nathalie… which starred Emanuelle Beart, Gerard Depardieu and Fanny Ardant in the Amanda Seyfried, Liam Neeson and Julianne Moore roles respectively.
I’m a longtime fan of Egoyan’s, since Family Viewing knocked me upside the head half a lifetime ago. He’s an ace with tense and unnerving thrillers about fraught relationship tangles, so I expect to find that he absolutely nailed this one to the post.
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