It was a very good year

(Canscene) — The strong lineup of Canadian films at the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival was for me, the highlight of this year’s event.

Eagerly anticipated films like the final film in Denys Arcand’s trilogy; David Cronenberg’s Eastern Promises; Jeremy Podeswa’s Fugitive Pieces; Clement Virgo’s Poor Boy’s Game; Silk, by Francois Girard; Promise to the Dead by Peter Raymont and Guy Maddin’s My Winnipeg met with deserved appreciation.

In a lighter (but far from lightweight) vein there were gems like Just Buried; Breakfast with Scot; Amal and Young People (Doing You Know What). Some of them were reviewed in my August blog. And I write here only of films that I personally saw. There were many others.

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