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TIFF 2006

Gala Screenings Wed. Sept. 13 – Sat. Sept. 16 ROY THOMSON HALL

Wednesday, September 13

BREAKING AND ENTERING 6:30 PM

Director: Anthony Minghella

Starring: Jude Law, Juliette Binoche, Robin Wright Penn

Description: Will (Law) is a landscape architect at a dynamic London firm. He has a great house, a stunningly lovely girlfriend, Liv (Robin Wright Penn), and a radiant daughter, Bea (Poppy Rogers). Bea is not a normal child: she never sleeps, is devastated by the sight of the colour yellow and practises gymnastics around the clock – and worrying over this is tearing Liv and Will apart. Miro (Rafi Gavron) arrived in London as a child after he and his mother Amira (Binoche) fled the Bosnian War. Now fifteen, he skips school to do brilliantly athletic robberies for his uncle’s gang and breaks into Will’s trendy King’s Cross offices – not once, but twice. When Miro returns a third time, Will follows him home and soon finds his life desperately connected with Amira’s.

BLACK BOOK 9:30 PM

Director: Paul Verhoeven

Starring: Carice van Houten, Sebastian Koch, Thom Hoffman

Description: Late in the summer of 1944, pretty Jewish chanteuse Rachel Steinn (Carice van Houten) is in hiding from the Nazis. When her refuge is bombed, she and her family join a group of other Jews bent on fleeing the German occupation into liberated Allied territory. But what starts out as a desperate grasp at freedom soon turns into a bloodbath, which Rachel barely escapes. Rachel takes an assumed name and joins the Resistance, whose leader convinces her to infiltrate the German security service, in order to save his own son from being executed. Her mission soon finds her charming a high-ranking official (Sebastian Koch)

Thursday, September 14

BOBBY 6:30 PM

Director: Emilio Estevez

Starring: Laurence Fishburne, Heather Graham, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Helen Hunt, Lindsay Lohan, William H. Macy, Demi Moore, Sharon Stone, Elijah Wood

Description: Bobby cross-weaves the stories of ordinary and extraordinary people present at Robert F. Kennedy’s assassination. Set entirely in Los Angeles’s storied Ambassador Hotel, their tales revolve around love, lust, political optimism, racism, individual self-destruction and the society’s dreams of a better future. That future was changed forever by bullets, but the film speaks powerfully about the need to look for those dreams again.

INFAMOUS 9:30 PM

Director: Douglas McGrath

Starring: Sandra Bullock, Jeff Daniels, Gwyneth Paltrow, Sigourney Weavee

Description: Infamous follows famed author Truman Capote (Toby Jones) as he investigates the murder of a family in rural Kansas. Assisted in very different ways by lifelong friend and novelist Harper Lee (Sandra Bullock) and local sheriff Alvin Dewey (Jeff Daniels), Capote gradually establishes a unique and complicated relationship with Perry Smith (Daniel Craig), a troubled man with a deeply conflicted past. 

Friday, September 15

THE BANQUET 6:30 PM

Director: Feng Xiaogang

Starring: Ziyi Zhang, Ge You, Daniel Wu

Description: Wan is locked in a hollow marriage to the Emperor but harbours a devastating secret love for the introverted and melancholic Prince Wu Luan (played by Chinese idol Daniel Wu). Once her childhood sweetheart, Wu Luan is now her stepson. When the Emperor dies suddenly, his conniving younger brother Li (Ge You) assumes the throne. The savvy Wan immediately sees through Li’s murderous ambition and knows that Wu Luan’s days are numbered. In a calculated bid to save her love and maintain her own position, she concedes to marry Li, who has surreptitiously dispatched guards to assassinate his nephew.

AFTER THE WEDDING 9:30 PM

Director: Susanne Bier

Starring: Mads Mikkelsen, Sidse Babett Knudsen

Description: Transplanted Dane Jacob Peterson (the phenomenal Mads Mikkelsen) runs a struggling orphanage in one of India’s poorest regions. Fiercely devoted to his charges, Jacob considers all Westerners criminally spoiled, so it’s only thanks to the intensity of his commitment that he entertains his boss’s plea to return to Denmark to meet with a wealthy entrepreneur who may be willing to save their orphanage.

Saturday, September 16

AMAZING GRACE 8:00 PM

Director: Michael Apted

Starring: Ioan Gruffudd, Romola Garai, Albert Finney

Description: We first meet Wilberforce, a disillusioned shell of a man, in 1797. Not so many years before, his name had inspired reformers fighting for the future of the nation. Now, however, he is haunted by the guilt of his great failure: he had fallen just short of legislating freedom for those being shackled in the colonies of the New World.

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TIFF 2006

Gala Screenings Wed. Sept. 13 – Sat. Sept. 16 ROY THOMSON HALL

Wednesday, September 13

BREAKING AND ENTERING 6:30 PM

Director: Anthony Minghella

Starring: Jude Law, Juliette Binoche, Robin Wright Penn

Description: Will (Law) is a landscape architect at a dynamic London firm. He has a great house, a stunningly lovely girlfriend, Liv (Robin Wright Penn), and a radiant daughter, Bea (Poppy Rogers). Bea is not a normal child: she never sleeps, is devastated by the sight of the colour yellow and practises gymnastics around the clock – and worrying over this is tearing Liv and Will apart. Miro (Rafi Gavron) arrived in London as a child after he and his mother Amira (Binoche) fled the Bosnian War. Now fifteen, he skips school to do brilliantly athletic robberies for his uncle’s gang and breaks into Will’s trendy King’s Cross offices – not once, but twice. When Miro returns a third time, Will follows him home and soon finds his life desperately connected with Amira’s.

BLACK BOOK 9:30 PM

Director: Paul Verhoeven

Starring: Carice van Houten, Sebastian Koch, Thom Hoffman

Description: Late in the summer of 1944, pretty Jewish chanteuse Rachel Steinn (Carice van Houten) is in hiding from the Nazis. When her refuge is bombed, she and her family join a group of other Jews bent on fleeing the German occupation into liberated Allied territory. But what starts out as a desperate grasp at freedom soon turns into a bloodbath, which Rachel barely escapes. Rachel takes an assumed name and joins the Resistance, whose leader convinces her to infiltrate the German security service, in order to save his own son from being executed. Her mission soon finds her charming a high-ranking official (Sebastian Koch)

Thursday, September 14

BOBBY 6:30 PM

Director: Emilio Estevez

Starring: Laurence Fishburne, Heather Graham, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Helen Hunt, Lindsay Lohan, William H. Macy, Demi Moore, Sharon Stone, Elijah Wood

Description: Bobby cross-weaves the stories of ordinary and extraordinary people present at Robert F. Kennedy’s assassination. Set entirely in Los Angeles’s storied Ambassador Hotel, their tales revolve around love, lust, political optimism, racism, individual self-destruction and the society’s dreams of a better future. That future was changed forever by bullets, but the film speaks powerfully about the need to look for those dreams again.

INFAMOUS 9:30 PM

Director: Douglas McGrath

Starring: Sandra Bullock, Jeff Daniels, Gwyneth Paltrow, Sigourney Weavee

Description: Infamous follows famed author Truman Capote (Toby Jones) as he investigates the murder of a family in rural Kansas. Assisted in very different ways by lifelong friend and novelist Harper Lee (Sandra Bullock) and local sheriff Alvin Dewey (Jeff Daniels), Capote gradually establishes a unique and complicated relationship with Perry Smith (Daniel Craig), a troubled man with a deeply conflicted past. 

Friday, September 15

THE BANQUET 6:30 PM

Director: Feng Xiaogang

Starring: Ziyi Zhang, Ge You, Daniel Wu

Description: Wan is locked in a hollow marriage to the Emperor but harbours a devastating secret love for the introverted and melancholic Prince Wu Luan (played by Chinese idol Daniel Wu). Once her childhood sweetheart, Wu Luan is now her stepson. When the Emperor dies suddenly, his conniving younger brother Li (Ge You) assumes the throne. The savvy Wan immediately sees through Li’s murderous ambition and knows that Wu Luan’s days are numbered. In a calculated bid to save her love and maintain her own position, she concedes to marry Li, who has surreptitiously dispatched guards to assassinate his nephew.

AFTER THE WEDDING 9:30 PM

Director: Susanne Bier

Starring: Mads Mikkelsen, Sidse Babett Knudsen

Description: Transplanted Dane Jacob Peterson (the phenomenal Mads Mikkelsen) runs a struggling orphanage in one of India’s poorest regions. Fiercely devoted to his charges, Jacob considers all Westerners criminally spoiled, so it’s only thanks to the intensity of his commitment that he entertains his boss’s plea to return to Denmark to meet with a wealthy entrepreneur who may be willing to save their orphanage.

Saturday, September 16

AMAZING GRACE 8:00 PM

Director: Michael Apted

Starring: Ioan Gruffudd, Romola Garai, Albert Finney

Description: We first meet Wilberforce, a disillusioned shell of a man, in 1797. Not so many years before, his name had inspired reformers fighting for the future of the nation. Now, however, he is haunted by the guilt of his great failure: he had fallen just short of legislating freedom for those being shackled in the colonies of the New World.

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TIFF 2006

Gala Screenings Wed. Sept. 13 – Sat. Sept. 16 ROY THOMSON HALL

Wednesday, September 13

BREAKING AND ENTERING 6:30 PM

Director: Anthony Minghella

Starring: Jude Law, Juliette Binoche, Robin Wright Penn

Description: Will (Law) is a landscape architect at a dynamic London firm. He has a great house, a stunningly lovely girlfriend, Liv (Robin Wright Penn), and a radiant daughter, Bea (Poppy Rogers). Bea is not a normal child: she never sleeps, is devastated by the sight of the colour yellow and practises gymnastics around the clock – and worrying over this is tearing Liv and Will apart. Miro (Rafi Gavron) arrived in London as a child after he and his mother Amira (Binoche) fled the Bosnian War. Now fifteen, he skips school to do brilliantly athletic robberies for his uncle’s gang and breaks into Will’s trendy King’s Cross offices – not once, but twice. When Miro returns a third time, Will follows him home and soon finds his life desperately connected with Amira’s.

BLACK BOOK 9:30 PM

Director: Paul Verhoeven

Starring: Carice van Houten, Sebastian Koch, Thom Hoffman

Description: Late in the summer of 1944, pretty Jewish chanteuse Rachel Steinn (Carice van Houten) is in hiding from the Nazis. When her refuge is bombed, she and her family join a group of other Jews bent on fleeing the German occupation into liberated Allied territory. But what starts out as a desperate grasp at freedom soon turns into a bloodbath, which Rachel barely escapes. Rachel takes an assumed name and joins the Resistance, whose leader convinces her to infiltrate the German security service, in order to save his own son from being executed. Her mission soon finds her charming a high-ranking official (Sebastian Koch)

Thursday, September 14

BOBBY 6:30 PM

Director: Emilio Estevez

Starring: Laurence Fishburne, Heather Graham, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Helen Hunt, Lindsay Lohan, William H. Macy, Demi Moore, Sharon Stone, Elijah Wood

Description: Bobby cross-weaves the stories of ordinary and extraordinary people present at Robert F. Kennedy’s assassination. Set entirely in Los Angeles’s storied Ambassador Hotel, their tales revolve around love, lust, political optimism, racism, individual self-destruction and the society’s dreams of a better future. That future was changed forever by bullets, but the film speaks powerfully about the need to look for those dreams again.

INFAMOUS 9:30 PM

Director: Douglas McGrath

Starring: Sandra Bullock, Jeff Daniels, Gwyneth Paltrow, Sigourney Weavee

Description: Infamous follows famed author Truman Capote (Toby Jones) as he investigates the murder of a family in rural Kansas. Assisted in very different ways by lifelong friend and novelist Harper Lee (Sandra Bullock) and local sheriff Alvin Dewey (Jeff Daniels), Capote gradually establishes a unique and complicated relationship with Perry Smith (Daniel Craig), a troubled man with a deeply conflicted past. 

Friday, September 15

THE BANQUET 6:30 PM

Director: Feng Xiaogang

Starring: Ziyi Zhang, Ge You, Daniel Wu

Description: Wan is locked in a hollow marriage to the Emperor but harbours a devastating secret love for the introverted and melancholic Prince Wu Luan (played by Chinese idol Daniel Wu). Once her childhood sweetheart, Wu Luan is now her stepson. When the Emperor dies suddenly, his conniving younger brother Li (Ge You) assumes the throne. The savvy Wan immediately sees through Li’s murderous ambition and knows that Wu Luan’s days are numbered. In a calculated bid to save her love and maintain her own position, she concedes to marry Li, who has surreptitiously dispatched guards to assassinate his nephew.

AFTER THE WEDDING 9:30 PM

Director: Susanne Bier

Starring: Mads Mikkelsen, Sidse Babett Knudsen

Description: Transplanted Dane Jacob Peterson (the phenomenal Mads Mikkelsen) runs a struggling orphanage in one of India’s poorest regions. Fiercely devoted to his charges, Jacob considers all Westerners criminally spoiled, so it’s only thanks to the intensity of his commitment that he entertains his boss’s plea to return to Denmark to meet with a wealthy entrepreneur who may be willing to save their orphanage.

Saturday, September 16

AMAZING GRACE 8:00 PM

Director: Michael Apted

Starring: Ioan Gruffudd, Romola Garai, Albert Finney

Description: We first meet Wilberforce, a disillusioned shell of a man, in 1797. Not so many years before, his name had inspired reformers fighting for the future of the nation. Now, however, he is haunted by the guilt of his great failure: he had fallen just short of legislating freedom for those being shackled in the colonies of the New World.

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