JDIFF is back and I've attempted to trawl their (as usual) incomprehensible website. I don't know why they make it so hard to find a list of all the films on one page. Stellan Skarsgard is in town to launch and apparently Al Pacino will be putting in an appearance. I was at the final movie last year (Potiche - see it, it's funny) and was annoyed at all the pretentious speech making before the movie started. Apparently, this is a feature. For me, there's not enough old movies, but I do see the original Batman movie, complete with Prince soundtrack is showing. I saw that in the Grand cinema in Fairview when I was a kid. That cinema is now a Tesco. Urgh. The Lighthouse, The Savoy, IFI and Cineworld are the main venues.
Films I want to see:
Womb (Eva Green clones her lover)
Damsels in Distress (sounds like Clueless crossed with Heathers)
Superclásico (a Danish comedy in Buenos Aires)
Albert Nobbs (filmed in Dublin, Glenn Close attending, expect this to get a mainstream release though)
Black Gold (Arabs fight over stuff in the 1930s - looks visually impressive)
Bel Ami (a lot of good looking people in a social climbing 1880s Paris)
A Quiet Life (a hitman returns to a life he abandoned 20 years previously - the director will attend)
Stella Days (Martin Sheen is a priest in 1950s Ireland, President Bartlett himself attending)
The Day I was not born (a young woman who didn't know she was adopted discovers her past)
A Royal Affair (Danish royals have an affair - true story ish)
Hunky Dory (Minnie Driver in the 1970s puts on The Tempest at a school - expect a good soundtrack, probably no crisps though)
Bambi (bring the tissues: I don't think they've changed the story)
I might have been interested in Wilde Salome but I heard it's already sold out. Tickets went on sale last night. So here's my problem - a lot of these movies are on the same day, and have only one showing. I need to learn how to bi-locate. Obviously, I'm not going to get through even half this ambitious list of movies. Should JDIFF be putting on fewer movies and showing them a couple of times? I think it's more likely I will view some of these movies on video or not at all. First world problems, I know.