Anticipating TIFF (2009)

I just received my ticket order confirmation. I have a 50-ticket pass but will probably only — only — see 36-40, so I went ahead and double-booked several time slots and will make a last-minute decision about which tickets to use. The last day of the fest is especially tricky. As much as I’d like to see the new Kore-eda film, I’m guessing I’ll probably begin the day with the crazy-awesome-looking David Lynch (!) and Werner Herzog (!!) collaboration, see the new Denis film again, and then collapse at my hotel room in front of some college football.

Thursday, 9/10
L’Enfer de Henri-Georges Clouzot Inferno (Serge Bromberg & Ruxandra Medrea)

Friday, 9/11
Like You Know It All (Hong Sang-soo)
Face (Tsai Ming-liang)
La Pivellina (Tizza Covi & Rainer Frimmel)
Wavelengths 1: Titans
Fish Tank (Andrea Arnold)

Saturday, 9/12
Antichrist (Tars von Trier) OR Vision (Margarethe von Trotta)
Independencia (Raya Martin)
Women Without Men
Le Père de mes enfants (Mia Hansen-Løve)
Wavelengths 3: Let Each One Go Where He May (Ben Russell)

Sunday 13
Hadewijch (Bruno Dumont)
Dogtooth (Yorgos Lanthimos)
Petropolis (Peter Mettler)
Wavelengths 4: In Comparison
Wavelengths 5: Une Catastrophe
Police, Adjective (Corneliu Porumboiu)

Monday, 9/14
Moloch Tropical (Raoul Peck)
The Man Beyond the Bridge (Laxmikant Shetgaonkar) AND Wavelengths 6: Flash Point Camera
OR Mall Girls (Katarzyna Roslaniec) AND Colony (Carter Gunn & Ross McDonnell)

Tuesday, 9/15
Wild Grass (Alain Resnair)
Enter the Void (Gaspar Noé)
White Material (Claire Denis)
Lourdes (Jessica Hausner)

Wednesday, 9/16
Scheherezade, Tell Me a Story (Yousry Nasrallah) OR Defendor (Peter Stebbings)
Karaoke (Chris Chong Chan Fui)
To Die Like a Man (João Pedro Rodrigues)
The Wind Journeys (Ciro Guerra)

Thursday, 9/17
Ajami (Scandar Copti & Yaron Shani)
Samson & Delilah (Warwick Thornton)
Hiroshima (Pablo Stoll) OR I, Don Giovani (Carlos Saura)
Eccentricities of a Blonde-Haired Girl (Manoel de Oliveira)
Carcasses (Denis Côté)

Friday, 9/18
I Am Love (Luca Guadagnino) OR Les Derniers Jours Du Monde (Arnaud Larrieu & Jean-Marie Larrieu)
The White Ribbon (Michael Haneke)
I Killed My Mother (Xavier Dolan)
At the End of Daybreak (Ho Yuhang)

Saturday, 9/19
My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done (Werner Herzog)
Air Doll (Hirokazu Kore-eda) OR White Material (Claire Denis) OR Between Two Worlds (Vimukthi Jayasundara)
AND MAYBE Once Upon a Time Proletarian (Guo Xiaolu)
Huacho (Alejandro Fernández Almendras)