My second day in Montreal opened with a movie both strikingly familiar and modern, one that recalled a legacy of filmmaking that directly addresses the scars of a nation. My day closed with a film that also works from the origin story of the country in which it is set, creating an ambitious thriller from a nation’s history of violence. Festivals create an amazing sense of thematic continuity sometimes, working titles together and off each other in ways that wouldn’t happen in your living room or a multiplex. And seeing a series of short films between the two event screenings of the day allowed for a further appreciation of the scope of Fantasia. Most of the shorts didn’t work for me, but it was interesting to think … Read entire story.
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