Programme #3 has a loose focus on personal relationships, and features a number of established and emerging filmmakers. Charles Officer’s 100 Musicians has a somewhat humorous political edge, as a couple argues over a radio report they may have heard which said Toronto’s Mayor Ford wanted to hire 100 musicians, or 100 police officers. In Mike Clattenburg’s Crackin’ Down Hard, racial tensions arise between a rock climber and a pimp. Martin Thibaudeau’s fascinating short about a graveside funeral service sets the scene for something even more disturbing.
Le future proche is a mÃ©ditation on the solitude of a pilot, and Guillaume Cote presents a beautiful (but brief) dance number. In With Jeff, a reserved young woman in Montreal becomes infatuated by a mysterious classmate.
Two off-beat shorts stand out as the best of the lot. Dylan Riebling’s Model is a silent and beautifully designed short featuring a 3D model based around some downtown city blocks. In Dusty Mancinelli’s Broken Heart Syndrome, a music teacher suffers from the side effects of some medication that’s supposed to cure his broken heart.
The film selections in Programme #3 are a bit of a mixed bag, but it’s a highly enjoyable one, with several really brightly shining stars peppered throughout.
Is Short Cuts Canada Programme #3 Essential TIFF Viewing?
Of course! Get your Canadian shorts while you can. It’s probably your only chance to see them on the big screen with a big appreciative audience. Take it.
Screening Times for Short Cuts Canada Programme #3
- Monday September 10, 2012 at 6:45 pm at TIFF Bell Lightbox 4
- Tuesday September 11, 2012 at 12:15 pm at TIFF Bell Lightbox 4
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Short Cuts Canada Programme #3 Production Gallery
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