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Mobile MD: writer/star Vinay Virmani discusses Dr. Cabbie

Vinay Virmani is an Indo-Canadian actor from Toronto, who is probably best known for co-writing and starring in the 2011 hockey comedy Breakaway. Virmani returns as the co-writer and star of the new comedy Dr. Cabbie. In the film, Virmani plays Deepak Veer Chopra (no...

Media Impact: the imperative voice of Alanis Obomsawin

“My name is Kahentiiosta.” A soft voice states her name, upbringing, and birth place. A colourful photograph appears of Kahentiiosta and a young girl. Her soft-spoken voice is a double-edged sword: a calm, yet bold resistance against authority....

TFS Festival Quickie: Sol Friedman, director of Day 40

Day 40 is a hysterical, if not completely blasphemous re-telling of the story of Noah’s Ark. Director Sol Friedman brings his film to TIFF 2014, where it will screen as part of Short Cuts Canada Programme 5. Friedman spoke to Toronto Film Scene about this film,...

TFS Festival Quickie: Raha Shirazi, director of Fire

Beautiful imagery and ritual exploration is the basis for Fuoco (Fire), screening at TIFF 2014 as part of Short Cuts Canada Programme 6. Director Rah Shirazi strives to create a film in which this powerful element was the central character above all else shown in the...

TFS Festival Quickie: Alain Fournier, director of Broken Face

Broken Face is a fascinating animated tale by Montreal-based filmmaker Alain Fournier. Broken Face is screening at TIFF 2014, part of Short Cuts Canada Programme 4. Fournier spoke to Toronto Film Scene about the challenges of animating puppets and the piece of French...