Our TIFF email just arrived. Being 36 boxes back didn’t hurt us too badly at all, as we got four of our 1st picks and one 2nd pick:
- The Ape (tiff), so we miss The Trotsky
- Triage (tiff), so we miss Up In The Air
- Valhalla Rising (tiff), so we miss The Road
- Accident (tiff), so we miss Whip It
- Leslie, My Name Is Evil (tiff), so we miss The Front Line
Whip It was the only first choice we missed, and normally I would never first a film that’s so obviously going to be in theatres soon, but I think the idea of spending a couple of hours with Drew Barrymore messed with our judgment. We put The Road and Up in the Air second for the same reason: they’ll obviously have a wide release, and soon.
All in all I feel great about our picks, but I’m especially glad that we changed our minds last-minute and went with Valhalla Rising. My only complaint now is that we could only do five, but I’m sure I’ll get over it when I’m sitting in St-Germain having a croissant.