Cameron Bailey and Anita Lee talk TIFF 2023 – Liz Braun interviews (Exclusive)

Cameron Bailey wants to make this clear: The Toronto International Film Festival is happening this year. The 48th annual TIFF is set to run September 7 – 17, despite the labour action that could potentially affect who shows up and what films are shown. The festival has been in recovery mode after two years of COVID, so it was a bold and welcome statement from CEO Cameron Bailey some weeks ago that TIFF would return to being fully in-person this year for the first time since 2019.

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GUEST OF HONOUR – Review by Carol Cling

Like many of Canadian filmmaker Atom Egoyan’s psychological dramas, Guest of Honour focuses on such themes as guilt, repentance and redemption, this time filtered through the sins of a father — and his daughter. Yet as this slice-and-dice script bounces around in time and tone, it sets up thematic revelations that, upon arrival, seem more arbitrary than artful.

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