If you weren't one of the people who was totally befuddled by The Fountain, then you're probably waiting with bated breath for director Darren Aronofsky's next picture. Pi and Requiem for a Dream established Aronofsky as a major talent, and his next picture -- with its combination of mainstream subject matter, amazingly talented actors and Marisa Tomei stripping -- is sure to take the country by storm. That's probably why Fox Searchlight outbid all comers at the Toronto International Film Festival for the rights to distribute The Wrestler, which only last week won the Golden Lion in Venice. (Man, I wish I had a gold lion.)
TWoP writer Djb went to the Toronto International Film Festival this week and chose ten films to see out of the 300 that were playing, based on whether he thought he'd ever get the chance to see them again on the big screen. One of them was Canada's first stop-motion animation movie. One was a documentary about the world's biggest Chinese restaurant. One of them starred Jean-Claude Van Damme. And these were just the ones he liked! Check out his full report over in Mondo Extras!