This is how busy I am right now: I couldn’t even post this yesterday when the episode dropped. But here you go: A TIFF 2020 bonus episode of Someone Else’s Movie with Madeleine Sims-Fewer, whose absolutely brutal first feature Violation — which she wrote and directed with Dusty Mancinelli, and in which she stars as a woman who has committed herself to something very, very ugly — has its world premiere at the festival on Monday.
Madeleine wanted to talk about Possession, Andrzej Zulawski’s hallucinatory 1981 allegory of domestic discord in which Sam Neill and Isabelle Adjani play a couple who are coming apart in a rather nightmarish fashion. It’s a very messy movie, and so is Violation, and it was a pleasure to see how the two works work in conversation. You’ll enjoy it, I think.
And then keep yourself in the TIFF zone with the latest episode of NOW What, where I assemble a panel of Canadian filmmakers whose shorts are streaming in this year’s festival: Hannah Cheesman (Succor), Kelly Fyffe-Marshall (Black Bodies), Tiffany Hsiung (Sing Me a Lullaby) and Sophy Romvari (Still Processing). It’s a good chat, and Sophy’s dog makes an appearance at the end!
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