BRAD DEANE | TIFF Cinematheque | Festival 2012

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I'm responsible for the TIFF Cinematheque programme
at the festival. I've been working at the Cinematheque for many years now.
And I do some programming for the Cinematheque year round.
It's a committee of us who've programmed the films this year
and I'm just taking the lead on organizing it all together
and working it into the festival.
Dial M is one of the films I'm most excited about seeing this year.
We're going to be presenting Dial M for Murder
in digital 3D restoration.
It is one of Hitchcock's great films. It's the perfect Hitchcock film
in a way. It's a story of a tennis pro playboy who decides he wants to
commit the perfect murder and murder his adulterous wife.
The studio, Warner Brothers, back when he shot it actually, forced Hitchcock
into shooting the film in 3D. There was a big 3D craze at the time.
But by the time the film was actually released, the 3D craze was done.
So they actually released this film mostly in flat print
so it was never shown in 3D.
Then in around 1980 I think, Warner Brothers decided to re-release the
film in 3D and it became a huge hit.
Now over the years the technology is so dated that these prints of the film
passed you know they're very softer in focus, the colour has worn out..
The technology is actually really backwards so it's actually very
difficult to get the technology together to even show show
these films today so the new digital 3D restoration of this I think is
something that's going to be really spectacular.
Yeah The Cloud-Capped Star is a great film. It's actually really a discovery
for me. I didn't really know the film before looking at it for this
programme. It was from I believe 1960 by an Indian director Ritwik Ghatak.
He's not as well know throughout the world as some of the other Indian
directors of the period. It was a bit better known in India at the time.
This film just blew me away the first time I saw it. It's a story of a
family of refugees living in poverty and the younger daughter takes
on a lot of responsability in the family and she does a lot of stuff for
them financially and she's really devoted to the family until things
start to deteriorate for her in a way. I mean I don't think anyone's going to
leave the cinema without tears. It's a really moving melodrama.
And Ghatak's actually a really interesting filmmaker too. This film
is sort of neorealist film in a way. It's set in very authentic locations
but what makes it different is that it's actually.. it's very stylized and
written very poetic and the way that it's shot it's visually..
It's a visually stunning film.
Johnathan Rosenbaum famed film critic who's going to be introducing the
film for us said about the film, "Ghatak's a filmmaker who composes his
films twice." He shoots the film the first time and then he recomposes it
again when he does the sound and records the sound and the two elements
work in a really interesting way with each other.