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‘Ginger and Rosa’ arrive in Toronto this week for a limited engagement

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New in theaters this week from Union Pictures is the newest film from acclaimed writer/director Sally Potter about coming of age in turbulent 1960’s London England, “Ginger and Rosa”. The film starts an exclusive engagement at the Varsity cinemas this week and hits Vancouver and Montreal next week. So with its limited engagements in Canada, is Ginger and Rosa worth seeking out?

Ginger and Rosa

Starring Elle Fanning, Alice Englert,Alessandro NivolaChristina Hendricks, Timothy Spall, Oliver Platt and Annette Bening

Written and Directed by Sally Potter

It’s London 1962. Two teenage girls Ginger (Fanning) and Rosa (Englert) are inseparable friends; in fact the two have been linked together since they day they were both born, but the growing threat of nuclear war casts a shadow over their lives. Both rebel against their mothers: Rosa’s single mum, Anoushka (more…)


‘From Up on Poppy Hill’ looks to charm TIFF Bell Lightbox patrons

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Starting an exclusive run this Friday Mar 22 at the TIFF Bell Lightbox is the latest animated film from Japan’s legendary Studio Ghibli is the latest film from Hayao Miyazaki’s son and protégé Goro, From Up on Poppy Hill. TIFF will be screening the film in both its original Japanese with subtitles and a new dubbed version featuring and all-star voice cast. With Hayao providing the script this time around for Goro, the question remains can Goro live up to the immense and vast legacy that his father has carved out through his many years of work?

From Up on Poppy Hill

Written by Hayao Miyazaki and Keiko Niwa

Directed by Goro Miyazaki

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