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The best movies you never saw: ‘Ghost Graduation’

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Don’t worry if you are puzzled and scratching your head after reading the headline, most people in the general public outside of its native Spain have not heard of Ghost Graduation. This delightful comedy comes across as a blend of “Ghostbusters”, “ParaNorman” and “The Breakfast Club” and has charmed audiences worldwide. A hit at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival, the programmers of TIFF brought the film back this year as part of the TIFF Next Wave festival back in February as well. So what is it about this film that has people raving?

Ghost Graduation (Promoción Fantasma)

Starring: Raúl Arévalo, Alexandra Jiménez, Javier Bódalo, Anna Castillo, Andrea Duro, Alex Maruny, Jaime Olias, Carlos Areces, Aura Garrido and Silvia Abril

Written by Cristóbal Garrido and Adolfo Valor

Directed by Javier Ruiz Caldera

The introverted Modesto (Arévalo) is an unsuccessful high school teacher who from an early age has been able to see ghosts. But (more…)


The ‘Next Wave’ of film and filmmakers take over TIFF Feb 15-17 2013

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This Family Day weekend, Feb 15-17, theTIFF Bell Lightbox launches its 2nd edition of the Next Wave Film Festival. The festival serves to empower youth and deepen their appreciation of film by empowering them to program their own festival through representatives from their own peer group. The festival kicks off with the “Battle of the Scores”, a unique battle of the bands style competition where high school indie bands perform live scores to youth made film trailers in front of a live audience. Of course this is a film festival so there is also a full schedule of movies to check out on Sat Feb 16 and Sun Feb 17.

TIFF’s Next Wave Film Festival Preview

View slideshow: TIFF Next Wave Films

The film schedule is highlighted by 3 special premium selections, some premieres, a work in progress and a marathon of films (more…)