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‘I Declare War’ prepares to overtake the TIFF Bell Lightbox



Starting an exclusive run at the TIFF Bell Lightbox this weekend is the visionary new film from directing team Jason Lapeyre and Robert Wilson that will transport audiences back to those hazy summer afternoons of childhood where playing with your friends carried much more epic circumstances in your own mind. The film takes on that area of adolescence just as the characters arrive on the cusp of typical teenage school dramas, including girls, where a game of ‘War; could hold so much sway. They film adds a level of the surreal by removing the crude homemade weapons the boys possess and replacing them with actual guns and ammunition.

I Declare War

Starring: Siam Yu, Gage Munroe, Michael Friend, Aidan Gouveia, Mackenzie Munro, Alex Cardillo, Dyson Fyke, Spencer Howes, Andy Reid

Written by Jason Lapeyre

Directed by Jason Lapeyre and Robert Wilson

 The neighborhood boys have been playing war games in the forest all summer. The opposing sides are led by local legend P.K. Sullivan, a thirteen-year-old master tactician steeped in the history of armed conflict (more…)