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September 8, 2017

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Touchwood PR’s #TIFF17 Movie Picks & Survival Tips

‘Tis the season to trade in sleep for screenings, meals for popcorn, and personal space for the hustle and bustle of festival street. That’s right, TIFF has officially arrived. A celebration of film from around the world and an opportunity to watch Oscar contenders and spot breakout performances.

Now that Festival is in full swing, we asked our colleagues here at Touchwood PR the following questions:

1. Outside of the film’s we’re working on, which film would you go see if you have the time?
2. What’s your TIFF survival tip?

3. What’s your current mood going into TIFF in a GIF?

Keep reading to see what they said and happy TIFFing!

Andrea Grau
1. Disobedience – I’m looking forward to seeing Rachel McAdams in a different role in Chilean director Sebastián Lelio’s latest film.
2. No matter what happens, eventually you’ll be in bed.


Alma Parvizian
1. Mary Shelley – ​I really liked Al-Mansour’s first film Wadjda, so I’m really interested to see what she  does with Mary Shelley!
2. Always carry concealer and gum.

Susan Smythe-Bishop
1. Grace Jones : Bloodlight And Bami – I loved her music when I was younger.
2. Keep the drama on the screen!


Jen Rashwan
1. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri – Frances McDormand and Martin McDonagh are a winning combo.
2. Make your plans and then burn ’em.


Dan French
Jennifer Baichwal and Nicholas de Pencier’s Long Time Running – a documentary following the  Tragically Hip as they tour across Canada one final  time – need I say more?
2. Don’t sweat the small stuff.


Jess Harris
1. Disaster Artist – I’m a huge fan of The Room and can’t wait to see James Franco’s take on it.
2. Laugh it off. It will be funny later.


Michelle Brykman
1. Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars – I admire his music and fascinated by his story. While I’ve seen other Clapton docs, I’m looking forward to this film which was co-produced by the people behind Searching for Sugarman.
2. Make time to sleep and eat.


Keira Hunt
 Suburbicon – It’s a dark crime comedy set in the  50’s, directed by George Clooney, and with a Coen  Brothers script (reworked). What’s not to like?
2. Being a TIFF newbie, I’m yet to have a tried and  tested survival tip.. but you can’t go wrong with  snacks. Snacks in your purse, snacks in your  pockets, snacks on snacks.


Which films are you most looking forward to at the festival?