Come and See Films From Wallonia Brussels @ Toronto 2010

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Fantastic films from Wallonia Brussels will be showing at the 35th Toronto International Film Festival. They are among the 300 films to be screened at the celebrated film festival from September 9-19 in Canada.

A must see is the world premiere of Djo Tunda Wa Munga”s VIVA RIVA!

Three young boys aboard a French naval vessel in 1974, unaware of the risks they run and the dramatic effects on our planet, take part in the nuclear tests in Mururoa, in the Pacific.
A raw acerbic story about the relation- ships of the men on board, confronted with discipline, violence, occasionally friendship but most of all by a solitude and distress that cannot be shared and is much too heavy to bear when one is only 18.
prod: Man’s Films
sales: Doc & Film screenings
09/12 07:15pm Scotiabank 4
09/16 03:00pm AMC 3
09/19 08:15pm Scotiabank 3

Riva is an operator, a man with charm and ambition in equal measure. Kinshasa is an inviting place. With petrol in short supply in DRC’s capital, he and his sidekick pursue a plot to get hold of a secret cache – barrels of fuel they can sell for a huge profit. Of course they’re not the only ones who want the stuff.
prod: M G Productions
sales: Rezo Films screenings
09/10 06:30pm AMC 7
09/11 04:00pm AMC 9
09/18 09:15pm AMC 7

A sea turtle who was hatched in 1959 spends the next 50 years traveling the world while it is being changed by global warming.
prod: nWave Pictures
sales: Studio Canal screenings
09/11 12:15pm AMC 7
09/18 03:00pm Scotiabank 4
09/19 12:45pm Scotiabank 4

’22nd of May’ depicts the various victims of a suicide bombing. Sam, a rather dreary-looking 40 year old,
works as a security guard at a shopping mall. His life is plunged into turmoil the day a young man carrying a backpack blows himself up in the mall. Fear, frustration and guilt are the central themes of this story.
coprod: Ryva Productio
sales: Epidemic screenings
09/13 06:45pm AMC 7
09/14 07:00pm AMC7
09/18 03:00pm AMC10

At the end of the 1950s, the Chinese government condemned thousands of citizens – considered ‘right wing dissidents’ due their past activities, criticisms of the Communist Party or simply their middle-class backgrounds and families – to forced labour camps.
coprod: Entre Chien et Loup
sales: Wild Bunch screenings
09/15 08:00pm AMC 10
09/16 02:15pm AMC 10

A high class prostitute and an eminent psychoanalyst discover that they share many things in common. They are both unhappy with their professions, seeking a way out that involves unique contact with each other’s worlds.
coprod: Artémis Productions
sales: Films Boutique screenings
09/14 06:00pm Visa Screening
09/18 09:00am Tiff Bell LB 1
09/19 06:45pm Scotiabank 4

Adam, sixty something, a former swimming champion, is pool attendant at a smart N’Djamena hotel. When the hotel gets taken over by new Chinese owners, he is forced to give up his job to his son Abdel. Terribly resentful, he feels socially humiliated.
coprod: Entre Chien et Loup
sales: Pyramide International screenings
09/15 06:15pm Tiff Bell LB 2
09/16 04:45pm Isabel Bader
09/19 06:00 AMC 6

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