• One Week

    One Week


    Dir/Scr: Michael McGowan. Canada. 2008. 94mins.Canadian filmmaker Michael McGowan’s second feature after Saint Ralph, One Week marks another dispiriting example of a director using sickness and physical deterioration in rationalising dishonest and narcissistic behaviour.Coming on the heels of Amy Redford’s Sundance entry The Guitar, One Week ...

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    Joshua Jackson to star in McGowan's One Week


    Principal photography beings Monday on Michael McGowan's One Week starring Joshua Jackson and Liane Balaban.The film is produced by Nicholas de Pencier, Jane Tattersall and Michael McGowan under the Mulmur Feed Company banner with Richard Hanet and Jackson serving as executive producers.Mongrel Media will distribute in Canada.The story follows the ...

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    McGowan's One Week passes C$1m mark in Canada


    Michael McGowan's One Week has passed C$1.1m ($880,000) at the Canadian box office, the second English-language Canadian film to reach the threshold in the last six months after Passchendaele. Featuring Joshua Jackson as a man facing terminal illness who travels across country on his motorcycle, the road movie is currently ...

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    Maximum picks up world sales to McGowan, Mehta Toronto titles


    Maximum Films International has picked up world sales rights on two major Canadian titles at TIFF: Michael McGowan's gala title, One Week, and Deepa Mehta's special presentation, Heaven On Earth.The One Week deal covers all rights except for Canada while the Heaven On Earth deal covers the world ex Canada ...

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    Films from McGowan and Skogland lead Canadian charge at TIFF


    Michael McGowan's One Week starring Joshua Jackson, Liane Balaban and Campbell Scott and Kari Skogland's Fifty Dead Men Walking with Jim Sturgess, Ben Kingsley, Rose McGowan and Kevin Zegers have joined the 33rd Toronto International Film Festival's line-up of Canadian gala presentations.Special Presentations include Deepa Mehta's Heaven On Earth, Fernando ...

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    Telefilm backs 13 features including films by Mehta, McGowan


    New films from Deepa Mehta and Michael McGowan are among 13 English-language features backed by Telefilm Canada in its latest funding round, the Canadian investment agency announced today. Several projects have already started production, including Vincenzo Natali's Splice, starring Adrian Brody and Sarah Polley, which received $2.5m (C$2.5m) in Telefilm ...

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    Toronto reviews


    Gala PresentationsBurn After Reading (Joel and Ethan Coen)Dean Spanley (Toa Fraser)The Duchess (Saul Dibb)Fifty Dead Men Walking (Kari Skogland)La Fille De Monaco (Anne Fontaine)The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond (Jodie Markell)Nothing But The Truth (Rod Lurie)One Week (Michael McGowan)The Other Man (Richard Eyre)Passchendaele (Paul Gross)Pride And Glory (Gavin O'Connor)Rachel Getting ...

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    Don McKellar wins Writers Guild of Canada prize for Blindness


    Screenwriter and actor Don McKellar won the Canadian Screenwriting Award for Blindnessas the Writers Guild of Canada (WGC) celebrated the best of writing in Canadian film and television.

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    IRELAND Production Listings - January 25


    PRE-PRODUCTIONAURORA ISLAND(Magma Films [Irl] Art Oko Film [Ger]) Co-prods: Future Film [UK]. Budget:Euro5m. Backers: Buena Vista [Ger]. Dist: Buena Vista (Germany) and Moviehouse(UK). Thriller. Exec prods: Ralph Christians, Stephen Margolis, Michele Berk.Prods: Karel Dirka, Clodagh Freeman. Dir: Peter Medak. Scr: Agatha Dominik,Robert Newton. DoP: Elemer Ragalyi. Prod des: Michael Pickwood. ...

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    Toronto: The Buzz Films


    THE BUZZ FILMSGALA PRESENTATIONSDean Spanley (UK-NZ)Dir: Toa FraserThe story: Based on Lord Dunsany's novel My Talks With Dean Spanley, this charts the relationship between a stiff Englishman and his son.The cast: Peter O'Toole plays opposite Jeremy Northam as his son and Sam Neill as an eccentric dean.The buzz: A co-production ...