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TIFF 2010!!!
The 35th Toronto International Film Festival takes place on Sept 9th –19th. Choosing what to see out of 300 films is a yearly kid-in-candy-store experience for me. Here are 3 films that I have my eyes on, based solely on personal preference  

Never Let Me Go
An adaptation of the mind-blowing novel by Kazuo Ishiguro. You can't go wrong with this one.
TIFF link here

Daydream Nation
It's Canadian and it seems "intense" based on the trailer. The leading actress reminds me of Roxy from The City.
TIFF link here

Norwegian Wood / ノルウェイの森
Need I say that this film is based on a novel by popular Japanese writer Haruki Murakami? Luckily, Torontonians get a chance to see this much-anticipated film at TIFF 3 months earlier than fans in Japan. I got my ticket for the Tue screening
TIFF link here

I wouldn’t mind seeing a couple more Japanese films at the festival, but the choices are rather limited and some seem too violent, E.g. 13 Assassins/十三人の刺客, Confessions/告白, Cold Fish/冷たい熱帯魚( ok to be fair, I don't know if this one is violent since it is very new and the trailer has yet to be released, but the director's previous work, "Love Exposure", was HORRIFIC, and was the very film that caused my current aversion towards violence in films ). However, I am happy with the overall lineup this year. With so many films to choose, there's got to be something for everyone
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