As with any film festival, TIFF 2010 had its share of disappointments (Miral, Hereafter) and outright disasters (Passion Play, What’s Wrong With Virginia), but the general consensus is that this was a pretty good year. Critics and audiences found more than a few gems, and an astounding 18 films that arrived here without North American distribution have already found buyers. By our reckoning, however, eight films stood out as the biggest winners of the festival.
Spot the Fox: Megan Fox is mobbed by fans last night at the premiere of Passion Play at the Ryerson Theatre
While it’s common knowledge that being the presence of celebrities can render a person into a giddy puddle of goo, Friday night’s Passion Play gala at the Ryerson Theatre brought out a mixed bag of emotions among fans: confusion and entitlement, hatred and horniness.