Aug 22 2012 – 6 IFB titles bound for TIFF
The political thriller CALL GIRL and the documentary THE PERVERT’S GUIDE TO IDEOLOGY, have been officially selected for the Toronto International Film Festival, bringing to six the number films funded by Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board selected. They will now join Neil Jordan’s BYZANTIUM, Lenny Abrahamson’s WHAT RICHARD DID, Kieron J. Walsh’s JUMP and the documentary MEN AT LUNCH directed by Sean O’Cualáin as official selections for the film festival.
THE PERVERT’S GUIDE TO IDEOLOGY directed by Sophie Fiennes is the sequel to The Pervert’s Guide to Cinema (2006) and sees the reunion of provocative philosopher Slavaj Zizek with filmmaker Fiennes, now using their inventive interpretation of moving pictures to examine ideology – the collective fantasies that shape our beliefs and practices.
The documentary’s Irish producer Katie Holly, Blinder Films said, “I’m delighted that The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology has been selected to screen as part of the Mavericks programme at Toronto this year. The film is a thought provoking, prescient and immensely enjoyable ride with Zizek using films, the media and advertising to examine ideology. It’s been such a pleasure to work with Sophie Fiennes on the film, and to be able to bring it to Ireland, where we had a truly terrific team recreating iconic sets from terrific movies. I expect the Toronto audience will emerge with their heads-spinning, in the best possible sense.”
The Irish, Swedish, Norwegian and Finnish co-production CALL GIRL has been selected for the Discovery section of the festival and is the feature debut of Mikael Marcimain, one of the most celebrated and critically acclaimed directors in Sweden.
Speaking about CALL GIRL’s selection, its Irish producer, Lesley McKimm of Newgrange Pictures said “We were delighted to be involved in the film and to have the opportunity to work with the very talented Mikael Marcimain and Mimmi Spang of Garage Film. It’s fantastic to see it now launched as part of the Discovery programme of the Toronto International Film Festival.”
The Toronto International Film Festival takes place 6th – 16th September.
More About THE PERVERT’S GUIDE TO IDEOLOGY
Directed by Sophie Fiennes and written by Slavoj Zizek, the documentary was produced
The British Film Institute and Film4 present, in association with Rooks Nest Entertainment and with the participation of Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board, THE PERVERT’S GUIDE TO IDEOLOGY, a documentary produced by James Wilson, Martin Rosenbaum, Katie Holly, Sophie Fiennes for P Guide Productions and Blinder Films.
More about CALL GIRL
CALL GIRL is produced by Mimmi Spång for Garagefilm International AB, in co-production with Friland Produksjon A/S, Newgrange Pictures ltd, Yellow Film & TV oy, Film i Väst, Sveriges Television AB, Nouvago Capital AB, The Chimney Pot AB and Dagsljus AB and with the support of the Swedish Film Institute, Finnish Film Foundation, Bord Scannán na hÉireann/Irish Film Board, the Norwegian Film Institute, Nordisk Film & TV Fond and in co-operation with YLE and Windmill Lane VFX – Dublin.
CALL GIRL is a Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish and Irish co-production, produced with the support of the MEDIA Programme of the European Union, and has been presented at the CineMart of the International Film Festival of Rotterdam.
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