That’s it. It’s over. In general it was a very good festival. There were a lot of very good films, a few great ones, some okay ones, and a few clunkers. There wasn’t anything that totally blew me away, like Hunger two years ago, or Of Gods and Men last year, but there was still lots to recommend.
Today’s final offerings were Page Eight, a movie by David Hare made for the BBC. A spy story, it was good, but not great. It was entertaining, and Bill Nighy was his usual brilliant self (both in the film and at the Q&A afterwards), but it didn’t have the suspenseful tension of a State of Play (the BBC series, not the Hollywood movie), or the soon to be released Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. Still, it was a decent flick.
Much better was Countdown, a Korean film about a man looking for someone to donate their kidney to him. The story is way more complicated than that, and features some brilliant performances by top Korean actors. This was a great way to end the festival.
And my TIFF sock is almost finished. Yay!