The Toronto Film Festival has begun. This year we were able to see 2 movies our first day, both were world premiers!
Our Rating for Greta
Our first movie was Greta screened at the Ryerson Theatre. When we showed up the line was around the block. Although we had tickets and knew we would have seat, we were very disheartened thinking we would not be able to sit together. As it turned out, it was not a problem, the theater was very large and we were actually no where near the end of the line.
There was a red carpet and Q & A after the film attended by Isabelle Huppert, Chloë Grace Moretz, Maika Monroe and the director, Neil Jordan. It is a psychological thriller. We really enjoyed this movie and don’t want to give anything away, but definitely put it on you list as a must see!
Our Rating for Ulysses & Mona
Next saw Ulysses & Mona with the director, Sébastien Betbeder in attendance for a Q & A. . The movie was screened in Jackman Hall which in the Art Gallery of Ontario. This is a much slower, French character study. Ulysse is a washed up artist and Mona is an art student that wants to be his assistant. You may think you know where this movie is going but you don’t, which is very refreshing. There is a lot of levity in this movie which is brought on by a little boy played by Mathis Romani. Keep an eye on this boy because he is going places. For us he made the movie. We will have to wait and see if this hits the theaters in the states, if it does it will probably only be at art houses. If you are a fan of French movies add it to your streaming list.
Where Did We Eat
After years of coming to the Toronto Film Festival and walking by a restaurant called Wilbur Mexicana, we finally decided to stop and find out what the fuss was about. Being from Texas we just could not understand standing in line for tacos. Aren’t tacos on every street corner? We ordered 4 tacos (The Unoriginal, Al Pastor, Bulgogi, Grilled Avocado) and cut them in half so we could each try them all. Wilburs is know for their salsa bar which was impressive, however we looked at our tacos they didn’t seem to need anything. They were all very good and we enjoyed our lunch. We Texans may take tacos for granted but for Toronto locals this is a treat.
Unfortunately at night we did not have a lot time between movies and just stopped at the Canadian staple, Tim Horton, and grabbed a grilled cheese sandwich to eat in line. We love a good grilled cheese sandwich, so don’t feel sorry for us.