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TIFF 2009 Day 3

Agora
The story of the last days of the library of Alexandria. A time when humanity turns its back on science and knowledge and ushers in the Age of Faith (otherwise known as The Dark Ages). Beautifully told with special mention to production design and cinematography. This is an important film that tells a part of history that is rarely studied, and still maintains relevance today. 9/10

Director Alejandro Amenábar and cast

Director Alejandro Amenábar and cast

Next up was the zombie walk and free screening of Deadspiel and Night of the Living Dead.
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Deadspiel
Zombies and curling? There’s no way it could be bad. The short was played prior to the free screening of Night of the Living Dead, hosted by George Romero, and it was a hoot. 8/10

A Serious Man
Meek and tragic man can’t seem to get control of his life and seeks advice. Not the Coen brothers’ best work. Great characters and dry humour, but the film didn’t seem to go anywhere. Or maybe I just didn’t get it. 5/10
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Ethan and Joel Coen

Ethan and Joel Coen

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Amy Landecker, Sari Lennick, Richard Kind

Amy Landecker, Sari Lennick, Richard Kind

Survival of the Dead
Yet another Zombie film from Romero, but they do seem to be getting better with each iteration. This one was about tribalism. The zombie walk prior to the screening was a lot of fun to watch. 7/10

George Romero and Alan Van Sprang

George Romero and Alan Van Sprang

Alan Van Sprang, Devon Bostick, Kathleen Munroe

Alan Van Sprang, Devon Bostick, Kathleen Munroe

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And some sights around the city
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