The Husband

TIFF: Are Film Festivals Good for Movies?

D.K. Latta | Posted 11.16.2013 | Canada
D.K. Latta

The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) is one of the most high profile film festivals in the world. International stars walk the red carpets, the world press turn its collective eye toward Toronto and, it's hoped, tourist revenues shoot through the roof. But does being a big deal at TIFF really translate into mainstream success? Or to put it another way: do festivalgoers who LOVE movies work the same way as people who simply like them?

Drawn From a Hat TIFF Reviews: The Husband

Iman Sheikh | Posted 11.13.2013 | Canada
Iman Sheikh

2013-08-12-blog_spotlight_on_tiff_v01.jpg In The Husband, Hank is a petite, painfully skinny ad exec. He hates his job, his coworkers and basically his entire life. It's not hard to see why. Henry is solely responsible for looking after his baby, Charlie, because his wife Alyssa is in jail. She is a former teacher incarcerated for having sex with her 14-year-old student. It only gets worse from there, but it's a worthwhile character study.

Will You Tear Me Apart After Seeing Me In 'The Husband'?

Sarah Allen | Posted 11.08.2013 | Canada
Sarah Allen

2013-08-12-blog_spotlight_on_tiff_v01.jpg The interviewers, who were all women, all asked me the same two questions with a grimace: "So did you have a scene where you had to... be physical...with a 14-year-old?" And I tried to explain, to make light, to assure them that it was... obviously uncomfortable but really honestly it was...fine. But I didn't have the time to explain myself; the interview moved on. Judgment was passed. My character in the film doesn't have a good defense.