2017 Toronto Film Festival

  • Festivals

Nico, 1988: Portrait of a Rich and Tragic Life

Nico, 1988, which opened the  2017 Venice Horizons section and also played in Toronto, is not the first documentary about Christa Paffgen, better known as Nico, the superstar of Andy Warhol’s famous Factory and later lead singer of The Velvet Underground. In 1995, another female director, Susanne Ofteringer, chronicled in Nico Icon the self-destructive lifestyle of the German singer, actress, and model, but it was a too broad documentary that tried to encompass a whole life in the frame of one hour.
  • Festivals

“Call Me by Your Name” at TIFF

Golden Globe nominated director Luca Guadagnino’s Call Me by Your Name debuted to much buzz at the Sundance Film Festival and showed at the Toronto Film Festival in advance of its awards-season theatrical release this fall. Adapted by James Ivory from André Aciman’s 2007 novel of the same name, the coming-of-age story stars Armie Hammer as Oliver, an American college student who spends a summer in Italy doing post-graduate study and finds himself slowly falling into a romantic relationship with the younger teenage son of his hosts, Elio (Timothée Chalamet).