Mark Leiren-Young

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"Fateless" was director's fate

TORONTO-The oldest Hollywood joke is that what everyone really wants to do is direct. But not Lajos Koltai. Despite the acclaim for his directorial debut, Fateless, the...

Full-frontal view of taboo

TORONTO-Clément Virgo wants to turn you on. If it wasn't obvious from watching his movie, Lie With Me, which kicks off with Vancouver actor Lauren Lee Smith (The L Word),...

Hard times inspire Terrifico

TORONTO-The creator of The Life and Hard Times of Guy Terrifico sounds like he was at least as excited about meeting the real-life musical icons who appear in his film as he...

Tao of Steve

TORONTO-Steve Martin wasn't Steve Martin's first choice for the role he plays in Shopgirl, his screen adaptation of his best-selling and beloved novella. "I asked Tom Hanks...

Still givin'er

TORONTO-It's All Gone Pete Tong is Cockney rhyming slang for "It's all gone wrong." But as we sit down to meet in the dining room of the Hotel Intercontinental, everything...

"Siblings" Skews Family Angst

TORONTO-David Weaver had never directed anyone else's work before, but when he read Siblings he knew that had to change. "It's the most autobiographical thing I've never...