September 23

Day#4 Of TIFF-Sunday, Sept.11th,2022



A dazzling surreal DaliLand with an amazing performance by Sir Ben Kingsley as the great surrealist artist Salvador Dali, exposing the inner workings of the art world and the woman behind Dali’s greatness, Gala, deliciously portrayed by Barbara Sukowa, his business manager, eccentric wife and muse with the libido of an electric eel.

Daliland,  directed by Canadian Mary Harron, of American Pyscho fame,  is told through the eyes of James,  a young angelic handsome assistant borrowed from Dali’s New York gallery while the Dalis are staying in the St. Regis Hotel.  James gets awestruck by being in the orbit of Dali with wild parties, celebrities such as Alice Cooper, and a bevy of beauties, while Gala is busy with her boy toy, Jesus of the Broadway show , Jesus Christ Superstar, and while Dali is trying to get motivated to produce art for his upcoming gallery show.

Closing Night screening of Mary Harron’s Dalíland was shown at the Visa Screening Room at the Princess of Wales Theatre and Roy Thomson Hall.

We returned in the afternoon to Marbl for their Supper Series and The Sony Pictures Classics 4-Film reception celebrating: THE RETURN OF TANYA TUCKER, CARMENLIVING  and ONE FINE MORNING
 This was final day and night of the Supper Suite at Marbl. Natalie Portman arrived fashionably late from her Gala at Roy Thomson Hall with husband and director Benjamin Millepied for the premiere party of CARMEN. She exited the back door leaving the paparazzi out front scrambling for their shot. Husband Millepied stayed behind to schmooze with party guests.

Cast members Paul Mescal, Rossy de Palma ,Melissa Barrera stopped by the Collider Media Studio. Also in attendance was the cast of LIVINGAmiee Lou Wood , Bill Nighy and Director Oliver Hermanus. 

The French beauty Léa Seydoux, soon to star in the upcoming sequel to DUNE, was in attendance for premiere party for ONE FINE MORNING. Ji-min Park walked the red carpet and made her TIFF debut for RETURN TO SEOUL.

We took a break and returned to Marbl at 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm:  Stardust Pictures, Electric Panda Entertainment, and Latigo Films festival soiree celebrating the release of THE HUNT CLUB. That ended day#4 for us at Marbl-Supper Suite.