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Toronto Film Festival 2012: Launching Mostly Oscar Favorites, but Also Artful Debuts

A delayed flight from Venice meant that Lisbon-based filmmaker Miguel Gomes answered questions from 2012 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF 12) audiences breathlessly at the opening night premiere of his stunning movie Tabu. He also admitted to the capacity crowd at the TIFF Bell Lightbox, the festival’s postmodern headquarters, that his time spent waiting on the Venice airport tarmac paid off with extra insight into his beautiful, black-and-white, nearly silent, and subtly avant-garde drama about female neighbors in a Lisbon apartment building and an elderly woman’s dramatic history in early 1960s colonial Africa.