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Sunday, September 09, 2007

Sean Kelly

TIFF07: My exhausting first day

My first day volunteering at the Film Festival left me very exhausted. I did some tasks that I was familiar with from last year, however about half of my time today was spent outside the theatre at the Rush line (a line-up for people to get last minute tickets).

Some celebrities actually showed up at the theatre today, however I never saw them since I was outside.

After my shift was over, I actually received a free ticket to tonight's Gala Screening. I think this might be due to there being lots of tickets left for the film, since not only did I get the free ticket, but I got it upgraded from Balcony to Main, while waiting in line.

Anyways, I will write my thoughts on the film:

My Thoughts on Le Deuxieme Souffle

This film was a French gangster film staring Daniel Auteuil and Monica Bellucci. I don't really know what to think of it. There will some scenes of shooting that I found quite neat, however I found it a bit too long (2 1/2 hours) and it was boring at times (I found myself nodding off). It was not the best film to start my festival viewing experience, but at least I got to attend a gala.


After this exhausting first day, I shall go to bed and get ready for my second day of volunteering at the festival.

Sean Kelly

About Sean Kelly -

Sean Patrick Kelly is a self-described ├╝ber-geek, who has been an avid film lover for all his life. He graduated from York University in 2010 with an honours B.A. in Cinema and Media Studies and he likes to believe he knows what he’s talking about when he writes about film (despite occasionally going on pointless rants).