It’s official: Keyhole shall make its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival this September!
It is always a joy to have a film I’ve worked on appear at a festival venue such as Toronto, Cannes, or Berlin. Keyhole will mark my fifth at TIFF. It makes the hard work worthwhile, and exposes that work to a wide (and widely discerning) audience.
Toronto, if not a filmmaker’s city, is without doubt a film lover’s city, which makes Keyhole’s presentation that much more satisfying, particularly considering the film marks a departure for Guy. As far as I’m concerned, Keyhole has a more compelling emotional core; the Maddin tropes and quirks that you would expect are there, but under the surface there is something that engages the audience beyond the wild flights of cine-erotic fantasy. There is, indeed, something dark and wounded, and I feel deserving of reflection.
If any other Keyhole-related news comes up, I’ll let you know.