the best bookstores in the world
1. This majestic converted 1920s movie palace uses theater boxes for reading rooms and draws Thousands of tourists every year. Librería El Ateneo Grand Splendid, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2. This is the entrance of the bookstore Le Bal des Ardents in Lyon, France.
3. For those who like their green spaces (and coffee shops) to Invade their bookstores. Cafebreria El Pendulo, Mexico City, Mexico
4. The bookstore section of the larger complex dedicated to art and design certainly lives up to its mission. Corso Como Bookshop , Milan, Italy
5. Kid’s Republic Book Store in Beijing, China by Sako Architects
6. Livraria Lello & Irmão (open since 1906), Porto, Portugal
7. A gorgeous converted Dominican church gives the power of reading its due diligence. Selexyz Bookstore , Maastricht, Holland
an assortment of heavens
It’s a secret to everybody…
This is one example of a fore-edge painting from a four volume set of scientific books which are divided by season. Each has a landscape painting of the season hidden until you begin to read it and bend the pages to turn them.
Graeme Manson & John Fawcett [the creators of Orphan Black] demonstrate how Tatiana physically prepares for each character.
↳ "If you get the chance, ask her, what would you physically do to prepare for these characters? It’s hilarious watching her off in the corner.”- John
Congrats to author Ernest Mathijs on this, & thank you U of T Press.
“Few studies of Canadian cinema to date have engaged deeply with genre cinema and its connection to Canadian culture. Ernest Mathijs does just that in this volume, which traces the inception, production, and reception of Canada’s internationally renowned horror film, Ginger Snaps (2000). This tongue-in-cheek Gothic film, which centres on two death-obsessed teenage sisters, draws a provocative connection between werewolf monstrosity and female adolescence and boasts a dedicated world-wide fan base.
The first book-length study of this popular film, John Fawcett’s Ginger Snaps is based on the author’s privileged access to most of its cast and crew and to its enthusiasts around the world. Examining themes of genre, feminism, identity, and adolescent belonging, Mathijs concludes that Ginger Snaps deserves to be recognized as part of the Canadian canon, and that it is a model example of the kind of crossover cult film that remains unjustly undervalued by film scholars.” - from the publisher
THE HUSBAND d. Bruce McDonald, Canada
Number 10 of 15 films on The Mission List
For showing the power of impotent male rage. For delivering a standout performance by Maxwell McCabe-Lokos. For peppering a stark story of betrayal with glorious slashes of pure colour and light.
Get more information on The Husband here at the TIFF website.
The Mission List: 15 Undiscovered Films at the Toronto International Film Festival
All 15 titles on the Mission List are world premiere feature-length films, in fiction or documentary. All are currently without distribution in Canada or the US. I’ve chosen no more than two films per country, and all films, in my view, fulfill TIFF’s mission:
Transform the way people see the world through film.
Co-creator Graeme Manson and some of us from #TheHive will be there & we’re looking forward to sayin’ hi to our awesome friends from #CloneClub. Check the official schedule for deets.