Big-Screen Romance


NEVER MIND THE BULLOCKS: Cast member Sandra Bullock signs autographs at the premiere of Infamous at Roy Thomson Hall during the 31st Toronto International Film Festival, September 14, 2006

Don't take this the wrong way, Toronto, but Hollywood loves you because you're easy. Perfectly timed, impeccably organized and unfailingly kind to all varieties of movies, the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) has become the industry's hottest festival ticket by acting as a kind of supportive, low-maintenance girlfriend. Unlike its major festival sisters — that sexy cougar Cannes, 60, and parka-clad hipster Sundance, 29 — Toronto, 32, is inclusive, friendly and even prettier once you get to know her.

TIFF became one of the premier brands in show business thanks in large part to its early...

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