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TIFF's Books on Film series returns with Kazuo Ishiguro, Irvine Welsh & More

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Book lovers and film buffs are a match made in heaven, and thanks to TIFF's Books on Film series, you can indulge your love of page and picture at the same time.

The series celebrates and screens acclaimed films that started their narrative lives as books. Before each screening, audiences are treated to in-person discussions with filmmakers and writers about subjects such as adaptation, writing processes, finding inspiration in books, and much more.

Now in its fifth year, the series has proven to be a popular one, bringing in authors and filmmakers from around the world to chat with series host, CBC's Eleanor Wachtel. The 2015 edition promises to be a particular draw, with fan favourites like Kazuo Ishiguro, British journalist and former Penthouse editor Lynn Barber and Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh in the mix.

Books on Film kicks off this year on March 2, 2015 with a conversation featuring esteemed Shakespeare scholar James Shapiro, who will discuss Ralph Fiennes' modern-day adaptation of Coriolanus.

The full 2015 TIFF Books on Film line up:

  • March 2: James Shapiro on Coriolanus
  • March 16: Kazuo Ishiguro on The Remains of the Day
  • April 13: Lynn Barber on An Education
  • May 11: Allan Scott on Don't Look Now
  • June 1: Irvine Welsh on Trainspotting
  • June 22: Phillip Lopate on The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
  • All events in the series take place at the TIFF Bell Lightbox (350 King Street West, Toronto).

    Check out TIFF's Books on Film website for further details, movie descriptions and ticket information, and stay tuned to Open Book for more information about this innovative series.

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