So I was able to go to the premiere screening of “The Wrestler” during TIFF, and it was one of the better movies I’ve seen in a loooong time. Directed by Darren Aronofsky (“Pi”, “Requiem for a Dream”) it stars Mickey Rourke, Marisa Tomei and Evan Rachel Wood.
Even if wrestling is not your thing, it’s worth the watch purely for Rourke’s performance. Even if you don’t like Rourke, watch it for the quality of the filmmaking – it won the Golden Lion (the top award) @ Venice, so it must be good.
For more on the film, read my review here.*
*I realize that the link I had provided earlier was not correct – that’s been fixed now!