Sign Up for the Daily Filmfodder Newsletter       

Movie News

"Borat" Scores Toronto Film Festival Premiere

200607-borat.jpg Mainstay "Ali G" character Borat will receive a splashy, late-night premiere at the upcoming Toronto Film Festival, Variety reports.

I've never been a fan of Sacha Baron Cohen's "Ali G" antics, but it's hard to resist Borat. Throw in a great movie title -- "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan" -- and Cohen and friends have got themselves at least one future Netflix rental (no, I won't see in the theater).

The plot isn't shabby either: According to the film's IMDb entry, the story follows Kazakhstani reporter Borat Sagdiyev as he reports from the United States. Along the way, Borat concludes that he must marry Pamela Anderson (she's in the movie). I have no idea what happens after that, but a set-up this bizarre has to work.

The Toronto Film Festival runs Sept. 7-16. "Borat" will screen during the festival's Midnight Madness. -- Mac Slocum

Posted by Mac on July 26, 2006 01:22 PM
Permalink | Email to a Friend | Add to | Digg This

ahh.. great success!

-- Posted by: Jim Snow at July 26, 2006 03:36 PM

More Recent Stories:
Ten Best Films of 2007
Utah Film Critics Praise “No Country”
Detroit Critics Name “No Country” Best Film
Hudson, Latifah and Okonedo have a “Secret”
Raimi Returns to Horror With “Hell”
Phoenix Critics Pick “No Country” as Year’s Best
Affleck to Replace Norton in “State of Play”
Peter Jackson to make "The Hobbit"
McGregor and Carrey to Share On-Screen Romance
Dallas Critics applaud "No Country for Old Men"