We are pleased to announce that, for the fourth year running, independent journalist and critic BC Pires will be recommending ttff/13 picks to the readers of the T&T Guardian, our official media partner.
Pires has been writing about film “from an informed lay perspective” (his words) since 1988. He served on the first ttff jury in 2009 and wrote the jury’s report.
In an event at the ttff/11, he counted down his top Caribbean films. Last year he was a member of the Festival’s programming committee.
Pires’s ttff/13 Festival recommendations—13 in all—will run in the features section of the Guardian, one a day, from 18 September to 01 October. Each pick will be accompanied by a short review of the film.
Here’s what Pires had to say about pulling together his ttff/13 selections:
“I have teenaged children and am exquisitely well aware of how quickly the best things in the world can get even better but, even so, I’ve been impressed with how much better the ttff gets every year—and, every year, it’s a geometric, not an arithmetic, leap forward.
“The most difficult thing I’ve had to do this year is to decide which films to leave out, given that I can only make 13 picks in a daily selection. And I’ve seen half a dozen that could win, not just the ttff prizes, but those of film festivals around the world. The ttff is now better than Trinidad Carnival.”