Some films can infuse us with their magic even before we have a chance to watch them. Personally, it may be an image, the mystery of its title or a particular theme which will create in this cinema lover a craving only satiated by watching the film.
I constantly crave a place where great world cinema plays nearly uninterrupted all day long and a great buffet of international food is served. I ended up finding it all in Abu Dhabi, during the fifth annual Abu Dhabi Film Festival.
In cinematic circles, it is said that the Toronto International Film Festival is second only to Cannes. But in terms of numbers of films presented, industry connections and stars attending, I would say it's too close to call.