From one ‘Park’ to another, Liane Balaban talks TIFF 2017


Nothing cooler than just having a casual chat with a fellow Torontonian and talented artist during one of the busiest times of the years. Liane Balaban was in town this week to promote two wonderful films at TIFF: short film Bickford Park and feature film Meditation Park.

Now I think you get the park reference!

Here are your last chances to see both of this film at TIFF:

  • Meditation Park = Friday, September 15th – 11:45am at Scotia 13
  • Bickford Park = Part of Short Cuts Programme 01, Thursday September 14th – 6:30pm at Scotia 10

Meditation Park will also open the Vancouver International Film Festival.

About Liane

Born in Toronto, Liane Balaban  made her debut in film in 1999 with New Waterford Girl, one that landed a Special Jury Citation at TIFF 1999. Since then, she has pursued acting seriously and taken on a number of diverse roles in projects such as One Week, Spliced, and Definitely, Maybe.

We last had the opportunity to speak to her on the red carpet of The Grand Seduction, a film that was directed by  Don McKellar and starred Taylor Kitsch, Brendan Gleeson, and Gordon Pinsent.

Other major projects that Liane has been involved with include Supernatural, Covert Affairs, Alphas, and the 2016 Nadia Litz film The People Garden.

The Interview

Our chat gave us an opportunity to talk about both films, dive into some of the elements of film that she likes to see in her roles, and an exciting future she is carving in the world of writing.