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Canada reveals its top 10 films

MONTREAL — The three Quebec pics that repped Canada at this year’s Cannes Film Festival are among films selected by the Toronto Film Festival in its ninth annual list of the top 10 domestic features of the year.

They are Denis Cote’s docudrama “Carcasses,” 20-year-old writer-director Xavier Dolan’s gay-themed dramedy “I Killed My Mother” and helmer Denis Villeneuve’s “Polytechnique,” based on the true story of the Montreal university shooting spree in 1989.

Canada’s Top Ten, announced Monday, will be screened for the public, coupled with filmmaker Q&A sessions, Jan. 14-21 at the Toronto Film Festival Cinematheque.

“Canada’s Top Ten provides the opportunity to discover and celebrate these films,” said Toronto fest CEO Piers Handling. “It’s essential for the Canadian public to stand behind the efforts of these audacious filmmakers.”

Rounding out the list are Jacob Tierney’s Montreal-shot high school comedy “The Trotsky,” which top­lines Jay Baruchel; Matthew Bissonnette’s L.A.-set road movie “Passenger Side”; Alexandre Franchi’s “The Wild Hunt”; Ruba Nadda’s “Cairo Time”; Sherry White’s “Crackie”; Bernard Emond’s Catholic drama “La Donation”; and Peter Stebbings’ “Defendor.”

Source: Variety

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Front Page, Industry News

Canada reveals its top 10 films

MONTREAL — The three Quebec pics that repped Canada at this year’s Cannes Film Festival are among films selected by the Toronto Film Festival in its ninth annual list of the top 10 domestic features of the year.

They are Denis Cote’s docudrama “Carcasses,” 20-year-old writer-director Xavier Dolan’s gay-themed dramedy “I Killed My Mother” and helmer Denis Villeneuve’s “Polytechnique,” based on the true story of the Montreal university shooting spree in 1989.

Canada’s Top Ten, announced Monday, will be screened for the public, coupled with filmmaker Q&A sessions, Jan. 14-21 at the Toronto Film Festival Cinematheque.

“Canada’s Top Ten provides the opportunity to discover and celebrate these films,” said Toronto fest CEO Piers Handling. “It’s essential for the Canadian public to stand behind the efforts of these audacious filmmakers.”

Rounding out the list are Jacob Tierney’s Montreal-shot high school comedy “The Trotsky,” which top­lines Jay Baruchel; Matthew Bissonnette’s L.A.-set road movie “Passenger Side”; Alexandre Franchi’s “The Wild Hunt”; Ruba Nadda’s “Cairo Time”; Sherry White’s “Crackie”; Bernard Emond’s Catholic drama “La Donation”; and Peter Stebbings’ “Defendor.”

Source: Variety

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Front Page, Industry News

Canada reveals its top 10 films

MONTREAL — The three Quebec pics that repped Canada at this year’s Cannes Film Festival are among films selected by the Toronto Film Festival in its ninth annual list of the top 10 domestic features of the year.

They are Denis Cote’s docudrama “Carcasses,” 20-year-old writer-director Xavier Dolan’s gay-themed dramedy “I Killed My Mother” and helmer Denis Villeneuve’s “Polytechnique,” based on the true story of the Montreal university shooting spree in 1989.

Canada’s Top Ten, announced Monday, will be screened for the public, coupled with filmmaker Q&A sessions, Jan. 14-21 at the Toronto Film Festival Cinematheque.

“Canada’s Top Ten provides the opportunity to discover and celebrate these films,” said Toronto fest CEO Piers Handling. “It’s essential for the Canadian public to stand behind the efforts of these audacious filmmakers.”

Rounding out the list are Jacob Tierney’s Montreal-shot high school comedy “The Trotsky,” which top­lines Jay Baruchel; Matthew Bissonnette’s L.A.-set road movie “Passenger Side”; Alexandre Franchi’s “The Wild Hunt”; Ruba Nadda’s “Cairo Time”; Sherry White’s “Crackie”; Bernard Emond’s Catholic drama “La Donation”; and Peter Stebbings’ “Defendor.”

Source: Variety

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