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Festival releases Canada’s annual Top 10 films

Art and commerce walked the aisle together as the Toronto International Film Festival Group announced this year’s top Canadian films.

Selected by a group of industry experts and film professionals, this year’s list included Ken Scott’s box-office smash from Quebec, Starbuck, as well as Sebastien Pilote’s deeply moving, and rather stark drama about a car salesman, Le Vendeur.

This was the first year a significant number of high-pro-file English releases made the list, but only one has so far seen widespread theatrical release: Jason Eisener’s Hobo With a Shotgun premiered at Sundance, and hit theatres in March.

The film, which starred Rut-ger Hauer as a homeless man with a big gun, didn’t set the critics’ hearts on fire, but it proved successful with a cult film fan base and proved established players in the Canadian film industry had a desire to make genre films.

The other English language releases to make the Top 10 included David Cronenberg’s drama about Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung, A Dangerous Method, Nathan Morlando’s biopic about a Canadian heist-meister Edwin Boyd, Guy Mad-din’s revision of Homeric Odyssey, Keyhole, and Sarah Polley’s heartfelt exploration of modern love in Take This Waltz.

All four of these English-language features will be released in the new year.

TOP 10 FEATURES:

Cafe de flore – Jean-Marc Vallee

A Dangerous Method – David Cronenberg

Edwin Boyd – Nathan Morlando

Hobo With a Shotgun – Jason Eisener

Keyhole – Guy Maddin

Marecages – Guy Edoin

Monsieur Lazhar – Philippe Falardeau

Starbuck – Ken Scott

Take This Waltz – Sarah Polley

Le Vendeur – Sebastien Pilote

TOP 10 SHORTS:

Choke – Michelle Latimer

Doubles With Slight Pepper – Ian Harnarine

The Fuse: Or How I Burned Simon Bolivar – Igor Drljaca

Hope – Pedro Pires (Phi Group)

No Words Came Down – Ryan Flowers and Lisa Pham

Ora – Philippe Baylaucq (National Film Board of Canada)

Rhonda’s Party – Ashley McKenzie

La Ronde – Sophie Goyette (Locomotion Films)

Trotteur – Arnaud Brisebois and Francis Leclerc (Phi Group and Cirrus Communications)

We Ate the Children Last – Andrew Cividino

Source: Vancouver Sun

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Front Page, Industry News

Festival releases Canada’s annual Top 10 films

Art and commerce walked the aisle together as the Toronto International Film Festival Group announced this year’s top Canadian films.

Selected by a group of industry experts and film professionals, this year’s list included Ken Scott’s box-office smash from Quebec, Starbuck, as well as Sebastien Pilote’s deeply moving, and rather stark drama about a car salesman, Le Vendeur.

This was the first year a significant number of high-pro-file English releases made the list, but only one has so far seen widespread theatrical release: Jason Eisener’s Hobo With a Shotgun premiered at Sundance, and hit theatres in March.

The film, which starred Rut-ger Hauer as a homeless man with a big gun, didn’t set the critics’ hearts on fire, but it proved successful with a cult film fan base and proved established players in the Canadian film industry had a desire to make genre films.

The other English language releases to make the Top 10 included David Cronenberg’s drama about Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung, A Dangerous Method, Nathan Morlando’s biopic about a Canadian heist-meister Edwin Boyd, Guy Mad-din’s revision of Homeric Odyssey, Keyhole, and Sarah Polley’s heartfelt exploration of modern love in Take This Waltz.

All four of these English-language features will be released in the new year.

TOP 10 FEATURES:

Cafe de flore – Jean-Marc Vallee

A Dangerous Method – David Cronenberg

Edwin Boyd – Nathan Morlando

Hobo With a Shotgun – Jason Eisener

Keyhole – Guy Maddin

Marecages – Guy Edoin

Monsieur Lazhar – Philippe Falardeau

Starbuck – Ken Scott

Take This Waltz – Sarah Polley

Le Vendeur – Sebastien Pilote

TOP 10 SHORTS:

Choke – Michelle Latimer

Doubles With Slight Pepper – Ian Harnarine

The Fuse: Or How I Burned Simon Bolivar – Igor Drljaca

Hope – Pedro Pires (Phi Group)

No Words Came Down – Ryan Flowers and Lisa Pham

Ora – Philippe Baylaucq (National Film Board of Canada)

Rhonda’s Party – Ashley McKenzie

La Ronde – Sophie Goyette (Locomotion Films)

Trotteur – Arnaud Brisebois and Francis Leclerc (Phi Group and Cirrus Communications)

We Ate the Children Last – Andrew Cividino

Source: Vancouver Sun

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Front Page, Industry News

Festival releases Canada’s annual Top 10 films

Art and commerce walked the aisle together as the Toronto International Film Festival Group announced this year’s top Canadian films.

Selected by a group of industry experts and film professionals, this year’s list included Ken Scott’s box-office smash from Quebec, Starbuck, as well as Sebastien Pilote’s deeply moving, and rather stark drama about a car salesman, Le Vendeur.

This was the first year a significant number of high-pro-file English releases made the list, but only one has so far seen widespread theatrical release: Jason Eisener’s Hobo With a Shotgun premiered at Sundance, and hit theatres in March.

The film, which starred Rut-ger Hauer as a homeless man with a big gun, didn’t set the critics’ hearts on fire, but it proved successful with a cult film fan base and proved established players in the Canadian film industry had a desire to make genre films.

The other English language releases to make the Top 10 included David Cronenberg’s drama about Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung, A Dangerous Method, Nathan Morlando’s biopic about a Canadian heist-meister Edwin Boyd, Guy Mad-din’s revision of Homeric Odyssey, Keyhole, and Sarah Polley’s heartfelt exploration of modern love in Take This Waltz.

All four of these English-language features will be released in the new year.

TOP 10 FEATURES:

Cafe de flore – Jean-Marc Vallee

A Dangerous Method – David Cronenberg

Edwin Boyd – Nathan Morlando

Hobo With a Shotgun – Jason Eisener

Keyhole – Guy Maddin

Marecages – Guy Edoin

Monsieur Lazhar – Philippe Falardeau

Starbuck – Ken Scott

Take This Waltz – Sarah Polley

Le Vendeur – Sebastien Pilote

TOP 10 SHORTS:

Choke – Michelle Latimer

Doubles With Slight Pepper – Ian Harnarine

The Fuse: Or How I Burned Simon Bolivar – Igor Drljaca

Hope – Pedro Pires (Phi Group)

No Words Came Down – Ryan Flowers and Lisa Pham

Ora – Philippe Baylaucq (National Film Board of Canada)

Rhonda’s Party – Ashley McKenzie

La Ronde – Sophie Goyette (Locomotion Films)

Trotteur – Arnaud Brisebois and Francis Leclerc (Phi Group and Cirrus Communications)

We Ate the Children Last – Andrew Cividino

Source: Vancouver Sun

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