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Vancouver film Violent looking at Oscars contention

Vancouver-made film Violent, the top winner at this year’s Leo Awards, is being considered to represent Canada at the 2016 Academy Awards in the Best Foreign Language Film category.

Produced by Vancouver production company Amazing Factory and directed by newcomer Andrew Huculiak, the film will be screening for seven consecutive days at the Vancity Theatre from Aug. 28 to Sept. 3 in order to fulfil its eligibility requirements.

“We are so honoured that this labour of love project is being considered by the Canadian selection committee (for the Academy Awards),” Huculiak said in a news release. “What better way to celebrate this honour than in our home city?”

Violent was shot in Norway and tells the story of a young woman named Dagny (played by Dagny Backer Johnsen) who remembers the five people who loved her the most as she experiences “a catastrophic event.”

The feature-length film, presented in Norwegian with English subtitles and featuring a score performed by Huculiak’s band We Are The City, was showcased at the Cannes Film Festival in 2014.

It premiered in Canada at the Vancouver International Film Festival last year, where it was named Best Canadian Film and Best B.C. Film. It was also honoured by the Vancouver Film Critics Circle.

In June, Violent swept the Leo Awards with eight wins, including Best Direction, Best Screenwriting and Best Motion Picture.

Source: Vancouver Sun

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Front Page, Headline, Industry News

Vancouver film Violent looking at Oscars contention

Vancouver-made film Violent, the top winner at this year’s Leo Awards, is being considered to represent Canada at the 2016 Academy Awards in the Best Foreign Language Film category.

Produced by Vancouver production company Amazing Factory and directed by newcomer Andrew Huculiak, the film will be screening for seven consecutive days at the Vancity Theatre from Aug. 28 to Sept. 3 in order to fulfil its eligibility requirements.

“We are so honoured that this labour of love project is being considered by the Canadian selection committee (for the Academy Awards),” Huculiak said in a news release. “What better way to celebrate this honour than in our home city?”

Violent was shot in Norway and tells the story of a young woman named Dagny (played by Dagny Backer Johnsen) who remembers the five people who loved her the most as she experiences “a catastrophic event.”

The feature-length film, presented in Norwegian with English subtitles and featuring a score performed by Huculiak’s band We Are The City, was showcased at the Cannes Film Festival in 2014.

It premiered in Canada at the Vancouver International Film Festival last year, where it was named Best Canadian Film and Best B.C. Film. It was also honoured by the Vancouver Film Critics Circle.

In June, Violent swept the Leo Awards with eight wins, including Best Direction, Best Screenwriting and Best Motion Picture.

Source: Vancouver Sun

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Front Page, Headline, Industry News

Vancouver film Violent looking at Oscars contention

Vancouver-made film Violent, the top winner at this year’s Leo Awards, is being considered to represent Canada at the 2016 Academy Awards in the Best Foreign Language Film category.

Produced by Vancouver production company Amazing Factory and directed by newcomer Andrew Huculiak, the film will be screening for seven consecutive days at the Vancity Theatre from Aug. 28 to Sept. 3 in order to fulfil its eligibility requirements.

“We are so honoured that this labour of love project is being considered by the Canadian selection committee (for the Academy Awards),” Huculiak said in a news release. “What better way to celebrate this honour than in our home city?”

Violent was shot in Norway and tells the story of a young woman named Dagny (played by Dagny Backer Johnsen) who remembers the five people who loved her the most as she experiences “a catastrophic event.”

The feature-length film, presented in Norwegian with English subtitles and featuring a score performed by Huculiak’s band We Are The City, was showcased at the Cannes Film Festival in 2014.

It premiered in Canada at the Vancouver International Film Festival last year, where it was named Best Canadian Film and Best B.C. Film. It was also honoured by the Vancouver Film Critics Circle.

In June, Violent swept the Leo Awards with eight wins, including Best Direction, Best Screenwriting and Best Motion Picture.

Source: Vancouver Sun

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