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Friday, 21 September 2012

VIFF - Canadian Films

Itching for some Canadiana at this year's Vancouver International Film Festival?

Inch'Allah looks like an emotional tour-de-force and possibly Oscar-bound. Set against the backdrop of Palestine and Israel, this modern day journey into war may be a sell-out at the festival!

Laurence Always is the new film from director Xaviar Dolan (Heartbeats, J'a Tue Ma Mere). Filmed in Dolan's stylistic aesthetic, it tells the story of a man named Laurence who tells his girlfriend that he wants to become a woman. Judging from the trailer, the film looks beautiful inside and out and I can't wait to see it!

One Canadian film that's been getting buzz is Antiviral, mainly because the director is Brandon Cronenberg, son of David Cronenberg. It looks twisted and creepy!

Another disturbing looking film is Blackbird, about a young boy who is accused of plotting a school shooting. It looks heavy, but I'm definitely gonna try to make it for this one!

Local Vancouver (or Vancouver-related) Films!

Crimes of Mike Recket - directed by Bruce Sweeney

Random Acts of Romance - directed by Katrin Bowen

Camera Shy - directed by Mark Sawers (this film centers around a corrupt Vancouver city councillor, hmm, I wonder where he got the idea for that!?)

In No Particular Order - directed by Terry Miles & Kristine Cofsky

The Film Festival would not be complete without their documentaries. Here are some from Canada that might be worth taking a look at:

Lunarcy! - a film about those who love/are obsessed with the Moon! Just in time for this month's Harvest Moon Festival!

The Last White Knight - this one peaked my interest, as it's about a man who was assualted by a KKK member in the 60s and now years later, the two have met up to discuss that event.

Occupy Love - a film about the Occupy movement.

The Carbon Rush - Environmentalists will flock to this film about how projects around the world are destroying our Earth

The End of Time - This film looks trippy. It's a meditation on time.

High Five : An Adoption Saga - a film on one family's struggle to adopt 5 brothers and sisters from Ukraine

Check out the Canadian Images page on the VIFF website for more info!

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