Canadian films at our Film Festival
Festival in Media
2017-11-29

 

 

This year, Canada celebrates 150th birthday. According to this day, Tbilisi international film festival with the embassy of Canada and Telefilm Canada, offers you special section - "Canada 150". In this section are presented artistic, documentary and animated films. The best works of Canadian films for the last 5 years.

 

"A Moon of Nickel and Ice" (Canada 2016)

The mining town of Norilsk sits in the heart of the Siberian Arctic, huddled behind its wind walls and bathed in the smoke and sulfur of its factories. While teenagers in the icy city dream of exile and nickel miners ponder the lost Soviet comradeship, descendants of Gulag prisoners and theatre artists seek to shed light on Norilsk's dark past, buried under ice and censorship.

François Jacob is a self-trained filmmaker who has mainly directed short fiction. His early work includes The Singing Tomorrows (2014), The Sun (2010), and The End of the Train (2008). Sur la lune de nickel is his first feature documentary project. He currently lives and works in Montreal.


"Sleeping Giant" (Canada 2015)

A cast of talented young newcomers star as three young boys-sheltered city kid Adam and wild cousins Nate and Riley-who spend summer vacation on the shores of Lake Superior testing their limits with rebellious acts of stolen liquor, cliff-jumping, and infighting. It's an edgy, vivid, and perceptive film.

Canadian filmmaker Andrew Cividino makes his feature debut with Sleeping Giant. The Toronto International Film Festival selected his short film We Ate the Children Last as one of Canada's Top Ten shorts of 2011.

"The Forbidden Room" (Canada 2015)

A never-before-seen woodsman mysteriously appears aboard a submarine that's been trapped deep under water for months with an unstable cargo. As the terrified crew make their way through the corridors of the doomed vessel, they find themselves on a voyage into the origins of their darkest fears.


Guy Maddin was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Maddin produced his first film in 1985, and since then his distinctive style of recreating and renovating silent film conventions and international critical acclaim have made him one of Canada's most celebrated directors.

Evan Johnson is a writer and filmmaker. He studied film and philosophy at the University of Manitoba. He was discovered by Maddin in 2009.

"The Demons" (Canada 2015)

Ten-year-old Felix is growing up in a peaceful environment and you might say his childhood is ideal. The movie looks at events through his eyes, thereby revealing little by little how much fear and anxiety even a so-called normal child experiences at every turn. Thanks to his heightened sensitivity, the boy seems to feel when actual danger is lurking nearby.

Philippe Lesage is a director and writer, known for The Demons (2015), The Heart That Beats (2010) and Copenhague A Love Story (2017).

"Lira's Forest" (Canada 2017)

As the end of her life approaches, an old woman encounters a strange spirit from a nearby forest.

Connor Jessup was born in Toronto, Canada. He is an actor since the age of eleven. Jessup is also active behind the camera, having written and directed several shorts.

"Scaffold" (Canada 2017)

Recent immigrants to Canada, working on scaffolding break the routine of their job by observing the people in the neighborhood from a unique, precarious and ephemeral vantage point.

Kazik Radwanski was born in Toronto and studied filmmaking at Ryerson University. His shorts include the Festival selections Princess Margaret Blvd. (2008), Out in that Deep Blue Sea (2009), and Green Crayons (2010), as well as the Canada's Top Ten selection Cutaway (2014).

« Voiceless » (Canada 2015)

Edgar works in a pig slaughterhouse. He loves opera and he loves Ginette, the stripper of his dreams. Edgar is about to ask her to marry him when he surprises her bedding her boss. In shock, he loses his voice and unfortunately finds himself with the voice of a pig.

David Uloth graduated from Concordia Univeristy in film production and has made fourteen short films that have screened at hundreds of film festivals, won a score of international awards.


« Mutants » (Canada 2016)

In the summer of 1996, life throws a curveball in the face of Keven Guénette... And it strikes. Guided by his paraplegic baseball coach, Keven discovers the mutation, sex and love.

Alexandre Dostie was born in the rural Quebec that now shade his works, Alexandre Dostie is a poet and performer. On screen, he created in 2010 the poetic web series Sainte-Cécile. Mutants is his first short film.



"Hi, It's Your Mother" (Canada 2016)

Daniel Sterlin-Altman's short animation begins like a family sitcom or a TV movie from the ‘50s, only to transform into a horror, then a black comedy, and finally return to its starting point. The film also shows that mother-child relationships are always rather twisted.

Daniel Sterlin-Altman was born in Toronto, Canada. He studied film animation at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema of Montreal and became a director of animated films. He is currently living and working in Melbourne, Australia.

 

 

 

 

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