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A mother brings her reluctant son to the hospital for an ambiguous procedure. ... D/P/S Martin Thibaudeau L French w/English subtitles TD HD Cam/2011 ... Read more
A professional thief and his lover revisit their past and find disturbing omens for the future. With a title like Cold Feet you'd expect a 'cool' film and that's exactly what you get. Not the ostentatious '"attitude" of a flashy style-driven, MTV film or the distanced, existential snobbery of some ... Read more
The film observes the life of Canadian wild life painter, Glen Loates, over two years, as he sketches and paints the flora and fauna of the North American wilderness. ... Read more
The dying art of barrel-making is still practised in the Sweeney Cooperage by old hands, working with ancient tools. ... Read more
The Corporation CanadaThe CEO of Interface, a massive global manufacturing conglomerate, thinks this planet can support life for 30 to 50 more years and then it's lights out! Mark Achbar (Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media) and Jennifer Abbott's scathing new work combines humour ... Read more
A modern mosaic from the urban jungle, this is an omnibus film, six stories linked by the central character of Greek philosopher/taxi driver, Cosmos. Nightmares traumatise Morille, a young filmmaker on a caffeine high who is interviewed on the hi-tech TV show from Hell (Le Technetium)!. Yannie is ... Read more
Part One in a series on sporting figures. ... Read more
Cowards Bend the Knee Canada'straight from the guilt mines of Guy Maddin's psyche to the collective unconscious of stunned audiences, Cowards Bend the Knee is film autobiography at its most hilariously creative.' -Variety'sex! Voyeurism! Revenge! Ice-hockey! The scandalous confessions of Winnipeg's ... Read more
A warm portrait of two Toronto artists and art teachers, Robert Markle and Gordon Rayner. ... Rayner, with his handlebar moustache, represents the cowboy of the title, Markle, half Indian ('the better half, he says), is the Indian Rayner plays the drums, Markle the electric piano. There are women ... Read more
Louise-Marie Beauchamp uses evocative images and haunting music to create a visual and aural poem. In six minutes, and without words, she tells the story of the formation and destruction of a relationship. But the focus is very much on the casualty of this destruction; the child is torn between two ... Read more
McWilliams' ground-breaking documentary is a kind of x-ray into the creative mind of Canada's late animation pioneer, who passed away in 1987. ... Norman McLaren's influence on cinema cannot be overestimated. Often working with collaborators Evelyn Lambart and Grant Munro, McLaren produced over 50 ... Read more
Canada's huge James Bay power project creates a conflict between the hunting culture in the area, and the white technical culture which would become dominant there. The film shows the Cree hunters' and trappers' way of living with the land, reflecting not only their complex and subtle religious ... Read more
From the analyst's couch, the terminally tragedy-prone Chip Dexter tries to find the root of his grown up insecurities in his childhood horrors. Meanwhile, his analyst, played by Ann Magnuson, Doyen of the infamous Club 57, doodles and cracks walnuts. ... Read more
"Denis Côté has long since staked out his territory as Canada's most adventurous auteur." - Eye Weekly ... Winning the Best Director prize at Locarno, Curling is an offbeat and eccentric comedy with distinctly morbid leanings. ... Friendless Jean-François scrapes by doing odd jobs at a ... Read more
A parody of a Busby Berkley Musical using incongruity as a means and an end. ... Read more
Daisy feels she needs a facelift. ... The film follows her through all the stages, from the preliminary visit with the surgeon, to the actual operation. Interspersed with Daisy's story is an examination of other aspects of cosmetic surgery and the value system that has created this industry. ... Read more
In this film music, dance, shape and colour are combined to excite and enlarge the student's interest in mathematics. ... Read more
A child escapes from the rectangular stone world of a city, only to be placed into the microcosm of our world: the school. Without the use of a single word, this imaginative animated film sharply recalls memories of a childhood in Quebec. ... Prix du Jury, Oberhausen 1973. ... Read more
David was born with Down's Syndrome. His parents ignored advice to put him into an institution and took him home with them. The film was made seventeen years later, and shows how David has learned to live with his problems and accomplish many things. He speaks about himself frankly, informedly and ... Read more
"Artists are hard to encourage. . . If an artist can be advised, directed, coerced, he isn't an artist at all. Better shoot him". These are lines from the letters of David Milne, Canadian artist who painted as independently as he spoke. The film shows many of his paintings, and his letters, read as ... Read more
Day after Day gives us the monotonous routine in a small paper-mill town - a routine geared to the factory, and through skillful photography this machine world asserts a brutal dominance. By contrast the commentary achieves a certain lyricism, using word associations and fragments of thoughts ... Read more
"Combining elements of Shrek and Truffaut's The Wild Child." – Hollywood Reporter ... This debut feature from skilled French animator Jean-Christophe Dessaint is both beautifully crafted and moving. Featuring the voices of Jean Reno and the late Claude Chabrol, The Day of the Crows ... Read more
... ... The Intifada, Israel's occupied territories. This is a world of Israeli soldiers, Palestini­an child-warriors and CNN news crews, with politicians and rabble rousers on both sides. ... ... ... The particular genius of Deadly Currents is not to take sides. No glib 'sound bites', no pat ... Read more
A pathological detective story where the culprit is either the victim's vindictive wife, environmental pollution or...? ... Read more
A humorous account of the artisf s crummy-sut-high paymg jobs Utilizing repetitive edit-ng techniques and a rambling, ranting voiceover, the film takes a tongue-in-cheek ook at that daily phenomenon known as the 'character building pay cheque'. ... Read more
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