Spotlight on homegrown cinema
| 80 minutes | 2017
Since 1974, the eccentric filmmakers of the Winnipeg Film Group have been calling the shots in the middle of the Prairies. Their strange art has critics shaking their heads. Is there something in the water? Why Winnipeg? From old-school directors John Paizs (Crime Wave) and Guy Maddin (Tales from the Gimli Hospital) to up-and-comers like Mike Maryniuk (The Goose, also playing at this year’s festival), the filmmakers step out from behind the camera in this fascinating, highly informative documentary featuring film clips, personal accounts and priceless anecdotes. A short history of the avant-garde, Canadian style, overflowing with cheekiness, idealism and high spirits.Q&A with the directors on October 9th
Mary, a world-famous Anishinaabe musician in her sixties, has had enough. Fleeing the hectic pace of touring, her abusive manager and even the love of her...
CANADA | 80 minutes | 2018
Mathieu, a young loner from Quebec exiled to Berlin, works at a public pool. There, he locks eyes – and bodies – with Matthias. Beyond the obvious...
CANADA , Germany | 80 minutes | 2018
The “firecrackers” in the title are Lou and Chantal, two teens who have way too much to say for their sleepy, isolated town. Bold, volatile, their...
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