Xavier Dolan (I Killed My Mother), one of Canada’s most provocative and boundary pushing filmmakers, dips his toes into the mainstream with this gripping psychological thriller. Dolan plays the grief-stricken Tom, who ventures into the bucolic Quebec countryside for his lover’s funeral, only to become a pawn in a savage, sadistic game perpetrated by members of the grieving family. Winner, FIPRESCI International Critics Award, Venice 2013.
A small-time criminal kidnaps his estranged daughter and takes off on a road trip with ideas of starting a new life in Canada. Staring Dominic Fumusa (Kevin in Nurse Jackie).
Having lost her voice on the eve of her first world tour, a psychologically fragile singer is further tormented by a manifestation of her inner demons.
Pushed past her breaking point by her overbearing mother, a pint-sized beauty queen is forced to take drastic measures to regain control of her young life.
The stakes in a seemingly ordinary domestic squabble suddenly spike, leading the couple to become genuine combatants—they launch broadsides and throw low blows with wild abandon.
In their boldly cinematic new collaboration, celebrated documentarian Jennifer Baichwal and influential photographer Edward Burtynsky globetrot from floating farms in China to the once-mighty Colorado River, detailing our complex relationship with our most precious resource: water. Shot in staggering 5K ultra high-definition video, this is an eco film tailor-made for the big screen.
In his latest masterful documentary, John Walker traces the origins of Nunavut. The furthest thing from a stodgy history lesson, this is an epic drama featuring radicals, visionaries and Western civilization’s largest land claim. It’s also an incredibly personal film, as it charts Walker’s return to the High Arctic he first explored as a wide-eyed teenager. Winner, Best Atlantic Feature, Atlantic 2013.
Inspired by Terry Fox, two well-intentioned but poorly prepared cousins embark on an alternately hilarious and heartbreaking marathon of haplessness.
A sushi conveyer-belt transports us into a rare land mammal’s supernatural habitat—where documentary crews must brave ghosts and other oddities.
As a pack of kids pilot their bikes through suburban streets, idleness erupts into anarchy and they taste teenage rebellion for the first time.
In this unsettling comedy, a German tourist’s misguided attempt to experience a little West Coast “Indian” culture leaves him horribly out of his depth…
The first fiction feature by Mathieu Roy (Surviving Progress) stars Marcel Sabourin as the increasingly erratic and forgetful father of a jet-setting reporter (Roy Dupuis) and an ambitious pilot in training (Émile Proulx-Cloutier). The two brothers must overcome their differences when they accompany their father to the enigmatic "other home" that he seeks. Winner, Most Popular Canadian Feature, Montreal 2013.
A nuclear family has everything they ever wanted… And domestic bliss has never looked so much like the Apocalypse…
A striking photographic essay of Kennesaw, Georgia—a city where the head of every household is legally obligated to own an operating firearm.
After incurring the wrath of his neglected five-year-old son, a manchild finds himself at a crossroads. Will he prove he’s father material, or will he cut and run?
Anxiety over Vancouver real estate reaches operatic heights in this mischievous musical riff on an infamous local news story.
Taking us around the globe to examine national and ethnic attitudes, Vic Sarin’s documentary shines a light on skin colour—not race in itself—as a factor in shame and bigotry. The film starts from a personal position—Sarin’s insecurity about his colour—and becomes an act of catharsis for himself, for his subjects and, hopefully, for many in the audience.
Enduring episodes of spontaneous teleportation, an understandably disoriented man struggles to find his way back home.
Canada, Mexico, Denmark, Philippines
A famous American filmmaker (The Color Wheel director Alex Ross Perry) travels to the Yucatán to scout locations for his last movie. The Mayan Apocalypse intercedes. Raya Martin (Independencia) and Mark Peranson (Waiting for Sancho) co-direct.
When M.S. suddenly robbed filmmaker Jason DaSilva of his ability to walk, the Emily Carr graduate did what came naturally: started making a documentary. This intimate, affecting piece spans seven years and charts both DaSilva’s slow acceptance of his degenerative condition and staunch refusal to relinquish his lust for life. Winner, Best Canadian Feature, Hot Docs 2013.