Spotlight on Canadian Cinema
We've selected Canada for a special focus at this year's festival for many reasons, not the least of which is that this relatively modest indigenous industry continues to produce a wealth of talent and films of rare depth and richness.
Whether its new work from established auteurs like Denis Villeneuve and Denis Côté, gifted actor/directors like Don McKellar or newly emerging talents like Chloé Robichaud, Craig Goodwill and Sébastien Pilote, Canadian creative ingenuity is on abundant display. It's a cinema steeped in a rich and distinctive culture, one that never shies away from tough issues, controversy or the unconventional. All of this makes our spotlight on Canadian cinema the perfect match for the 25th anniversary of a Festival that has focused on those attributes since its inception.