Deep and artistic Canadian films hit Cannes

“A wave of Canadian filmmakers — both established and emerging — descend on the Cannes Film Festival today as the annual cinematic celebration on the French Riviera gets underway for 2014,” a CBC news article wrote yesterday. The article continued, “A record three Canadians — stalwarts David Cronenberg and Atom Egoyan as well as recent favourite Xavier Dolan — are unveiling their latest in official competition. Among the 18 films vying for the festival’s coveted Palme d’Or are Cronenberg’s Hollywood tale Maps to the Stars, Egoyan’s kidnap drama The Captive and Dolan’s mother-son story Mommy.”

‘This is an incredible vindication of our film culture,’ Toronto-based Egoyan said of the historic Canadian presence on La Croisette. ‘It’s just amazing.’

Read the full CBC article here.

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