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TIFF ’17 Loads Up on Canuck Offerings from Côté, Nguyen, Lavoie, Zweig, Veninger, Pat Mills & Blake Williams

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TIFF ’17 Loads Up on Canuck Offerings from Côté, Nguyen, Lavoie, Zweig, Veninger, Pat Mills & Blake Williams

Denis Villeneuve and Xavier Dolan might not make it to the party with their studio and Cannes 2018 bound anticipated pics, but the Toronto Int. Film Fest has loaded programmes within their 2017 edition with several world preems from important Canadian auteurs. Among the eyebrow raising offerings are the North Americans preems to the Venice Film Fest selected Eye on Juliet from Kim Nguyen (3) and Locarno Film Fest items from Denis Côté (A Skin so Soft) and former IONCINEMA contributor Blake Williams‘ feature film debut PROTOTYPE (1).

A pair of pics that are worth keeping an eye out for is Simon Lavoie‘s fifth feature film in less than a decade in b&W offering The Little Girl Who Was Too Fond of Matches (4) and Pat Mills‘ third outing with Don’t Talk to Irene (2) – both items are among the half dozen or so offerings that are included in the yet to be announced Contemporary World Cinema section. Here are the selections.

SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS
Eye on Juliet Kim Nguyen, Canada – North American Premiere

MASTERS
Our People Will Be Healed Alanis Obomsawin, Canada – World Premiere

TIFF DOCS
The Carter Effect Sean Menard, Canada/USA – World Premiere
Living Proof Matt Embry, Canada – World Premiere
There is a House Here Alan Zweig, Canada – World Premiere

DISCOVERY
A Worthy Companion Carlos Sanchez, Jason Sanchez, Canada – World Premiere
All You Can Eat Buddha Ian Lagarde, Canada – World Premiere
AVA Sadaf Foroughi, Iran/Canada/Qatar – World Premiere
Black Cop Cory Bowles, Canada – World Premiere
Cardinals Grayson Moore, Aidan Shipley, Canada – World Premiere
Luk’Luk’I Wayne Wapeemukwa, Canada – World Premiere
Mary Goes Round Molly McGlynn, Canada – World Premiere
Never Steady, Never Still Kathleen Hepburn, Canada – World Premiere

CONTEMPORARY WORLD CINEMA
BLACK KITE Tarique Qayumi, Canada/Afghanistan – World Premiere
Don’t Talk to Irene Pat Mills, Canada – World Premiere
Les Affamés Robin Aubert, France/Canada – World Premiere
Meditation Park Mina Shum, Canada – World Premiere
Porcupine Lake Ingrid Veninger, Canada – World Premiere
Public Schooled Kyle Rideout, Canada – World Premiere
Pyewacket Adam MacDonald, Canada – World Premiere
The Little Girl Who Was Too Fond of Matches (La petite fille qui aimait trop les allumettes) Simon Lavoie, Canada – World Premiere

PRIMETIME
Alias Grace Mary Harron, Canada/USA – World Premiere

WAVELENGTHS
PROTOTYPE Blake Williams, Canada – North American Premiere
Ta peau si lisse (A Skin so Soft) Denis Côté, Canada/Switzerland – North American Preem

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at IONCINEMA.com (founded in 2000). Eric splits his time between his home base in Montreal, NYC, and is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. Top 3 from 2016: Certain Women (Kelly Reichardt), Things to Come (Mia Hansen-Løve), Toni Erdmann (Maren Ade)

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