INDEPENDENT FILMS – Kathy Kay

Look out for Toronto International Film Fest

TIFF is looming. The largest film event in Canada, still vying to be number one has a great line-up of Canadian films for 2015.

Phillippe Falardeau (Monsieur Lazhar) is back after last year’s The Good Lie, this time with a satirical piece, My Internship In Canada. The film spotlights Canadian politics – timely with the federal election looming. Falardeau, known for films with multi-layered complexities, is a must see. Atom Egoyan is back with revenge thriller Remember featuring Christopher Plummer. Then there is Mina Shum making an appearance after a long feature film hiatus. Vancouver-based Shum introduced us to the fabulous Sandra Oh in Double Happiness and we will always thank her for that. Her new film is a documentary, Ninth Floor, about a 14-day student occupation at a Montreal university.

For total whimsy and blinding curiousity, a short film is at the top of my must-see list: World Famous Gopher Hole Museum – how could that possibly be a miss?

 

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