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Indigenous Filmmakers Changing Canadian Cinema as Public Takes Notice

At the past two Toronto festivals, features from a new wave of Indigenous filmmakers — notably Jeff Barnaby’s “Blood Quantum,” Tracey Deer’s “Beans,” Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers’ “The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open” (co-directed with Kathleen Hepburn) —found acclaim and went on to connect with buyers and audiences beyond the borders of Canada.Poised for similar […]

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‘Beans’, ‘The Nest’, ‘Nadia, Butterfly’ among TIFF’s 2020 Canadian Top 10

Funny Boy, Posessor, Inconvenient Indian also make cut.Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) has announced its list of top 10 Canadian films for 2020, with Beans, The Nest, and Nadia, Butterfly among the selection.The list includes Canada’s international feature film submission Funny Boy from Deepa Mehta and is compiled by the TIFF programming team comprising artistic […]

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‘Nomadland’ wins TIFF audience award

Oscar bellwether bodes well for Golden Lion winnerSearchlight Pictures’ Nomadland starring Frances McDormand has won the Toronto International Film Festival’s (TIFF) audience award.The win is usually a good indication of Oscar success and Chloé Zhao’s Venice Golden Lion winner about itinerant life on the fringes has earned plaudits from critics.Regina King’s feature directorial debut One […]

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Global Bulletin: Zurich Sets ‘My Wonderful Wanda’ as Opener

In today’s Global Bulletin, the Zurich festival opens with “My Wonderful Wanda,” Philip Garrel, Tsai Ming-liang and Hong Sang-soo are contenders at San Sebastian, a new talent agency launches with “The Crown” actor Emma Corrin, WaZabi picks up Toronto title “Beans,” and the U.K. celebrates returning to cinemas.Bettina Oberli’s “My Wonderful Wanda” will open the […]

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