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Canadian films screening at TIFF14

The Canadian lineup for the Toronto International Film Festival has been announced, and it is looking great. Let’s all go out and support our Canuck movies!

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We could not possibly be more proud of Canada than we are right now. The Canadian film lineup for the Toronto International Film Festival was announced on Wednesday, and it is glorious. We repeat: It is glorious.

Joining David Cronenberg’s Maps to the Stars — one of the first Canadian films announced for this year — is Xavier Dolan’s highly anticipated drama Mommy, which follows a widowed single mother struggling with her troubled son. The film received a long standing ovation and the Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival. Denys Arcand’s An Eye for Beauty as well as Charles Binamé’s The Elephant Song are also appearing as special presentations at the festival this year.

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The incredible thing about the Canadian film lineup this year is that it manages to cover the country from coast to coast. It’s not centred on Vancouver, Montreal and Toronto, but spans all the provinces, which is pretty rare. Check out the extended list of films below, and don’t forget to check some of these out at TIFF if you get a chance.

Backcountry — directed by Adam MacDonald

Bang Bang Baby — directed by Jeffrey St. Jules

Big Muddy — directed by Jefferson Moneo

Corbo — directed by Mathieu Denis

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Crime Wave — directed by John Paizs

The Elephant Song — directed by Charles Binamé

An Eye for Beauty — directed by Denys Arcand

Félix and Meira — directed by Maxime Giroux

Guidance — directed by Pat Mills

Heartbeat — directed by Andrea Dorfman

In Her Place — directed by Albert Shin (Canada/South Korea)

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Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet — directed by Roger Allers, Gaëtan Brizzi, Paul Brizzi, Joan Gratz, Mohammed Saeed Harib, Tomm Moore, Nina Paley, Bill Plympton, Joann Sfar, Michal Socha (Canada/France/Lebanon/Qatar/U.S.)

Love in the Time of Civil War — directed by Rodrigue Jean

Maps to the Stars — directed by David Cronenberg (Canada/U.S.)

Mommy — directed by Xavier Dolan

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Monsoon — directed by Sturla Gunnarsson

October Gale — directed by Ruba Nadda

Preggoland — directed by Jacob Tierney

The Price We Pay — directed by Harold Crooks

Red Alert — directed by Barry Avrich

Songs She Wrote About People She Knows — directed by Kris Elgstrand

Speaking Parts — directed by Atom Egoyan

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Teen Lust — directed by Blaine Thurier

Trick or Treaty? — directed by Alanis Obomsawin

Tu Dors Nicole — directed by Stéphane Lafleur

The Valley Below — directed by Kyle Thomas

The Wanted 18 — directed by Amer Shomali, Paul Cowan (Canada/Palestine/France)

Wet Bum — directed by Lindsay MacKay

We Were Wolves — directed by Jordan Canning

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