Today, Mr. Dolan — celebrated actor and director, Louis Vuitton model, voice-over artist (he provided the voice of Ron Weasley in the French Canadian versions of the “Harry Potter” movies), darling of the Cannes Film Festival, former child star and art-house cinema wunderkind — says the fuel for his art is his lost childhood. He has directed seven films. He is 29.

In the case of Canadian actor and director Luc Picard’s “Cross My Heart,” a sensitive adaptation of Nicole Bélanger’s novel “Les Rois Mongols,” there are two main factors that govern the radical course taken by solemn 12-year-old Manon (Milya Corbeil-Gauvreau).

The Death and Life of John F. Donovan, The Breadwinner, and Vikings all share one very important quality: they’re all wildly successful Canadian coproductions! With official coproduction treaties with over 50 countries and counting, coproductions are an important driver of our country’s diverse and dynamic screen industry.

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