Canadian coproductions shine bright at the New York Film Festival (whose 58th edition kicked off September 17 and runs through October 11, 2020)! This year, the NYFF offers virtual and socially-distanced drive-in screenings, as well as a series of free online talks with filmmakers, an awesome highlight for everyone to enjoy!
- Azazel Jacobs’s French Exit
Canadian writer Patrick deWitt adapted his book into the screenplay of this Canada-Ireland coproduction, selected as the fest’s closing film. Michelle Pfeiffer stars as a socialite who, along with her cat and son, takes off to Paris. (P.S.: It’s also French Exit’s world premiere!)
- Philippe Lacôte’s Night of the Kings (La nuit des rois)
This Ivory Coast-France-Canada-Senegal coproduction continues to dazzle after premiering at the Venice Biennale, and making its way to the Toronto International Film Festival, where it scored an Amplify Voices Award. (Guess what? The feature’s U.S. rights were just picked up by Neon.)
Register here for the free talk in which Philippe Lacôte (from the Ivory Coast) is participating on October 6!
- Nicolás Pereda’s Fauna
Following its premiere at TIFF, this Mexico-Canada coproduction competed at the San Sebastián International Film Festival before heading to New York. This drama with a funny edge surrounds the theme of Mexico’s culture of violence. Nicolás Pereda participated in one of the fest’s free online talks on September 25, check it out here!