The screens may be smaller,
But Canada's still
doing big business.
In the Official Selection of the 73rd Cannes Film Festival, Canada will be well represented with a feature and a coproduction: Pascal Plante’s Nadia, Butterfly and Viggo Mortensen’s Falling. Also, Graham Foy’s August 22, this year received the 2020 Semaine de la Critique label! Not to mention that an exciting group of homegrown creators will be part of the Cannes Doc program at the Marché du film.
With “Nadia, Butterfly,” a Cannes-selected character study that follows a young swimmer in the immediate aftermath of her final race, Quebecois director Pascal Plante looked to explore the often-unseen side of the Olympic dream.
As the film industry logs on to the first virtual edition of the Marché du Film at the Cannes Film Festival, filmmakers are in an unprecedented situation. For the four teams of filmmakers pitching at the Docs in Progress Canadian Showcase, presented by Telefilm Canada in partnership with Forum RIDM and in collaboration with Hot Docs, the event will test of the industry’s optimism or cautiousness about the future of filmgoing.
Projects about biohacking, werewolves, Kung-Fu and even killer fingernails and the menopause are among those being presented at this week’s Frontières Platform Cannes for genre films.
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