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Canadian Film

PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2001 11:33 pm
by stof_
Though I love foreign films from all over the world, I have a special place in my heart for Canadian films. The sad part is that I'm Canadian and I still regard these films as foreign. Despite government financial assistance for films, only 3 percent of Canadian box office revenue is for Canadian film.
This website is one of the few places where I can find what I'm looking for.
So far my favourites are Last night, Hard Core Logo, Cube and Rock and Rule.
does anybody else have any suggestions?

Re: Canadian Film

PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2001 11:38 pm
by thegreatken1
My favorite Canadian film is "Kids In The Hall: Brain Candy". I don't know if that film is pure Canadian or not.

Re: Canadian Film

PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2001 12:32 am
by stof_
Hahaha. That ones on my must see list. Kids in the hall are the greatest.

Re: Canadian Film

PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2001 5:53 am
by katsuben
Have you seen Atom Egoyan's CALENDAR? A nice blur between fiction and non-fiction. Typically subtle narrative revelation. A lot of sheep.

Re: Canadian Film

PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2001 1:08 am
by stof_
Haven't seen Calendar yet, but I did just watch Jesus of Montreal. This is an incredible film. No matter what your beliefs or philosophies are, I recommend it.

Re: Canadian Film

PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2001 5:02 am
by thegreatken1
Do you like David Kronenberg? He is the king of Canadian sci-fi, like "Dead Ringers". He also did William S. Burroughs's "The Naked Lunch". It is so hard to detect Canadian film.

Re: Canadian Film

PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2001 5:30 pm
by stof_
Kronenburg is an odd one alright. So far Ive only seen the fly and Crash. but I'm getting around to seeing Naked lunch, dead ringers, existenz and videodrome. Ive also seen Last night, in which he plays a supporting role. Apparently he has a new one coming out this year called Spider.

Re: Canadian Film

PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2002 1:38 am
by wanderingstar
Exotica is probably my favourite Canadian film (the director of one of your favourites, Last Night, plays in Exotica). The only Canadian film I've seen lately that's worth mentioning was Lost and Delirious, by Lea Pool.

Re: Canadian Film

PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2002 2:01 am
by shoehorn
My favorite Canadian film and one of my top 3 favorites of all time is "Leolo", the 1992 film by Jean-claude Lauzon. It is the most gut wrenching, heartbraking, yet beautiful film I have ever seen.

Re: Canadian Film

PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2002 7:23 pm
by stof_
I've recently seen three films, each more wonderful than the last. Bruce Sweeny's Last Wedding was an unsettling look at marital unhappiness. Bruce Beresford's Black Robe delt with the attempted conversion of Native Americans by the French Canadians. And Best of all, Thom Fitzgerald's The Hanging Garden is quite possibly one of the best films I've ever seen. It's made all the more disturbing with its elements of magic realism.
If anybody has seen any of these films I'd love your input on them.