Jun 302012


Inspired by the ‘Top 100 Canadian Films‘ list compiled by Possible Worlds and the upcoming Possible Worlds Canadian Film Festival, I have decided to shine the spotlight on Canadian films during the month of July; but I need your help to select the films and maybe even write a review. Details after the jump.

I have to admit that I’m not that clued up on Canadian cinema. I think when I was younger I probably didn’t (or wasn’t able to) distinguish it from American cinema, or in the case of French-language cinema, I probably assumed it was from France. It’s only been in the last couple of years which I’ve really started to notice how many great films come out of Canada. Three films that rank among my favourite watches in 2012 so far (Monsieur Lazhar,Café de Flore, C.R.A.Z.Y.) are all from Canada.

So in order to educate myself I’ve decided to focus on Canadian films during July -I’ll look at having 4-8 reviews and 1-2 features posted during the month. If there is a favourite Canadian film that you would like to review then please DM or email me. I’m always looking for new contributors.

What I’d really love would be for you all to share your favourite Canadian films with me. That way I can build a list of “must-sees” and decide which films I’ll review.

Please share your favourite Canadian films in the comments!

  6 Responses to “What Is Your Favourite Canadian Film?”

  1. I have trouble telling Canadian films from American ones as well, and I’ve actually been quite surprised at times to find films I thought were American actually hailed from further north.

    That top 100 countdown is interesting, though some of the choices arguably stretch the definition of “Canadian film”…

    • It’s an interesting list, and although some may stretch the definition, its a good place to find inspiration. Glad I’m not the only one who has had issues telling US and Canadian films apart!

  2. One of my favorites is one that was released just last year, CAFE DE FLORE (which I know you’ve watched and enjoyed).

    Two more are LAST NIGHT from the late 90’s – a beautiful portrait of the end of the world, and PONTYPOOL – which I adopted for my podcast icon.

    • I am eagerly awaiting the release of ‘Cafe De Flore’ on dvd/blu. I suspect I’ll love it more the next viewing, when I will hopefully be less upset. I haven’t seen the other two films you’ve mentioned, so thanks for the tip!

  3. I agree with Ryan, Pontypool was great. If you can get your hands on any of Bruce McDonald’s films (Tracey Fragments especially), you’ll be in for a treat.
    My recent Favourites include Cafe de Flore, Heartbeats and Starbuck.

    • I hope I love Stabuck as much as Cafe de Flore and Heartbeats. Starbuck is the opening night film of the Canadian Film Festival here next month, so I am definitely going along to check it out. I think you talked about it on Cinematica a while back also?

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