Jul 032012

Heartbeats (1)

To kick off my month looking at films from Canada, I picked the 2010 Sydney Film Prize winner Heartbeats (Les Amours Imaginaires) from extremely talented and young Québécois writer-director-actor Xavier Dolan. This is Dolan’s second feature film, his first being the semi-biographical  I Killed My Mother (J’ai tué ma mère ) a surprise hit on the festival circuit in 2009, which he wrote, directed, and starred in, at the unimaginably young age of 19.  As well as writing, directing, and starring in Heartbeats, Dolan also edits and takes care of the costume design – talk about accomplished! A stylish look at the sexuality and relationships of hip twenty-somethings, Heartbeats hits the right notes. Review after the jump!

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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.

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