River, Le Mirage added to WFF lineup

The Canadian doc When Elephants were Young will also have its world bow at Whistler, with Jason R. Goode's Numb to close the festival. (Le Mirage pictured.)
Le Mirage

Patricia Sims’ When Elephants Were Young, Ricardo Trogi’s Le Mirage and the Canada/Loas copro River from Jamie M. Dagg are among the Canadian projects that will topline the 2015 Whistler International Film Festival.

The doc When Elephants Were Young will have its world premiere at the festival. Other Canadian documentaries added to the lineup include Brian D. Johnson’s Al Purdy Was Here and Anthony Bonello’s short Eclipse, which will also have its world bow at Whistler.

Canadian features newly added to the Whistler lineup include Jason Goode’s Numb, which will screen in the closing night gala slot in its North American premiere, Jon Cassar’s Forsaken, David Bezmozgis’ Natasha, Robert Budreau’s Canada/U.K. copro Born to be Blue  and Adrian Thiessen’s The Hotel Dieu.

In a release, WFF said over 60% of the 2015 selections are Canadian. Other Canadian films WFF previously announced would screen this year include Brian Stockton’s The Sabbatical, Daniel Robinson’s Nestor and Melanie Jones’ FSM, all of which will have their world premieres at the festival.

Foreign films added to Whistler’s lineup include Todd Hayne’s Carol (U.S.), Stephan Littger’s Her Composition and Frank Henenlotter’s Chasing Banksy (U.S.). Carl Bessai’s Rehearsal, a Canada/U.S./U.K. copro, was also added to the American Indies program.

The Whistler International Film Festival runs from Dec. 2 to Dec. 6.