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Mommy passes $2M Canadian box office mark

The Xavier Dolan-directed film is also a hit in France.


Gone but not forgotten: TIFF 2014

Playback‘s TIFF critic Thom Ernst looks back on the most-buzzed-about Canadian films at TIFF and weighs in on how they might fare post-fest.

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Mommy to represent Canada in Oscar race

Xavier Dolan’s Cannes award winner is being put forward to compete in the Best Foreign Language Film category.


Telefilm, Birks honour year’s top Canadian women in film

The acting honorees included Orphan Black‘s Tatiana Maslany, Anne Dorval, a favourite of Quebec director Xavier Dolan, and Sophie Nelisse of The Book Thief.


TIFF ’14 Review: ‘Perfectly titled’ Mommy lives up to its hype

Following its debut at TIFF on Tuesday, film critic Thom Ernst reviews Xavier Dolan’s film for Playback and finds a filmmaker that “challenges the breaking points of an against-all-odds narrative.”

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Xavier Dolan’s Mommy to screen in Telluride

The Cannes Jury Award co-winner is the lone Canadian film to screen in Utah before shifting to TIFF as a “Toronto” premiere.

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Maps to the Stars gets U.S. premiere at New York festival

The San Sebastian Film Festival has also booked two Canadian titles for its official competition

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Roadside picks up Mommy for U.S. distribution

The deal will see the Xavier Dolan film released stateside in the first quarter of 2015.

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Karlovy Vary books 7 Canadian films

David Lambert’s Je suis a toi and Andrew Huculiak’s Violent will receive world premieres in competition.


Canadian films are rewarded in Cannes prize-giving

Xavier Dolan’s Mommy (pictured) and David Cronenberg’s Maps to the Stars earned official competition trophies from the Cannes jury on the weekend.


Canadians at Cannes: mid-fest reviews

How are Canada’s high-profile films so far faring in the consumer press so far? A roundup of reviews and reaction from the Cannes screenings.


Three Canadian films in Cannes competition

David Cronenberg’s Maps to the Stars, Atom Egoyan’s The Captive and Xavier Dolan’s Mommy will screen in the official competition on the Croisette, fest organizers said Thursday.