Xavier Dolan

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Telefilm Canada invests $3.7M in five feature films

Xavier Dolan’s latest project starring Samuel L. Jackson is among the projects backed in the latest round of Canada Feature Film Fund financing. (Dolan pictured.)


TIFF13: Xavier Dolan’s Tom a la ferme sells internationally

U.K.’s Network, France’s MK2/Diaphana, ABC Cinemien in the Benelux, and Sweden’s Folkets Bio have picked up the French-language pic (pictured) from the Quebec director.

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Playback 2013 Breakout Award: Xavier Dolan

The young Quebec director, who bowed his latest film, Tom a la ferme in Venice, likens filmmaking to football – seizing the project and taking it as far as possible.

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Dolan film to bow in competition at Venice

And Bruce LaBruce’s Gerontophilia joins Richie Mehta’s Siddharth in the festival’s Venice Days independent sidebar (Dolan pictured).

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Kim Nguyen’s War Witch dominates Jutras in Quebec

The Congo child soldier drama (pictured) earned eight trophies after sweeping the film categories at the inaugural Canadian Screen Awards.

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Weekly roundup: Festival lineups and doc broadcast premieres

This week’s roundup includes the list of industry folk taking part in the ACCT’s In Studio program on Mar. 2 (such as actor Gerry Dee, pictured) and Canuck titles screening at the Miami International Film Festival.


Xavier Dolan adds Gus Van Sant as Laurence Anyways exec producer

The credit comes ahead of the U.S. release of the Quebec director’s third film (pictured) in the U.S. market by Breaking Glass Pictures.


Toronto unveils Canadian and foreign film prize winners

The award-giving came at the end of the 37th edition of TIFF on Sunday in Toronto.


Canadian films to screen in Busan

Films from Brandon Cronenberg, Sean Garrity, Xavier Dolan, Michael McGowan, Shawn Linden and Jimmy Larouche will travel to South Korea for the October film festival.

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VIFF offers sneak peek of festival lineup

Deepa Mehta’s Midnight’s Children, Xavier Dolan’s Laurence Anyways and Nisha Pahuja’s award-winner The World Before Her lead a strong Canadian contingent.

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The 2012 10 to Watch: Xavier Dolan

This Quebecer isn’t even 25 and has already had three films compete at the Cannes Film Festival, including Laurence Anyways (also screening at TIFF12) and J’ai tue ma mere, which took three Cannes awards in 2009.


Canadian features Inch’Allah, Antiviral, Still to headline at TIFF

Sarah Polley’s Stories We Tell (pictured), Kim Nguyen’s Rebelle and Kate Melville’s Picture Day will also screen as part of the festival’s Canadian lineup.