Bruce McDonald returns with Hard Core Logo, his hilarious and deftly written 1996 punk rock mockumentary (named the second best Canadian film in the past 15 years by Playback) and its anticipated sequel Hard Core Logo II.
Winnipeg’s Guy Maddin, best known for his film The Saddest Music in the World, premieres Keyhole, a dreamy, black and white “gangsters-meets-ghosts sonata” starring Isabella Rossellini and Jason Patric.
Quebec filmmaker Jean-Marc Vallée presents Café de Flore, a crisply shot, multi-layered tale of amour fou, starring Mrs. Johnny Depp, French singer and actress Vanessa Paradis.
Sarah Polley returns to directing with Take This Waltz (the title is borrowed from Leonard Cohen’s classic song), a film whose romantic dilemma begins with an innocuous rickshaw ride and spirals into a full-blown affair. Seth Rogen, Sarah Silverman, Luke Kirby and Michelle Williams star in this bittersweet journey of self-discovery.
Hockey meets Bollywood in Breakaway, a film that follows the Speedy Singhs, a Canadian-Sikh hockey team. The film explores the cultural and generational struggles between protagonist Raj and his disapproving Sikh father. Breakaway stars comedy legend Russell Peters and Rob Lowe.