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Whistler Film Festival 2016 Winners

Whistler Film Festival 2016 Winners
Winners of the 2016 Whistler Film Festival were announced at the Awards Celebration this morning on the final day of the 16h annual Festival.Before The Streets (Avant Les Rues) Canadian director Chloé Leriche’s first feature, won the $15,000 cash prize sponsored by the Directors Guild of Canada, British Columbia and the $15,000 post-production prize sponsored by Encore Vancouver in the 13th edition of the coveted Borsos Competition for Best Canadian Feature Film. The moving story of Shawnouk, a young First Nations man who banishes himself into exile after committing a horrible crime during a routine break-in at one of the local summer homes. The first feature film ever shot in the Atikamekw language is an accomplished first film by filmmaker Chloé Leriche.

The Borsos Jury chose Before The Streets for the Best Canadian Feature because “this surprising, unexpected film grips you from its powerful, intense opening chant, to well beyond the final credits,
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It’s An Explosion of Styles In Olivier Asselin’s Un Capitalisme Sentimental

You want to take a quick trip through cinema history? Not a lot of better places to start that Quebecois film maker Olivier Asselin’s Un Capitalisme Sentimental. The opening night film of the ongoing Festival du Nouveau Cinema in Montreal the film spins through a variety of styles, from classic American noir to German expressionism to the rise of 70s indie cinema and much, much more. The story? Here’s an excerpt from the Fnc description:

Fernande Bouvier (Lucille Fluet) meets Max Bauer (Paul Ahmarani) who introduces her to modern art, and Maria Rozanova (Sylvie Moreau) who teaches her to be wary of men. Meanwhile, in New York’s business circles, three men are also investing in the future: Victor Feldman (Alex Bisping), a stock market speculator, Charles Wilson (Frank Fontaine), a mine operator, and George Buchanan (Harry Standjofski), who works in the porcelain toilet trade. “It’s not the supply that matters,
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Live from the 37th Montreal Festival of Nouveau Cinema

  • Among the hippest, most avant-garde film events on North America Film Festival circuit, the Montreal Festival of Nouveau Cinema begins today by showcasing a little homegrown talent with the world premiere of Olivier AsselinOlivier Asselin
[/link]'s A Sentimental Capitalism which will be paired tonight with Next Floor, a Cannes short film winner and possible early Oscar nom favorite from Denis Villeneuve. And speaking of Cannes, this year’s fest is loaded up on pictures from the Croisette and is closing out its 37th edition with Palme d'Or winner The Class. Generally the selection is more in tune with my taste buds so I can venture out on some subtitled film that I may have ordinarily pass on in these bigger events and it also acts as a way to see films that I might have missed out on at Tiff and as far back as Cannes, with Tulpan being at
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