Toronto Film Fest to Tout Canadian Film With 'See the North' Showcase

Courtesy of Toronto International Film Festival
'Into the Forest'

The curated selection of Canadian movies includes Ellen Page-starrer 'Into the Forest' and Andrew Cividino's 'Sleeping Giant.'

Just in case Americans need reminding Canadian directors work north of the U.S. border, the Toronto International Film Festival has unveiled a See the North homegrown movie showcase for the IFC Center in New York City, set to run April 1-3.

The curated selection of Canadian films has booked the Ellen Page and Evan Rachel Wood-starrer Into the Forest, directed by Patricia Rozema, and Stephen Dunn's Closet Monster, which won the best Canadian film award at TIFF last September.

"This initiative proves, once again, that there’s strength in numbers, that collaboration yields great ideas such as See the North, a unique opportunity to reach out to a very active segment of the U.S. moviegoing public,” Carolle Brabant, executive director of Telefilm Canada, which is partnering with the Toronto fest on the homegrown film showcase, said Monday in a statement.

Also headed to AMC's arthouse cinema in New York City is a slate of French-language titles including Philippe Lesage's The Demons, Philippe Falardeau's My Internship in Canada, Anne Emond's Our Loved Ones and Andrew Cividino's Sleeping Giant, which earned the best Canadian first feature prize at TIFF.

The Canadian filmmakers will attend the IFC Center showcase to introduce their latest work and answer questions from audiences. The See the North titles also will tour additional cities across the U.S., according to organizers.

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