News Brief: Canadian Film
Three NFB shorts and four Canadian world premieres selected for the prestigious independent film festival founded by Robert Redford
By The Ex-Press
VANCOUVER — A sexy wolf washing repairman, epic girl crushes and a Croatian co-production about a hedgehog’s quest for home will be heading to Park City as part of the National Film Board’s Sundance Film Festival delegation.
Accepted into this year’s short film competition are Diane Obomsawin’s LGBTQ-themed I Like Girls, Chintis Lundgren’s Manivald — a howling take on the Maytag man, and Eva Cvijanovic’s Hedgehog’s Home, a stop-motion story of hedgehog domesticity.
According to the news release issued Monday, the three films have already pulled in more than 40 international awards before heading to Utah in the New Year.
In addition to the three NFB shorts, the following Canadian projects will also be taking part in the recently announced feature program with several world premieres, including: Un Traductor (Canada-Cuba), the story of a translator assigned to tell the stories of Chernobyl survivors; Matthieu Rytz’s Anote’s Ark (Canada), a climate change story focused on a sinking Pacific atoll; The Oslo Diaries (Canada-Israel), the little-known story of secret meetings held in Oslo between Israelis and Palestinians in 1992; and Summer of ’84 (Canada-USA), François Simard, Anouk Whissell and Yoann Whissell’s coming-of-age thriller about a kid who suspects his cop neighbour of being a serial killer.
The 2018 Sundance Film Festival features 110 features from 29 different nations and runs January 18-28, 2018.
Above photo: Hedgehog’s Home
THE EX-PRESS, December 5, 2017