Eight New York premieres highlight this fourth annual survey of new and recent features made in Canada. This year, four of the eight films are made by women from Eastern Canada, three of whom—Sophie Deraspe (Looking for Victor Pellerin), Sarah Polley (Away from Her), and Gariné Torossian (Stone, Time, Touch)—are represented by their first feature films, and one of whom, Catherine Martin, appears at MoMA for the first time with her second feature, Dans les villes. The West is represented by another debut filmmaker, Bojan Bodruzic (Immigrant), originally from Bosnia, and Gary Burns and Jim Brown, who observe suburban development across North America in Radiant City. Charles Biname and Martin Lavut present compelling biographies of two notable Canadians, Maurice Richard and Arthur Lipsett, respectively. Canadian Front 2007 is marked by strong first features, extraordinary performances, and quirky and exciting interpretations of truth.
Organized by Laurence Kardish, Senior Curator, Department of Film, and presented in cooperation with Telefilm Canada. Special thanks to Brigitte Hubmann, International Festival Specialist.