Canadian Front: New Films

Mar 4–8, 2004

MoMA

The Saddest Music in the World. 2003. Canada. Directed by Guy Maddin

The inaugural season of this annual series features eight of the strongest, most imaginative feature films to emerge from Canada over the past 18 months. Canadian cinema is distinctive in that it embraces two separate cultures, Anglophone and Francophone, unified by a system of federal support. In this year’s selection are works by such celebrated filmmakers as John Greyson, Allan King, Robert Lepage, and Guy Maddin (whose new film, The Saddest Music in the World, premieres on the opening night of the series and opens in New York theaters on April 30). Also appearing are works by debut feature filmmakers Keith Behrman and Federico Hidalgo, and by emerging writer/directors Louis Bélanger and Bernard Emond.

Organized by Laurence Kardish, Senior Curator, and presented in cooperation with Telefilm Canada.

MoMA’s Department of Film and Media thanks Richard Stursberg, Executive Director, Telefilm Canada; Lise Corriveau, Manager, Festivals and Markets; and Brigitte Hubmann, International Festival Specialist. This exhibition is presented with the support of the Canadian Consulate General, New York, and its Senior Cultural Affairs Officer, Lilie Zendel.

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