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Six ambitious forensic undergrads are pitted against one another on a scientific expedition to a remote island, vying to win an esteemed trainee position with the FBI. Unbeknownst to them, the site was formerly used as an illegal biological testing ground for life-term criminals who were then left for dead. The arrival of the students disturbs the resting place, unleashing a pack of zombie criminal convicts who systematically hunt them down, one by one.
In 1981, the Trogi family moves into a new home. Ricardo is 11 years-old and the new kid in a class where the other students are from wealthier backgrounds, and he feels his honour is at stake. To avoid being exposed, Ricardo resorts to inventing a new family history. When he can no longer ignore the reality of his family’s situation, young Ricardo must decide how to build on his true identity.
5150 Elm’s Way is located at the end of a quiet street. When Yannick Bérubé falls off his bike, he knocks at the door of the Beaulieu residence to clean up. But Jacques Beaulieu and his family have other plans for Yannick. Beaulieu is a self-righteous psychopath and fanatical chess player who wants to rid the world of “evil.” Yan is beaten, tortured and tormented before Beaulieu makes him an offer: win at chess and go free. Yannick is now a pawn in Beaulieu’s game…
Bruno Hamel, a surgeon in his late thirties, leads a happy life with his wife and 8-year old daughter. But when his child is raped and then murdered, everything changes. After the “monster” is arrested, Bruno plots revenge by kidnapping him on the day he appears in court. Bruno lets the police in on his plan: he will torture the murderer for seven days, then execute him. Once this task is accomplished Bruno will give himself up.
Upon learning they only have a few days left to live, three brothers set off to reverse a lifetime of mistakes.
Mena, a young, beautiful bride-to-be, lives in a remote village in northern Afghanistan. Respecting the deeply conservative local customs, she and her fiancé have little contact, yet cherish a special bond. Her friendship with a member of a Canadian film crew briefly opens a door to a new world for Mena, but should she step away from convention and into a tantalizing and dangerous world?
Based on a true story, Michel Dumont, a convenience store delivery man, separated and father of two young kids, is charged, judged and sentenced for a rape he denies ever having committed. In the course of his trial, he falls in love with Solange, a young single mother, who believes in his innocence. While he serves his time in prison, she marries him and she embarks on the colossal task of proving his innocence and having the court rehabilitate him.
Pierre Leduc leaves his job as a university lecturer in an effort to escape the world, only to have his plans thwarted as two family members reach out to him: first, his dying father, who wants to leave him a fortune of ill-gotten gains, and then the young daughter whom he abandoned years ago.
Louis is a happy and carefree 12-year old boy who lives with his older brother and parents in a small Moroccan town. He loves his brother, his mother and father, and playing football with the neighborhood kids. He also loves the sea, laughter, and learning. One day, his manic depressive father tells him a secret that will completely change who he is. His childhood vanishes; his innocence gone. From now on, he will be an angel.
Animal Kingdom is a story about the battle between Melbourne’s underworld and the police and the ordinary lives caught in between. The film tracks 17-year-old Joshua “J” Cody, a troubled kid caught between his own criminal family and Detective Leckie (Guy Pearce), a compromised cop who thinks that he can save him. J comes to realize that in order to survive he must write his own rule book and choose his place in the brutal animal kingdom.
The Bang Bang Club is the true story of four young photographers during the final, bloody days of South African apartheid. Bold, courageous, and maybe too young to know any better, they go to reckless extremes to capture violent images of war on film. They win two Pulitzer Prizes and experience international celebrity, but end up paying a terrible price, emtoionally and phsyically, for their daring efforts.
In a forgotten but defiant bayou community cut off from the rest of the world by a sprawling levee, a six-year-old girl exists on the brink of orphanhood. Buoyed by her childish optimism and extraordinary imagination, she believes that the natural world is in balance with the universe until a fierce storm changes her reality. Desperate to repair the structure of her world in order to save her ailing father and sinking home, this tiny hero must learn to survive unstoppable catastrophes of epic proportions.
The suburb of Sunshine Hills lives in the grip of fear following the rumoured abductions of three teenage girls.In this hotbed lives Daniel, a shy 14 year-old boy, who has two obsessions: photography and Suzy–a 16- year-old Lolita, a dangerous combination of youth and sexuality.
The secrets of Kolkata are revealed by overweight dance obsessed intrepid detective Rajesh Ji. Mixing dance and hit songs with the harsh lives of clients, this original feature documentary provides an unprecedented look at modern India through the prism of crime.
A photographer named Stéphanie and her boyfriend Eric are spending their winter vacation in the Caribbean, where a serial killer has been terrorizing the highways. Murdering then burning his victims. When Stéphanie witnesses an altercation between the creepy driver of a black truck and a young woman who’s driving recklessly, she take photos of the scene—sure that she’s unobserved. Unwittingly she has made herself and Eric the target of a madman.
Cairo Time is a romantic drama about a brief, unexpected love affair that catches two people completely off-guard.
Action. Intrigue. Passion. Obsession. This is the world of CARJACKING, where Santiago, a young Latino, works for a crime ring specialized in car theft and drug trafficking. Thanks to his computer skills, Santiago quickly gains his boss Ricardo’s respect. Meanwhile, two large-scale investigations into Ricardo’s criminal activities and mob ties escalate. The men are hunted by a local police chief reluctantly teamed up with a feisty federal officer, who has her own relationship with Santiago. Both officers want to see an end to the crime ring, but that’s where the similarities end. When the two investigations collide, covers are blown and each player must face paying the ultimate price.
An adaptation of the novel by French author Colette, Cheri traces the lingering effects of a romance between a middle-aged woman and a wealthy young man in 1900s Belle Epoque Paris.
In a lost colony, near the Sahara, where a war has just ended, the doctor Max Orswell returns from the front, broken by eight years of service. He is waiting for the boat that will finally bring him home. The days pass, the caravan does not come. Things capsize. A corpse appears in the street. Another. Max must face the terrible facts: the horror is back.
On a visit to his childhood home to look in on his mother, the famous playwright Robert Longfellow is taken hostage by Gus, an ex-con neighbour he has avoided since he was a boy. As the drama unfolds on the cable news channels, the two men unexpectedly bond until the mood darkens and shots ring out.
The unexplainable phenomenon known as Colony Collapse Disorder has left landscapes of empty beehives all across America, threatening not only the beekeeping industry, but our food supply. As scientists and beekeepers search for the cause, Colony captures the struggle within the beekeeping community to save the honeybee, and themselves.
Marcel, 60, is a down-on-his-luck former actor and producer of variety shows. His wife left him nine days ago (he’s only just noticed), and all his money has evaporated in bad investments. To avoid total bankruptcy, Marcel decides to put on one last show. With the help of a few of his old cronies from Montreal, and his estranged son Pedro, Marcel stages a comedy: a hybrid of burlesque and modern theatre. Meanwhile, some unusual circumstances force everyone to reinvent friendships, father-son love – and even the idea of family.
A year after the murder of young Marcela, her family travels to an isolated country house, intending to heal its wounds. But in the hauntingly beautiful countryside, the trip will soon turn into a collective hell. The isolation unearths the memories of Marcela’s death; one son’s deep attraction to his aunt; another son’s hatred for his brother; and the dark fantasy that completely envelops the family’s 7 year-old twins, based on the macabre stories that their aunt tells them before bed. Soon the family members are sunk into a state of nightmarish insanity that some of them may not survive.
25 year-old Dwayne McLaren, a former athlete turned auto mechanic, dreams of getting out of tiny Cut Bank, MT the coldest town in America. But his effort to do so sets in motion a deadly series of events that change his life and the life of the town forever.
Gaby is a farmer, rearing beautiful lambs on his family property, La Ferme Gagnon. His two daughters, raised like princesses, live far away in the big city. When the eldest asks for money to avoid the loss of her home, Gaby decides to liquidate his beloved farm: the house, the tools, the lambs and the land. LE DÉMANTÈLEMENT is a beautifully observed narrative film, but more significantly it is the heart-breaking record of a way of life that is dissolving before our eyes.
For twenty-two years, Leo Huff has worked behind the same desk, living with the same wife in the same bungalow with the same old daily routine. Leo’s world turns upside down when he is sent to replace another engineer out in the country. Leo unwittingly falls in love with a troubled young woman who promises to rescue him from his monotonous life. For Leo, it is the beginning of a strange, chaotic journey filled with unexpected twists and turns.
Six people, all of them on the road to self-destruction, they wake up in cells in a surreal facility, without knowing how they got there or why. Are they in denial? Are they crazy? What happened? As they try to figure things out, a mysterious man forces the six abductees to participate in a disturbing experiment called The Trials. During the experiment, the unwilling participants will face disturbing truths about themselves and decide each other’s fate in a nerve racking game of dice. As the story unfolds, we also soon discover that something greater connects them all.
A corrupt young man somehow keeps his youthful beauty eternally, but a special painting gradually reveals his inner ugliness to all.
DREAMS OF A LIFE is an imaginative and multilayered quest to go beyond the newspaper reports and solve the mystery of who thirty-eight year old Joyce Vincent was and why she lay undiscovered for three years after her death in one of the busiest parts of London.
ECO-PIRATE: THE STORY OF PAUL WATSON is a feature-length documentary about a man on a mission to save the planet and its oceans. Part Captain Nemo, part Grizzly Man, the film follows Watson in the act as he repeatedly flouts the law, so that he may apprehend what he sees as the more serious law-breakers – the illegal poachers of the world. From the genesis of Greenpeace to the sinking of a pirate whaling ship off Portugal, from clashes with fisherman in the Galapagos to Watson’s recent headline-grabbing battles with the Japanese whaling fleet in Antarctica.
When nursery teacher Jenny escapes to the country for a relaxing weekend away with her boyfriend, she is unaware of a romantic surprise he has in store. The location is perfect. A lake enclosed by woodlands, seemingly deserted. The scene is set for a picturesque proposal. But before the happy couple can enjoy the retreat, their peace is shattered by a gang of violent youths. What begins is a shocking and unrelenting game of cat-and-mouse, as Jenny is forced to fight back against her aggressors.
THE F WORD. It’s not what you think. It means “Friends” as in, “Can’t we just be Friends?” Ok, it’s not an obscenity. In fact it might be one of the coolest things about us as humans. But when you’re looking for love, it’s frustrating, uncomfortable, heart-wrenching and even infuriating.
Benoit, an actor who’s making ends meet by working as a bartender, takes some advice from his brother Frank, a retired hockey player who is now his agent: Benoit decides to grow a beard for a part in a dinner-theatre production. His girlfriend, Vicky, is opposed to Benoit’s latest scheme because it threatens to delay their plan to buy a condo. But Benoit’s beard seems to be magical: suddenly, he’s a success. Meanwhile, Vicky is developing a mysterious allergy to her man’s facial hair.
Maryse works in a factory and lives a comfortable suburban life with her husband Alain. Their current obsession: selling a tractor that sits unused on their front lawn. Maryse’s brother, Benoit, lives with their convalescent father. Benoit is stuck in perpetual adolescence, but hopes to settle into a new adult life with his girfriend, an older single mother. Then everything changes. An accident at Maryse’s workplace sparks a series of coincidences and a stranger arrives, claiming to come from the future. Suddenly the brother and sister are launched into a road trip that will change their ordinary lives forever.
Roslien Richard is found dead at the foot of a cliff; the first murder victim ever in Magdalen Islands. Her death will radically change the usually ordinary life of Sergeant Andre Surprenant. Shy, subdued and plagued by personal problems, the police detetive insists on hunting down the murdered, only to discover himself.
David Suzuki, iconic Canadian scientist, educator, broadcaster and activist delivers a ‘last lecture’ - what he describes as “a distillation of my life and thoughts, my legacy, what I want to say before I die”. The film interweaves the lecture with scenes from the places and events in Suzuki’s life – creating a biography of ideas – forged by the major social, scientific and cultural events of the past 70 years.
Inspired by the memoir 'We Froze the First Man' and an episode of This American Life, this is the unbelievable true story of Bob Nelson, a 1960s Los Angeles television repairman who tried to pioneer the field of cryogenics by freezing human corpses, and quickly discovered it was much more difficult than he had imagined.
It’s the summer of 1969. The world is changing fast, and a year of intense social upheaval has just ended. At 12, young Frisson can feel the spirit of discovery awakening inside. He wants to go live in the country with his hero, outlaw biker Tom Faucher. He gets into trouble with his friend, big Thibault, and carries a torch for his teacher. Frisson believes anything is possible, even making it to Woodstock and getting Hendrix’s autograph. He’ll stop at nothing to get the money he needs for the trip. Against the backdrop of the Age of Aquarius and the first lunar landing, Frisson is coming of age. He’s slowly discovering the joys and disappointments of desire, friendship and love. In a word, he’s becoming a man.
1976. Montreal. Eight people who wanted to see and be seen at the trendiest disco will be juggling fame and anonymity until they will be forced to make sober choices in an era when excess was the norm, and when disco was king.
John Halder, is a literary professor and good and decent individual. When his book is unexpectedly enlisted by Nazi politicians in support of government propaganda, Halder finds his career rising in an optimistic current of nationalism and prosperity.
As her father struggles with a growing awareness of his homosexuality, starry-eyed teenager Ruby is on her own path, discovering that her newfound sexuality is an easy way to get the attention she desperately craves.
Two students in the West Bank, Qays and Layla, are forced to return home to Gaza, where their love defies tradition. Separated by class and regional boundaries in one of Gaza’s most conservative areas, Qays and Layla must take action to rescue their fate as lovers. Set in 2001, HABIBI is a modern retelling of the romance of Majnun Layla, or ‘Madman for Layla,’ a seventh century Arab poet named for the intense passion he showed for his lover. The film features Majnun Layla’s original love poetry, in the form of the graffiti Qays writes across town to reach out to his own beloved Layla.
New France, 1665. Mere hours before he’s due to be hanged, Joseph Côté, the notorious ladies’ man, escapes from his captors and takes on the identity of a Jesuit priest. With a military detachment in hot pursuit, the fake Father flees to the Seigneurie de Beaufort. The local men, eagerly awaiting the upcoming arrival of the filles du roy, welcome Côté with all the dignity due a priest. He’s fed like royalty, and learns the legend of Father Brind’amour, the werewolf hunter. And sure enough, Côté soon learns that once night falls, the quaint village of Beaufort is overrun with werewolves! Things only get worse for Côté when he falls for Marie Labotte, one of the filles du roy that nobody else seems to like…
Twenty years ago, Jean-Pierre left home, forcing Louise to raise the kids alone. Marion and Sylvain were 10 and 8. Over the years Jean-Pierre was an absent father, but after reconnecting he thought that time might have healed all wounds. At a dinner on Sylvain’s 29th birthday, Jean-Pierre announces to his children and ex-wife that he has met a 30-year-old woman, who’s expecting his child. He quickly discovers that nothing has been forgotten, much less forgiven.
The story of a beloved local hockey team, rebuilding themselves after a tragic accident.
Gisele, a youth-center social-worker in her fifties, finds out, after her husband’s death, that he had been having a secret affair for many years. Moved by Gisele’s recent loss, Yannick, a 19 year-old kleptomaniac, attempts to get close to her. He shows his affection by stealing her personal possessions and invading her space. Their romance is met with many obstacles. For Gisele: her children, who mourn the loss of their father; the search for her late husband’s mistress, and a jealous colleague. Yannick, on the other hand, is tempted by the reappearance of his ex-lover and old habits die hard…They try, beyond their age difference and the social norms they face, to find one another - to love and to simply be, for a certain time, together
A talented professor is forced to come to terms with her clinical depression.
When Brian Karter’s mother dies, he is surprised to learn that he has inherited The Sanctuary, home to her controversial experimental addiction treatment center. During a tour of the decrepit building with his friends and a mysterious associate of his mother, it becomes clear that something sinister lies beneath the surface. Despite their misgivings, the group follows a secret passageway underground and comes to a terrible realization: Brian’s mother built a revolutionary machine that cured people of their addictions but, as a side effect, caused those addictions to materialize in the form of mutant children hungry for human flesh, now living in the bowels of the abandoned building. With the mutant children hunting the group as prey, Brian and his friends fight to stay alive against the inconceivable, and soon realize that some things are better left hidden.
Two teenage boys run away from family tragedy and an unhappy home, determined to survive on their own in the Newfoundland wilderness.
Home Again is about three adults raised abroad (U.S., U.K. and Canada) from childhood and deported back to their birth country, Jamaica. Back “home” each discovers a different Jamaica from the vacation in paradise ads. We follow these three deportees on a journey for survival that is surprisingly filled with hope.
THE HUNTER is the story of Martin, a skilled and ruthless mercenary sent into the Tasmanian wilderness on a hunt for a tiger believed to be extinct. Hired by an anonymous company that wants the tiger’s genetic material, Martin arrives in Tasmania posing as a scientist. He proceeds to set up base camp at a broken-down farmhouse, where he stays with a family whose father has gone missing. Usually a loner, Martin becomes increasingly close to the family; however, as his attachment to the family grows, Martin is led further down a path of unforeseen dangers, complicating his effort to complete his deadly mission. Based on the acclaimed novel by Julia Leigh, THE HUNTER is a story about the human condition, the choices we make and the implications they have.
When notary Lebel sits down with Jeanne and Simon Marwan to read them their mother’s will, Nawal, the twins are stunned to receive a pair of envelopes – one for the father they thought was dead and another for a brother they didn’t know existed. With Lebel’s help, the twins piece together the story of the woman who brought them into the world, discovering a tragic fate forever marked by war and hatred as well as the courage of an exceptional woman.
Chloe is a young Canadian doctor who works in a West Bank refugee camp where she monitors the pregnancies of young Palestinian patients. Between checkpoints and stray bullets Chloe learns about war as she becomes torn between the two sides of the conflict. Chloe tries as best she can to build bridges... until the conflict draws her into its cycle of violence.
Thomas and Marianne, a feuding couple whose relationship has hit a wall, decide to spend a weekend at Thomas' uncle's lakeside cottage. This is their last chance to save their relationship, which has been jeopardized by Marianne's meaningless flirtations and Thomas' uncontrollable jealousy. As they arrive, a restless yet charming neighbor welcomes them into their house and, realizing that Thomas' uncle and girlfriend will not be showing up for days, suggests they share the dinner he has prepared. The drunken night that follows - with this man, who might not be who he seems to be, pushing his charms on Marianne - leads to a weekend of blurred emotions and events, where loyalties, guilt and a shared secret will test the young couple's ability to survive.
When Kate Logan, a young policewoman, stops Benoit Gando, a French insurance executive who she mistakes for a wanted felon, she fears that he will tell her superiors about her error. To dissuade him from doing so, Kate seduces him and he succumbs to her advances. Little does Benoit know that he’s started down a dangerous path that will not only lead him into real trouble with the law, but that will change his life forever.
A gangster and deadbeat father, Ulysses Pick, returns home after a long absence. He is toting two teenagers: a drowned girl, Denny, who has mysteriously returned to life; and a bound-and-gagged hostage, who is actually his own teenage son, Manners. Confused, Ulysses doesn’t recognize his own son, but he feels with increasing conviction he must make an indoor odyssey from the back door of his home all the way up, one room at a time, to the marriage bedroom where his wife Hyacinth awaits.
The Lévesques are gathered at the family home on Christmas Eve. But there is a pall over the event: the father, once accustomed to controlling everyone’s life, now suffers from a debilitating case of Parkinson’s. A prisoner in his own body, his children shudder whenever he takes a bite of food. What do you do when you’re with someone for whom all pleasures are denied? In the months that follow, the family remains divided. But the mother’s profound love for her husband, his eldest son André’s friendship and his grandson Sam bring the father the happiness that had always eluded him.
Dr. Rainville, an aging country doctor with a deep attachment to his patients, is about to retire and is looking for a successor. Jeanne Dion, an emergency room doctor from Montreal, agrees to go to Normétal to replace him for a few weeks, with no plans for an extended stay. When the old doctor suddenly dies, Jeanne must make a very serious decision about her future…
Perry, a sheltered chemist, falls in love with Leslie, a former homecoming princess turned Manson girl, when he is selected to be a jury member at her hippie death cult murder trial. When Perry and Leslie lock eyes in court, Perry is forced to confront the darkest deepest parts of himself.
Based on the critically acclaimed novel by Richard Van Camp, The Lesser Blessed tells the uncompromising story of Larry Sole, a Dogrib Indian growing up in the Canadian Arctic. At sixteen, he's terrified by a dark mystery in his past. Can his love for heavy metal, the North and Juliet Hope, the high school hussy, save him?
Based on the true story of Nevada’s first brothel, LOVE RANCH follows the owners: the husband and wife team, Grace and Charlie. Grace provides the brains behind their schemes, while Charlie, a wise-guy, supplies the muscle. But a new scam involving a handsome young boxer threatens both their plans and their twenty-year marriage.
TJ, an urban street warrior, journeys to the outback town in remote Aboriginal Australia to flee a troubled life in the city. He meets his match in another “mad bastard” --Texas--now reformed and turned local cop. But TJ also reconnects with Bullet, the son he¹s never known, which sparks his personal transformation.
Set in the 18th century Canadian wilderness, a native woman travels all the way to the arctic to find a missing member of her tribe and ends up falling for a man in the enemy tribe. Based on a book by Dominique Demers.
A Man’s Story profiles menswear designer Ozwald Boateng, his business and his personal life. Charismatic, glamorous, hard-working and very humanly flawed, Boateng’s triumphs and set-backs are the meat of this film which is set against a back-drop of models, movie stars and exotic locations. Black and straight, he breaks the stereotypes of the fashion industry. He is his own original.
Led by the loathsome yet funny and touching child-star Benjie, we witness the convoluted world of shallow, selfish celebrities and their minions, all of whom are about to be manipulated and destroyed by the young woman who literally represents the fruit of their twisted machinations, Agatha, Benjie’s tormented, apparently psychotic sister. As much as it is a sharp, comic look at a vacant and corrupt world, MAPS TO THE STARS is also a haunting ghost story.
At Phoenix Progressive School, where everyone tries to outdo each other with creative self-expression, 16-year-old Molly Maxwell would rather be invisible than risk revealing herself as completely ordinary. When her young, handsome, slightly disillusioned English teacher enters the picture and allows her to just be herself, Molly is suddenly able to flourish. As their student-teacher bond becomes more intimate, she begins putting herself on the line in unexpected ways while pursuing what she wants. But with every awkward, beautiful step towards an impossible romance, Molly risks alienating everyone she loves.
After two years hiding out in his Grandfather’s retirement residence, young but old-at-heart Stock Burton is forced back into his small town where he must come to terms with the troubled past that led to his early retirement.
Delphine is a young medical student whose love of dance will make her risk it all. Against her parents’ wishes, and with the help of her grandmother and a rebellious young dancer, Delphine drops out of school and plans to audition for the role of her life...
Michel Beaulieu can’t get a break: he’s a lousy car courier who has a hard time making deliveries on time. After a particularly bad day at work, he gets fired. Next, his wife leaves him and he loses the right to visit his daughter. Desperate, Michael agrees to help out a shady loan shark by kidnapping a gambler who owes him a large sum of cash...
Janeau Trudel, a 12-year-old prodigal hockey player, moves to the bucolic town of Mont St-Hilaire with his father. There he befriends Julie, the goalie of his new team, a talented and determined young girl whose only desire is to be part of the biggest tournament for players her age: the International Pee-Wee Tournament of Quebec City. Unfortunately, some of their playmates do not approve of Janeau’s arrival in the team. Will the coach, a teddy bear with a heart of gold, succeed in bringing his team to win against the strong Russian team despite the quarrels and jealousies he has to deal with in his locker room?
In Atom Egoyan’s new thriller, QUEEN OF THE NIGHT, Ryan Reynolds plays Matthew, the father of an abducted child, Cass. Eight years after his daughter’s abduction, a series of disturbing clues surface, convincing Matthew that Cass, now 17, is still alive. In a terrifying race against time, Matthew, the detectives, and even Cass herself must play their parts in unravelling the mystery of her disappearance and freeing her from captivity.
A delirious comedic romp through the favelas and high-end plastic surgery clinics of Rio de Janeiro, Rio Sex Comedy charts the misadventures of expatriates in their bungled search for personal pleasures and social justice. Charlotte Rampling is a mischevious English plastic surgeon determined to discourage anyone from going under the knife. Irène Jacob is a French anthropologist whose political correctness is upstaged by more carnal ambitions. Bill Pullman is a befuddled American ambassador who flees from his responsibilities into one of Rio’s most dangerous favelas where he becomes co-opted by the schemes of Fisher Stevens, favela tour operator and romantic huckster.
A young filmmaker becomes obsessed with a true crime story and with the femme fatale at the center of the tale. When he begins to make a film about the case on location in the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina, he discovers that nothing in the story is true, that the girl he cast is not who she appears to be and that he himself may be in great jeopardy.
Marcel Lévesque, a savvy, quick-witted car salesman nearing retirement, lives for just three things: his work, his daughter, and his grandson. He has been salesman of the month for years at the dealership where he has spent his whole career, in a fading one-industry town. One endless winter, while the pulp and paper mill lays off more workers, Marcel has only one thing on his mind: getting his beloved American cars off the snowy lot. One day he sells a brand new truck to François Paradis, a laid-off worker from the mill, leading to repercussions Marcel never imagined, in this film about alienation, humanity, religion and the art of selling cars.
When Sarah has a chance to go to a first class university and to join its premiere athletic club, her suburban mother is fearful of the change and refuses to help financially. But Sarah's roommate knows that they will get a grant if they marry. Sarah agrees but only to discover that her true heart lies elsewhere. Sarah prefers to run.
A cheeky, sexy documentary hybrid, The Secret disco Revolution wraps revealing celebrity interviews, classic kitsch footage & music in a hilarious new package that never lets you stop dancing long enough to decide what's real and what's satire.
"You will go to sleep: you will wake up. It will be as if those hours never existed.” Death-haunted, quietly reckless, Lucy is a young university student who takes a job as a Sleeping Beauty. In the Sleeping Beauty Chamber old men seek an erotic experience that requires Lucy's absolute submission. This unsettling task starts to bleed into Lucy's daily life and she develops an increasing need to know what happens to her when she is asleep.
SONG FOR MARION, a London-set comedic drama, is about shy, grumpy 72-year old Arthur who gets more than he bargains for when he joins an unconventional choir. At odds with his son James and trying to resist the charms of choir director Elizabeth, Arthur is a reluctant late bloomer who learns to love life again.
Meredith (Miranda Otto), an unmarried woman in her thirties, arrives on the remote lighthouse island South Solitary as an unpaid companion to her elderly uncle (Barry Otto), the new head lighthouse keeper. Bad weather and misadventure leave Meredith marooned on the island with only the gruff and shy Keeper Fleet (Marton Csokas), a veteran very much damaged by his war experience. Against all odds a tender, faltering courtship ensues.
Just when David Wosniak decides to finally take control of his life, this eternal 42 year old teenager discovers that he’s the biological father of 533 children. Suddenly, his life is much more complicated that he anticipated.
Life has no mercy. Sooner or later it hits you ruthlessly, right where it hurts most. A child’s heartbreak over his lost cat; the pain of discovering that the baby in the womb has a birth defect; the bottomless despair of alcoholism, loneliness, humiliation, poverty. These are the things we face when we’re least expecting them, that plunge us into turmoil when all we want is to live quiet, happy lives. STAY WITH ME tells the interconnected stories of people grappling with tragedies they did not see coming, and which they have no choice but to confront with courage, resignation, love, stubbornness or clarity.
Hitchhiking home to a family she's never known, Heidi meets Michael. In the stunning orange groves of country Australia, they embark on an adventure, discovering their secrets and lives may be better shared. Closure is just the beginning.
Marooned on a distant island with his daughter Miranda, Prospero (Christopher Plummer) has spend twelve years perfecting his magic arts. Now, with the help of the spirit Ariel, he raises a storm at seas, bringing within his grasp the enemies who robbed him of his dukedom. But what vengeance does he propose to take?
After the death of his father, Martin lands a job as a timekeeper on a Northwest Territories construction site. Under the watchful eye of a tyrannical foreman, the men build a new section of railway. In this remote, isolated camp from which there is no escape, corruption is a way of life…but Martin has other plans.
Bruno wakes up in bed next to Caroline, his long time crush. But tomorrow she’s off for school in France, and maybe she only granted this miracle as a parting gift for her childhood friend. So tonight -- tonight is Bruno’s last chance, and as it happens, Broken Social Scene, her favorite band, is throwing a big outdoor bash. Maybe if Bruno can score tickets and give Caroline a night to remember, he can keep this miracle alive.
As a professional biographer, Réjean’s job is to embellish the lives of his clients. Now he is faced with a similar task on the Réseau Contact dating website: he has to send in a video relating his life story—in short, he has to narrate his own biography. Réjean tries to reconstruct his life for the camera, as best he remembers it. Growing desperate, however, Réjean falls back on his writing technique to transform his life into a fantastic adventure worthy of a successful author. This is both a very funny and poignant story full of intrigue, where the audience must determine what is true, and what is false in the hero’s life story.
Growing up, Pierre Dalpé was a delinquent--pulling off robberies to fund his drug habit. Now in his mid-thirties, he’s all grown-up with a lovely wife and three children. He has a legitimate business operating a small fleet of garbage collection trucks. His wife works as a social worker, helping troubled youth--like Pierre used to be--out of trouble. Things start to change when their neighbourhood becomes the target of street gangs and Pierre decides to get involved. As he confronts the kids and one young girl in particular, Pierre finds he is confronting his past.
Victoria Sawchyn and Kathryn Lake are friends from childhood who started a neighbourhood band together. Sticking to their rock n‘roll dream, they continued to trade up bands until they began to have real success with a hit single and a European tour. On the tour, the band imploded, due to egos, drugs and rock & roll. Now it's 10 years later and a local record label is having a benefit concert to honor women in rock; Vic and Kat are expected to attend. They meet for dinner and it is clear that, although there is a desire to make amends, it’s unclear to each of the women who really needs to apologize. As we travel with them on a trip to the concert and a late night after-party, their stories are revealed and the true nature of their friendship is discovered.
We’re the Weakerthans follows one of Canada’s best and beloved rock bands on an epic cross-country tour from St. John’s, Newfoundland all the way up to Whitehorse, Yukon, rocking and rolling into the hearts of thousands along the way.
In the midst of a violent snowstorm, a drunken middle-aged man runs over and kills someone with his yellow sidewalk snowplow. He wakes up at the wheel, deep in the forest unaware of where he is, and must rely on the weapon of his crime to survive the harsh winter conditions.
Set in the snowy winter of Northern Quebec, Whitewash is a dark-comedy thriller that follows a man’s imprisonment in the forest and his quest for survival, redemption and sanity.
Two drifters working to pay off a debt by helping build a Famine Theme Park for a dodgy local entrepreneur. As the Park nears it’s doomed opening the lads fear they are never going to get paid. When they come across an envelope of cash their different reactions put their relationship to the test.
A Man (Adrien Brody) awakens in a mangled car-wreck at the bottom of a steep cliff. He’s injured, his legs are trapped, and he has no memory of who he is or how he got there. His only company is a crackling radio broadcast of a violent bank robbery gone wrong and a corpse in the back seat with a wallet identifying him as one of the perpetrators. Confronted with overwhelming obstacles, both real and imagined, the Man must discover his identity and face the consequences of what that might be.