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YO ADRIAN Ep. 21: Magali Simard on Canada's Top Ten Film Festival

What were the best Canadian films of 2016, and how were they chosen?

Jan 10, 2017 @ 10:00am

In Round One, Kiva and Fariha talk about their film-based New Year's resolutions (which are actually "intentions," because they are not Bridget Jones). One of their shared intentions: watch more Canadian films. Which is a nice segue into...

...Round Two, featuring TIFF programmer Magali Simard with an in-depth discussion about Canadian film, and specifically the lineup for this year's Canada's Top Ten Film Festival, starting Friday January 13, which features some exciting work from lesser-known and first-time Canadian directors (and also very well known seventh-time director Xavier Dolan). Some interesting questions also get addressed: what role does the education system play in exposing the public to English-Canadian films? What does "Canadian identity" mean in the context of Canadian film? And how does the rest of the world see our cinema?