Real or not it is well filmmaking.
Showing the only martial art action hero that Canada would have had / has was quite a task that climaxed in what can be seen at the end of the film.
I tried to find any pure Canadian action heroes, but no success.
Looks like believing in what Jaret BELlIVEau and Matthev Bauckman are showing us is the option.
600 Miles, Directed by Gabriel Ripstein
Very realistic, great action scenes, full of suspense and very well played end credits. G.Ripstein and T. Roth made it.
Prins, Directed by Sam de Jong
Programmed in the Generation 14 plus section, but got also well accepted by the older (20+) audience. Here more from Sam De Jong, hope to see more from him soon.
The Forbidden Room, Directed by Guy Maddin
Guy Maddin Enjoys doing experiMENTAL projects currently, unfortunately not everyone in the audience enjoyed watching the over 2 hours long Forbidden Room.
A story has as many versions as the number of people that it is told by. In her documentary-project Sarah Polley touches the relativity of storytelling using her mom’s life’s-story. This film is not another simple nostalgic docu-bio-pic, it’s a riveting, deep , thrilling and touching documentary that will grab your attention until the last second.
An original element of the film is implementing reenactments that are (probably) mixed with the original footage from the family archive – they are a bit distracting/confusing. I guess it also could be the way of trying to show Sarah’s version of the story.
Without hesitation – one of the best films from this year’s Two Riversides Festival’s lineup.