Oh, Canada: TIFF reveals the Canadian contingent at this year’s festival

Oh, Canada: TIFF reveals the Canadian contingent at this year’s festival

At first, the Canadian offerings at TIFF 2011 seemed meagre, what with Sarah Polleys Take This Waltz and David Cronenbergs A Dangerous Method serving as the big Canadian draws among the special presentations and galas. But yesterday, TIFF announced some additions to the list of Canadian content, including work by Bruce Macdonald, Mike Clattenburg and Guy Maddin, not to mention a teen vampire suspense thriller (The Moth Diaries) and a movie about a man who finds out he’s the father of more than 500 children (Sisters and Brothers). We also mustn’t forget the big stars, like Cory Monteith of Glee, Scott Speedman, Isabella Rossellini, Lily Cole, Don McKellar, Stephen Hawking, Margaret Atwood and David Suzuki, each of whom appears in one or more of the Canadian films at TIFF this year. Find out about all of the newly announced Canadian films after the jump.

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Starring: Adrien Dorval, Care Failure and Shannon Jardine
Director: Bruce Macdonald

Starring: Jason Patric, Isabella Rossellini and Udo Kier
Director: Guy Maddin

Afghan Luke
Starring: Nick Stahl, Stephen Lobo, Ali Liebert and Colin Cunningham
Director: Mike Clattenburg (Trailer Park Boys)

Billy Bishop Goes to War
Starring: John Gray and Eric Peterson
Director: Barbara Willis Sweete

Starring: Patrick Huard, Sebastian Beaulac
Director: Ken Scott

Sisters and Brothers
Starring: Cory Monteith, Amanda Crew and Tyler Labine
Director: Carl Bessai

Pink Ribbons, Inc.
Director: Léa Pool

Monsieur Lazhar
Starring: Brigitte Poupart and Danielle Proulx
Director: Philippe Falardeau

The Moth Diaries (based on a Rachel Klein novel)
Starring: Sarah Bolger, Scott Speedman and Lily Cole
Director: Mary Harron

Edwin Boyd
Starring: Brian Cox, Kevin Durand and Scott Speedman
Director: Nathan Morlando

388 Arletta Avenue
Starring: Nick Stahl, Mia Kirshner and Devon Sawa
Director: Randall Cole

I’m Yours
Starring: Rossif Sutherland, Karine Vanasse and Don McKellar
Director: Leonard Farlinger

Surviving Progress
Starring: Stephen Hawking, Margaret Atwood and David Suzuki
Directors: Mathieu Roy, Harold Crooks