TIFF 2012: secrets, celebrity viruses and a teenage badass in this year’s lineup of Canadian features

TIFF 2012: secrets, celebrity viruses and a teenage badass in this year’s lineup of Canadian features

The Canadian films to earn spots at TIFF this year include a range of comedies, dramas and thrillers, but also some that aren’t so easily defined—for instance, Sarah Polley will screen her follow-up to Take This Waltz, the genre-bending Stories We Tell, and David Cronenberg’s son Brandon will show his first film, a horror-thriller called Antiviral that premiered at Cannes. Here’s the rest of the Canadian talent:

Antiviral (Canada/USA)
Director: Brandon Cronenberg
Starring: Caleb Landry Jones and Sarah Gadon

Inch’Allah (Canada)
Director: Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette
Starring: Evelyne Brochu, Sabrina Ouazani, Sivan Levy, Yousef Sweid

Laurence Anyways (Canada)
Director: Xavier Dolan
Starring: Suzanne Clément and Melvil Poupaud

Liverpool (Canada)
Director: Manon Briand
Starring: Stéphanie Lapointe, Charles-Alexandre Dubé and Louis Morissette

Rebelle (Canada)
Director: Kim Nguyen
Starring: Rachel Mwanza, Alain Bastien and Serge Kanyinda

Still (Canada)
Director: Michael McGowan
Starring: James Cromwell, Geneviève Bujold

Stories We Tell (Canada)
Director: Sarah Polley

Blackbird (Canada)
Director: Jason Buxton
Starring: Connor Jessup, Michael Buie, Alex Ozerov, Alexia Fast

Krivina (Canada)
Director: Igor Drljaca
Starring: Goran Slavkovic, Jasmin Geljo, Edis Livnjak, Minela Jasar, Jelena Mijatovic, Petar Mijatovic

Picture Day (Canada)
Director: Kate Melville
Starring: Tatiana Maslany, Spencer Van Wyck, Steven McCarthy , Susan Coyne , Fiona Highet, Mark DeBonis, Catherine Fitch

Tower (Canada)
Director: Kazik Radwanski
Starring: Derek Bogart, Nicole Fairbairn

Camion (Canada)
Director: Rafaël Ouellet
Starring: Julien Poulin, Patrice Dubois, Stéphane Breton

Crimes of Mike Recket (Canada)
Director: Bruce Sweeney
Starring: Nicholas Lea

Home Again (Canada)
Director: Sudz Sutherland
Starring: Tatyana Ali, Fefe Dobson

My Awkward Sexual Adventure (Canada)
Director: Sean Garrity
Starring: Jonas Chernick, Emily Hampshire

The Lesser Blessed (Canada)
Director: Anita Doron
Starring: Joel Nathan Evans, Kiowa Gordon, Chloe Rose, Tamara Podemski, Adam Butcher, Benjamin Bratt

I Declare War (Canada)
Director: Jason Lapeyre and Robert Wilson
Starring: Siam Yu, Gage Munroe, Michael Friend, Aidan Gouveia, Mackenzie Munro, Alex Cardillo, Dyson Fyke, Spencer Howes, Andy Reid, Kolton Stewart, Richard Nguyen, Eric Hanson, Alex Wall

Tout ce que tu possèdes (All That You Possess) (Canada)
Director: Bernard Émond

Revolution (Canada)
Director: Rob Stewart