(via CNW) Rideau Hall Movie Nights has two titles screening on June 29 and 30, Being Canadian and Guibord s’en va-t-en guerre. The films are to be presented for free as decided by Entertainment One, one of Canada’s leading independent film studios.
Being Canadian – An English film with French subtitles for the French Canadians in the audience. Being Canadian is a documentary that explores the meaning of being Canadian in a rather humorous format. Basically it sounds like a lot of Canadian stereotypes to be implemented such as snow related sports, maple syrup, and everything Canadian. In the documentary aspect of it though, there will be interviews with all types of Canadian celebrities like William Shatner, Seth Rogen, Eugene Levy, and many more that our neighbours balance between funny and unfunny. Produced by local natives in Ottawa known as the Sibs and executively produced by film company Amaze Film + Television along with GRAiNEY PICTURES.
Guibord s’en va-t-en guerre – The French title of My Internship in Canada, the film is in French with English subtitles for those who didn’t take basic French in high school. I actually covered this last year at VIFF, but here’s the essential story. A French-Canadian MP is going through a struggle in Quebec which may spark a war with locals and aboriginals, should a highway cut through some sacred land. The only person who can save our incompetent politician is an intern all the way from Haiti. The film has been produced by micro_scope from Quebec and has won awards such as Best Supporting Actor (Irdens Exantus), Best Original Score, and Best Editor.