Don’t ask to borrow Saudi Arabia’s armored vehicles — that was one thing learned by Paul Gross’ team as they made Hyena Road, opening today. The Winnipeg Free Press‘ Randall King has this and more insights on the creation of the film, which was shot on location in Jordan and at CFB Shilo.
(Via CNW/ Telbec): Wapikoni Mobile presented 15 of its 70 short films created this year at the Festival du nouveau cinéma in Montreal last night. The group brings audiovisual training and creation workshops to First Nations communities, many remote, and takes the films to the world.
So a logger walks into a submarine that’s about to explode . . . and soon it’s time for a musical number. Winnipeg filmmaker Guy Maddin is back, teaming up with his former student Evan Johnson to present The Forbidden Room. As The National Post’s Chris Knight writes, “Further stories follow, each one crazier than the next. As in dreams, there are themes if little continuity.” The film opens today in TO and Winnipeg, with more cities to follow.
The Vancouver Polish Film Festival opens a week from today, giving audiences “an opportunity to view some of the most interesting and important films of Polish cinematography” and to help choose the audience award winner for best film. See what’s in store here.