Le Dep, Canadian Evolution, Indie Dystopia, The Night Shift

Filmmaker Sonia Bonspille Boileau, whose first dramatic feature film, Le Dep, opens in theatres Friday (after screening as the closing film for Montreal First Peoples Festival or Présence Autochtone), talks to The Montreal Gazette’s Brendan Kelly (via The Vancouver Sun) about the shift in her work. She’s gone from uplifting documentaries about aboriginal Olympians and teens to a psychological drama about a young Innu woman held up in the convenience store where she works — by someone she knows.

TIFF’s artistic director, Cameron Bailey, talks to Indiewire’s Shipra Harbola Gupta about Canada’s Top Ten, how Canadian film evolved past documentaries, and who to watch in the next few years.

NowToronto’s Morgan Mullin interviews directors Shawn and Kathryn Whitney, and actor/producer Freya Ravensbergen, about their new independent film, a “sex worker dystopia.” (We’d tell you the title, but that would keep advertisers away.)

The NSI Online Short Film Festival this week features two films about night shift workers — a dishwasher with an “eclectic group of co-workers” in Lifers, and an immigrant doctor turned convenience store clerk in Chili & Cheese: A Condimental Rift. There’s also the documentary Ink: Written by Hand, and music video Free the Pain.


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