Marrakech, Madden, Muslims, and More

(via euronews) Marrakech Festival honours Canadian Cinema. The Canadian Cinema tribute has always been a highlight for Marrakech’s film festival for the past decade. There this year to receive the tribute was director Atom Egoyan, who works to make his movies stand out from U.S. made movies. “There’s a type of film that you can make in English Canada that is impossible to make in the U.S,” Egoyan says about his work.

Donald Clarke of The Irish Times writes that Guy Madden wants to stop being himself. His latest film, The Forbidden Room, shows a lot of his vintage movie making style — and he states it was too much. Apparently he intends to cure himself of his own personality and style, much to the worry of the world of Canadian cinema.

(via rcinet.ca) Lynn Desjardins reports on a film that shows how Muslims feel about discussing the subject of terrorist acts. Entitled Letter to a Terrorist, the movie shows that Muslims feel a lot of pressure discussing terrorism when people ask how followers of a peaceful religion can commit such violent acts sometimes.

(via CBC) If you’ve been cut from Nova Scotia film work, today is your lucky day. Actor Jonathan Torrens is offering flights home to crew members who have been cut. With Nova Scotia’s film industry getting cuts to its tax credit, Torrens (Street Cents, Jonovision) intends to use Aeroplan points to help fly crew members elsewhere as they’re being forced to leave.

On ourwindsor.ca Linda Barnard writes about how one Toronto film has an entire crew consisting of females. Believed to be the very first movie made with all women in the crew, Toronto Film Below Her Mouth is an Indie romantic drama  about two women.

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