Dealing with what comes naturally isn't easy, especially for animals. In Animal Behaviour, the latest animated short from the Oscar-winning team of Alison Snowden and David Fine (Bob's Birthday), five animals meet regularly to discuss their inner angst in a group therapy session led by Dr. Clement, a canine psychotherapist.
Nominated for an Oscar for Best Live Action Short Film at the 2019 Academy Awards(R). Two ten year-old boys are detained by police under suspicion of abducting and murdering a toddler. A true story based on interview transcripts and records from the James Bulger case which shocked the world in 1993.
What do you get when you enter a tiny kingdom, with a tiny castle, and a tiny princess? Meet Princess Mia! She is excited to share her world with you through one of her favorite adevntures, reading story books! Join Princess Mia as she dives into an adventure in the world of the classic Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale, The Little Mermaid!
In 1909, a dapper young remittance man is sent from England to Alberta to attempt ranching. However, his affection for badminton, bird watching and liquor leaves him little time for wrangling cattle. It soon becomes clear that nothing in his refined upbringing has prepared him for the harsh conditions of the New World. Oscar nominee!
Oscar nominated film! On a particular grey Sunday, a young boy drops a coin on some nearby train tracks out of sheer boredom. Picking the coin up after a train has run over it, he discovers to his astonishment that an amazing transformation has taken place...
A stunning, stop-motion animated film that takes the viewer on an exhilarating existential journey. Painstaking care and craftsmanship in form and detail bring to life a fully imagined, tactile world unlike any you have seen. Jungian thriller? Hitchcockian suspense? Artistic tour de force? The night train awaits you. Film without words. Oscar nominee!
Can we trace the chain of events that leads to our own birth? Is our existence just coincidence? Do little things matter? The narrator of The Danish Poet considers these questions as we follow Kasper, a poet whose creative well has run dry, on a holiday to Norway to meet the famous writer, Sigrid Undset. Oscar winner!
This Oscar winning film illustrates one of the ten principles of UNICEF's Declaration of Children's Rights, namely that every child is entitled to a name and a nationality. A baby appears mysteriously on the doorstep of a busy executive, and is subsequently bounced from household to household down the block. Nobody is interested in caring for the baby without a name. Film without words.
After witnessing the accidental death of a stranger, Ruby seeks affirmation in the city around her, and finds it in surprising places. With deft humour and finely rendered detail, When the Day Breaks illuminates the links which connect our urban lives, while evoking the promise and fragility of a new day. Oscar nominee!
The first big mistake Ralph makes is not clearing the snow from the front walk, and his life goes downhill from that point on. By the end of the story, the mailman has fatally slipped on his job, Alice, his wife, doesn't live there anymore, and Ralph resolves to stop worrying--about the body, his wife, and the front walk. Oscar winner!
An Oscar winning fable of great humour and appeal, The Sand Castle is the story of the Sandman and the creatures he sculpts out of sand. Under his direction, they build a castle and celebrate the completion of their new home, only to be interrupted by an uninvited guest. The wind blows, and the castle crumbles. The filmmaker leaves the door open to various interpretations. Film without words.
Torill Kove's grandmother often told her stories. One in particular revolved around ironing shirts for the King of Norway. And what if that intriguing detail was just the tip of the iceberg? Perhaps she also worked covertly in the Norwegian resistance... Maybe she even spearheaded a campaign to create an unprecedented brand of guerrilla warfare! Oscar nominee!
This Oscar-winning film is a visual and emotional thriller. It is an impressionistic record of a flamenco dance class given to senior students of the National Ballet School of Canada by two great teachers from Spain. The film shows the beautiful young dancers inspired by the flamenco rhythms and mesmerized by Susana's extraordinary energy joyously merging with an ancient gypsy culture.
This historical drama features the first winter spent in Canada by a family of Irish immigrants deep in the Ottawa Valley. The year is 1830. Because the father is working in a logging camp, the mother has sole charge of the family. Sickness overtakes her, and she dies. The children are left on their own to survive. A beautiful, moving film.
When nine-year-old Nadia is allowed to attend a regular school, she knows the kids will tease her but she'll "find a way to deal with it." Nadia has spina bifida, a congenital condition that has caused a lack of sensation from the knees down. She uses crutches in order to walk. Nadia, in her own candid way, makes it clear that she is not looking for sympathy. Oscar winner!
This award-winning animation film spares no feelings and minces no words. A poignant interpretation of a short story by Montréal author Mordecai Richler, it makes what is sometimes an embarrassingly frank statement about how many families respond to their old and infirm members. Oscar nominee!
Oscar nominated film! Richly woven of fine threads that mingle and separate, surface and disappear, this poetic film studies the works of one of Canada's greatest contemporary etchers: David Blackwood. Scenes of his hometown outport, examples of his masterfully crafted prints, and the vivid tales of an old mariner recall the tragic seal hunts and a way of life that has now vanished.