Pour ceux qui apprécie le cinéma, an interesting festival is returning to Winnipeg.
On paper, the plot of Toni Erdmann may seem innocuous. The Oscar-nominated German-Austrian film is the story of Winfried (Peter Simonischek), an elderly German man, and his daughter Ines (Sandra Hüller), a corporate consultant living in Bucharest.
Don’t Waste a Precious Minute is a creepy, creative and lean horror thriller. It could be used as a textbook example of how to do a lot with a little.
Local filmmakers have seen a shift in power dynamics on set within the last few years, mostly due to advances in technology.
Sean Skene has been beaten up, set on fire and launched from the roof of a moving Jeep – all in the name of a day’s work.
Directed by Raoul Peck and brilliantly narrated by Samuel L. Jackson, the film uses James Baldwin’s words to examine race relations in America, both in Baldwin’s time and the current day.
Across the country, the month of February is packed with events celebrating black history. In Winnipeg, this includes a visual art show with music and weekly movie nights.
This new documentary examines the personal lives of the Catholic Sisters of Manitoba, presenting an earnest portrait of women spirituality.
There’s merit in the idea of a genre exercise. There’s nothing inherently wrong with making a romantic comedy that doesn’t aim to subvert, break new ground or be anything more than a great entry in the rom-com genre. Unfortunately, Lovesick doesn’t quite achieve those modest goals.
Three years after making his English-language debut with the excellent Stoker, acclaimed South Korean auteur Park Chan-wook (Oldboy, Lady Vengeance) has returned to his home country with The Handmaiden.
Creators work being shown off at 1C03
Cult Winnipeg filmmaker John Paizs released his trilogy of short films, The Three Worlds of Nick, in the early 1980s. The films star Paizs as Nick, a silent protagonist at odds with the people and societies around him.
Writer-director Kenneth Lonergan’s Manchester by the Sea is a low-key family drama with massive emotional weight.
2. Eat food
3. Visit the Forks
1. Kayla Jeanson
2. Guy Maddin
3. Sonya Ballantyne
1. Thomas Pashko
2. Melissa Martin
3. Honourable mentions: Miriam Toews, David Bergen, Jen Zoratti
Comedian and Fort Frances local Ryan McMahon uses his hometown’s disturbingly named street as a jumping-off point to examine Canadian colonization, specifically in Manitoba and western Ontario.
The short documentary Jane and the Wolf uses homespun storytelling and formal ambition to explore these ancient overlaps between family history, folklore and personal mythology.
Encouraging women in film // The Bickersons // Tim Gray // Eyes of My Community // heaven between // I’m With the Band
What Brings Us Here – the National Film Board’s (NFB) latest social media project – is an experimental photo essay launched through Instagram.