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True North: New Canadian Cinema

What images does Canada bring to your mind? Strapping Mounties and sticky sweet maple syrup? The mighty roar of Niagara and the plaintive caress of a Leonard Cohen song? Vast landscapes and ancient cultures? A Margaret Atwood novel? In 2017, Canada celebrates the 150th Anniversary of Confederation and Glasgow Film Festival is proud to join in those festivities with a focus on the great diversity of talent currently found in their national cinema. There are films that challenge the country’s cherished institutions, look back with warm affection on the summer of 1976 and display all the dazzling possibilities of animated storytelling. You can even step back in time and marvel at hipster Toronto in the late 1950s with a rare screening of Sidney J Furie’s trailblazing milestone A Cool Sound From Hell, one of many extraordinary visions from Canada. 

Films in this Festival Strand

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25 February

A Cool Sound From Hell (N/C 12+)

A fascinating vision of hipster Toronto from six decades ago

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23-24 February

Angry Inuk (N/C 15+)

A brave study on the seal hunting ban and the detriment it brings upon the Inuit community.

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Celtic Soul (N/C 15+) is Sold out 26 February

Celtic Soul (N/C 15+)

Producer Aaron Hancox and in film co-star Eoin O'Callaghan will be attending this screening.

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25-26 February

Hello Destroyer (N/C 15+)

Director Kevin Funk will be in attendance at the screening on Sat 25 Feb.

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