Films by Country


Animation for Kids 2006

Art, fun, folly, fairytales, folkstories and more feature in this collection of animation for ages four to seven.

Animation Now 2006

Diversity is the word this year in our annual collage of animated gems – films that dare you to reach out and run your hands over the textures of paint and pencil.


Jean-Marc Vallée

Larger than life and ten times as funny, this richly nostalgic story of a Montreal family spans the 60s to the 80s. "A zippy, colourful coming-of-age tale… buoyed along by engaging central turns, iconic pop tunes and a pleasingly meandering narrative." — Time Out

The Digital Space 2006

This year’s Digital Space programme stretches its wings to take a broader view than ever of the continually evolving world of digital animation.

Graduate First

Passe ton bac d'abord

Maurice Pialat

Avoiding the clichés of the teen film, Maurice Pialat directs a minutely observed, uncommonly honest profile of disaffected French youth in a northern provincial city.

Heading South

Vers le sud

Laurent Cantet

Laurent Cantet (Time Out, Human Resources) sets his third film in a beach resort in late 70s Haiti, where middle-aged North American women go to be sexually pampered by young black men.

In Between Days

So Yong Kim

Korean American So Yong Kim explores the ghost world of teenage alienation with watchful, intelligent minimalism. Judged Best Film in the Sundance dramatic competition.

Memory for Max, Claire, Ida and Company

Allan King

Allan King’s insightful, utterly compassionate film about Alzheimer’s, aging and memory loss was shot over four months at a Jewish geriatric care facility in Toronto.

Metal: A Headbanger's Journey

Sam Dunn, Scott McFadyen, Jessica Joy Wise

Exactly what it says on the label: a bighearted tour of Metal, heavy and otherwise, from fans, critics and legendary performers. "The soundtrack, as might be expected, kicks ass." — Variety


Velcrow Ripper

Canadian filmmaker Velcrow Ripper takes us on an engaging personalised tour of the planet's dark side in search of hope, reconciliation and rebirth in the wake of catastrophe.


Deepa Mehta

Indian filmmaker Deepa Mehta's third (after Earth and Fire) and most powerful chapter in her visually opulent, dramatic trilogy of female empowerment.

Whole New Thing

Amnon Buchbinder

A 13-year-old home-schooled genius falls in love, or thinks he does, with his gifted – and closeted – English teacher. “Consistently surprising ... a coming-of-age film that could become a Canadian classic.” — Now