Philippe Falardeau discusses adapting Joanna Rakoff's book and working with Margaret Qualley and Sigourney Weaver.
Falardeau's film opens Berlin on Feb. 20.
We've cleared off some space on That Shelf for our 100 of our favourite movies of the decade. We continue with a look back at 2011 on film!
This week at the video store we look at the much lauded Canadian film Monsieur Lazhar, the cult smash The Raid: Redemption, a look at the life of Bob Marley, the third season of Community, Ewan McGregor inSalmon Fishing in the Yemen, and Christian Bale in the Chinese film The Flowers of War.
Canadians have been abuzz that one of their own has made its way to a nomination on film’s grandest stage, and rightfully so. Director Philippe Falardeau’s Monsieur Lazhar takes the well worn template of an inspirational teacher movie and creates something far grander out of a type of film that often lends itself to grandstanding and speeches.
The nominees for this year’s Canoscars, better and more formally know as the Genie Awards (now entering its 32nd year of existence), have been announced, and while there aren’t necessarily many surprises in what’s included there’s always room to complain about it.