Cronenberg, Dolan Headed To Cannes Film Fest

A number of notable Canadians will be attending this year’s Cannes Film Fest, including David Cronenberg, Xavier Dolan, first-time director and accomplished actor Ryan Gosling, and Atom Egoyan.

Cronenberg will be competing for the coveted Palme d’Or with his latest project “Maps to the Stars,” “The Captive” from Egoyan, and Dolan’s “Mommy.” Gosling will also be making his debut as a director with “Lost River.” In total, 49 feature-length films will be shown from 28 countries.

“It is important for us that the Cannes selection is a voyage through cinema, and the world,” Director-General Thierry Fremaux said to The Associated Press.

“This year’s Cannes festival is truly a monumental occasion for Canadian filmmakers,” executive director Carolle Brabant said Thursday in a statement (The Canadian Press). “This is the strongest presence we’ve ever had, and a true testament to the exceptional vision and tremendous artistry of our country’s filmmakers. Canadians should feel very proud.”

This year’s Cannes Film Fest runs from  May 14-25.

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