Wednesday, December 13, 2017

100 Best Canadian Films – Philippe Gajan

It’s now a yearly ritual: every October it’s necessary to plan a trip to Montreal to attend the Festival du nouveau cinéma. FNC is affordable, easy to manage, the films are catered towards cinephiles and all of which makes it a lot fun. Its evening events at the Agora are also always memorable and where you can casually chat with the who’s who of the Québécois film industry. And at the center of this there’s its co-director of programing Philippe Gajan who does a great job at presenting these works, many of them premieres, to the local audience. Gajan is also the director of the best Québécois, and more generally, film magazines 24 Images. So it is then no surprise that just like how the FNC is cool, and  24 Images is cool, so is his list of 100 best Canadian films, it's cool.
The series 100 Best Canadian Films is soon coming to an end. Hopefully if you have an interest in contributing please send it to me by the end of this year (but I’ll still be accepting them until the end of February). Hopefully afterwards I’ll be putting them all together into a master-list, which I think would be an interesting project. Happy holidays and thanks to everyone who contributed.

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Ce fut un cauchemar... Un exercice extraordinaire puisque j'ai plongé dans la mémoire (la mienne, celle des films). J'ai choisi de ne prendre qu'un film par cinéaste (sauf Perrault et Brault) pour faire de la place, sinon les Carle, Forcier, Morin, Lefebvre, etc., auraient trusté la liste... Pour plus de diversité, par amour pour tous ces films... Et pourtant il en manque, et pourtant je ne saurais dire si ce sont les meilleurs. Quels critères ? Par exemple, je n'ai pas mis les hollywoodiens (Villeneuve, Vallée, etc...) mais j'ai laissé un Cronenberg... Bref, voici 100 films marquants pour moi, en toute subjectivité... – P.G.

Philippe Gajan’s 100 Best Canadian Films
- Neighbours (Norman McLaren, 1952)
- Paul Tomkowitz: Street Railway Switchman (Roman Kroitor, 1953)
- City of Gold (Wolf Koenig, Colin Low, 1957)
- Les Brûlés (Bernard Devlin, 1959)
- Les Désœuvrés (René Bail, 1959)
- Very Nice, Very Nice (Arthur Lipsett, 1961)
- À Saint-Henri le cinq septembre (Hubert Juin, 1962)
- À tout prendre (Claude Jutra, 1963)
- Pour la suite du monde (Pierre Perrault, Michel Brault, Marcel Carriére, 1963)
- Rat Life and Diet in North America (Joyce Wieland, 1968)
- Essai à la mille (Jean-Claude Labrecque, 1971)
- Françoise Durocher, Waitress (André Brassard, 1972)
- Variations on a Cellophane Wrapper (David Rimmer, 1972)
- La Vraie Nature de Bernadette (Gilles Carles, 1972)
- La vie rêvée (Mireille Dansereau, 1972)
- La faim (Peter Foldes, 1972)
- Le bonhomme (Pierre Maheu, 1972)
- Les Filles du Roy (Anne Claire Poirier, 1974)
- Montreal Main (Frank Vitale, 1974)
- Les ordres (Michel Brault, 1974)
- The Book of All The Dead (R. Bruce Elder, 1975-1994)
- L'Eau chaude, l'eau frette (André Forcier, 1976)
- The Street (Caroline Leaf, 1976)
- Le Paysagiste (Jacques Drouin, 1976)
- Parlez-nous d'amour (Jean-Claude Lord, 1976)
- 24 heures ou plus... (Gilles Groulx, 1977)
- Le chateau de sable (Coe Hoedeman, 1977)
- Le vieux pays où Rimbaud est mort         (Jean-Pierre Lefebvre, 1977)
- Les bons débarras (Francis Mankiewicz, 1980)
- Springtime in Greenland (John Paizs, 1981)
- Le Confort et l’indiférence (Denys Arcand, 1982)
- La bête lumineuse (Pierre Perrault, 1982)
- Mémoire battante (Arthur Lamothe, 1983)
- La turlute des années dures (Richard Boutet, Pascal Gélinas, 1983)
- La femme de l’hôtel (Léa Pool, 1984)
- Sonatine (Micheline Lanctôt, 1984)
- L’homme qui plantait des arbres (Frédéric Back, 1987)
- Dead Ringers (David Cronenberg, 1988)
- Alias Will James (Jacques Godbout, 1988)
- The Last Days of Contrition (Richard Kerr, 1988)
- Trois pommes à côté du sommeil (Jacques Leduc, 1989)
- La Queue tigrée d'un chat comme un pendentif de pare-brise (Jean-claude Bustros, 1989)
- La liberté d’une statue (Olivier Asselin, 1990)
- La Sarrazine (Paul Tana, 1991)
- Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media (Mark Achbar, Peter Wintonick, 1992)
- Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance (Alanis Obomsawin, 1993)
- 32 films brefs sur Glenn Gould (François Girard, 1993)
- Le Temps des bouffons (Pierre Falardeau, 1993)
- Zigrail (André Turpin, 1995)
- A Prayer For Nettie (Donigan Cumming, 1995)
- Sans raison apparente (Jean Chabot, 1995)
- Le confessionnal (Robert Lepage, 1995)
- Yes Sir! Madame… (Robert Morin, 1995)
- Hard Core Logo (Bruce McDonald, 1996)
- Le Trésor archange (Fernand Bélanger, 1996)
- La plante humaine (Pierre Hébert, 1996)
- 9 St-Augustin (Serge Giguère, 1996)
- The Sweet Hereafter (Atom Egoyan, 1997)
- The Street : A Film with the Homeless (Dan Cross, 1997)
- Oh la la du narrative (Sylvie Laliberté, 1997)
- Avant le jour (Lucie Lambert, 1999)
- Soul Cages (Philip Barker, 2000)
- À l'ombre d'Hollywood (Sylvie Groulx, 2000)
- Trois princesses pour Roland (André-Line Beauparlant, 2001)
- Mariages (Catherine Martin, 2001)
- Life Without Death (Frank Cole, 2002)
- Gambling, Gods and LSD (Peter Mettler, 2002)
- Gaz Bar Blues (Louis Bélanger, 2003)
- Manufactured Landscapes (Jennifer Baichwal, 2006)
- View of the Falls from the Canadian Side (John Price, 2006)
- Rechercher Victor Pellerin (Sophie Deraspe, 2006)
- The Journals of Knud Rasmussen (Zacharias Kunuk, 2006)
- My Winnipeg (Guy Maddin, 2007)
- À l'ouest de Pluton (Myriam Verreault, Henri Bernadet, 2008)
- L'Encerclement - La démocratie dans les rets du néolibéralisme (Richard Brouillette, 2008)
- La théorie du tout (Céline Baril, 2009)
- Trees of Syntax, Leaves of Axis (Daichi Saito, 2009)
- Hommes à louer (Rodrigue Jean, 2009)
- John Max, a Portrait (Michel Lamothe, 2010)
- Les Journaux de Lipsett (Theodore Ushev, 2010)
- La Vie privée du cinéma (Denys Desjardins, 2011)
- Pieces and Love All to Hell (Dominic Gagnon, 2011)
- En terrains connus (Stéphane Lafleur, 2011)
- Ne crâne pas sois modeste (Deco Dawson, 2012)
- Bestiaire (Denis Côté, 2012)
- Rebelle (Kim Nguyen, 2012)
- Brouillard - passage #14 (Alexandre Larose, 2013)
- Météore (François Delisle, 2013)
- Soif (Michèle Cournoyer, 2013)
- Le Démantèlement (Sébastien Pilote, 2013)
- Transatlantique (Félix Dufour-Laperrière, 2014)
- Mobiliser (Caroline Monnet, 2015)
- Minarsky, chute mortelle (Matthew Rankin, 2015)
- Les démons (Philippe Lesage, 2015)
- Maudite Poutine (Karl Lemieux, 2016)
- Ceux qui font les révolutions à moitié n'ont fait que se creuser un tombeau (Mathieu Denis et Simon Lavoie, 2016)
- We Make Couples (Mike Hoolboom, 2016)
- Combat au bout de la nuit (Sylvain L'Espérance, 2016)
- La part du diable (Luc Bourdon, 2017)
- Les Affamés (Robin Aubert, 2017)

Toronto Film Review x Toronto Arts Report

https://www.torontoartsreport.com/single-post/2017/12/11/INTERVIEW-WITH-DAVID-DAVIDSON

Friday, December 1, 2017

Upcoming : Wexford Plaza, Dim the Fluorescents and Nirvanna Pop Up Shop !

With the end of the year fast approaching, I want to highlight the theatrical releases of a couple much anticipated Toronto films and special events. Joyce Wong’s Wexford Plaza tells the story of an awkward young woman who is a security guard at a Scarborough strip mall as she tries to manage her complicated life. It’s an intimate, sensitive, awkward and funny story as the film surprisingly shifts to a second perspective in its second half, which poignantly reveals the complexity of truths, emotions and relationships. Wexford Plaza opens tonight at the Carlton cinema and will play for a week. Next up is Daniel Warth’s Dim the Fluorescents also opening at the Carlton December 8th to the 14th. I haven’t seen it yet, but the Globe included it in its list of the films that could be the ‘saviours of the season.’ Quite the honour! And finally, some good news for fans for Nirvanna The Band, the rumours seem to be true that they’ll open a pop up shop set up next Friday December 8th through to the 10th at Show Gallery (978 Queen Street West). The hours for its run are Friday (4-9PM), Saturday (1-10PM) and Sunday (1-6PM). We’re excited to see what kind of merch they come up, and I’m sure they’ll make for excellent gifts for the holidays. And with the news that the Born Ruffians will have five nights of performances at Lee’s Palace in February for their forthcoming LP Uncle, Duke and the Chief, with special appearances by Brave Shores and Matt and Jay from NTB, there’s finally some nice things to look forward to!

Monday, November 20, 2017

100 Best Canadian Films – Kevin Laforest

One of the reliable film critic-bloggers from Montréal, Kevin Laforest regularly publishes film reviews on his website Extra Beurre. His 100 Best Canadian Films list shows a knowledge, breadth and diversity of Canadian cinema, which is an honor to our cinephilia. These films can provide hours of enjoyment and reflection and you should seek some of them out if you haven’t seen many. If I can personally recommend two: they would be La Tête de Normande St-Onge (by one of my favorite Canadian directors Gilles Carle) and André Turpin’s Zigrail (which recently played at FNC and is in process of getting restored).
I need to thank Kevin for contributing to this 100 Best Canadian Films series and to everyone else that already has. Usually I've been asking folks, whether in person at film events or online, if they want to contribute. I know that it’s work to put these together and that there is no compensation, that this blog has no ‘institutional’ weight and working relationships can be on the line, but that shouldn't be a good enough reason for all of the non-responses to my emails and friendly rejections to the offer (which can become disheartening), by folks whose mandates seem to be on the contrary to promote Canadian cinema. I would like to post many more 100 Best Canadian Films lists, by more diverse contributors, but what more can one do? Other, more ironic responses that I've gotten includes jokes about never having seen that many Canadian films or not being able to list that many great ones. But, in all seriousness, I still think the project is worth it - after the series is over, I plan to put them all together in a master list. When the public perception of a cinephilia of Canadian cinema is that it’s non-existent, I hope that these lists provide more hope and that they show that there is a serious engagement with the films, TV and media made in the country. I’m always open to get more of contributions. Let me know if you're interested.
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Kevin Laforest’s 100 Best Canadian Films
- Neighbours (Norman McLaren, 1952)
- Les Désœuvrés (René Bail, 1959)
- À tout prendre (Claude Jutra, 1963)
- Le chat dans le sac (Gilles Groulx, 1964)
- Le Révolutionnaire (Jean-Pierre Lefebvre, 1965)
- Ladies and Gentlemen, Mr. Leonard Cohen (Donald Brittain and Don Owen, 1966)
- On est au coton (Denys Arcand, 1970)
- Mon oncle Antoine (Claude Jutra, 1971)
- Les Maudits sauvages (Jean-Pierre Lefebvre, 1971)
- La Vraie nature de Bernadette (Gilles Carle, 1972)

- Réjeanne Padovani (Denys Arcand, 1973) 
- Les Ordres (Michel Brault, 1974)
- The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (Ted Kotcheff, 1974)
- La Tête de Normande St-Onge (Gilles Carle, 1975)
- Gina (Denys Arcand, 1975)
- Parlez-nous d’amour (Jean-Claude Lord, 1976)
- Rabid (David Cronenberg, 1977)
- Comme les six doigts de la main (André Melançon, 1978)
- Pea Soup (Pierre Falardeau and Julien Poulin, 1979)
- Les bons débarras (Francis Mankiewicz, 1980)

- Elvis Gratton (Pierre Falardeau, 1981)
- Le Confort et l’indiférence (Denys Arcand, 1982)
- Videodrome (David Cronenberg, 1983)
- The Dead Zone (David Cronenberg, 1983)
- La Guerre des tuques (1984, André Melançon)
- The Fly (David Cronenberg, 1986)
- Jésus de Montréal (Denys Arcand, 1989)
- Simon les nuages (Roger Cantin, 1990)
- Ding et Dong, le film (Alain Chartrand, 1990)
- Léolo (Jean-Claude Lauzon, 1992)

- Requiem pour un beau sans-coeur (Robert Morin, 1992)
- Le Temps des bouffons (Pierre Falardeau, 1993)
- (Robert Lepage, 1997)
- Yes Sir! Madame… (Robert Morin, 1995)
- Zigrail (André Turpin, 1995)
- Karmina (Gabriel Pelletier, 1996)
- Le Violon rouge (François Girard, 1998)
- Matroni et moi (Jean-Philippe Duval, 1999)
- eXistenZ (David Cronenberg, 1999)
- Ginger Snaps (John Fawcett, 2000)

- Lost and Delirious (Léa Pool, 2001)
- 15 Février 1839 (Pierre Falardeau, 2001)
- Le Nèg' (Robert Morin, 2002)
- FUBAR (Michael Dowse, 2002)
- Les Invasions barbares (Denys Arcand, 2003)
- La Face cachée de la lune (Robert Lepage, 2003)
- La Grande séduction (Jean-François Pouliot, 2003)
- Gaz Bar Blues (Louis Bélanger, 2003)
- Les Aimants (Yves Pelletier, 2004)
- A History of Violence (2005, David Cronenberg)

- La Neuvaine (Bernard Émond, 2005)
- Petit Pow! Pow! Noël (Robert Morin, 2005)
- C.R.A.Z.Y. (Jean-Marc Vallée, 2005)
- Congorama (Philippe Falardeau, 2006)
- Cheech (Patrice Sauvé, 2006)
- Away From Her (Sarah Polley, 2006)
- Bon Cop Bad Cop (Érik Canuel, 2006)
- Jonas: La Quête (Jean-François Pilon, 2007)
- Eastern Promises (David Cronenberg, 2007)
- Surviving My Mother (Émile Gaudreault, 2007)

- My Winnipeg (Guy Maddin, 2007)
- Silk (François Girard, 2007)
- Le Ring (Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette, 2007)
- Tout est parfait (Yves Christian Fournier, 2008)
- C’est pas moi, je le jure! (Philippe Falardeau, 2008)
- Babine (Luc Picard, 2008)
- Le Banquet (Sébastien Rose, 2008)
- new denmark (Rafaël Ouellet, 2009)
- Polytechnique (Denis Villeneuve, 2009)
- La Donation (Bernard Émond, 2009)

- The Trotsky (Jacob Tierney, 2009)
- Grand Ourse, la clé des possibles (Patrice Sauvé, 2009)
- De Père en flic (Émile Gaudreault, 2009)
- À l’origine d’un cri  (Robin Aubert, 2010)
- Les Sept jours du talion (Daniel Grou, 2010)
- Incendies (Denis Villeneuve, 2010)
- Curling (Denis Côté, 2010)
- 2 fois une femme (2010, François Delisle)
- Monsieur Lazhar (Philippe Falardeau, 2011)
- The High Cost of Living (Deborah Chow, 2011)

- Camion (Rafaël Ouellet, 2012)
- Cosmopolis (David Cronenberg, 2012)
- Rebelle (Kim Nguyen, 2012)
- Goon (Michael Dowse, 2012)
- Tu dors Nicole (Stéphane Lafleur, 2014)
- Mommy (Xavier Dolan, 2014)
- Endorphine (André Turpin, 2015)
- Turbo Kid (RKSS, 2015)
- Les Êtres chers (Anne Émond, 2015)
- Le profil Amina (Sophie Deraspe, 2015)

- The Forbidden Room (Guy Maddin & Evan Johnson, 2015)
- Prank (Vincent Biron, 2016)
- Juste la fin du monde (Xavier Dolan, 2016)
- King Dave (Daniel Grou, 2016)
- Tuktuq (Robin Aubert, 2016)
- Nelly (Anne Émond, 2016)
- Ceux qui font les révolutions à moitié n'ont fait que se creuser un tombeau (Mathieu Denis and Simon Lavoie, 2016)
- Les Affamés (Robin Aubert, 2017)
- La Petite fille qui aimait trop les allumettes (Simon Lavoie, 2017)
- Le Problème d’infiltration (Robert Morin, 2017)

Friday, November 17, 2017

100 Best Canadian Films – Steve Gravestock

An important figure in Toronto film culture, Steve Gravestock is one of the senior programmers of Canadian features at the festival and responsible, with the help of a great team, for programming most of the Canadian films that screen at the Lighbox (Canadian Open Vault, Canada on Screen) and Canada’s Top Ten.
I need to thank him for introducing me to the work of Don Owen (who he wrote the book on) and Paul Gross (Hyena Road), now two of my favorite Canadian directors, and to many other great Canadian films and filmmakers. And it’s Gross’s Men with Brooms that I think provides an image of what a harmonious Canadian cinephilia would look like: that of having a positive relationship with the previous generation, and building bridges between them, which is illustrated in the film through the communal symbol of a beaver. You can see this in Gross's work through the casting of Gordon Pinsent (The Forest Ranger) in Men with Brooms and Due South, and which continues now in the work of Allan Hawco (Republic of Doyle). In good faith and care, working together to create and remember some of the country's heritage: the 100 Best Canadian Films series can, I hope, play a role in this larger project.
100 Best Canadian Films is an open series of personal surveys of Canadian cinema history. Other lists includes those by Olena Decock, Dan Browne, Réalisatrices Équitables and Films Fatales Montréal, Helen Faradji, Fabrice Montal, Stephen Broomer, Paul Corupe, David L. Pike, Jerry White, André Loiselle, Paul WilliamsGreg Klymkiw, Pat MullenJason AndersonDaniel KremerYves Lever, Piers HandlingMarcel JeanMike Hoolboom and myself. Please let me know if you’re interested in contributing. – D.D.

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I am sure I missed films. These are just my favourites of the moment. Probably completely random, and I skipped a few that should be on there for lesser known titles. Plus I think I have too many. – S.G.

Steve Gravestock’s 108 Best Canadian Films
- À tout prendre (Claude Jutra, 1963)
- The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (Ted Kotcheff, 1974)
- August 32nd on Earth (Denis Villeneuve, 1998)
- Ava (Sadaf Foroughi, 2017)
- Bernard Émond Trilogy: Contre toute espérance (2007), La donation (2009), La neuvaine (2005).
- Bestiaire (Denis Côté, 2012)
- Between Friends (Lou Antonio, 1983)
- The Bitter Ash (Larry Kent, 1963)
- Boy Meets Girl (Jerry Ciccoritti, 1998)
- C'est pas moi, je le jure! (Philippe Falardeau, 2008)
- Calendar (Atom Egoyan, 1993)
- Careful (Guy Maddin, 1992)
- Ceux qui font les révolutions à moitié n'ont fait que se creuser un tombeau (Mathieu Denis and Simon Lavoie, 2016)
- Comic Book Confidential (Ron Mann, 1988)
- Corbo (Mathieu Denis, 2014)
- Crime Wave (John Paizs, 1985)
- Curling (Denis Côté, 2010)
- Dead Ringers (David Cronenberg, 1988)
- Le Déclin de l'empire américain (Denys Arcand, 1986)
- Derrière moi (Rafaël Ouellet, 2008)
- Dirty (Bruce Sweeney, 1998)
- Double Happiness (Mina Shum, 1994)
- Down to the Dirt (Justin Simms, 2008)
- Earth (Deepa Mehta, 1998)
- Eastern Promises (David Cronenberg, 2007)
- Emporte-moi (Léa Pool, 1999)
- The End of Time (Peter Mettler, 2012)
- The Five Senses (Jeremy Podeswa, 1999)
- The Forbidden Room (Guy Maddin and Evan Johnson, 2015)
- Fubar 2 (Michael Dowse, 2010)
- Ginger Snaps (John Fawcett, 2000)
- The Grey Fox (Phillip Borsos, 1982)
- Hank Williams: The Show He Never Gave (David Acomba, 1980)
- Hard Core Logo (Bruce McDonald, 1996)
- The Hard Part Begins (Paul Lynch, 1973)
- Heaven on Earth (Deepa Mehta, 2008)
- Highway 61 (Bruce McDonald, 1991)
- Highway of Heartache (Gregory Wild, 1996)
- Hi-Ho Mistahey! (Alanis Obomsawin, 2013)
- Hogtown: The Politics of Policing (Min Sook Lee, 2005)
- Hurt (Alan Zweig, 2015)
- Imagine the Sound (Ron Mann, 1981)
- The Journals of Knud Rasmussen (Zacharias Kunuk and Norman Cohn, 2006)
- Kissed (Lynne Stopkewich, 1996)
- L'eau chaude, l'eau frette (André Forcier, 1976)
- La sarrasine (Paul Tana, 1992)
- Ladies and Gentlemen, Mr. Leonard Cohen (Donald Brittain and Don Owen, 1966)
- Laurence Anyways (Xavier Dolan, 2012)
- Last Night (Don McKellar, 1998)
- Le vieux pays où Rimbaud est mort (Jean Pierre Lefebvre, 1977)
- Léolo (Jean-Claude Lauzon, 1992)
- Les Amours imaginaires (Xavier Dolan, 2010)
- Les bons débarras (Francis Mankiewicz, 1980)
- Les Ordres (Michel Brault, 1974)
- Life Classes (William D. MacGillivray, 1987)
- Lost Song (Rodrigue Jean, 2008)
- Low Self-Esteem Girl (Blaine Thurier, 2000)
- Loyalties (Anne Wheeler, 1987)
- Machotaildrop (Corey Adams and Alex Craig, 2009)
- Mansfield Park (Patricia Rozema, 1999)
- Manufactured Landscapes (Jennifer Baichwal, 2006)
- Mariages (Catherine Martin, 2000)
- A Married Couple (Allan King, 1969)
- Mean Dreams (Nathan Morlando, 2016)
- Monkey Warfare (Reginald Harkema, 2006)
- Monsieur Lazhar (Philippe Falardeau, 2011)
- My American Cousin (Sandy Wilson, 1985)
- My Winnipeg (Guy Maddin, 2007)
- Next of Kin (Atom Egoyan, 1984)
- Not a Love Story: A Film About Pornography (Bonnie Sherr Klein, 1981)
- Notes for a Film About Donna and Gail (Don Owen, 1966)
- Nothing (Vincenzo Natali, 2004)
- Outrageous! (Richard Benner, 1977)
- The Paper Wedding (Michel Brault, 1989)
- Paperback Hero (Peter Pearson, 1973)
- Pink Ribbons, Inc. (Léa Pool, 2011)
- Pontypool (Bruce McDonald, 2008)
- Pour la suite du monde (Pierre Perrault, Michel Brault and Marcel Carrière, 1963)
- Project Grizzly (Peter Lynch, 1996)
- Prologue (Robin Spry, 1970)
- Rat Life and Diet in North America (Joyce Wieland, 1968)
- Réjeanne Padovani (Denys Arcand, 1973)
- Rhymes for Young Ghouls (Jeff Barnaby, 2013)
- Rude (Clement Virgo, 1995)
- Sarah préfère la course (Chloé Robichaud, 2013)
- Secret Ballot (Babak Payami, 2001)
- The Silent Partner (Daryl Duke, 1979)
- Skid Row (Allan King, 1956)
- Skip Tracer (Zale Dalen, 1977)
- Sleeping Giant (Andrew Cividino, 2015)
- Take This Waltz (Sarah Polley, 2011)
- The Tar Sands (Peter Pearson, 1977)
- Trailer Park Boys (Mike Clattenburg, season one) and The Cart Boy (Mike Clattenburg, 1995)
- The Trotsky (Jacob Tierney, 2009)
- Twilight of the Ice Nymphs (Guy Maddin, 1997)
- Une jeune fille (Catherine Martin, 2013)
- Videodrome (David Cronenberg, 1983)
- La vraie nature de Bernadette (Gilles Carle, 1972)
- Wavelength (Michael Snow, 1967)
- waydowntown (Gary Burns, 2000)
- We Can't Make The Same Mistake Twice (Alanis Obomsawin, 2016)
- Werewolf (Ashley McKenzie, 2016)
- The Wild Hunt (Alexandre Franchi, 2009)
- You Are Here (Daniel Cockburn, 2010)
- Zero Patience (John Greyson, 1993)