Canada 150

In recognition of the 150th Anniversary of Canada’s Confederation, the Festival will highlight Canada’s internationally influential film culture, with the support of Consulate General of Canada in Miami and Telefilm Canada.

Canadian films being celebrated in the 2017 edition of the Miami Film Festival include the world premiere of Quebeçois filmmaker Denis LangloisA Paradise Too Far, a beautiful fable of two adult siblings who have lost their mother. Don’t miss the Cannes-winning, Oscar-shortlisted It’s Only The End of the World from Xavier Dolan.

Inuk filmmaker Zacharias Kunuk, whose feature debut, Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner, won the Camera d’Or at Cannes, will share his stunning new update of John Ford’s classic western The Searchers.  Entitled Maliglutit, this universal story of adventure and revenge offers a window on a world that few of us know.

Miami will also host the North American premiere of The History of Love, a sweeping story about Polish-Jewish sweethearts separated during WWII, who relocate to Brooklyn. Co-starring Canadian actress Sophie Nelisse, this epic production was shot in Montreal, Quebec and was co-produced by Canada’s Caramel Films.

X500, from new Canadian resident Juan Andres Arango, tells three related stories of migrants in Canada, Mexico and Colombia. Another new Canadian resident, Jorge Thielen Armand, presents the Venezuelan-shot story La Soledad.

Rama Rau presents her fascinating documentary of the vintage days of Burlesque, League of Exotic Dancers.  And from Canada’s venerable and endlessly inventive National Film Board comes two outstanding shorts – “The Head Vanishes” by Franck Dion and “I Am Here” by Eoin Duffy.