Posts Tagged ‘alternative dramas’

Guy Maddin and the NFB’s Night Mayor

Guy Maddin started production this week on Night Mayor, a short film he’s created for the NFB’s 70th anniversary. Mr. Maddin was reacquainted with the NFB’s body of work when he began research for My Winnipeg. He was, “struck by how beautifully made these pictures were. I was instantly drawn to the earliest possible NFB


Heaven on Earth: DVD release and interview with director


Heaven on Earth has been hugely popular on this site since it premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival last September. Centring around Chand, a young Indian bride who emigrates from India to Canada to marry a man she’s never met, the film explores the themes of spousal abuse and the power of imagination. As


The NFB garners 6 nominations for the 2009 Genie Awards


This year, five NFB productions are up for a total of six awards at the 2009 Genies. Theodore Ushev’s Drux Flux and Claude Cloutier’s Sleeping Betty are both up for Best Animated Short, while Yung Chang’s Up the Yangtze and Jean-Claude Labrecque’s Infiniment Québec compete for Best Documentary. Heaven on Earth, Deepa Mehta’s latest feature,


Heaven on Earth – Interview with Deepa Mehta


Heaven on Earth, the latest feature film from Deepa Mehta, is now playing in theatres across Canada. The film explores the themes of immigration, isolation and the power of the imagination. Since its theatrical premiere on October 24 the phrase “Heaven on Earth” has been one of the most popular search terms driving traffic to