Episode 8 of our podcast begins our discussion on the best of 2018 Canadian Cinema, through the lens of Canada’s Top Ten Film List. In this episode, we discuss Anthropocene, Edge of the Knife, Firecrackers, The Fireflies are Gone, and Freaks.
Each year, the Toronto International Film Festival releases a list of Canada’s ten best films. Using this list to guide discussion, Editor-in-Chief Alex Heeney, Executive Editor Orla Smith, Associate Editor Brett Pardy, and Contributing Writer Justine Smith discuss each film.
We have split our discussion into two episodes to cover each film with depth. On this episode, we discuss:
- Anthropocene: The Human Epoch (dirs. Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier, & Edward Burtynsky)
- Sgaawaay K’uuna (Edge of the Knife) (dirs. Gwaai Edenshaw & Helen Haig-Brown)
- Firecrackers (dir. Jasmin Mozaffari)
- The Fireflies Are Gone (La disparition des lucioles) (dir. Sébastien Pilote)
- Freaks (dir. Zach Lipovsky & Adam Stein)
We also discusses the selection process and why this list is important the Canadian film industry. Part 2 will be posted next week.
Show Notes and Recommended Reading:
Interview: Anthropocene is an awe-inspiring look at environmental destruction. Co-directors Jennifer Baichwal, Edward Burtynsky, and Nicholas de Pencier discuss their third collaboration, Anthropocene: The Human Epoch.
This episode was edited by Edward von Aderkas.