Canadian flicks amongst the TIFF line-up

Sarah Polley and Xavier Dolan are just a few of the directors to screen there.

Jennifer Coxby Jennifer Cox

Canadians will be well-represented at this year's TIFF, with Sarah Polley, Xavier Dolan, Jason Lapeyre, and Brandon Cronenberg all screening new projects.

Sarah Polley's "Stories We Tell" is her first documentary and it will have its North American premiere at TIFF. It looks at the various tales behind an intriguing family and is expecting to draw positive reviews.

Xavier Dolan will be showing his third project "Laurence Anyways," which is about a couple whose relationship is put to the test when one-half of the couple, Laurence, reveals that he believes he is transgendered. It stars Nathalie Baye, Melvil Poupaud, Suzanne Clément, and Monia Chokri.

Jason Lapeyre co-directed "I Declare War" with Robert Wilson, and it's the story of neighbourhood kids who take their summer war games to the next level. Despite being compared to the recently popular "The Hunger Games," Lapeyre told The Canadian Press, "I actually wrote the script 10 years ago so it predated 'The Hunger Games' a little bit. But it's an instant coincidence that they came out at the same time."

Finally, Brandon Cronenberg will make his debut appearance at TIFF with "Antiviral," a chilling flick that plays on our obsession with celebrity culture. It features Caleb Landry Jones, Sarah Gadon, Douglas Smith, and Malcolm McDowell.

TIFF will run from September 6-16.

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Resources:

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/awards-and-festivals/tiff/sarah-polley-to-premiere-new-doc-at-tiff/article4470060/

http://www.ctvnews.ca/entertainment/new-flicks-from-polley-mcgowan-dolan-among-tiff-slate-1.907803

http://www.cbc.ca/news/arts/story/2012/08/08/tiff-canadian-lineup.html

http://tiff.net/thefestival/filmprogramming