100 minutes – Political Satire
Festival release date: September 10, 2016 (TIFF)
Release date: 2016
Distributors: Entertainment One, Les Films Séville
There are echoes of real history in this astute political satire from the director of Sarah préfère la course. The plot centres on the fictional island nation of Besco located off Canada’s east coast, which almost overnight explodes across the global arena. When Besco’s natural resources are up for imminent exploitation, Emily VanCamp, playing the role of an American mediator, oversees negotiations between Besco’s president, Danielle Richard (Macha Grenon), and a Canadian government minister responsible for Canada’s investment in the struggling nation’s mining industry. Pays, in its original French title, or Boundaries was shot in Montréal, St. John’s and on Fogo Island.