Mr. Dressup: The Magic of Make-Believe

leaf Mr. Dressup was Ernie Coombs, an American artist who ended up in Canada and ended up spending almost 30 years of his life playing this character in 4000 episodes of his show that ran on CBC from 1967 to 1996. The 90-minute documentary combines never-before-seen archival footage, interviews with series puppeteers including original puppeteer Judith Lawrence, the Coombs family, many notable Canadians
Release date: September 29, 2023 - Toronto (TIFF Bell Lightbox)

Swan Song

leaf Swan Song takes viewers inside one of the world's leading ballet companies as it mounts a legacy-defining new production of Swan Lake, directed by ballet icon Karen Kain on the eve of her retirement. With full access granted to the filmmakers, the verité-driven documentary closely follows Karen Kain and a group of young dancers drawn from across The National Ballet of Canada's ranks, weaving Swan Lake's dramatic creation process with intimate scenes from the subjects' personal lives as they push toward one of the most significant nights in their company's history.
Release dates:
September 29, 2023 - Toronto, ON
October 12, 2023 - Sudbury, ON
October 13, 2023 - London, ON
October 26, 2023 - Amherst, NS
October 30, 2023 - Vancouver, Victoria, Saskatoon

Simple comme Sylvain

leaf Simple comme Sylvain, aka The Nature of Love is a rather complex observation of infidelity (or at least the perception of infidelity) and class conflict. Magalie Lépine Blondeau stars as Sophia, a professor who is smitten by Sylvain (Pierre-Yves Cardinal) the contractor—masculine, capable, confident, and rural—who’s been hired to fix up the summer place Sophia shares with her partner. The romance is hot and heavy, which Chokri directs her characters to dive into with inhibited passion.
Release date: September 22, 2023 - Québec


leaf Solo tells the story of Simon, a rising star of Montreal’s drag queen scene. It was love at first sight when he met Olivier, the new recruit at the show-bar where he performed. While Simon believes he is living an electrifying love story, a toxic and destructive dynamic is established between them. At the same time, Claire, Simon’s mother, a famous opera singer, has returned to work in Québec after a 15-year absence.
Release date: September 15, 2023 - Québec
Release date: October 6, 2023 - Ontario, elsewhere.

Nia Vardalos

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3 is a romantic comedy written and directed by Winnipeg-born Nia Vardalos. The third installment in the Greek Wedding franchise stars Vardalos, John Corbett, Louis Mandylor, Elena Kampouris, Gia Carides, Joey Fatone, Lainie Kazan and Andrea Martin. Filming took place in Athens, Greece, from June 22 to August 10, 2022.
Release date: September 8, 2023

Les hommes de ma mère

leaf Les hommes de ma mère (My Mother's Men) stars Léane Labrèche-Dor as Elsie, a woman who is fulfilling her recently deceased mother's last wishes: to reconnect with her five ex-husbands to scatter her ashes in five different locations.
Release date: August 4, 2023
UPDATED: September 29, 2023 - Continues in Québec

Les Chambres Rouge

leaf In Les chambres rouges, Kelly-Anne (Juliette Gariepy) wakes up every morning by the courthouse to secure a seat at the high-profile trial of Ludovic Chevalier (Maxwell McCabe-Lokos), a serial killer she is obsessed with. As days go by, the young woman bonds with another groupie (Laurie Babin), which momentarily breaks her out of her loneliness.
Release date: September 1, 2023
UPDATED: September 29, 2023 - Continues in Québec

North of Normal

leaf Based on the 2014 memoir of the same name by Cea Sunrise Person, North of Normal centres on Cea Sunrise Person (played by Amanda Fix) at 14-years-old who, after six years spent in the Yukon wilderness with her grandparents, reunites with her mother, Michelle (Sarah Gadon), in North Bay, Ontario. It’s not only Cea’s first time living in a city, but her first time living alone with her mom (Sarah Gadon), without any terrible boyfriends getting in the way.
Release date: July 28, 2023
UPDATED: September 29, 2023 - Vernon, BC (The Towne Theatre) )

Ryan Gosling

Margot Robbie costars with Canadian actor Ryan Gosling in Barbie, a Warner Bros. Pictures release. To live in Barbie Land is to be a perfect being in a perfect place. Unless you have a full-on existential crisis. Or you're a Ken. Also look for Simu Liu and Michael Cera.
Release date: July 21, 2023