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And while we're at it ...


The Toronto International Film Festival also named Vive la Rose as one of its top ten Canadian short films for 2009. Vive la Rose, according to the NFB production's website, is a tragic love story set in Newfoundland based on the famous song of the same name by local musician Emile Benoit.

The film is directed by Bruce Alcock who is from Corner Brook and now lives in Vancouver. The film was shot in Bay Bulls, and features the work of many of the stalwarts of this province's film community.

Here's what the TIFF panel says about Vive la Rose

"Panel Statement This multi-layered, beautiful short was a treat for the eyes. With its rich colour, beautiful animation and the poignant story underneath, I found it to be an exceptional film. - Sherry White"

You can read more about it here.

Vive la Rose will also be screened at the Sundance film festival. Alcock has shown there before with his At the Quinte Hotel.

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