Monday, May 25, 2015

ICFF warms up with Midnight Sun

Story & photo by Allan Tong 

The Italian Contemporary Film Festival runs June 11-19, but it's already screening to students and teaching film literacy.

On May 22, the ICFF presented the Canadian premiere of Midnight Sun (Il Mio Amico Nanuk), starring Toronto’s own Dakota Goyo who plays a boy living in icy northern Canada and befriends a young polar bear.

It's an entertaining action film directed by Roger Spottiswoode (Tomorrow Never Dies, Shake Hands With The Devil) that amused the busloads of local Catholic schoolchildren who attended the screening at the TIFF Bell Lightbox. Before the screening, Goyo warned the children that young bears aren't as friendly as the one he befriended in this film. Also, a film educator briefly lectured the students about paying attention to the film's story, acting and lighting in a crash course on film literacy.

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